New York’s Power 105.1 announced that radio DJ and BET VJ, Big Tigger and on-air personality Egypt will host the new syndicated program Live with Tigger & Egypt, which formally replaces the now defunct The Star & Bucwild Show.
Tigger, who left Power 105 in 2003 after an alleged contract dispute, returns to Clear Channel to fill the void left by Star, who was recently fired and arrested for obscene comments made about rival, DJ Envy.
“I am looking forward to the opportunity to do what I do in mornings,” Tigger told AllHipHop.com. “Although the opportunity comes due to unfortunate circumstances, Egypt and I plan to make the most of it. I got nothing for respect for Star’s talents and abilities and I hope he is able to rebound and get it poppin again soon.”
Egypt, a 10-year veteran on-air personality, will serve as Tigger’s co-host Monday through Friday from 6am-10am.
Tigger currently hosts his nationally syndicated radio show Lives in the Den with Big Tigger and is also co-host of BET’s 106 & Park video countdown.
The announcement of the change in morning show hosts comes on the heels of Star being fired and then arrested last week for making lewd comments over the air-waves.
Star, born Troi Torain, was taken into custody last week, after being tricked into going to a New York police station to surrender his 9mm handgun.
Star was then arrested by hate-crime unit detectives on charges of endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated harassment, criminal possession of a weapon and failure to report a change of address on his gun permit.
The DJ was released on $2,000 cash bail and was represented at his arraignment by attorney Benjamin Brafman.
Star was also ordered to return to court for a hearing scheduled for May 30.