WQHT also known as Hot 97 is a This is an article about New York City; see also NYC, New York, and New York, New York. ...New York based A radio station is a site configured for broadcasting sound. ...radio station. It claims to be the United States's premier Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ...hip hop radio broadcaster. It was signed on the air in the summer of 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...1986 as Hot 103 (103.5 FM).
After WKTU signed off the air in 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...1985, New Yorkers demanded a Dance music is music composed, played, or both, specifically for social dancing. ...Dance music station. Indianapolis_based Emmis Broadcasting purchased WAPP-FM and transformed it to Hot 103 in 1986. It played a variety of Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ...R&B, Depending on context, pop music is either an abbreviation of popular music or, more recently, a term for a sub_ genre of it. ...Pop music, Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ...Hip Hop, The word freestyle is used to describe a sport or other activity where the participant is free to choose a style at will. ...Freestyle, House music refers to a collection of styles of electronic dance music, the earliest forms beginning in the early_ to mid_ 1980s. ...House and Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ...Rock recordings. Hot 103 was the first radio station to play Latin Hip Hop (Freestyle) regularly. The station played hits by The word freestyle is used to describe a sport or other activity where the participant is free to choose a style at will. ...Freestyle singer Shannon can refer to the following: In Celtic mythology, the goddess of the river by the same name, the River Shannon A defunct Formula One constructor; see Shannon (Formula One) Four place names in Ireland: Shannon Town the name of a new town in County Clare. ...Shannon known for her hits Let The Music Play is a famous Latin Freestyle record sung by Washington, DC area singer Shannon in 1983. ...Let The Music Play, Give Me Tonight, My Heart's Divided, Do You Want To Get Away, and more. It also broke ground for new artists such as Judy Torres, TKA, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Expose may mean: exposure, such as to weather or radiation, or in photography an exposé, in investigative journalism Exposé, in Mac OS X the dance music band Exposé Exposés debut album Exposé This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the...Expose, the Cover Girls, George Lamond, and more. The station was number one in the ratings from 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...1986 to 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...1988. Hot 103's major competitors WPLJ/WWPR as well as WBLS FM (107. ...WBLS and WRKS responded by adding more Dance music is music composed, played, or both, specifically for social dancing. ...Dance music to their playlists. In the fall of 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...1988 Emmis purchased 97.1 WYNY-FM from The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...NBC. That same day the stations did a frequency swap with Hot 103 moving to 97.1 and WYNY to 103.5. Hence Hot 103 became known as Hot 97 and continued with the dance/freestyle format and featured full_length versions of the records played.
Hot 97's ratings fell in 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...1989. The station freshened its sound with Milli Vanilli (milli is a word meaning national in Turkish, picked up by the artists while visiting Turkey on one of its national days) was a duo, Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus, formed in Germany in the mid_1980s. ...Milli Vanilli, MC Hammer (later Hammer), real name Stanley Kirk Burrell, (born March 30, 1962) was an early mainstream rapper, known for his baggy genie pants and catchy hooks on songs like U Cant Touch This. Early Life MC Hammer was born in Oakland, California. ...MC Hammer, New Kids On The Block was a commercially successful boy band of the late 1980s formed in Boston in 1984. ...New Kids on the Block, and more. In the fall of 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993_2003) Events January January 1 _ Czechoslovakia divides. ...1993 Hot 97 decided to target a share of WRKS_FM better known as 98. ...WRKS_FM's (98.7 Kiss FM) Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ...hip hop audience by playing some The word rap has these meanings:_ verb: to knock with something, e. ...rap songs. They also added Ed Lover and Andre Young (born February 18, 1965 in Los Angeles, California), better known as Dr. Dre, became a pioneer in todays hip-hop culture and gangsta rap. ...Doctor Dre as its morning hosts. The ratings rose to number three in just one rating period. In the spring of 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...1994 the station abandoned its Dance music is music composed, played, or both, specifically for social dancing. ...Dance music format and became New York's new The word rap has these meanings:_ verb: to knock with something, e. ...rap station. Kiss FM responded to the rivalry by adding more mix shows and moved Wendy Williams is an African_American radio host and television personality. ...Wendy Williams to the morning drive time. Kiss was still number one in the ratings. The Summit Communications Group was selling seven of their radio stations including Kiss to concentrate on technology and This article is about the Internet An internet is a more general term for any set of interconnected computer networks that are connected by internetworking Graphic representation of the WWW information network structure around Wikipedia, as represented by hyperlinks The Internet, or simply the Net, is the publicly available worldwide...internet services. Emmis discussed purchasing the station from A summit is: A point higher than all the ground immediately surrounding it; see topographical summit. ...Summit for integration between the stations but needed federal approval to own two FM stations in the same market. In December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ...December of 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...1994 the purchase was approved and Kiss FM's format was changed a newly formed Urban Adult Contemporary format. In 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...1995 Hot 97 once again became New York's top station in the Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ...Arbitron ratings. For seven years Hot 97 was the only A radio station is a site configured for broadcasting sound. ...radio station in State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th) _ Land 122,409 km² _ Water 18,795 km² (13. ...New York for Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ...hip hop until For alternative meanings, see March (disambiguation). ...March 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...2002 when WWPR-FM (Power 105.1) was launched. It made no sense for Emmis to purchase 98.7 Kiss FM for Hot 97 to become the city's only The word rap has these meanings:- verb: to knock with something, e. ...rap station. Power 105.1 went to number five in the ratings.
