Smokey Robinson Launching Radio Show

Motown legend's show, debuting later this month, will air Monday-Thursday evenings on Los Angeles station KCMG-FM.

Smokey Robinson will join Isaac Hayes and Rufus Thomas as soul legends who have their own radio show when "Intimate with Smokey Robinson" debuts later this month.

Robinson's show will debut July 24 on Los Angeles' KCMG-FM from 8-10 p.m. PDT every Monday-Thursday, according to the singer's publicist.

The 60-year-old singer will take requests and dedications, as well as give listeners a look at his own career, which began with his group the Miracles in the late 1950s. Robinson and the Miracles scored hits with such uptempo tunes as "Shop Around" (1961), but they are perhaps best known for their ballads, which include 1965's "Ooh Baby Baby" (RealAudio excerpt) and "The Tracks of My Tears."

Robinson's latest album is 1999's Intimate.

Hayes, 57, who composed the "Theme From Shaft," has hosted his own radio show on New York's WRKS-FM since 1996. Former Stax recording artist Thomas, 83, who had hits in 1963 with "The Dog" and "Walking the Dog," has had his own show on WDIA-AM in Memphis, Tenn., since the early 1950s.