Peter Rosenberg is an American disc jockey and TV show host, best known for the Hot 97 Morning Show, one of the most popular hip hop stations in New York. He is also known for hosting a sports radio talk show on the WEPN-FM 98.7 ESPN radio station in the city.
Peter Rosenberg Biography
Peter Rosenberg was born on 23 July 1979 in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was born the son of a Jewish Capitol Hill employee and a teacher’s mother at a public school, which raised him with his siblings in Maryland, where he attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School before going to the University of Maryland to earn a degree.
Peter’s love of hip-hop was sparked by his older brother, who also loved the music genre. He was also inspired by the hip-hop song of the early 1990s, such as DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince’s second single, Parents Just Don’t Understand, from their second album, He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper.
Since Peter was more interested in the music genre, he got involved in several underground hip-hop programs. Even as a freshman at university, he was already popular in a campus-wide program, From Dusk ‘Til Dawn. This was his first on-air program, and it marked the beginning of his career as a radio host. His DJ name at the time was “PMD”, an acronym for “Peter from Maryland”.
After graduating, Peter Rosenberg was given further opportunities to work at various radio stations, including WJFK-FM, WPGC, and WHFS. Working at these stations not only helped build his wealth but also helped promote his name in the radio business.
In the summer of 2007, Peter was hired by the Ebro Darden of New York radio station Hot 97 (97.1 FM), who saw his online parody videos as an added benefit in addition to his skills as a DJ. Within a short period of time, he was already part of the station’s best-listened show, the Hot 97 Morning Show, which was broadcast from 5 to 10 a.m. and featured old and new artists and their music.
Peter hosted the program together with Cipha Sounds (also known as Luis Diaz) and the African-American DJ K. Foxx, and the three were called the Blacks, the Ricans, and the Jews – sometimes shortened to Black Rican Jew, with Peter being the “Jew”.
The success of the program led to Peter hosting his own show called Real Late With Rosenberg on the same radio station. Those who were able to meet Peter Rosenberg personally will testify that he is no different from what he presented during the show. He is outspoken, smart, friendly, and occasionally biting. In fact, Peter is an extraordinary personality when it comes to radio presentations.
Peter Rosenberg’s career with the New York 98.7FM began when he was still working with the WQHT HOT 97 FM. He signed a contract with ESPN to join the Michael Kay Show as a regular contributor – a New York life and pop culture in the program hosted by Michael Kay and Don La Greca, which is broadcast from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.
The Michael Kay Show on 98.7FM, which is broadcast on weekdays from 15:00 to 19:00 ET, has been on air since 2002. The show will also be broadcast on the YES network since February 2014. By working for both 98.7 and HOT 97, Peter has been able to contribute to a variety of topics. He was also able to offer listeners a new perspective, not only on hip-hop but also on sports, lifestyle, and much more. Peter is the host of ESPN Radio’s national shows and co-host of a hip-hop podcast called Juan Epstein. He would also host a podcast about professional wrestling called Cheap Heat through ESPN subsidiary Grantland.
Peter Rosenberg Wife
The native Jew is married to the sports journalist Alexa Datt, who works for MLB.com. Although information about their marriage is not published, the couple still lives happily together with their two dear dogs on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, New York, USA.
Salary and Net Worth
Looking at his work at the two renowned radio stations, there is no doubt that Peter earns a delicious salary, which accumulates a fortune that catches the eye. At present, the American DJ and television presenter are said to have a net worth of $600,000, an amount he earned during his years of working as a presenter of radio and television programs and various other projects with a focus on the hip-hop industry.