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Dennis Rivera is an American radio personality. He hosts the “Mid- Day Show” live on WQHT Hot 97, weekdays from 10 am to 3pm.
Big Dennis Rivera
February 3, 1971
Spanish Harlem, NY
|Occupation||On Air Personality on WQHT 10am - 3pm, Monday- Friday|
|Known for||Big Dennis Rivera Mid Day Show|
Dennis Rivera was born February 3 in Spanish Harlem, New York of Puerto Rican descent. At the age of 5 his family moved to the Bronx where he was raised. He maintained music activity throughout junior high school where he participated in the marching band. During high school Dennis was the drummer for the school’s jazz band, in addition to song writing and music producing. After going to a Spanish expo, he met KTU’s DJ Paco, one of his favorite childhood DJ’s. It was then he found the inspiration to get into radio. After studying communications he pursued his dreams of working in the broadcasting industry.
In 1991 Dennis started working at WQHT Hot 97 for the promotions department. Shortly after he reunited with DJ Paco and began producing “The Classic Showcase Live Remotes”. He went on to producing more radio shows such as “The Mic Check Show” with the Furious Five, Flava Flav’s “Home Jams”, and “Future Flavors” with KRS-One amongst others. Dennis teamed up with fellow Bronx Native, Funkmaster Flex as a part-time producer for his show airing Saturdays. He later became a full-time producer for the show, Mondays through Saturdays where they dominated the New York market with #1 ratings. It was around that same time he was offered a part-time slot on the weekends for his own show. He started Fridays 4am-8am which he named “The After Hours Show” and later moved to Saturdays. He then began doing fill-ins for other show hosts. Shortly after that he received his most current time slot and began hosting the Mid-Day show.
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