Westwood One and Emmis Communications announced that BET’s 106 and Park Countdown will be heard on Saturdays from 10AM -12PM on HOT 97 New York (WQHT) beginning 11/20. Hosted by BET’s Terrence and Rocsi, BET’s 106 and Park Countdown features the hottest interviews and songs from the biggest names in music, film, television and sports. The two-hour program now airs on nearly 60 radio stations nationwide, in 6 of the top 10 US markets including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. HOT 97 will also become part of Westwood One’s BET Radio Network, a comprehensive network of news and music programming, tailored to contemporary urban stations.
“We are exited to be part of Westwood One’s BET Radio Network,” said Ebro Darden, VP of Programming, EMMIS NY and PD of HOT 97. “Terrence and Rocsi have become staples within the Hip-Hop and R&B music culture while hosting BET’s 106 & Park Countdown over the last several years. It only makes sense to bring these high profile personalities to the most influential Hip-Hop Radio station in the world. They are smart, full of energy and passionate about their fans. We welcome them to the HOT 97 family!”
“We always look to associate the best products with the best stations,” said Dennis Green, Westwood One EVP Affiliate Sales. “We are pleased to be partnering with HOT 97 in New York to bring both the BET Radio Network and 106th and Park Countdown, the most powerful brands in Urban radio, to listeners in New York.”
Taped exclusively in NYC, the 106 & Park Weekend Countdown welcomes a different superstar in-studio guest weekly. Hosts Terrence and Rocsi offer up some of the newest and hottest songs in the country, as well as celebrity news and gossip. Show segments include: “On the Reel,” which gives the latest news on African Americans in film; “BET Rewind” and “BET Look Ahead,” which review and preview BET programming.