Welcome to the HOT 97 Publicity page, the central location for all HOT 97 press releases, event credentialing information, approved talent photos, and more.

WQHT FM HOT 97.1 is part of the Emmis New York radio cluster, alongside sister-stations WBLS 107.5 FM, and 1190 WLIB AM.  The cluster and each station reflects the diversity, culture & attitudes of the greatest city in the world, NYC!  We reach trendsetters, influencers & a lifestyle- oriented audience that spans teens, college students, young adults, parents & professionals.  Emmis is one of the nation's most respected and diversified communications companies.  We're small enough to be flexible to our clients' needs, but large enough to have unrivaled media brands and lifestyle platforms.  

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WQHT HOT 97 FM is the world's first all Hip Hop station and has held the dominant position in New York for over twenty years.  HOT 97 is best known for its celebrity on air talent, such as Ebro Darden (Asst. Programming Director, radio host for Beats1), Funk Flex (television host, multiple gold records) and Nessa (television personality and host for MTV), as well as being the world's premier source for Hip Hop music culture. HOT97 online and the Where Hip Hop Lives app are the destinations for original web series, celebrity content, concerts and music videos.  For more information, please visit, and follow us on,,, and

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All media inquiries regarding interviewing HOT 97 talent, event credentials, and other general press questions, please email


There are several HOT 97 events open to members of the media every year.  All requests must be submitted in writing, from a valid outlet email address.  HOT 97 Publicity has the right to refuse entry to any media outlet for any event.

For press credentials for the Who's Next showcase taking place on March 27th click here.