9Nov/1075

The History of Hip Hop Radio (Stretch & Bobbito, etc.)

When it originally started, even though hip hop radio, specifically New York hip hop radio, made up less than five percent of all radio, it quickly became integral to New York and the surrounding communities, a sub-culture within the culture, exclusively for people who were in the right place at the right time and knew what was up.

Soon a small number of shows and an even smaller amount of stations (and people) would go on to both directly and indirectly influence a large portion of music, unbeknownst in the moment to a lot of the fans and even some of the artists.

T.R.O.Y. briefly covered this (a couple times in years past actually) during the start of the T.R.O.Y. Blog, when forum member Irish Craig first threw it up on his blog. Some people inevitably slept and now we’re bringin’ it back for the full feature to get everybody the right mindset for listening to Stretch & Bobbito and rap radio in general, hopefully giving those who are unaware a basic idea of what else was going on at the time.

Various Artists – History of Hip Hop Radio: New York City ’86 – ‘91 Mixtape

Tracklisting and some PDFs of Bobbito’s print journalism are after the jump.

Cover Art

01. The Awesome Two ft. Special K & Teddy Tedd on WNWK
02. Chuck Chillout KISS FM
03. Lasagne P-Fine Rap This on WNYU ft. B Boys (December 1986)
04. Who’s Gonna Carry the Whole Wheat? – Stretch Armstrong Show (1991)
05. WKCR DJ Skinny Bones Drops / IDs
06. Harry Allen DJ Search Promo
07. Microphone Prince & Count Busy D WNYE 91.5FM
08. Chuck Chillout Gets Mean on the Turntables KISS 98.7FM
09. 150 Girls Chasing Us Down the Parking Lot P-Fine, Donald D, Brother B (1986)
10. Hank Love & DNA
11. Mr. Magic on Magic 106FM WHBI
12. Jam Crew
13. The Biggest Hip Hop Club in America Union Square Commercial (1986)
14. WBLS Mr. Magic
15. Microphone Prince & Count Busy D WNYE
16. Here to Serve the Public…Not for Shout Outs Half Pint
17. Oscar’s Afro Shop Half Pint
18. Hank Love & DNA
19. Stretch Armstrong Show
20. Do the Right Thing WNWK (1989)
21. Ed’s Records Half Pint
22. Bobbito Shouts
23. KISS FM
24. 90.3FM WBAU
25. 90.7FM WFUV The Phantom
26. Cynthia from Bed Stuy Shouts
27. …Macaroni Squad Shouts WFUV

Here’s Bobbito, as a journalist rather than host, talkin’ about hip hop radio in VIBE Magazine back in the March of ’94 issue:

Real Rap Radio

Bob's Radio List

And here’s an exclusive from Vibe’s History of Hip Hop book five years later in ’99, this time with Bob mentioning all the record breaking going on in the first decade of rap radio:

Vibe History of Hip Hop

Hip Hop Radio

Hip Hop Radio Part II

Peace to AHOV from BigLOnline, Bobbito Garcia, Hot as Balls and everybody over at VIBE.

–The Big Sleep

Tags: , , , ,

---------------------------------------------------------------

77 Responses to “The History of Hip Hop Radio (Stretch & Bobbito, etc.)”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by SteadyBloggin.com and Labarthe Jean-Pierre, Rielly G?. Rielly G? said: RT @steadybloggin: The History of Hip Hop Radio (Stretch & Bobbito, etc.) http://bit.ly/dwvaMe […]

  2. B. says:

    Does anyone have a list of current shows that play quality joints? Preferably with internet streams.

  3. chris zero says:

    Thank you….this is so good.

    We need to do a UK version, complete with westwood bombs….hmm, now that sounds like a future project!

  4. PAS says:

    This show, the friday night live show, usually about 5 hours long, is just great, Montana and Menace, out of the UK, play some killer new music and talk to dope artists every show! Listen to the live stream or catch up on the podcast. http://conspiracyworldwide.podomatic.com/

  5. […] Big shout out to T.R.O.Y. for this excellent piece.  Check out this other good article for more of Stretch and Bobbito from […]

  6. anthony riccio says:

    looking 4 mixs from 106 diamond mix 1985 whbi how can i get them hit me up and let me know

  7. anthony riccio says:

    looking 4 old mixs from 106.0 diamond mix radio show

  8. Weston says:

    Attractive component to content. I simply stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to assert that I acquire actually loved account your weblog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing in your feeds and even I success you access constantly fast.

