Hot 97/New York Lands Megan Ryte For Middays
April 17, 2015 at 8:50 AM (PT)
EMMIS Top 40/Rhythmic WQHT (HOT 97)/NEW YORK inks DJ, radio and television personality MEGAN RYTE to handle middays at HOT. RYTE relocates 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.
HOT 97 Dir./Programming PIO FERRO commented, "We're ecstatic to have MEGAN sign on to our midday slot! 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!"
EMMIS NEW YORK GM DEON LEVINGSTON added, "After an extensive search to fill the midday host spot, we couldn't be happier to have MEGAN join us. When PIO began with EMMIS NY, we gave him the task to find the perfect fit for middays, and he has over-delivered with MEGAN. We thank MD and on-air host, TT TORREZ, for holding down the time slot, and look forward to seeing MEGAN flourish in NEW YORK."
RYTE, a VIRGINIA native, began her career as a club DJ, gtoing by the stage name DJ B*RYTE, before joining WOWI/NORFOLK's morning and mix shows. While at WOWI, RYTE traveled 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 Dir., afternoon drive and "Traffic Jam DJ" at WMBX/WEST PALM BEACH.
Excited about her new gig, RYTE commented, "Working for HOT 97 is an absolute dream come true! 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!"
Look for RYTE to debut on MONDAY (4/20).