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This Cincinnati native (and her parents) learned early that her place was behind the microphone. In 1998, Jillian’s professional radio career began at WROU-FM in Dayton, Ohio where she held down a weekend host position. She switched dials to WIZF-FM in her hometown of Cincinnati in 2000. Life changed for her when she packed her headphones and moved to The Big Apple – New York City in February, 2001 – seven months before September 11th. She landed a spot at legendary WBLS-FM where she worked alongside “The Queen of all Media”, Wendy Williams.
In 2002, JJ relocated to Indianapolis to take a job as the midday host on Hot 96.3-FM where she’s served as Assistant Program Director in addition to her duties as a host on Indy Music Channel’s “Freestyle”. Over the years, she’s interviewed many of your favorites entertainers as well as the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. In 2010, JJ was invited to Washington, DC by the Congressional Black Caucus to speak on Hip-Hop’s impact on the American political landscape.
This proud mommy continues to champion community causes such as prenatal care in underprivileged communities, AIDS awareness and voter education. After 9 years in Indy, JJ heads to the Dirty South to become the newest addition to Houston’s #1 Hip Hop Station. You can listen to her Monday thru Friday 10am-3pm on 97.9 The Box and Sundays from 6am-7am on Access Houston!
Rob G. has been DJ’ing professionally since the tender age of 15. He fulfilled his lifelong dream of working in a top 10 market when he was hired by 97.9 The Box in October 2002. Originally hired to work overnights and weekends, it didn’t take long for him to puck up more visible time slots. All of his hard work paid off when he was asked to be the exclusive mixer for the award winning “Madd Hatta Morning Show” in 2005.
Since becoming a part of the MHMS Rob G. has created two specialty “interactive” mixes. The first being “Link The Mix” where prizes are given away to the first listener who can guess the common thread among all the songs in the mix. The second and most popular of his mixes is the Friday edition of “Star Wars”. In this mix Rob G. pits the music of two artist, groups, cities, years or albums against one another ie… Jay-Z vs. Lil Wayne, Houston vs. New Orleans etc… In addition to the MHMS you can also check out Rob G. on Sunday mornings from 7a-12p.
Ayana Mack is Houston’s Hottest Hostess and one of the most electrifying voices in the top 10 market. As a multi-media personality, Ayana’s repertoire includes work as an emcee, host, DJ and vocalist. Ayana brings a rare quality of candor and versatility to the entertainment industry, while charming you with her contagious energy and humor.
Throughout her career, she’s interviewed major celebs like Katy Perry, Adam Levine, Beyonce and Jay-Z and worked with music artists Baby Bash and Frankie J. Her magnetic voice matched with her lively persona led to her designation as Houston’s Hottest Hostess.
Ayana is a proud mother who enjoys hosting charity socials, special events and traveling. Her friends would say that she’s a “woman about town,” and her family would say that she tends to “light up a room” when she enters.
Currently, Ayana currently works for KBXX 97.9 The Box, KMJQ Majic 102.1 and Fox 26. She is available for public speaking, appearances, emceeing and hosting events and brand ambassador opportunities. For more information or to book Ayana for your next event, contact Lope Media Agency at 281-541-0309.
Kiotti, a Houston native and local favorite, has a new show (Late Night Hype) which airs Monday through Friday from 11pm to 2am. His energetic personality and savvy way with words makes him a hit with listeners. Kiotti is well-known on the local music scene; formerly with Asylum Records. Music & Fashion are two of his passions. Community service has always been important as well. It happens like that when your a preachers kid! Kiotti is one of the biggest artists/personalities in Houston! The “go to guy” when it comes to marketing & events, follow him on social media for the “Scoop”. Instagram: HardbodyKiotti Twitter: Kiotti
“I’m just Parker & Dylan’s daddy. Love hard, pray harder.” Kiotti
I’ve been a Dj for over 10 yrs. I’m the founder of the Swishahouse movement. I have been responsible for breaking various successful artists such as: Mike Jones, Paulwall, Slim Thug & Chamillionaire. I practice a DJ STYLE called Screwed & Chopped carrying on the legacy that DJ Screw started in Houston Texas. I’m currently have the #1 5 hour mix show here on 979 the box expressing this art. It airs every Sunday from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 am. This show has 3 segments. I start off with the Swishahouse Mix from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This part consist of slowing down of new hits, unbroken music & freestyles mainly Texas based Hip Hop. The second part is the Grey Tape Mix from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m. This part mainly consists of old school H-Town underground hits. The last part is called Straight To The Room. This part consists of the hottest love R&B songs. This part is from 11:00 to 1:00 a.m. There is much more to my career than this, but I have to keep it brief as possible for this website.
DJ Taeboogie started his career in the summer of 2000. Coming from a family of heavy musical influence, he was trained and molded by some of the greatest in the industry. From doing street promotion to Djing in the club and Basketball all star games he kept his ear to the street and on his grind. He decided the only way for him to grow as a DJ was to leave Cincinnati. He relocated to Houston, TX in 2008. After taking a 2 year break, he joined the 97.9 The Box family in 2010 . Success is his only option.