iHeartMedia Philadelphia announced today Shila Nathan as the new co-host for “Chio in the Morning” on the new Real 106.1, Philly’s Real No. 1 for Throwbacks, effective Tuesday July 18, 2017. The “Chio in the Morning” show broadcasts from 6 – 10 a.m.
Shila, who has worked with Chio previously as a co-host, will reunite with him to entertain Philadelphia listeners in the morning and broadcast a variety of Hip Hop, R&B and Rhythmic music from the ‘90s and early 2000’s. Chio in the Morning is a popular local morning show that has been heard in the community for 14 years.
“It’s awesome to reconnect with my great friend and mentor Chio,” said Shila. “I look forward to coming back to Philly and I’m so excited to be playing the ‘throwback’ hip-hop I truly love at Real 106.1. I’m excited to join the talented family at iHeartMedia Philadelphia and I can’t wait to start this new and exciting chapter in my life.”
“The second time around will be even better!” Chio said. “She’s the perfect fit: we are like rice and beans – we go together!”
Shila Nathan is a Pennsylvania native from Scranton, PA and has hosted and co-hosted shows in Detroit, Philadelphia, Chicago and most recently in New York City including WKRZ 98.5 in Scranton, WKRK 97.1 Free FM Detroit, WYSP FM Philly’s Danny Bonaduce Show, Wired 96.5 Philly, WUSN US99.5, Chicago, and Nash FM, New York. She was also a TV contributor to Fox 29’s “Good Day Philadelphia” and “Windy City Live” in Chicago. Shila is multi-lingual, earned a MA from Emerson College and a BA from Villanova University. Shila was honored with a 2016 Gracie Award.
Real 106.1 is a Rhythmic AC format with a variety of music, mostly from the ‘90s and early 2000’s, including songs from popular artists such as Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Kanye West. The new station line-up includes Chio in the Morning with Shila, Nicole in middays and Johnny V. in afternoons.