New York‘s #1 Radio Station for Hip-Hop and R&B, HOT 97 FM (WQHT), has partnered with TuneIn to create a first-of-its-kind Radio Station , showcasing the world’s premier hip-hop music concert, HOT 97 Summer Jam. For the first time, HOT 97 will give millions of hip-hop music fans around the globe access to uncensored and uninterrupted music from HOT 97 Summer Jam 2012 headliners Nicki Minaj, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, J. Cole, Trey Songz and many more, as well as archived performances from past HOT 97 Summer Jams, straight to their computer or smart phones. With exclusive access to classic hits and unforgettable performances from years past and present, listeners can gear up for another memorable show this year at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, June 3, 2012.Rick Cummings, President of Programming, Emmis Communications states “We are very pleased to have this partnership between our friends at TuneIn and HOT 97 and especially glad to have developed a “˜HOT 97 Summer Jam dedicated channel’ on TuneIn.”Alex Cameron, SVP/Market Manager, Emmis New York adds “TuneIn now offers some of the most passionate music lovers and HOT 97 fans a unique way to participate in the biggest and most renowned hip-hop music event on the planet.””We are thrilled to work with HOT 97 to deliver rare content and performances, previously only available on a hyper-local scale, to hip-hop music fans around the world for the first time” says John Donham, CEO of TuneIn.Listeners can enjoy the HOT 97 Summer Jam channel today with the free TuneIn Radio app, online at www.tunein.com by searching “Summer Jam” and on the more than 150 platforms that carry the TuneIn service.Tickets for HOT 97’s Summer Jam 2012 are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, by logging on to www.Ticketmaster.com or at the MetLife Stadium box office. For just $69, $99.50 or $135, listeners can be a part of the longest running and largest hip-hop concert in the world! A limited amount of exclusive HOT 97 Platinum Packages are also available for $200. The Platinum Package includes premium show seats, access to the 50-yard line VIP Patio and passes to the Platinum Lounge including the ONLY full cash bar in the stadium, a view of the Live Broadcast and an unobstructed view of the live stage performances.For additional information on HOT 97 and Summer Jam 2012, please visit www.HOT97.com.
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