Hot 97 To Stream Summer Jam 2012 Free On Smartphones & Online

By Jay Casteel (@JayCasteel)  |  05/31/2012

logo - Hot 97New York's Hot 97 station announced the line-up for their annual Summer Jam concert earlier this month, and more recently, revealed that it will be streamed live for free, through a service called TuneIn.

The radio station will broadcast the annual summer show, which takes place in New Jersey on June 3, across smartphones and desktops for the first time in its history.

So, for fans in other parts of the country never able to catch the anticipated yearly concert, now they can watch it like they're in the front row.

"TuneIn takes people places. This collaboration with HOT 97 speaks to the power of TuneIn to expand unique experiences like Summer Jam to wider audiences, taking people to events and places in ways that were never before possible," said John Donham, CEO of TuneIn.

"It is very fitting that HOT 97, one of the few truly global U.S. radio brands, team up with TuneIn to bring HOT 97's Summer Jam to people all over the planet! We are delighted to be able to do so," added Rick Cummings, President Programming, Emmis Communications.

This year's Summer Jam will be headlined by Nicki Minaj, Young Jeezy, and Rick Ross (alongside Maybach Music, with other acts including: J. Cole, Trey Songz, Waka Flocka Flame, DJ Khaled, French Montan, and the list goes on.

The Hot 97 Summer Jam 2012 concert kicks off at 7pm EST, with the Festival Village stage beginning at 2pm on Sunday (June 3) from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.

Fans can access the free channel on TuneIn by searching "Summer Jam" on any of the 150 TuneIn platforms including smartphones apps, connected vehicle dashboards, Internet home entertainment systems and online at

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