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There are very few disc jockeys whose extraordinarystyle is matched by their great musical ear and an amazing list ofcelebrity interviews.
Barely out of high school, Mimi's radiocareer started in Philadelphia at a recording studio where she wasdiscovered by the legendary East Coast disc jockey, Dr. Perri Johnson.Under his guidance, Mimi started out at a Philly hard rock stationplaying music from Led Zeppelin to Jimi Hendrix. Very quickly hermusical talent attracted the attention of Bob Klein, the GeneralManager and Vice President of the pioneering top-rated radio station,WDAS-FM. There the R & B and highly funkified format combined withMimi's musicality capturing the seventh largest market in the nationfor over 20 years. Her smooth and sultry delivery, musical knowledgeand interviews brought her the attention of listeners not onlynationwide but around the world.
Mimi has worked every shift onradio from afternoons to morning and evening drive-time. Stacks of fanletters from Teddy Pendergrass to members of the armed services allmention Mimi's captivating voice. It is compelling in its ability togrip your attention while softly dangling you in suspense wonderingwhat she will say next.
Mimi was also the first female AssistantProgram Director in the history of WDAS-FM. Grammy award winningproducers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff selected her to narrate the Teddy Pendergrass album Live Coast to Coast which sold millions of albums worldwide. Her Friday night rap show was the launching pad for the careers of famed movie and recording star Will Smith who served as her guest co-host, along with his musical colleague, DJ Jazzy Jeff. Luther Vandross brought her flowers and sang live for the first time on any radio station for her birthday. Patti Labelle also celebrated Mimi'sbirthday, co-hosting, sharing the latest Hollywood gossip and singinglive on the air. The phenomenally gifted writer/performer, Prince,gave one of his first East Coast performances at a party Mimi threw atthe Emerald City in New Jersey. Queen Latifah hit the stage for thefirst time when Mimi brought her in to perform live at Club AfterMidnight in Philadelphia.
When it comes to interviews, nobodydoes it better. Mimi gets the most controversial questions answeredwhile making it comfortable for the artist to open up. Such was thecase during her interview with Vanessa Williams just after losing herMiss America crown while building a singing and film career. Here isjust a partial list of the other superstars whom Mimi has interviewed:Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Patti Labelle, LL Cool J, StevieWonder, Barry White, Boys II Men, Babyface, Isaac Hayes, Gerald Levert,The O'Jays, Kool & The Gang, Sister Sledge, Jody Watley, PublicEnemy, Run DMC, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte, Ice T, Biz Markey, KRS 1,Heatwave, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warrick, Parliament Funkadelic,George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole and Mary J.Blige.
In the often blustering, bragging world of radio, many say they are great, but very few can back it up like Mimi. Make a RequestMore On Air Personalities