Another major Hot 97 personality has left the station for a rival. A month after resigning from his post, Mister Cee announced recently that he’s taken a job at the reformatted Radio 103.9.
In July, Radio 103.9 launched its new urban format with news that comedian D.L. Hughley and morning show host Tom Joyner would join the station.
In a statement to XXL, Mister Cee explained latest move: “I AM EXCITED, HUMBLED, & BLESSED TO BE BACK ON THE RADIO WITH THE NEW RADIO 103.9 IN NEW YORK. TO BE A PART OF A NEW GROWING STATION GIVES ME A FRESH START IN MY RADIO CAREER. SPECIAL THANKS TO KEN JOHNSON & RAPHAEL GEORGE FOR GIVING ME THIS OPPORTUNITY. ALSO A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ANDREW VERAS AKA DOMINICAN DREW FOR PUSHING FOR ME TO BE A PART OF THE RADIO 103.9 FAMILY, I WILL NEVER EVER FORGET IT.”
The longtime radio host hinted at the possibility of working at a new station upon his departure from Hot 97 last month, saying: “I would love to continue to be on radio if the opportunity arises. I would love to do radio, whether it’s on-air or [other] programming.”
It was the second time, the DJ had left Hot 97. The first time was in 2013, following headlines that he had been arrested for soliciting sex with a male prostitute. However, he’d return shortly after.
Cee’s departure from Hot 97 was the latest in a string of major departures from the station. Longtime personality Angie Martinez left in June in a move to rival station Power 105 FM; and former music director Karli Hustle also left the station this year.