Nessa Joins KMVQ (99.7 Now-FM)/San Francisco As Benztown Launches Syndicated 'Nessa On Air'
June 1, 2016 at 3:57 AM (PT)
BENZTOWN will syndicate a new music radio show, “NESSA On Air”, featuring NESSA, 3-7p host of EMMIS Top 40/R WQHT (HOT 97)/NEW YORK, and host of shows on MTV and MTV2, including MTV’s “Girl Code”. “Nessa On Air” is a five-hour MONDAY through FRIDAY show produced for Top 40, Top 40/Rhythmic and Urban stations and designed to air in any day part.
The first affiliate to broadcast “Nessa On Air” is CBS RADIO Top 40 KMVQ (99.7 NOW-FM)/SAN FRANCISCO, which debuts the program on MONDAY, JUNE 6th. NESSA was previously on-air at KYLD/SAN FRANCISCO before signing on at HOT 97, so this week’s debut marks a return to BAY AREA radio for NESSA.
CBS RADIO SVP/Programming MICHAEL MARTIN said, "NESSA is such a superstar! THE BAY has missed her but now she's back and I couldn't be happier to have her back on 99.7!”
EMMIS Pres./Radio Division RICK CUMMINGS said, “From her very first job in radio (KPWR/LOS ANGELES), we have been huge fans of NESSA. She brings so much to the party... on HOT 97, on GIRL CODE. Now, she can do the same for your station. Don't miss the opportunity!”
NESSA said, “I’m so excited to take ‘NESSA On Air’ national. CAT and I have always wanted to do syndication together and we’re doing it with the family, KATRINA B and QUEEN KONG! And going back to THE BAY on our first affiliate, 99.7 NOW with MICHAEL and JAZZY! This is so perfect. Big ups to CHACHI and MASA at BENZTOWN for their belief, and thanks sooo much to my EMMIS family, RICK, CHARLIE, PIO and JIMMY for their support. Let’s get this!”
Exec. Producer/Co-Founder CAT COLLINS said, "After working with NESSA for six years in SAN FRANCISCO, and seeing up close her extraordinary talent and true gift for connecting to her listeners and to the biggest artists in Top 40 and Top 40/R, I am thrilled to partner with her and with the BENZTOWN team for 'NESSA On Air'! NESSA has a proven track record of ratings success in NEW YORK CITY and SAN FRANCISCO and this new show will take that success to markets of every size across the country. 'NESSA On Air' is designed to offer affiliates a true competitive advantage through fun and memorable content that is seamlessly integrated into the music log with local customization for any day part. A big thank you to MICHAEL MARTIN and JAZZY at KMVQ/SAN FRANCISCO for signing on as our first affiliate! Lets go!"