Nicole Duhaney better known as Nikki Z is the creator of the syndicated radio countdown show Nikki Z Hot 20 Countdown. It is aired in several key markets in the US, the Caribbean, the UK and in Europe.
Her first foray into media came via Jamz 910, a hip hop station in Connecticut. She then ventured to NYC where she did field production work for BET’s “Turn Style”; audience coordination for Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn and also appeared in the infamous Rick James episode on The Dave Chappelle Show. Nikki Z eventually was hired at Power 104 to work as a board operator for the infamous Wendy Williams Radio show. With hard work and determination she worked her way from board operator and late night broadcaster to the 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM weekday shift. She also worked at Hot 93.7 FM in Hartford, Connecticut.
The Connecticut native later relocated to Jamaica and did a stint at the popular cable station HYPE TV before her ground breaking stint at ZIP 103 FM.
Currently, Nikki Z is keeping listeners on the edge of their radio dial in Jamaica, as the host of the weekday Rise and Blaze Morning Show on FAME FM. [via divanikkiz.com]