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Who’s Hot: Souly Had
The Capital Rregion's very own Souly Had has just inked his very first deal with Island Records this past weekend. Mind you The Grammys took place out in Cali this past Sunday as well so Souly was able to soak up and connect with all the excitement from all of that and enjoy his first signed de…
Things To Do On Valentines Day
Love is in the air. Valentines day is next Thursday February 14th and if you are a last minute person  when it comes to holidays and have no clue as to what to do with bae this valentines day. The capital region is hooking you up with a few fun things that you can choose from and enjoy a specia…
Who’s Hot Artist Of The Week: D3V
Albany NY's up and coming artist D3V finally released his highly anticipated music video for his new single " Mad @ Me". D3V raps on a sick beat and talks about almost falling back and giving up music but then realized quitting is NOT an Option and he had to get back in his ba…
Schenectady Beer Week 2/4 – 2/10
If only there was a Henny week it be all good.However I could settle for a nice cold pale ale if the occasion calls for it.  Well the capital region is no stranger to beer week as there is Saratoga beer week coming up later this month as well...
Who’s Hot: Reilly Balcom x Trey Terry
Shout out to Reilly Balcom and Trey Terry for pulling up to the Hot991 studios. They got alot goin on this year from branding thereselves in other markets and continusly putting on for the 518.
You probably seen “Another Visual Banger” tag on one of your favorite artists v…
Chowder Fest 2019
It's that time of year again when hundreds of people flood down town Saratoga in hopes to try some of the best chowder in the world. From corn chowder to potato chowder you name it you probably could make chowder out of it. My favorite kind of chowder would have to be creamy seafood chowder...
Local Albany DJ Arrested
Brian Angelo, aka "DJ IROC", 49, of WAJZ 96.3 Jamz., was arrested this afternoon for allegedly sexual assaulting minors.  Police say the victims were between eight and 14 years old. Angelo is being held in Rensselaer County Jail with several pending charges on  three counts of first-degree…
Family Fun Night At The YMCA
Looking to take the family out this weekend and not have to worry about the cost to have fun. Well the Guilderland YMCA is hosting a "Family Fun Night" this Saturday at 6pm. There will be a variety of indoor games and activities going on . You do not have to have a membership to pa…
Harlem Globetrotters At The Times Union Center
If you grew up in Albany and went to school in this area then i'm pretty sure you heard about the "Worlds Famous Harlem Globetrotters" they used to come here and do performances all the time at the Washington Ave Armory.
My middle school used to do this big event where if you did your homew…
Who’s Hot: Saturday Night Recap
Missed the Who's Hot show on Saturday?
Check out the recap and new some heat from some up and coming artists.
Tune in every Saturday at midnight to hear new music on the Who's Hot podcast, hosted by Keisha Renee.
Download the Hot991 app to listen on the go...
Pop-Up Shop And Concert! Jan 12th
Tomorrow at Jupiter Hall you can shop and catch a concert all in one place. It's a vibe. There will be performances by some of the cap city's best and Hot991's favorites such as Souly Had and Entreband who have stopped by the studio and showed love before, Suave The Don and HollyHood Shumpo who both…
Don’t Worry You Should Still Get Your Tax Refund!
The government is shut down! Oh my gosh the worlds gonna end lol... No its not going to end however it may be a small delay  in getting back to work if you work for the government and since tax time is right around the corner we may have a delay in getting those but ...
Colonie Center Mall Is Up For Sale
When I first read the title I was like "Nooo, you can't take this mall away" but as I read more into the "Sale " part of it , it could mean a few different things.Colonie Center mall has been in the area for years and the last time it was brought out and sold…
Free Cab Rides On New Years Eve
So New Years eve is on Monday and we all know some of us may have a drink or too at a party or get together that we go to, to ring in the New Year. However drinking and driving is still illegal and against the law. If you do decide to drink and you have to drive there will be free cabs rides to area…
Albany NY’s Largest Job Fair
2019 is the year to be great. If you are looking for a job well mark your calendars , Monday January 21st check out the worlds largest job fair. There will be booths set up from jobs like County Waste, Center for disability,  Ellis Medicine, The US postal service and much more...
Who Is The Hottest Underground Artist?
I love discovering and finding new artists that have a dope delivery, flow and presence when it comes to music. I am a true believer that underground music sometimes sounds better than the music we hear on the radio. I enjoy watching artists grow through there music and performances...
Jordan Hollywood Talks New Album With Keisha Renee
Last week, I had the pleasure to meet Quality Control's newest member Jordan Hollywood at Overit Studios for a listening of his second album "Finally" which dropped November 9th. Super dope vibe. He played a couple tracks off the album and answered some questions that people h…
Toys For Tots Is Bringing Santa To Town Early This Year
Meet Santa and see if you made the good list. This year La Familia MC and Toys For Tots present an afternoon spent with Santa. Along with giving back to the community and helping those out for the holidays, they will be hooking some of the kids up with some early Christmas gifts...
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Get ready Cap City! Santa Claus is coming to town. He's made his list and checked it twice and Albany, NY is on the good list (well at least the kids are). Santa will be in town much sooner than December 25th.
He will be stopping by a couple places thought out the city to see and hang out with t…
Capital Lights In The Park
'Tis the season for everything jolly. I would say the holidays definitely bring the good out of people and, even though I am not a huge fan of the winter, I can appreciate the holiday spirit. I remember all the fun things my mom would do with us when we were kids...

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