Diehard listeners of New York’s Hot 97 radio station will finally have a chance to see their favorite personalities on a weekly basis with a new VH1 reality television show in the works.
According to reports, the station’s new “This Is Hot 97″ will premiere later this month.
Known as the place “Where Hip Hop Lives,” New York’s globally recognized #1 radio station HOT 97 is teaming up with VH1 to take viewers on a behind-the-scenes look into the Big Apple’s go-to destination for Hip Hop and R&B with the debut of “This Is HOT 97.” HOT 97 is the global mecca of Hip Hop and R&B music, and this crew functions more as a family than a group of coworkers – they go hard for each other, but above all they live, eat and breathe HOT 97. (VH1)
Along with the radio hosts, the series will also showcase a slew of notable cameos.
The series will also feature cameos from the well-known celebrities who regularly visit HOT 97 as on-air guests including Kanye West, Macklemore, Rick Ross, Mack Wilds, Wale and many more. Each episode of “This Is HOT 97″ will draw upon the ambitions, rivalries and quirky personalities of the cast to capture all of the comedic and sometimes downright awkward moments that happen at the station on a daily basis. (VH1)
The new 30-minute show is reportedly executive-produced by entertainment industry guru Mona Scott-Young.
Beginning March 31 at 10:30 p.m., VH1’s cameras will take viewers inside New York’s No. 1 hip-hop radio station. The half-hour comedy will not only feature the crew but also the well-known celebrities who frequent the station. Hot 97 is being executive produced by Mona Scott-Young of Monami Entertainment and Toby Barraud, Stefan Springman, Mala Chapple and Ian Gelfand of Eastern. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Hot 97 program director Ebro has confirmed the power move via Twitter.
“The fights I took on to make sure we make ya’ll proud about your station on TV was real… #ThisIsHot97,” Ebro tweeted March 5. (Ebro’s Twitter)