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Hot 97

Hot 97

HOT 97 was born in 1992 and has been the premiere outlet for the hottest music and news in the Hip Hop and R&B community for 17 years. HOT 97 has become a nationally recognized brand spawning a number of sister stations across the country. DJ Funkmaster Flex, arguably the face of the franchise, leads a world-renowned roster of on-air personalities and DJ’s who have become celebrities well beyond HOT 97’s walls. These include Cipha Sounds, Dennis Rivera, Mister Cee, Angie Martinez, DJ Enuff and numerous other personalities who have interviewed and enhanced the artistry of legends from all facets of current culture such as Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G, Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, Tyler Perry, Chris Rock, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and many more.

Along with legendary personalities, HOT 97 has become famous for trendsetting lifestyle events. The annual sellout of events such as HOT 97’s On Da Reggae Tip, HOT 97’s April Fools’ Day Comedy Show and our signature lifestyle event – HOT 97’s Summer Jam – validate the power and influence of the HOT 97 brand.

Beyond lifestyle extensions, HOT 97 has had a strong presence in the community through its philanthropic contributions to different charities, support of local charitable events and insightful programming addressing issues throughout New York’s multicultural community.

As entertainment, media and the music industry continue a transition into the digital age, HOT 97 stays ahead of the curve offering listeners numerous opportunities to connect with the brand at home, at work or on the go through our various Digital capabilities including HOT 97.com. These tools offer listeners exclusive audio & video content, news & event updates, contests, texting & SMS communication with our personalities and client partners, podcasts, videos and more.

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