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Friday, February 03, 2017

Jillian “JJ” Simmons leaves 97.9 The Box KBXX

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In a surprise move this evening of Super Bowl Houston weekend, Jillian “JJ” Simmons has announced she is leaving her 10-3pm slot on 97.9 The Box KBXX.

The popular radio DJ explained in a video on her website jjonthemic.com, that she is involved in many activities from radio, non-profit work and writing a book. After some health issues, her boss told her she might want to cut back. That conversation made her pause, take note of life and eventually resign from her six-figure KBXX job.

Simmons told her fans that she plans to stay in Houston, travel the world, but other than that, has no concrete plan for the future as of yet.

"But what I do know, is that from this day forward, I will wake up everyday and live in my purpose," Simmons said. "I am confident that God has something so amazing for me and it is coming. And I dont know exactly what it is, but until then I'll keep doing what I love to do."

The radio fixture and NewsFix contributor has been at KBXX for five years. She previously worked at HOT 96.3 WHHH Indianapolis, Indiana, WBLS New York, 101.1 The Wiz WIZF Cincinnati and WROU in Dayton, Ohio.

Outside of radio, Simmons is the founder of the JJ's I'm Me Foundation. According to its website, the foundations serves to "encourage at risk middle and high school girls to be the best version of themselves, by exposing them to leaders and influencers in the community who provide career development, lifestyle planning, health and wellness training, and character education."

Last October, Simmons published her book "Without Bruises: A Journey to Hope, Help and Healing," her story of an abusive relationship.

As a single mother, Simmons has also started a network and website SingleMomsRock.com to motivate others.






11 comments:

  1. I loved listening to her on 97.9. I wish her well in all that she does. I hope that she will be able to pop in once in awhile on the station to give us updates on what she has going on. Health=wealth and one must stay healthy.

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  2. Owen Smokesplenty2/04/2017 04:50:00 PM

    Wow, that's a six-figure job she's leaving? Damn, amazing what they over pay people to do these days!

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    1. Jealous much? Get some talent and you can be making 6 figures also

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    2. Why do uneducated people like you always think the truth is "jealousy?" Talent has nothing to do with being on the radio and making lots of money. She's not making it any longer, is she? Who the hell telks people how much they make? Insecure people and/or people who aren't being truthful. There are well-educated scientists who don't make that much. I think that wad the point this person was trying to make. Radio does not require intelligence, or talent.

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    3. Uneducated huh? Lol Masters degree here buddy, great job and I make over 106k a year. NO its people like you that are mad because this young lady followed her dreams and is making good money, so take ya hateful comment some where and suck it like this young lady never went to college

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    4. Can someone translate this? BTW, that degree has an " '" in it, which you should know if you have one. Please provide where you work, so we can confirm your story.

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  3. Usually, anyone that is so demanding to announce they quit their job was, in reality, told they're being let go and offered the option of resigning. I don't believe a word she says.

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  4. Now why would I do that? and why do I need to lie?? look old man, I'm working at the moment. I don't have time to argue with someone whom is mad at someone for making over 100k a year IT'S NOT THAT HARD!

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    1. If this in indeed you, the I am happy to tell Angry Black Woman that (1) I still think you're lying (2) I make more coin than you and (3) I'm not so obsessed that I have to publicize how much coin I make.
      Not get out my ears and eyes -- you were NEVER any good to start with.

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    2. It's "who" not "whom" in this particular rant. Why do the ignorant ones always try to pretend they're smart? And "old man'?? Who you mouthing, your pimp?

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