‘I love you all, peace’: Why a Miami radio icon is resigning after more than 20 years

Attention, 99 Jamz listeners: Radio icon Supa Cindy is prioritizing Me Time.

What this means for you: The longtime morning host, who started as an unpaid intern, will be stepping down from her on-air duties after more than two decades.

The veteran straight talker, real name Cindy Doucet, broke the news to her 160,000 followers in an Instagram post on Saturday.

Wearing a T-shirt that reads: “Note to self: Don’t tolerate no mess,” the 50 year old said she realized that something was amiss in her professional life for a while now.

“I’ve kind of outgrown this place,” the local personality admitted of her gig at the Hollywood-based station. “I have nowhere else to go. My face is squished to the ceiling.”

After ruminating about her career path, the onetime “Love and Hip Hop Miami” costar had an epiphany, thanks to a dream about a bat (the animal version).

A Google search informed her that if the flying nocturnal mammal appears while you’re asleep, you should go with your gut, she explained.

“I gotta focus on my happiness, on what makes me feel happy,” continued Doucet, who was honored during Women’s History Month in March for her many contributions to the community. “I’m not willing to sacrifice my happiness, or my mental health, for that matter...I love you all, peace.”

(From left to right) Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs director Marialaura Leslie, Supa Cindy, Stichiz, Lucy Lopez and Allison Freidin at The Art of Hip Hop on March 15. Supa Cindy, Stichiz and Lucy Lopez were presented with proclamations from Miami-Dade County in honor of their work as local radio hosts.
(From left to right) Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs director Marialaura Leslie, Supa Cindy, Stichiz, Lucy Lopez and Allison Freidin at The Art of Hip Hop on March 15. Supa Cindy, Stichiz and Lucy Lopez were presented with proclamations from Miami-Dade County in honor of their work as local radio hosts.

Thankfully, you’ll still see the Miami Dade College alum around town. She’s not leaving the area, which is not surprising to anyone who knows her.

“My community is number one,” she said during the March event . “Yeah, I get to go to award shows, I meet rappers, I meet celebrities but my number one favorite thing about being in radio is meeting the people that listen to me. Getting stopped at Publix and a listener looking at my cart to see what I’m eating.”

When reached by the Miami Herald for comment, Doucet released a statement through her publicist about the next chapter:

“I’m excited about my new beginnings,” it said, “while staying true to being as SUPA as always.”