In a short statement, Emmis/NY today announced, "Effective immediately, Cipha Sounds is no longer with WQHT HOT 97 FM. We wish him well on his future endeavors." On Monday, Cipha was highlighted in a BET interview sharing his frustrations with the changes at Hot 97.
Cipha Sounds told BET that the latest programming shakeups at WHQT had left his future "up in the air" at Hot following Angie Martinez's move up the dial to Power 105.1. Cipher says in the interview he was offered a gig at Power, but turned it down. He told BET, "Even if I leave (Hot 97), I want the station to win."
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