Miss Jones

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Miss Jones
Birth name Tarsha Jones
Origin New York City, New York
Genres R&B
Years active 1994–Present
Labels Tommy Boy, Motown
Associated acts Doug E. Fresh, AZ, Big L

Tarsha Jones, better known as Miss Jones, is a former R&B artist and radio personality. Miss Jones is currently the host of Jonesy In the Morning, a morning show that airs nationally on MissJonesRadio.Net. Jones previously worked for Hot 97 until 2008 and WUSL Power 99Fm until 2011. Produced by Miss Jones, Jonesy In the Morning is a nationally syndicated urban morning show, and can be heard streaming online on weekday mornings at www.MissJonesRadio.Net 6am-10am Eastern.

Early life[edit]

Jones graduated with honors from the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, having majored in classical music. She also has a bachelor's degree in music from Syracuse University. After graduating from college, she worked as a long-distance operator.[1]



Before becoming host of Hot 97's Miss Jones in the Morning show, Jones reported music industry gossip for the Star and Buc Wild morning show on Hot 97.[2]

She wrote an autobiography, Have You Met Miss Jones?: The Life and Loves of Radio's Most Controversial Diva, in 2007, published by Random House.[3]

On June 28, 2008, Hot 97's contract with Miss Jones expired. Radio show Big Boy's Neighborhood, hosted by Big Boy and MTV VJ Liz Hernandez, replaced Jones' former morning show. Emmis Communications hired Miss Jones back in 2010 to do weekends at sister station Kiss-FM which was a prequel to Jones taking over mornings at NYC's 98.7 Kiss-FM. that upcoming year however Clear Channel objected to the move and the deal fell through.

In January 2012 Miss Jones developed and launched the now defunct Jonesyradio.com.


During the week of January 17, 2005, the Miss Jones in the Morning Show played a song called USA for Indonesia, which mocked the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.[4][5][6] The song referred to the hundreds of thousands who died in the tsunami as chinks, and made light of children rendered parentless by the disaster.[7] Miss Jones continued to play the song every day for a week, despite the protest of another co-host, Miss Info, who said that she wasn’t comfortable with the song and wanted them to stop playing it.[8] Miss Jones accused Miss Info of feeling “superior, probably because [she’s] Asian”.[8] Jones later issued an apology and was suspended for two weeks, with her pay going to support tsunami relief.[8]


  • Jones, Tarsha. Have You Met Miss Jones?: The Life and Loves of Radio's Most Controversial Diva. New York: Random House: 2007. ISBN 0-345-49748-1.



Year Title Chart positions
1998 The Other Woman
  • Released: June 16, 1998
  • Label: Motown
51 40


Year Title Peak chart positions[9] Album
U.S. U.S. R&B
1994 "Where I Wanna Be Boy" 79 21 Non-album single
"Don't Front"
1998 "2 Way Street" 62 27 The Other Woman

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions[10] Album
U.S. U.S. R&B
1995 Big L - "M.V.P. (song)" ft. Miss Jones - 56 Lifestylez ov da Poor and Dangerous
1995 AZ (rapper) - "Sugar Hill (song)" ft. Miss Jones 25 12 Doe or Die


  1. ^ "Miss Jones Biography". MissJonesRadio.net. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  2. ^ Century, Douglas (2000-06-11). "Hip-Hop Meets Its Match". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  3. ^ Hinckley, David (2007-07-16). "Miss Jones dishes on men and the radio game". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  4. ^ "Fellow Comedians Mourn Death of Outspoken Veteran Todd Lynn". Stage Time Magazine. January 29, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Two Fired Over Tsunami Radio Satire". The Washington Post. AP. 3 February 2005. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  6. ^ HINCKLEY, DAVID (13 July 2005). "ANOTHER TAKE ON 'TSUNAMI'. Fired staffer rips Hot 97". NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Ono, Kent; Pham, Vincent (2008). Asian Americans and the Media. Polity. p. 1. ISBN 978-0745642741. 
  8. ^ a b c O'Neill, Patrice (12 July 2005). "Case Studies: What Happens When Shock Jobs Go Too Far?". PBS. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Miss Jones > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  10. ^ "Miss Jones > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-06-28.