The "Hot in Herre" loop heard for the last four days is over. Univision's Latin Mix 105.7 FM blasted the 2002 smash hit starting at 3 p.m. on Friday and ending at 5 p.m. today, garnering attention from media outlets around the country. But a few minutes ago, station owner Univision announced that 105.7 was becoming a new hip-hop and R&B station for the Bay Area -- and that longtime KMEL DJ Chuy Gomez, who was controversially fired last year, would be its afternoon drive-time personality.
You radio dial is now home to KVVF HOT 105.7/100.7, which a press release says will offer a "perfect blend of the most Hip Hop, R&B and Top 40 Rhythmic from some of the biggest chart toppers including Nelly, Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce, Eminem, Jay Z Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Pit Bull and more." (Pit Bull!)
For fans of local hip-hop radio, the biggest news may be the reinstatement of Chuy Gomez, a longtime presence on KMEL who was summarily fired last August and wasn't replaced. "Chuy Gomez is known for entertaining listeners with his unique blend of personality, humor, and music," the release notes. He'll be on air from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, and started today at 5 p.m.
So, a big change in Bay Area radio today: Nelly's off, the Latin Mix is gone, we've got a new hip-hop/pop station, and Gomez is back on the air. There is life after Chuy, indeed.