Jay Dixon1Emmis New York keeps it in the family and promotes Jay Dixon into the PD chair at WQHT -New York’s Hot 97. Dixon has served as Interim PD of Hot 97 since Ebro Darden vacated the position back in March to focus on hosting Ebro in the Morning. “Jay’s extensive knowledge of radio broadcasting and ratings, as well as his familiarity with the Emmis brand, makes him the perfect fit for WQHT,” said Deon Levingston, GM of Emmis New York. “Over the past few months, Dixon has initiated innovative and creative ideas to the Hot 97 platform, further demonstrating his capabilities of leading and continuing to expand the global presence Hot 97 has in Hip Hop and music. We are thrilled to welcome him back to the Emmis family.”

Dixon began his radio career while still in high school, reporting for the legendary WILD-Boston. Over the course of his career, Dixon has worked in multiple formats and held various positions with Cox Media as OM/PD of WBHK-Birmingham and WALR-Atlanta. He also worked for Emmis New York at the former WRKS (98.7 Kiss FM), serving as both Production/Creative Services Director and PD during his tenure. “I’m excited to be back with Emmis and to continue my work with WQHT,” Dixon said. “I’d like to thank Rick Cummings, Jimmy Steal, Deon Levingston, Ebro Darden and the entire Emmis community for this opportunity. Look out of big things ahead for WQHT, Hip Hop, and New York!”

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