Longtime Hot-97 mainstay DJ Envy “flipped the switch” this week, moving to Power 105.1‘s airwaves. He will take over the 2pm-6pm timeslot, replacing Malikha Mallette, who moves to co-hosting Ed Lover‘s Morning Show.
Boy, the co-host chair in an Ed Lover studio sure sees a lot of new bodies. Just saying.
The rest of the info, from the press release:
Clear Channel Radio New York’s Power 105.1 (WWPR-FM), R&B, Hip Hop and Back in the Day Joints, is pleased to announce that Malikha Mallette will move to co-host on “The Ed Lover Show,” 5:30-9:30am and DJ Envy is Power 105.1′s new afternoon personality, 2-6pm weekdays. The announcement was made today by Cadillac Jack, Power 105.1′s Program Director.
Cadillac Jack stated: “I’m thrilled to have DJ Envy add his energy and expertise to the Power team in afternoons! Moreover, Malikha and Ed have a chemistry reminiscent of any great entertainment team. These 2 moves create the ultimate one-two punch for Power 105.1.”
DJ Envy stated: “I’m excited to start hosting afternoons at Power 105.1. Now I’m with the first person that put me on the radio, Ed Lover, and the person who taught me how to mix, DJ Clue. I’m honored to join a young team of talented jocks. The grind begins…it’s Movvinn!!!”
Malikha Mallette stated: “I was flattered when Cadillac offered me the position, yet leaving my own Afternoon show is bittersweet. However, the opportunity to do morning radio in NYC with a legend like Ed Lover was a no brainer! Bring on the morning madness!”
Malikha Mallette, born and raised in Queens, New York, never intended on being in front of the microphone until a casual conversation with a Program Director during a college internship changed everything. Within months, Malikha moved from an internship to a radio personality at V-103 in Atlanta where she made her start. She soon moved from her overnight shift in Atlanta to Middays at X-105.7 in Baltimore, MD. Malikha was also on air at WPGC in Washington D.C. before moving to her hometown, NYC, and becoming a DJ for Power 105.1. During Malikha’s radio odyssey, she began working in television, hosting everything from community & public affairs programs to entertainment and lifestyle shows.
DJ Envy, aka, “The People’s Choice,” turned his passion for music into a career when he learned and perfected the art of mixing at the young age of 17. It began in high school when the future Mix-tape King became a fixture on the local party scene. Born and raised in Queens, New York, the young entrepreneur created a name for himself by selling his trademark mix-tapes to local record stores and bootleggers in the tri-state area. After high school, he decided to attend Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia to pursue a degree in business management. It was in Virginia that Envy developed his appreciation for music on a national level. His tenure in Virginia helped prove to himself and the world alike, that he’s not your average New York City DJ.