HOT97 fires Miss Jones

Posted: June 30, 2008 in News
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By Tai Saint Louis
Hot 97 announced the cancellation of its long-running and often controversial show “Miss Jones in the Morning.” As early as July 21st, the show’s “AM Drive” time slot will now be split between two shows with a national following.
In a statement issued by the station’s parent company Emmis Communications, listeners in the New York Tri-State area tuning in at 5am will catch Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg, which currently airs on Saturday and Sunday mornings. With co-host Peter Rosenberg having gained his popularity conducting interviews on YouTube, the show continues to enjoy a strong online presence. That popularity is boosted by Cipha Sounds’ history in New York and status as an MTV personality.

At 7am, Rosenberg will sign off, leaving Cipha Sounds to pair up with the nationally syndicated “Big Boy’s Neighborhood. The Los Angeles-based show, which once aired in New York on rival station Power 105.1 FM, signed a multi-year syndication deal with ABC Radio Networks.

“This provides a very special AM show with both local and national talent with less edge, a little more celebrity, and a whole lot of entertainment,” the statement proclaims.

The move comes as Emmis prepares to test Aribtron’s newest radio research: the Portable People Meter. The PPM system will track the listening behavior and history of each person studied by having each of them where a small device that will record the information. The data created is used as the currency stations use to buy and sell radio advertising.

  1. Shaaaaaa says:

    Peace out BITCH.. Remember STAR (Star and Bucwild) made your sorry ass…

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