New York City radio station HOT 97 is teaming up with Love & Hip Hop producer Mona Scott Young and VH1 on a new project entitled “This Is HOT 97.” The show will be premiering on VH1 March 31 at 10:30 PM ET.
“This Is HOT 97” is executive produced by Mona Scott-Young for Monami Entertainment and Toby Barraud, Stefan Springman, Mala Chapple and Ian Gelfand for Eastern. Susan Levison, Brad Abramson and Stephen Mintz are executive producers for VH1. Co-executive producer for Eastern is David Digangi and Vivian Gomez is coordinating producer for VH1.
The show will be a 30-minute unscripted series that gives viewers a comedic look inside of the HOT 97 station. 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.
The HOT 97 cast of characters functions more as a family than a group of coworkers. From an outsider’s perspective, HOT 97 is a well-oiled machine churning out music, news and pop culture, but when the “ON AIR” sign goes off; viewers will see that this cast is just as lovingly dysfunctional as any other family. This crew goes hard for each other, but above all they live, eat and breathe HOT 97.
The primary cast of “This is HOT 97” consists of; Ebro Darden, Funkmaster Flex, Angie Martinez, Cipha Sounds, Rosenberg, Laura Stylez, Miss Info, Karlie Hustle, DJ Enuff, Big Dennis, Shani Kulture and Drewski.
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.