WQHT (97.1 FM, Hot 97) is an American radio station in New York City under the corporate ownership of Emmis Communications. The station broadcasts on 97.1 MHz FM. WQHT. Despite being billed as a Rhythmic CHR station on Mediabase & Nielsen BDS, WQHT primarily plays mainstream urban hits, with a few pop-leaning titles on occasion. It is one of two flagship radio properties of Emmis alongside co-owned KPWR ('Power 106') in Los Angeles. The studios of WQHT are based in the TriBeCa neighborhood in Manhattan, and the transmitter is based from atop the Empire State Building alongside most TV and radio stations transmitting from there. In 1986, Emmis Broadcasting bought rock formatted 103.5 WAPP New York from Doubleday Broadcasting.
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