HOT 97 Crew Have Fun with Bogus Jay Z Report

Mogul has no plans to put a ring on New York radio station

We saw the initial report claiming that Jay Z and a group that included Carmelo Anthony were in negotiations to buy New York FM powerhouse HOT 97. But the morning gang there on Tuesday really had some fun with this now officially debunked trail.

Ebro, Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez re-christened the station HOV 97 in honor of Jay Z’s alternate street name. They later speculated about what the loss of HOT 97 might mean for parent company Emmis Communications.

Funniest of all: twice along the way, this on-air gang suggested that the false acquisition mentions helped buoy Anthony and the Knicks to a rare 2014-15 season win.

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.
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