Hudson Hott’s lively personality has been hard to miss for listeners tuning in to Star 101.9 during their morning commute since she first joined the station in 1998 – especially when she’s engaging in friendly and humorous banter and debate with on-air co-host Scotty B.
“We’re just two different playing fields, like I’m still the eclectic crazy one … and he’s the ‘in bed by 9’ guy. We’re a good yin and yang,” she says.
It’s a partnership that dates back to 1999, when they first began working together. Since then, the longevity of the duo continues to attract new and old listeners, some of whom even invite the pair to emcee first birthdays and other personal events.
“Scotty and I could do the show with our eyes closed,” says Hott. “We’ve been doing it together for so long, and it’s sort of cool watching our audience grow up.”
These days, Hott, who appeared on MidWeek‘s Nov. 15, 2000, cover, is keeping herself busy with her son Julian, whom Hott jokingly says was born and raised in her studio. Now 12, he is a professional hip-hop dancer and actor, who began with 24-VII Danceforce before quickly signing with an agency in Los Angeles.
Today, his most notable roles include a spot in the Microsoft Surface Tablet commercial, the in-flight safety video that airs for Virgin America that went viral, and just a few weeks ago he was part of the opening act for Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards. He also appeared in a music video for rapper Machine Gun Kelly and recently finished filming a movie.
“It feels crazy, you know, to have somebody else in the entertainment business on a totally different level,” she says. “It’s surreal to watch.”
As a single mom, Hott spends her time flying back and forth between Honolulu and L.A., sometimes doing her show from the Golden State.
“I go pretty much every weekend; if not every weekend, every other weekend,” she says.
Though the commute keeps her incredibly busy, Hott has no plans to make a permanent move to L.A.
“It feels good to be on the same radio station for so many years, and still have that connection with our audiences’s children – you know, people who grew up with us who are now having kids,” she says. “And it’s like a big family, it really is.
“It’s like one big, huge ohana that we’ve all grown together.”