WQHT Announces On-Air Personality Nessa As Afternoon Host


WQHT HOT 97 FM, the #1 station for Hip Hop and R&B in the world, is excited to announce the addition of a new afternoon host to the Emmis New York brand. After a thorough search for the next leading Afternoon Drive host, HOT 97 welcomes Nessa from KYLD in San Francisco. Since 2010, Nessa has hosted the night show for KYLD, where she was heard in more than 25 markets including Los Angeles and Chicago. She can also be seen on MTV/MTV2, hosting various programs such as Girl Code and The Real World Ex-Plosion After Show. Nessa will take over the 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. time slot alongside DJ Enuff, whose mixes reign supreme in providing listeners with the hottest hits in Hip Hop. Current host, Cipha Sounds, will remain with the station, transitioning into other on-air responsibilities.

“We are thrilled to welcome Nessa to the HOT 97 family, and can’t wait to have her hit the airwaves in New York!” states Deon Levingston, General Manager of HOT 97/Emmis NY. “Her energetic personality and upbeat nature will be a refreshing transformation in the biggest radio market in the country.”

“Working for HOT 97 is a dream come true!” states Nessa. “I want to thank Jimmy Steal, Rick Cummings, and Deon for this amazing opportunity, as well as my mentor, Cat Collins. New York, let’