Popular personality Miss Kitty was fired from Nationwide News last Monday.
Miss Kitty, who hosts The Entertainment Office, a show which airs Monday to Friday between 2 to 5 p.m., says she is not distressed, but is looking forward to new heights.
When THE STAR contacted Miss Kitty, real name Khadine Hylton yesterday, the talk-show host confirmed that her services were no longer required at Nationwide.
According to Kitty, who has been with Nationwide for little under a year, her termination from the station started last week when she was suspended from her show for five days for playing a song that the station believed was libellous.
“Someone heard it and thought it could implicate persons. I got the suspension, although I thought it was too long for my first offence in the company. I took it cause dem seh so,” Kitty said.
After getting suspended, Kitty and her supervisors, were in meetings, after which Kitty was officially fired from the station on Monday.
When THE STAR contacted Nationwide News CEO Cliff Hughes, he confirmed that Miss Kitty was no longer with the station stating, “essentially, the reason is that we find that the demands of a daily radio programme, her behaviour is inconsistent with the rigorous demands, we thought it best to separate.”
AUDITIONS FOR NEW HOSTS
As for The Entertainment Office, the show will continue without Miss Kitty and the station will be hosting auditions to find a new host. In the meantime, Hughes stressed: “Miss Kitty is a very talented young woman, I wish her well. I think she will do well, she has a lot of potential. She has challenges to overcome, but I feel that she will.”
While Miss Kitty says the incident is an unfortunate one, she believes better will come.
“Miss Kitty is a brand, this show is something I’ve worked for, is not like I have a family name behind me. it’s something I brought to the programme and have worked very hard at. Nationwide gained a lot from me. they didn’t build me. I got a show and made it something,” she said.
Miss Kitty says she is not upset, but sees this as a new opportunity with new possibilities. Miss Kitty told THE STAR that she has new prospects in the making and says she will be back on afternoon radio.
Elements of personality
“People want entertainment, someone they can relate to, who can entertain them with real-life lessons and issues. I’m bringing back the elements of personality back to afternoon radio, cause most people just seem to play music … I know I am marketable, I’m still young and this is a lesson well learnt. In my next job, I will have a better understanding,” she said.