WQHT ANNOUNCES ON-AIR PERSONALITY MEGAN RYTE AS MID-DAY HOST
April 17, 2015 (New York, NY) – WQHT HOT 97 FM, the #1 station for Hip Hop and R&B in the world, is excited to announce that DJ, radio, and television personality, Megan Ryte, has signed on to take over mid-days on the prestigious Hip Hop station. Ryte will relocate to New York from Houston, where she has worked for several Radio One stations since 2013, including KMJQ and KBXX, as well as FOX 26 TV as an On-Air Talent and Digital Producer. Her passion for radio and Hip Hop, as well as her undeniable talent, make her a force to be reckoned with in the #1 radio market in the nation.
“We’re ecstatic to have Megan sign on to our mid-day slot!” states Pio Ferro, Director of Programming forHOT 97. “She’s incredibly talented, highly motivated, and has that extra spark that’s needed to be a superstar in such a highly competitive market like New York. I know she’ll shine at HOT 97 and we are thrilled to have her be part of the family!”
“After an extensive search to fill the mid-day host spot, we couldn’t be happier to have Megan join us,” addsDeon Levingston, General Manager of Emmis NY/HOT 97. “When Pio began with Emmis NY, we gave him the task to find the perfect fit for mid-days, and he has over-delivered with Megan. We thank Music Director and On-Air Host, TT Torrez, for holding down the time slot, and look forward to seeing Megan flourish in New York.”
Hailing from Virginia, Ryte began her career as a club DJ, going by the stage name DJ B*Ryte, before joining WOWI’s morning and mix shows. While at WOWI, Ryte travelled the world, spinning at some of the most notable venues and high profile events alongside music’s favorite artists. In 2011, Ryte relocated to Miami as on-air host on WPOW before becoming APD/Imaging Director, Afternoon Drive and Traffic Jam DJ at WMBX in West Palm Beach.
“Working for HOT 97 is an absolute dream come true!” exclaims Ryte. “New York City is where Hip Hop was born, and I’m overjoyed for the chance to be part of the radio station that has led Hip Hop culture from the beginning. I have to thank Pio, Deon and Rick Cummings for this amazing opportunity. New York, let’s get it!”
Ryte will be on-air Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on HOT 97.1 FM beginning Monday, April 20th. Tune into Nessa’s show today at 3 p.m. for a special sneak peak appearance by Ryte! Head to HOT97.com on Monday to learn more about Ryte, and follow her @MeganRyte on Instagram and Twitter.