New York is more than the city that never sleeps.  It is the heartbeat of entertainment, the focuspoint in finance, and the center of dozens of cultures converging together to form our community.  More than 20-million people live and work throughout the New York tri-state area, celebrating the good times with one another, and helping each other through the unfortunate bad times.  Emmis New York is committed to serving our community through the Heart & Soul Foundation and Incite.  Music + Brand + Cause = IMPACT

At Emmis New York, our mission is to use our place in media to empower the communities we serve by providing Support, Assistance, and Information with a special emphasis in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Business
  • Social Action
  • Health & Wellness.

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HOT 97 and WBLS’ Hip Hop Has Heart and Heart & Soul Foundations are committed to empowering the communities we serve in the greater New York City area. Please join us as we raise funds for the victims of the tragic fire in the Bronx. Find out how you can help HERE.




On Saturday, December 9th from 12-4pm at the Mall at Bay Plaza in the Bronx we had our annual Spread The Warmth Coat Drive presented by Fidelis Care! Find out more here.


Macaroni Awards for Emmis NY HUGE congratulations to our own Funk Flex of HOT 97 and the entire team on WLIB! Find out more here.






NYMRAD and The International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) held its annual Multicultural Career Workshop on Friday, October 13th.  The event draws approximately 130 outstanding students and recent graduates who are pursuing careers in the broadcast industry. Find out more here.


Softball Charity Game: The HOT 97, WBLS and WLIB family attended a charity softball game at Castle Hill little league in the Bronx. To learn more, check here!




Radio-thon in support of St. Jude Children’s Hospital (March):  Since 2007, WLIB has hosted an annual radio-thon to raise money for St. Jude Chirldren's Hospital.  All collections go directly to St. Jude’s to support their mission to advance cures and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases, through research and treatment.  For more information & photos from previous years, click here.


Kutz for Kids Babershop & Beauty Tour (August/September):  During the back to school season, Emmis New York partners with local barbershops and salons in the New York tri-state area to provide free haircuts for children ages 13 and under.  For more information, click here.



The Spread the Warmth Coat Drive (November/December):  One of New York City’s largest and most cherished philanthropic traditions, the Spread the Warmth Coat Drive collects coats to be given out to homeless men, women, children and infants, the working poor, and at-risk senior citizens from partnering nonprofit agencies.  For more information & photos from previous years, click here.



Spread the Joy Holiday Toy Drive (November/December): Each year, WLIB teams up with an organization to collect new toys to be given out to children during the holiday season.  For more information & photos, click here.





Want to join us in our efforts to empower our community?  Check out our upcoming events here.



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