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Monday, June 30, 2008

News: Hot 97 Personality Miss Jones Replaced By Big Boy, Peter Rosenberg Talks New Morning Slot

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By Cyrus Langhorne

New York radio personality Miss Jones will be leaving popular hip-hop and R&B station Hot 97 as her show "Miss Jones In The Morning" is being replaced by the nationally syndicated program "Big Boy In The Morning."

According to Billboard, the decision was recently announced when Hot 97 Program Director Ebro Darden released a statement supporting the power move to bring in the well-known West Coast radio personality.

"Big Boy has an unmatched reputation for being entertaining--he also has great relationships with artists," Darden wrote. "Putting Big Boy on Hot 97 in New York City helps keep the high standard of radio happening for us."

In addition to national acclaim within hip-hop, Big Boy has won various awards including seven consecutive Radio & Records "Personality of the Year" wins and four Radio Music Awards. Distributed by ABC Networks, his show is syndicated in over 30 markets.

"Big Boy In The Morning" will run from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday and feature regulars like MTV Entertainment reporter Luscious Liz, Tattoo and others.

Prior to the new show kicking off, Hot 97 radio personalities Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg will also get a daily program together as they're set to debut with Big Boy on July 21st from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m.

SOHH caught up with the comical Rosenberg to get his input on how the promotion to day time radio is going to affect his morning routine.

"I've never been a big waker-upper, but to be honest--I grew up wanting [and] dreaming of doing mornings in New York City, so it's like, I don't think about it," he admitted. "To know the influence you have on people's lives, you know for someone who grew up wanting to do radio and hip-hop, it couldn't get any better."

He also explained his intention for keeping the show consistent to their current Saturday morning program's feel and any possible names the show may have.

"I'm not sure, but as of right now I'm pretty sure we're just running with "Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg." We're not gonna be called 'The Big Wacky Morning Show'. We're just gonna keep it moving like we have been. Different time slot and more frequent, but it's going to be a similar vibe."

Promising more guests are likely to appear on the show compared to the duo's weekend program, Rosenberg also gave the scoop on how he found out about receiving the new gig.

"We didn't really know ahead of time," he said. "I got congratulatory e-mails from people at the station and then I showed up and everyone was giving me a thumbs up. Obviously we've been doing the show for a long time so we've always hoped that we would do more--and before we knew it, that was it."

1 comment:

Arleathia said...

isnt this what Nelly was supposed to be doing with Troop? WOW! they shouldve done this when the whole retro thing kicked off with those kids from NY!