Erika Roman – Power 95.3 Orlando Florida
Born and raised in New York City, this young vivacious Latina has been earning her strips in the music biz for a decade. In her late teens, under the tutelage of New York entertainment impresario Sal Abbatiello, of Fever Records, Erika was being groomed for success. Simultaneously, she began promoting nightclubs while she attended Marymount Manhattan College, in New York. Here she attained a BA in Communications and Media.
Always the opportunist, she took a stab as a co-host on Stonybrook University’s popular college radio station, WUSB 90.1FM. Erika’s unforgettable voice and radiant personality made her an instant hit on the show. Making her the station’s first female, hip hop on-air personality. While working at Fever Records, one of the first successful independent records companies, Erika would experience firsthand the many dynamics that make up and drive the world of entertainment. This explosive personality would go on to promote, and host popular Latin and Hip Hop based New York events, along side influential artist. Erika would have the opportunity to travel with many artists throughout the U.S. working in a managerial and promotional capacity. This MTV Real World finalist even scored a co-hosting gig on New York’s Hot 97 Morning Show with former hosts Ed Lover & Dr. Dre. Her energetic and spirited appearance was well received by not just the hosts, but by millions of listeners. Her performance would lead to several radio drops for established air personalities and add yet another talent to her already growing resume.
In 2006, Erika Roman officially joined Orlando’s dynamic Hip Hop and R&B radio station WPYO/Power 95.3, as their first Latina on-air radio personality. Erika Roman has joined the already spectacular Morning Show Obie and Lil Shawn as their Producer sidekick giving them added flava to their highly rated morning show time slot. On Sundays, you can catch Erika Roman on her own show playing the hottest Hip Hop, tapping her audience with innovative news of the entertainment industry from 11-3pm. This opportunity has opened up many doors, and will bring her to a higher level of entertainment.
At the fresh start 2007, this Chula was requested to endorse Suzuki of Orlando, spotlighting the new XL7. Currently, Erika is developing an urban interest talk show. As a mentor and role-model for urban youth, Erika can still be found promoting and hosting hot events throughout the east coast, as well as moonlighting for Latina Magazine. She is also in the preliminary stages of authoring a book, and never passes up the opportunity to remind people of their inner strength, power and the true essence of humanity. Maybe its her mantra of love, positivity and consciousness. Or perhaps, its her infectious personality, witty intellect, or genuine passion for people and culture. Whatever the case may be, Erika Roman’s many talents and humility will continue to serve others and herself, while contributing to her goal of becoming one of the most recognized personalities in the world of entertainment.