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Hot 97/WQHT Brings ‘Hustle’ to New York

Karlie Hustle has been named new Hot 97/WQHT music director. She succeeds Jill Strada who bolted in June to become program director at a Miami radio station.

Hustle is a former Phoenix program director.

“Programming experience, PPM experience, management skills, organizational skills, work ethic, focus and competitive tenacity were some of the attributes we were looking for in filling this position and we found someone. We also hired a fan of the truest forms of Hip-Hop,” Emmis VP/Programming and Hot 97 program director, Ebro Darden, said in a statement.  “Karlie’s diverse background and high intellect help her to understand the cultural differences New York has compared to other markets around the country. This is very useful in helping Hot 97 serve the local Hip-Hop community.”

Darden added: “Karlie loves doing charity work, being involved in the community and recently was the Music Business teacher at Phoenix College. With all of her life experience, plus her PPM experience, she made the perfect hire for Music Director and an awesome new addition to our programming department.”

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98.7 Kiss FM/WRKS Names Jay Dixon Program Director

This Monday, 98.7 Kiss FM/WRKS celebrated 30 years of music geared to black listeners. Today, they start season 31 with a new program director.

Jay Dixon fills the void created by Jill Strada, who departed for a Miami radio station in June.  

Dixon began his broadcasting career in 1977 at a Boston radio station while still in high school. Over the next 34 years, Dixon gained experience in several formats including Top 40, Country, and Urban.

He is no stranger to Kiss, having previously worked as the station’s production/creative service director.

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Miss Jones Rejoins Emmis; Hosts Weekly Saturday Morning Countdown on 98.7 KISS FM

Radio personality and R&B artist Miss Jones in back with the Emmis family. The former Hot 97 morning host is headed to 98.7 Kiss FM (WRKS) for a new Saturday show Jonesy’s KISS List Countdown.

 Airing from 10 a.m. to noon, Miss Jones will post her favorite R&B songs from the 80s, 90s, and today on www.987KISSFM.com, and give listeners the chance to vote on her Top 20 to make her Jonesy’s KISS List Countdown.

“I’m very excited to rejoin my Emmis family,” Miss Jones says. “As most of you know, I began my career as an R&B artist in the mid 90s, so the music is close to my heart.  On another note,  I can’t wait to get back to the city … Let’s Go!”

Miss Jones, known for her “straight talk” style, has made her mark, not only in the radio arena, but also in the world of television and print, authoring an autobiography.  

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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.

Tom Joyner Returns to Mornings on Kiss FM/WRKS

From 2001 to 2003, the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show aired on Emmis-owned WRKS/Kiss FM.

But, after being dropped in favor of building a local presence in the morning, Joyner (far right) and company are returning to 98.7 Kiss FM.

Starting on February 7, Joyner, along with J. Anthony Brown, and Sybil Wilkes will be heard on Kiss from 6 to 10 a.m.

This time around, though, Joyner’s show will include Bob Slade, the veteran WRKS news director, as part of the on-air team.

Since comedian D.L. Hughley was dropped from his morning duties last August, Emmis management was left to ponder their next move.

“I am excited to welcome Tom Joyner to the KISS family,” Jill Strada, WRKS program director, says,  ”Tom’s a radio veteran whose work ethic and dedication to empowering the Black community is a perfect fit with KISS FM’s culture.  Together we are going to do some BIG things in the big apple.”

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