Director of International Development

Double Billboard Award winning Radio Executive, Educator, International DJ, and pioneer FIRST LADY is a Chicago radio legend, former Program Director, Midday Personality, and owner of her own digital station JAM 98 “Music For Your Soul.” WGCI-FM hired Chicago’s first female DJ (1986) and First Lady became the first female mixer to play House Music on the radio. Then known as Khrissie “Hott Mixx” Henderson, a member of the Fantastic Four all female House Music DJ team, First Lady became one of few women to record a House record. First Lady hosted #1 shows alongside some of the biggest names in the industry including: “Rick Party and First Lady” (WGCI-FM 107.5 1995 -1998); Co-host of the Isaac Hayes and Friends Morning Show (WRKS-FM 98.7); Friday night mix show with Hip Hop Legend Grandmaster Flash (WBLS-FM 107.5), as well as, shows for New York (WBLS-FM, KISS-FM and HOT 97 FM), Chicago (106 Jams, WGCI-FM and WVAZ-FM), Milwaukee (V100 FM) and Indianapolis (WTLC AM/FM). The Kreative Kontrol Music Record Label Owner was listed among the Top 30 Black Women in Media.

First Lady is one of the longest serving Executive Board members for Black Women In Radio. Her role is Director of International Development. She also serves on the LEGENDS Collection Executive Committee on a joint project with the Library of Congress RPTF.

Full Bio

Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, FIRST LADY, (Khrishna LyneseHenderson-Hutchinson), is a Radio personality, Educator, Brand Ambassador, Mentor, Billboard/Stellar and GMA Award winning Radio Music and Radio Programmer. An International and pioneer DJ, the FIRST Female DJ to play House Music on the Chicago radio, and she was also a member of the FIRST ALL FEMALE House Music DJ team (The Fantastic Four) as well the first female mixer on Chicago Urban radio.

First Lady, or Khrissie “Hott Mixx” Henderson as she was known then, is also one of the first females to record a house record, (used by: DJ MKII, DJ International Records 1986) and with almost 40 years of experience in the broadcast communications and music industry, First Lady has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, as well as, the top radio markets New York, Chicago, as well as large markets Milwaukee and Indianapolis. She was ranked #17 on the list of “The Top 30 Black Women in Media” by Radio Facts.

First Lady is a member of “The Frankie Knuckles Lifetime Achievement DJ Hall of Fame” by The Chosen Few DJs. She has also been involved with numerous prestigious brands and organizations known throughout the world: Super Bowl Gospel, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 100 Black Men, Girls Scouts of America, The American Dairy Association, Amsterdam Dance Music Festival (ADE), The Indiana Black Expo, Circle City Classic, Chicago House Music Day, The Hot Mix 5 Music Festival, Chicago Girls Rock (City of Chicago), Soul Train Impact, Global Mixx Conferences and The Hot Mix 5 just to name a few.

She is owner of her own digital station JAM 98 “Music For Your Soul” and CEO/Label Owner Kreative Kontrol Music, former Faculty Advisor, Radio Station Consultant and Instructor at the Illinois Media School Chicago Campus, Co-Founder of the Living HerStory Music Series, Programming Consultant for London based streaming station, SG1 SOUL. 

She is the founder and former 1st President of the Chicago Chapter of the National Black Radio Hall of Fame. First Lady and her husband/business partner, DJ pioneer Hugo H., recently teamed up to create a husband and wife DJ duo called “The Love Team.” They can be heard on SG1 House and on JAM 98 “Music For Your Soul.”