Most recently Power 105.1 edged slightly ahead of Hot 97 for the first time ever due to the Tsunami song parody. In another issue Hot 97 is known for having shootouts in front of their offices involving rival rap groups. Numerous advocates urged Emmis Broadcasting's chairman Jeffrey Smulyan to change the format. In a response the company would not change it because of the revenue it receives.
Tsunami song parody
This station has been known for some of its radical "shock jocks," -- DJs whose purpose is to shock and disturb people. On week of January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...January 17, 2005, a jock named Miss Jones played a song that used racial slurs and profanity to mock the victims of the The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) on December 26, 2004. ...2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Miss Info, a fellow DJ who also happens to be of Korean is: A person from or something related to Korea. ...Korean descent, was outraged and spoke against the song on the station. She excluded herself from producing the song and said it was wrong for it to be played. Miss Info immediately found herself subjected to a four_minute, on_air lambasting from the other DJs. Miss Jones accused Miss Info of always distancing herself from the antics of the others, and of acting superior because she is The term Asian can refer to something or someone from Asia. ...Asian. Another jock on the show named Todd Lynn muttered "I'm gonna start shooting Asians."
The station issued an apology on its website on January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...January 22, 2005 after a burst of outrage came from the Asian American community as well as from many bloggers and networking sites.
Following angry protests from An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ...Asian_Americans and other State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th) _ Land 122,409 km² _ Water 18,795 km² (13. ...New Yorkers, Miss Jones, DJ Envy, and Tasha Hightower were suspended indefinitely while Todd Lynn and Rick Del Gado (the writer of the song) were fired, and both This article is about the telecommunications company; see sprints for the running term. ...Sprint and McDonalds Corporation ( NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast_food restaurants . Although McDonalds did not invent the hamburger or fast food, its name has become nearly synonymous with both. ...McDonald's had pulled their advertising from the station. The suspended employees' pay would be diverted to charities helping victims of the tsunami.
A rapper named Album cover for Jins debut album, The Rest is History Jin Au_Yeung (traditional Chinese: 歐陽靖, simplified Chinese: 欧阳靖, pinyin: Ōuyáng Jìng), also known as Jin tha MC or simply Jin, is a Chinese American rap artist. ...Jin had written a song criticizing Miss Jones' actions.
British parliamentarians signed an Early day motion is a phrase used in the Westminster system for motions tabled by Members of Parliament for debate on an early day. In practice, they are never debated but are mostly used for MPs to publicise and express support for their own pet projects. ...early day motion sponsored by Linda Perham (born 29 June 1947) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ...Linda Perham MP in the In some bicameral parliaments of a Westminster System, the House of Commons has historically been the name of the elected lower house. ...House of Commons in the Palace of Westminster deploring Hot 97's racist tsunami song.
EDM 638 stated: 'That this House deplores the racist Tsunami Song aired on Hot 97 radio station in New York; calls upon Richard Cummings, President of Emmis Radio, to take firm action against those who aired the song beyond the temporary suspension; and commends the heartfelt tsunami song composed by British Sri_Lankan Nimal Mendis.'
Hot 97's tsunami song was perceived to be both cruel and racist by people in the tsunami affected areas. The tsunami was no joke to those who suffered bereavement and to those who lost their livelihoods. Many called for the sacking of Miss Jones and the entire team who were responsible for the tsunami song. Formal complaints have been made to the Federal Communications Commission in Washington DC in the United States.
The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (ශ්රී ලංකා in Sinhala / இலங்கை in Tamil) (known as Ceylon before 1972) is a tropical island nation off the southeast coast of the Indian subcontinent. ...Sri Lanka lost over 40,000 people in the tsunami and 2 million were made homeless. Hot 97's tsunami song caused an uproar on the island of Sri Lanka. Writing in the Sunday Island newspaper in Towers of downtown Colombo Colombo (derived from Sinhalese name Kola_amba_thota which means mango harbour, altered by the Portuguese to honour Christopher Columbus), population 737,396 (Colombo metropolitan area: 2,234,289) (2001), is the largest city and commercial center of Sri Lanka. ...Colombo, the Sri Lankan journalist NAN said it was 'disgusting racism, inuendo and sheer bad taste.' Sri Lankans were calling for the resignations of Richard Cummings, President of Emmis Radio for letting the song be aired for over a week and Miss Tarsha Jones who spearheaded the airing of the tsunami song. US President George Bush can refer to several people, two of whom have been Presidents of the United States: George W. Bush _ George Walker Bush, the current President of the United States George H. W. Bush _ George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the United States (1989–1993) George P. Bush _ George...George Bush has been asked to intervene and fine Emmis Radio and Hot 97.Sri Lankans raised the matter with President Clinton and President George Bush.Sr who visited the tsunami hit countries in February 2005. President Clinton who is the UN Envoy for the tsunami region was asked to speak out against Hot 97's cruel song.
Several demonstrations took place outside Hot 97 in New York. Among the high profile groups were Afrika Bambaataa and the Zulu Nation.
- hot97.com (http://www.hot97.com)
- Federal Communications Commission (http://www.fcc.gov/parents/content.html)