Mina “SayWhat” Llona is an award-winning Radio Host and Multi-Media Personality. She is very out-spoken and down to earth. She loves to learn and laugh. With over 10 years of broadcast experience ranging from television and radio to digital media, she has developed to wear many hats including: Radio Personality, TV Reporter, Podcaster, Event Host, Brand Ambassador and Public Speaker.
Mina SayWhat is currently on-air nationwide on SIRIUSXM The Heat. Her show, “Mina’s House,” airs Monday through Friday 6p-12a ET. She is also heard on WPHI-FM Hip Hop 103.9 in the Philadelphia market on the weekends (Sat 10a-2p and Sun 12p-4p). Her podcast, Mina’s House Podcast, can be found on www.MinaSayWhat.com and all podcast platforms.
Mina’s career in broadcast began when she was 18-years-old. As a freshman at Syracuse University, she received her first on-air shift at her college radio station, WJPZ-FM 89.1, where she also eventually became the Vice President of Programming and had a daily afternoon shift. While in college she interned at two radio stations: Hot 107.9 in Syracuse, NY and Hot 97 in New York City. With a dual major (Television, Radio, and Film/Political Science) and a minor in Music Business, Mina graduated Cum Laude from Syracuse University’s very prestigious S.I. Newhouse School Of Public Communications.
Mina’s drive and talent eventually landed her at SIRIUSXM in 2008, one week after graduating from Syracuse University. She was broadcasting nationwide on the Hip Hop & R&B channel, The Heat. In 2012, Mina scored her very first Morning Show Host position at WUSL-FM Power 99, where she woke the city of Philadelphia up for 6 years. She helped change the scenery of Power 99 as the first Latin morning show host ever. In 2018, Philadelphia Weekly titled Mina “one of the most prominent voices in the hip hop game.” Mina was also the voice of the weather at WMIB – 103.5 The Beat in Miami for 4 years. Mina returned to SIRIUSXM in 2018.
Mina’s need for growth eventually propelled her into on-camera TV work. As Mina Llona, she currently contributes on 6ABC Philadelphia and previously contributed weekly on FOX 29 Philadelphia. Mina has also appeared nationwide on The Rachael Ray Show and featured on Inside Edition, Oxygen’s Sisterhood Of Hip Hop and BET’s Hustle In BK.
Mina is also bilingual and is currently the stage host of the Philly Puerto Rican Day Parade, a position she has had since 2014. The parade airs yearly on 6ABC in Philadelphia.
Mina has had the privilege of interviewing some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, sports and politics. She has interviewed Hilary Clinton, Kanye West, Cardi B, Lil Nas X, Kerry Washington, Kobe Bryant, Usher, J. Cole, Malcolm Jenkins, Mark Wahlberg, Cory Booker, Danny Garcia, Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Allen Iverson, Kevin Hart, LL Cool J, Bernard Hopkins, Jamie Foxx, The Roots, 50 Cent and Michael B. Jordan.
Mina is also a brand ambassador and has had endorsements with Pepsi, Aquafina, Gift Of Life Organ Donation, McDonald’s, Ideal Image Laser Hair Removal, Mattress Firm, Yahoo and Budweiser. She has hosted events for Footlocker, The Jordan Brand, National Kidney Foundation, The Philadelphia 76ers, Live Nation, etc. She has also voiced commercials for BET, VH1, MTV, TNT & AT&T.
Mina has always had a passion for music, sports, and dance. She surrounds herself with these passions through her charity work. The product of a single mother household from Union City, New Jersey, Mina grew up poor but with lots of love. She believes her purpose is to help kids growing up in similar conditions. Mina regularly speaks to kids in grade and high school. She is an ambassador for the Philadelphia 76ers Sixers Youth “La Liga” basketball league where she works with young kids. She’s also a dance team coach! Mina founded “Mina’s Dance Squad” in 2013 and mentors the teenage/college aged ladies on her team. She is a proud member of Syracuse University’s WJPZ Alumni Association and visits the campus once a year to speak to students with interest in media.