The Cincinnati, Ohio native learned early that her place was behind the microphone. In 1998, Jillian’s professional radio career began at WROU-FM in Dayton, Ohio where she held down a weekend host position.
She switched dials to WIZF-FM in her hometown of Cincinnati in 2000. Life changed for her when she packed her headphones and moved to The Big Apple – New York City in February, 2001 – seven months before September 11th. She landed a spot at legendary WBLS-FM where she worked alongside “The Queen of all Media”, Wendy Williams.
In 2002, JJ relocated to Indianapolis to take a job as the midday host on Hot 96.3-FM where she’s served as Assistant Program Director in addition to her duties as a host on Indy Music Channel’s “Freestyle”.
After 9 years in Indianapolis, JJ headed to the Dirty South where you can now check out Jillian "JJ" Simmons on Houston's #1 station 97.9 The Box from 10AM-3PM weekdays.