Welcome to Hot 97, the heartbeat of hip-hop and R&B!We're your go-to destination for the freshest beats, hottest tracks, and the pulse of urban culture. Since our inception, we've been setting the airwaves on fire, and we're not about to stop anytime soon. Discover the story behind the iconic brand that has been a cornerstone of the music and urban lifestyle scene for decades.
Hot 97 was born in the heart of New York City, the birthplace of hip-hop itself. Established in 1992, we've been a pioneer in the world of urban radio and have consistently provided a platform for emerging artists and legendary acts to showcase their talent. Over the years, we've seen hip-hop and R&B evolve, and we've been right there, evolving with it, while staying true to our roots.
What We Stand For
At Hot 97, we're not just a radio station; we're a cultural institution. We stand for the celebration of diversity, the power of music, and the influence of urban culture. We're dedicated to promoting unity, authenticity, and innovation in the music industry. Our mission is to empower and inspire our listeners while providing a stage for artists to share their unique stories and talents.
Hot 97 is more than just a radio station; we're deeply embedded in the communities we serve. We take pride in supporting local charities, grassroots movements, and initiatives that uplift the underprivileged. We're dedicated to making a positive impact in the neighborhoods we call home, and we believe in giving back to the community that has given us so much.
We're not just on the airwaves. Connect with Hot 97 through our website, mobile app, and social media platforms. Join our online community, participate in contests, and stay up-to-date with the latest news and events. Hot 97 is wherever you are, bringing the heat 24/7.