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In honor of Women’s History Month, HOT 97/New York’s on-air personality and afternoon-drive host, Nessa, recently visited the United Nations to discuss women and media discourse, an extensive conversation on the typecasts and stereotypes women in broadcasting face, and a discussion on how to breakdown these barriers for women in media.  Nessa’s message of empowerment for women and young girls reflects her own professional experiences in radio, where she has preserved her morals and values by staying true to herself and maintaining a business-savvy attitude. 
      “I believe on air personalities don’t have to be a male to attract young females or be an overtly sexual woman to attract males,” states Nessa.  “I truly get to embrace this philosophy at HOT 97, the biggest and most influential Hip Hop radio station in the world.  HOT 97 has always been at the forefront of employing women as leaders, which is why I am here today.  My bosses, Rick Cummings and Jimmy Steal, truly support women as key players and have given me the platform to help promote female equality.”
      “Nessa signed on to HOT 97 to be the personality in the biggest day part on the biggest Hip Hop radio station on the planet,” adds Pio Ferro, Director of Programming for HOT 97.  “Emmis is proud to have a strong, female voice leading our premiere programming in the New York tri-state area, and we look forward to the many great things to come from her!”
      In her speech at the UN, Nessa encouraged women to not undervalue their worth and to make career decisions in ways that work for you, and not based off male counterparts.  She concluded by urging women to become the leaders you see are missing in the fields of media and broadcasting, and to change the way you want society to see women.  Overall, Nessa is determined to give back to help young women become the successful leaders of future generations.

Cumulus announces that Crisco Kidd brings his show, The Crisco Kidd Block Party to afternoon drive on the new KLIF (Hot 93.3)/Dallas. The show airs weekdays from 2-6 p.m. Kidd most recently was at KCAQ (Q104.7 FM)/Ventura. Louie Diaz, PD HOT 93.3 said, “It’s a block party on the radio and on our socials every afternoon with Crisco Kidd. This show has a lot of listener involvement and great energy!”

Aladdin “Prince of the Airwayz” joins Cox Media Group (CMG) Orlando’s POWER 95.3 FM as its newest personality, effective March 19. “Timing couldn’t be more perfect! Aladdin is ready for his first full-time opportunity and we are ready to for our next superstar at night,” said CMG Orlando OM Stevie DeMann. “I believe that Orlando will welcome Aladdin with open arms. The CMG Orlando team is ready for this ride with Aladdin!” Prior to joining POWER 95.3 FM, Aladdin has been part-time on-air weekends and has served in the producer role at WPGC/Washington, D.C.

Snoop Dogg has dropped the new single "Peaches N Cream" from his upcoming album, Bush. Produced by Pharrell Williams and featuring Charlie Wilson, the danceable party track has a '70s funk vibe. Snoop Dogg's new album will be available via Columbia Records on May 12 and it marks his first album for the label. Meanwhile, Snoop has been tapped as the keynote speaker for this year's SXSW conference in Austin. The keynote takes place on Friday, March 20 at 11 a.m. in Ballroom A of the Austin Convention Center.

Iggy Azalea
has postponed her upcoming North American tour into the fall. A rep from her label Def Jam told Billboard that the delay is to better accomodate "creative team availability and tour productions," adding that the tour "requires more time in development." It is unknown if Nick Jonas and Tinashe will open the new dates. Iggy's tour now begins September 18 in San Diego and runs up to October 27 in Glendale, AZ.

Kendrick Lamar
has announced more details about his upcoming album. Due out March 23 in Aftermath/Interscope, the rapper's sophomore album is titled To Pimp A Butterfly. Lamar made the announcement and revealed the album art via Instagram. He also linked to the iTunes Store pre-release over the weekend, which listed 16 tracks but only one title: the previously-released tune "The Blacker The Berry."

A massive Eminem vinyl box set got a surprise release this week. The 10-record set is simply titled The Official Eminem Box Set and collects all of Em's studio albums, along with the 8 Mile soundtrack and the 2006 Shady Records compilation The Re-Up.


Brad Dolbeer
PD, KINK/Portland

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