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  1. Emmis, Owner of NYC's Hot 97, Buys WBLS, WLIB For $130 Mil, Increases Urban Market Share

    February 13, 2014 10:57 AM EST Emmis Communications, a radio and publishing company which owns WQHT (Hot 97) in New York along with a host of other stations across the country, has announced a deal with YMF Media to purchase two New York radio stations for $131 million in ca ...

  2. Kiss FM Celebrates Last Night On Air in New York City

    April 30, 2012 11:29 AM EDT Sad New Yorkers and longtime listeners called into 98.7 Kiss FM for the last time Sunday night, as the iconic station switched off its transmission at midnight to make way for sports talk radio. KISS-FM/WBLS Merger Makes Way For FM Sports In New Y ...

  3. KISS-FM/WBLS Merger Makes Way For FM Sports In New York

    April 27, 2012 9:10 AM EDT The urban radio landscape in New York had a major shakeup Thursday (April 26) when Emmis Communications announced that Urban AC WRKS (98.7 Kiss FM) was going to become the FM home for ESPN all-sports WEPN-AM (ESPN New York) as part of a long-term ...

  4. Radio Remembers Michael Jackson

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As news broke yesterday of Michael Jackson's passing, radio reinforced its power to serve as a community forum. In New York City, several stations have since aired Jackson's myriad hits in tribute. Emmis adult R&B WRKS began playing ...

  5. Hot 97 Morning Jock Miss Jones Exits Station

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New York hip-hop and R&B radio station Hot 97 (WQHT) announced today morning jock Miss Jones and the morning crew (Michael Sean and DJ Envy) will be relieved of duty as the current morning show "Miss Jones In The Morning" next week a ...

  6. Gustines, Darden Upped At 98.7 and Hot 97

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Emmis Communications New York, home of R&B radio station 98.7 Kiss FM and hip-hop and R&B station Hot 97, has promoted Julie Gustines to assistant program director and music director at 98.7 and Ebro Darden to program director for both 98. ...

  7. R&B Confab Wraps With PPM Panel, Rifkind Q&A

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST This year's two-day Billboard R&B Hip Hop Conference & Awards wrapped Nov. 30 in Atlanta with a round of panel discussions with some of the genre's top moguls and artists. During the "People Get Ready" panel , Tony Gray ...

  8. Hip-Hop Radio Station Hot 97 Goes 'Green'

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New York's Hip-Hop/R&B radio station Hot 97 (WQHT) is kicking off a "Go Green" initiative to raise awareness within the Hip-Hop community about Global Warming. Beginning tomorrow (Oct. 5th) and continuing every first Friday of t ...

  9. 50 Cent Embarks On NYC Tour

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cent and New York's Hot 97 radio station (WQHT) have teamed up for "50 Cent's 5 Borough Tour," a four-day trek during which the Queens MC will perform tracks from his upcoming LP, "Curtis" (G-Unit/Interscope), arou ...

  10. Hot 97 Adds Hourly News Program

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Emmis' rhythmic/WQHT (Hot 97) radio station is launching an hourly news program, "The Hot 97 News Update." Miss Info, the station's entertainment news reporter and weekend driver, is heading up the department and will air hourl ...

  11. Styles Exits Interscope, Signs With Koch

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop artist Styles, who recently exited Interscope, has inked a deal with Koch Records. After his exit from Interscope, Styles hit the airwaves of New York's Hot 97 (WQHT) and began a verbal volley with 50 Cent, who Styles claims is respon ...

  12. Radio Mixshow Confab Continues

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DJ panel talks branding. The Power Summit, the four-day radio mixshow conference staple that's celebrating its ninth year, kicked off Oct. 4 in the Domincan Republic, and featured panels such as Friday's (Oct. 6) "Beyond Just Being ...

  13. Lil' Kim To Be Released From Jail On Monday

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here earlier this week, rapper Lil' Kim will be released from a federal detention center in Philadelphia on Monday (July 13). The rapper has been jailed since Sept. 19 after being convicted As tipped here earlier this week, rapper L ...

  14. Emmis Reveals iTunes For All Station Web Sites

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music store integration was piloted in May. Following the rollout of iTunes Music Stores onto the Web sites of two of its premiere radio properties, Emmis Communications has revealed the integration of the popular downloading service onto all of i ...

  15. Radio Web Sites Get In Tune With iTunes

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Power 106 in L.A., Hot 97 N.Y. integrate store. Emmis Communications and Apple iTunes are singing in harmony. The companies are teaming up to bring fully integrated iTunes Music Stores to the Web sites of two Emmis R&B/hip-hop stations: KPWR ( ...

  16. Spitzer Smacks Hot 97 With Jaw-Dropping Fine

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Emmis hip-hop radio station WQHT (Hot 97) New York was smacked with steep fines and mandates of community action in the wake of its "Smackfest" promotions. NEW YORK -- Emmis hip-hop radio station WQHT (Hot 97) New York was smacked with s ...

  17. Bullets Fly During 50 Cent Radio Interview

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A 24-year-old Los Angeles man was hospitalized Monday night (Feb. 28) after being shot at the station's West Village facility during a live interview with 50 Cent at the New York facility of R&B/h A 24-year-old Los Angeles man was hos ...

  18. Bullets Fly During 50 Cent Radio Interview

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper said he was dropping the Game. A 24-year-old Los Angeles man was hospitalized Monday night (Feb. 28) after being shot at the station's West Village facility during a live interview with 50 Cent at the New York facility of R&B/hip-h ...

  19. Radio

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Story: NY station suspends morning team This Week's Story: NY Station Pulls Show Over Tsunami Slur By Mark Egan NEW YORK (Reuters) -- The entire staff of the New York radio show "Miss Jones in the Morning" (WQHT, Ho ...

  20. Emmis Sues Clear Channel Over DJ Star

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Emmis wants Clear Channel to take its grubby paws off bad boy DJ "Star" -- at least until next March. NEW YORK -- Emmis wants Clear Channel to take its grubby paws off bad boy DJ "Star" -- at least until next March. Emmis Radio ...

  21. Fuse Links With New York's WQHT

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music video network Fuse has joined forces with mainstream R&B radio station WQHT (Hot 97) New York for a yearlong programming partnership. Music video network Fuse has joined forces with mainstream R&B radio station WQHT (Hot 97) New ...