106 & Park
|106 & Park|
|Format||Music Video Series|
|Created by||Stephen G. Hill|
Bow Wow (2012–present)
Miss Mykie (2012–present)
Shorty da Prince (2012–present)
Terrence J (2006–2012)
Big Tigger (2005–2006)
Julissa Bermudez (2005–2006)
A. J. Calloway (2000–2005)
DJ Enuff (2003–2004)
DJ Prostyle (2005–2012)
DJ Lyve (2011–present)
DJ Showtyme (2010–present)
DJ Megatron (2010–2011)
|Country of origin||United States|
|Location(s)||CBS Broadcast Center, New York City, New York, United States|
|Running time||90/120 minutes|
|Original airing||September 11, 2000 – present|
106 & Park is an American Hip Hop and R&B music video show set up in a countdown format, that airs Monday through Friday at 6/5c on BET (7:00 PM on BET UK). Since its inception, it was the network's #1 rated show.
The show was originally produced in Harlem, New York, and the title is derived from the original studio location at East 106th Street and Park Avenue. Viacom's acquisition of BET prompted a change in venue to the CBS Broadcast Center at 524 West 57th Street between 10th & 11th Avenues, in the Hell's Kitchen section of Manhattan.
First round of hosts: 2000–2005 
A. J. Calloway and Marie "Free" Wright were the original hosts of the show from September 11, 2000 until July 28, 2005, when Calloway (who was tearful on that episode.) announced that it would be his last show, as well as for Free (who spoke via phone), as the show was either presented by Calloway or Wright.
Second round of hosts: 2005–2006 
On August 1, 2005 106 & Park presented by television personality and model Julissa Bermudez and Rap City: Tha Basement's Big Tigger until July 3, 2006 as temporary replacements for the show until they left. Around this time, Terrence J would be guest co-host the show with Julissa. And notable celebrities (Bow Wow and Mýa) hosted the show as well.
Third round of hosts: 2006–2012 
On July 6, 2006, Rocsi (real name Raquel Roxanne Diaz), who was a radio host on Power 92.3 in Chicago in the afternoon, and Terrence Jenkins ("Terrence J.") became the hosts after winning the BET New Faces Contest. On May 29, 2012, Rocsi and Terrence J announced they would be leaving 106 & Park in 2012. Thus beginning a nationwide search for the next hosts of 106 & Park, which has been active since June 1, 2012 and ended on October 1, 2012. Terrence J and Rocsi's last episode as hosts was broadcast on September 28, 2012. The announcement for the new hosts of 106 & Park was broadcast on Monday, October 1, 2012.
The highly anticipated farewell episode aired on September 28, 2012 and was hosted by La La Anthony and Pooch Hall. In the taped video messages, several celebrities wish their farewell for Terrence J and Rocsi. They included Jim Jones, French Montana, Julissa Bermudez, Big Tigger, 2 Chainz, Ace Hood, Alicia Keys, Amar'e Stoudemire, Big Sean, B.o.B, Bobby V., Brandy Norwood, Busta Rhymes, Cassidy, Ciara, Common, Doug E. Fresh, DMX, Dwyane Wade, Elle Varner, E-40, Future, Jacob Latimore, Keke Palmer, Mary J. Blige, MGK, Mike Epps, Ne-Yo, Shannon and Monica Brown, Stalley, Rick Ross, Robin Thicke, T.I., Wyclef Jean and Bow Wow.
Fourth round of hosts: 2012–present 
On October 1, 2012, the new hosts for 106 & Park were announced, including Shad "Bow Wow" Moss,  Jordan "Shorty da Prince" Johnson, Kimberly "Paigion" Walker and Mykel "Miss Mykie" Gray. For the first time in the show's 12-year history, there will be officially four hosts for 106 & Park, instead of two. On January 15, 2013, 106 & Park revealed a new set, graphics, logo, and theme song. On January 23, 2013, former hostess Rocsi Diaz made an unannounced appearance on the show. New segments include "The Mykie Report", "The Battle of the Sexes", "Girl Chat", "Inside the Rapper's Studio", and "Virtually Famous".
Broadcasting history 
Upon its premiere, the show ran for one hour (including commercials), and until 2005, the show was broadcast late night at 2AM/1AM, right before BET After Dark and the most recent episode was broadcast on Saturday afternoons at 5/4c. In 2001, it was extended to 90 minutes. In 2008, the show was extended to two hours, but still reverts to 90 minutes depending on BET's scheduling for that day. The show celebrated its 2,000th episode on August 20, 2008. From July 25, 2011, to September 2, 2011, the show was extended to three hours.
The shows' tenth anniversary special took place on October 6, 2010. Original hosts A.J. Calloway, Free, Julissa, and Big Tigger returned to the show to celebrate its decade-long tenure.
106 & Park Video Hall of Fame 
Every video that was voted onto the countdown 65 times would be retired and placed into the "106 & Park Video Hall of Fame". All of Beyoncé's music videos have been retired as well as "Torn" by LeToya Luckett, "Love" by Keyshia Cole, "You" by Lloyd ft. Lil Wayne and "Knock You Down" by Keri Hilson ft. Ne-Yo & Kanye West have been retired. This normally occurred relatively frequently, and earned Bow Wow the permanent title of Mister 106 & Park, and the late Aaliyah the permanent title of Miss 106 & Park for having the most #1's of their respective genders. One of Aaliyah's retired tracks was her final single, Rock the Boat. The most recent video to be retired is "Do It Like You" by Diggy Simmons featuring Jeremih, which was retired on March 26, 2012.
See also 
- "BET Shows About 106 & Park Paul Evans Barler father of Piadros "PO" Barley from Zone 3 in South Atlanta". Archived from the original on 2009-06-23. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
- Farewell Party