Originally posted Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by RODNEY HOemail@example.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Hip-hop legend Monie Love will take over the afternoon slot on R&B station Kiss 104.1 starting Wednesday, May 22.
She will be on air weekdays from 2 to 7 p.m.
“Her love of hip-hop, entertaining personality and star power make her a great addition to our afternoons here in Atlanta,” said Kiss’ new program director Terri Avery.
Love replaces Sasha the Diva, who left to start her own morning show with Rick Party that now airs on OG 97.9.
The 48-year-old British-born rapper first came to Atlanta three years ago as part of a morning show on Radio One’s Boom 102.9. She was co-host with MTV’s Ed Lover.
That show lasted two years until Radio One dumped the format in favor of classic R&B to accommodate soon-to-be-retired Tom Joyner. Her show was syndicated and was in 25 markets at one point.
Gary Bernstein, Monie Love’s radio agent, said he approached Kiss and cut the deal.
The Queen Latifah protegé and Grammy-nominated artist has been doing radio for more than 20 year on respected stations in New York City (Hot 97 and Power 105), Philadelphia (Power 99) and Sirius XM. She also continues to tour regularly.
Kiss, whose ratings have revived this year after a subpar 2018, also recently added a new mid-day host in Dyran Ducati.
Kiss and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution are both part of Cox Media Group.
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