DJ Clue Leaves Hot 97 For Rival Power 105

DJ Clue has left

New York radio station Hot 97 to join rival station Power 105.1 (WWPR-FM).

The Queens, N.Y.-bred

DJ will man the 6 p.m.-10 p.m. slot at Power 105, joining former Hot 97 personalities Ed Lover (afternoon) and Star & Bucwild (morning).

The time slot puts

DJ Clue in direct competition with Hot 97's longtime jock, Funkmaster Flex,

who airs Monday through Thursday from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. and reaches over 2 million

listeners a week.

Clue had been hosting

Hot 97's Monday Night Mix Tape show from midnight-2 a.m.

"I'm really

looking forward to being part of the Power 105 team," Clue said. "I

try to be the voice of the streets. From wherever I am to wherever I go, people

are always feeling what I'm feeling."

DJ Clue is currently

signed to Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam imprint. In addition to hosting MTV's

Direct Effect, the DJ is also CEO of Desert Storm Records, home to rappers

Fabolous and Joe Budden.

"We're thrilled

to have an A-List talent like DJ Clue join Power 105 and flip the switch,"

stated Power 105 program director Nate Bell. "I'm excited because I know

Clue's skills, creativity and work ethic will take evenings on Power to the

next level."

This spring, Clue

will release his new album The Professional Part III, which features

such artists as The Game, Fabolous, Snoop Dogg, Nas, MOP, Mobb Deep and Beanie.

The first edition

of the mixtape has sold over a million copies.