Former Emmis Communications, WQHT HOT 97 NEW YORK veteran DJ/on-air radio personality, DJ Cocoa Chanelle, is returning to the New York airwaves. She joins Nick Cannon and former co worker Ed Lover at Audacy’s new Hip Hop and R&B station WXBX 94.7 The Block, in New York.
“I’m so excited to be a part of The Audacy family.” Say’s Cocoa, who actor/comedian Chris Rock called “Radio Royalty” at his movie premiere in New York City. I want to give a special thank you to Skip Dillard for reaching out to me for the position.” She continues.
“Cocoa lives at the top of her craft!” Says Audacy’s Brand Manager Skip Dillard. “She’s an influencer, musicologist and all around great person! So excited to have her with us on the Block!” He adds.
The Brooklyn born DJ/Producer is a Black Girls Rock recipient, award-winning Deejay and radio veteran with over two decades of experience on New York City radio. She’s best known for her iconic run on HOT 97 that lasted over 15 years, and her show on 98.7 Kiss fm that reached #1 ratings in her time slot.
Cocoa spent 7 years as the on-air DJ for BET Networks for their popular talk show Teen Summit, making Cocoa the first DJ in history hired to work for the network.
She is recognized as a music producer and Lyricist having produced and recorded vocally with several Legendary Hip Hop artists including writing, recording, and scratching the hook for Hip Hop legend Rakim for his single “Euphoria. Additionally, she produced the first single for LOX member Sheek Louch, Styles P, and one of her remixes featuring Da Brat & Lil Mo landed in Tyler Perry’s Oscar award-winning film Precious. In 2019, Cocoa Deejayed on the New Kids On The Block 53 city Live Nation tour. She is the current tour DJ for Hip Hop Legends Salt N Pepa, and has toured with Ghostface of Wu
Tang Clan. Vibe Magazine listed Cocoa Chanelle as one of the TOP 17 DJ’s in the country. She was honored by BET Networks for Black History Month for her many accomplishments in the music industry over the years. She continues to open doors and breakdown barriers.