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Ed Lover Makes Brief Return on Hot 97

Already known for his rapping career, Ed Lover began life in a different way with a microphone. From 1993 to 1998, Lover was co-host of the highly rated Hot 97/WQHT morning show with Dr. Dre’.

Also in the 1990s, Lover and Dre’ teamed up each afternoon on Yo! MTV Raps.

Today, though, Lover came full circle, hosting Hot 97′s Throwback at Noon. Making the appearance even more special, Lover ushered in the return of his beloved Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts on MTV2 Sunday.

The MTV Throwback-themed live broadcast had Lover spinning music dedicated to the people who fell in love with hip-hop.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve been on HOT 97 and it’s an honor and a pleasure to be back,” says Lover.  “I think it’s great that Yo! MTV Raps is coming back because it had such an impact on making hip-hop the global entitity that it is today.”

Lover can also be heard weekly on HOT 97′s sister station, 98.7 KISS FM’s Friday Night Flavor with Ed Lover every week from 7 p.m. to midnight.

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98.7 Kiss/WRKS Having Reunion Party to Mark 30th Anniversary

As we told you yesterday, 98.7 Kiss FM/WRKS reached the big 3-0.

To celebrate, the longtime Soul and R&B station is reuniting past air personalities. On Thursday, August 11th, Kiss is holding its 30th Anniversary Reunion Party on the plaza at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building (125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard).

The list of guests is a who’s who of Kiss from yesteryear.

Legendary alumni Ken “Spider” Webb, Mike Love, and Diana King are just a few who will take part in the festivities. Fans will also see DJ Ace, Tanya Simpson, Bobby Gailes, and Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex. And there will be many more Kiss on-air notables, including Dean Meminger, Nicole Brown, Raqiyah Mays.

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Ed Lover Gets Friday Nights at WKRS/98.7 Kiss FM

Notable radio and TV personality Ed Lover is now part of Emmis’ 98.7 Kiss FM family.

Lover, who was let go from Power 105.1 in November, will host Friday Night Live from 7 p.m. to midnight starting March 11.

“I am thrilled and honored to be joining the Kiss FM family! I admire the station, love the music, and have been an avid listener for years! God is good!”

“Ed has achieved great success in this market and is very well known and liked with our listeners. He fits in perfectly with the music, the community, and the culture of Kiss FM, Jill Strada, Kiss FM program director, says. “Ed Lover is a legend, and belongs on legendary radio stations.”

The Hollis, N.Y. native, Lover hosted a highly rated morning show on Hot 97 from 1993 to 1998.

Lover, perhaps, is best remembered for co-hosting Yo! MTV Raps in the 1990s.

Power 105.1 Reportedly Axes Entire On-Air Staff

We told you last week about Power 105.1/WWPR releasing their veteran morning man Ed Lover, along midday host Deja Vu and producer Sarah O’Connor.

A report on allaccess.com surfaced Monday that said the Hip-Hop station fired the complete on-air staff.

The website also said the staff had been removed from the station’s website. However, FishbowlNY discovered that the jocks are still listed on the Power 105.1 page.  

WWPR/Clear Channel execs, including program director “Cadillac” Jack McCartney, had no comment Monday evening, leading to speculation that something may be brewing.

The report says WWPR will retain the Hip-Hop format, but go jockless in the short term.

One insider with knowledge of the situation tells FishbowlNY, though, that their entire on-air personnel being dismissed is “off-base.”

Ed Lover Out at Power 105.1

WWPR/Power 105.1 has fired its veteran morning man Ed Lover, along with show producer Sarah O’Connor. Lover had been with the Hip-Hop station since its inception in 2002. Originally, he was part of the morning team that featured Doctor Dre and Lisa G. (moved from rival WQHT/Hot 97). The show eventually was switched to afternoon drive.

Lover returned to mornings when Star and Buc Wild left in 2006.

There were changes to the midday shift as well.

Clear Channel ousted midday host Deja Vu with morning co-host Malikah Mallette taking over the slot.