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Hot 97 on Target for Another Summer Jam

There’s still another month of winter weather. But a hint of what’s ahead to heat us up has been unveiled. Hot 97/WQHT started the countdown clock yesterday (T-”97″ days) until the best hip hop artists in the world take the stage at MetLife Stadium.

The 20th anniversary of Summer Jam will bring together 55,000 fans and countless more worldwide via online streaming.

Alex Cameron, SVP and general manager, states, “Every year the entire HOT 97 staff puts our hearts and souls into producing an amazing experience for the hip hop world at HOT 97′s legendary Summer Jam concert.  This year is extra special, as we mark the 20th Anniversary of this monumental event.  We have a few surprises in the works to celebrate our 20-year reign as the number 1 source for hip hop music and entertainment; this year is lined up to be bigger and better than ever!  This will be a must-attend event for Hip Hop fans around the country and beyond.”

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98.7 Kiss/WRKS Having Reunion Party to Mark 30th Anniversary

As we told you yesterday, 98.7 Kiss FM/WRKS reached the big 3-0.

To celebrate, the longtime Soul and R&B station is reuniting past air personalities. On Thursday, August 11th, Kiss is holding its 30th Anniversary Reunion Party on the plaza at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building (125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard).

The list of guests is a who’s who of Kiss from yesteryear.

Legendary alumni Ken “Spider” Webb, Mike Love, and Diana King are just a few who will take part in the festivities. Fans will also see DJ Ace, Tanya Simpson, Bobby Gailes, and Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex. And there will be many more Kiss on-air notables, including Dean Meminger, Nicole Brown, Raqiyah Mays.

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Hot 97 Has Another Successful Summer Jam

The 2011 edition of Hot 97′s Summer Jam was another sell out. More than 50,000 fans watched the biggest and brightest in hip-hop and R&B at the New Meadowlands Stadium last Sunday.

Among the headliners: Lil Wayne, Drake (shown performing together), Chris Brown, and Fabolous.

Rising stars, including Ricky Blaze, Big Sean, and Yelawolf, sang at the pre-show Hot 97 Festival Village stage.

And yes, what would Summer Jam be without the special guests? Diddy, Busta Rhymes, and Jadakiss were just a few of the many surprise artists.

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Ebro Darden Named VP/Programming at Emmis New York

Ebro Darden has been promoted to VP of programming at the three Emmis radio stations in New York.

Darden will oversee WQHT (Hot 97), WRKS (98.7 KISS FM), and WRXP (101.9).

Alex Cameron, SVP/Market Manager calls the promotion a first step in the restructuring plan of the Emmis New York group. For Darden, it’s a big step forward: “This is very exciting and I’m very grateful to our SVP, Alex Cameron, for giving me this tremendous opportunity to lead the entire Programming Team here at Emmis NY,” Darden said. ”Our priorities will be programming efficiency in PPM, growing our digital properties and keeping our brands focused on being culturally significant for our audiences.”

Darden joined Emmis in 2003 as music director of Hot 97. He became program director in 2007.

Update: Leslie Fram, WRXP program director and morning co-host, tells FishbowlNY that  Darden is “a great program director, leader, and strategist and I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this promotion.”