Published on Monday, 11 April 2011 14:56
Former WPWX-FM/Power 92 personality Rocsi, will soon have her own nationally syndicated radio show. Syndication provider Westwood One today announced that as of April 25th, "Rocsi on the Radio" would be launched and available for stations to pick up.
The new "Rocsi on the Radio" program will feature current urban and R&B music, celebrity interviews, listener call-ins and segments such as the industry insider report "Through the Wire" and the listener interactive "Roc the Mic."
Rocsi, whose real name is Raquel Diaz, was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, but raised outside of New Orleans, LA. She started out at a young age working small radio jobs in New Orleans, Dallas, and Boston. In May 2004, she came to Chicago's WPWX-FM as "Rocsi, the Midday Mami." In November 2005, she won BET's "New Face Competition," out of over 5,000 hopeful contestants, earning her some national attention. In July 2006, Rocsi was named as the co-host of BET's daily television program, "106 & Park," forcing her to leave Chicago radio to move to New York.
The popular BET television show later spawned a nationally syndicated weekly radio show, which she co-hosts, called "106 & Park Weekend Countdown." The show is heard on her old station, WPWX-FM on Sundays at 10:00am.
Max Krasny, Executive Vice-President of Westwood One Entertainment said in today's announcement: "Rocsi has become one of the hottest superstars of the Hip-Hop and R&B music culture. Rocsi's celebrity status, industry connections and extensive radio experience as co-host of BET's "106th & Park Weekend Countdown" will be a hit with both audiences and advertisers nationwide."
Added Rocsi: "I have always been amazed at how radio can make personal, intimate connections with huge, diverse audiences. I am excited to have the opportunity to host my own national show."
Even with "Rocsi on the Radio" launching in two weeks, the 27 year old Rocsi plans on staying with her co-hosting duties on both the "106 & Park" television show and radio show.
So far, Westwood One has not released the stations or markets that the new show will be heard in. There is no word yet if Rocsi's daily radio show will be heard in the Chicagoland radio market.