New York is more than the city that never sleeps.  It is the heartbeat of entertainment, the focuspoint in finance, and the center of dozens of cultures converging together to form our community.  More than 20-million people live and work throughout the New York tri-state area, celebrating the good times with one another, and helping each other through the unfortunate bad times.  Emmis New York is committed to serving our community through the Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation and Incite.  Music + Brand + Cause = IMPACT

At Emmis New York, our mission is to use our place in media to empower the communities we serve by providing Support, Assistance, and Information with a special emphasis in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Business
  • Social Action
  • Health & Wellness.

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Summer Jam (June):  Summer Jam is the biggest Hip Hop concert in the world!  Over 55,000 people come together at MetLife Stadium to join the biggest artists and celebrate Hip Hop.  A portion of the ticket sales go towards the Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation for community events throughout the year.


Kutz for Kids Babershop & Beauty Tour (August/September):  During the back to school season, Emmis New York partners with local barbershops and salons in the New York tri-state area to provide free haircuts for children ages 13 and under.  For more information, click here.


Spread the Warmth Coat Drive (November/December):  One of New York City’s largest and most cherished philanthropic traditions, the Spread the Warmth Coat Drive collects coats to be given out to homeless men, women, children and infants, the working poor, and at-risk senior citizens from partnering nonprofit agencies.  For more information & photos from previous years, click here.
Spread the Joy Holiday Toy Drive (November/December): Each year, HOT 97 teams up with an organization to collect new toys to be given out to children during the holiday season.  For more information & photos, click here.
Push 4 Peace:  Push 4 Peace was created in 2011 in Newark, New Jersey by HOT 97's Lisa Evers and her “Street Soldiers” team, and then Mayor Cory Booker, to promote alternatives to violence and gang involvement.  To learn more about the cause, and see photos from previous events, click here.
Check out some of the other events HOT 97 has been a part of here.

Want to join us in our efforts to empower our community?  Check out our upcoming events here.



  • ­NYSBA Serving New York Award recipient (2013) 
  • National Association of Broadcasters Celebration of Service to America Award recipient (2013)
  • Emmi Award for Best Community Service (2013, 2010) 
  • National Association of Broadcasters Crystal Award recipient (2012)



SVP & Market Manager – Charlie Morgan

Director of Marketing – Bethany Kent

Director of Operations & PSA/FCC Contact – Patricia Robinson