Emmis' Hip Hop N.Y. station HOT 97 FM will continue to be programmed by Jay Dixon. Dixon has served as interim PD since Ebro Darden vacated the position in March to focus on his morning show. GM Deon Levingston said, ?Jay?s extensive knowledge of radio broadcasting and ratings, as well as his familiarity with the Emmis brand, makes him the perfect fit for WQHT. Over the past few months, Dixon has initiated innovative and creative ideas to the HOT 97 platform, further demonstrating his capabilities of leading and continuing to expand the global presence HOT 97 has in Hip Hop and music. We are thrilled to welcome him back to the Emmis family.?
Dixon began his career in broadcasting while still in high school, reporting for WILD in Boston. Over the course of his career, he has worked in multiple formats, including Top 40, Country, Classic Hits, and Urban, and has held positions with Cox Media as program/operations manager for WBHK Birmingham and WALR Atlanta, as well as with Emmis? former 98.7 KISS FM, serving as both production/creative services director and program director during his tenure. Since 2012, Dixon has served as CEO/operator for his own company, Jay Dixon Media, LLC, which manages www.i-SoulRadio.com, an online radio station playing classic R&B and soul music.
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