  9. I am interested to know just what blog system you are working with? I am experiencing some minor safety challenges with our latest blog about mobdro app for android and I’d love to find something a lot more safe. Have you got any solutions?

  10. Thank you for discussing this, I bookmarked this site. I’m furthermore interested in guidance on med malpractice lawyers, have you any idea where I can discover a thing like this? I will come back in a little while!

  11. Raymon says:

    Iím not that much of a online reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back later. Cheers

  12. omega xl says:

    Appreciating the time and effort you invested in your website and thorough material you offer. It really is amazing to discover a site occasionally that is not the same unwanted re-written stuff. Amazing read! I have saved your website and I’m including the RSS feeds to my omega xl walgreens site.

  13. Hi there! I just noticed this website and I truly like it. I like to focus on mobile number search sometimes. Great to be here, cheers!

  14. Hello I am so glad I found your webpage, I really found you by error, while I was looking on Yahoo for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say thanks a lot for a remarkable post and a all round interesting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to look over it all at the moment but I have saved it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the awesome work.

  15. Hi there, after reading this amazing article i am as well cheerful to share my experience here with friends.

  16. viagra says:

    my knowledge. thanks admin

  17. You are absolutely correct. I loved reading through this and I will certainly return for more straight away. My website is on the subject of upvc windows cost, you can take a peek if you happen to be interested in that.

  18. karaj says:

    Hi! I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the excellent information you’ve got here on this post. I will probably be coming back to your blog for a lot more soon.

  19. I always go through your posts closely. I’m also fascinated by Arvind Pandit Kansas, maybe you could talk about this at times. Good day!

  20. towelroot says:

    Thanks a ton for sharing the idea, I bookmarked the web page. I am also looking for material about towelroot apk download, are you aware exactly where I might come across something such as this? I will come back quickly!

  21. Kent says:

    whoah this blog is wonderful i love reading your articles. Keep up the great work! You know, a lot of people are searching around for this info, you could aid them greatly.

  22. Thanks for writing the idea, I saved the webpage. I am additionally in need of guidance regarding lucky patcher apk latest version, do you know exactly where I can find a thing like this? I will be back very soon!

  23. You are absolutely correct, I’d love to learn more on this subject! I am as well fascinated by vshare iphone since I think it really is very trendy nowadays. Keep this up!

  24. Darwin Horan says:

    You’re certainly right and I agree with you. Whenever you want, we might as well talk about real estate postcards, something that fascinates me. Your site is certainly brilliant, regards!

  25. I always read through your content attentively. I’m also curious about outdoor wireless intercom, perhaps you could talk about this at times. Take care.

  26. I get that type of info written in such an ideal way? I’ve a undertaking that I’m simply now working on, and I’ve been at the glance out for such info.

  27. Christie says:

    hi!,I like your writing so a lot! proportion we keep in touch extra approximately your article on AOL? I require an expert in this space to resolve my problem. May be that’s you! Having a look ahead to look you.

  28. click here says:

    You are certainly right and I totally agree with you. If you wish, we could as well talk about internet router, a thing that fascinates me. The site is definitely great, cheers!

  29. I was discussing with a friend of mine on this and about how to buy twitter followers as well. I think you made a few good points in this article, we’re excited to keep reading stuff from you.

  30. Elliott says:

    I’ve been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this site. Thank you, I will try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your web site?

  31. I felt amazing to read this info and I think you are totally right. Let me know if perhaps you’re involved in free tv shows online, that is my major expertise. I really hope to check back with you soon enough, be careful!

  32. I would really enjoy to know new information on this issue! I am as well interested in top medical malpractice lawyers as I think it really is quite trendy now. Keep it up!

  33. You are completely correct. I loved reading this info and I will come back for more immediately. Our website is dealing with injury attorney, you can take a peek if you happen to be interested in that.

  34. Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest authoring a blog article or vice-versa? My site discusses a lot of the same subjects as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other. If you’re interested feel free to shoot me an email. I look forward to hearing from you! Awesome blog by the way!

  35. I actually came over here from a different page about pokemon go coins and thought I should check this out. I quite like what I see so now I”m following you. Looking forward to checking out your site yet again.

  36. best porn says:

    Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest authoring a blog article or vice-versa? My site discusses a lot of the same subjects as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other. If you’re interested feel free to shoot me an email. I look forward to hearing from you! Awesome blog by the way!

  37. Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest authoring a blog article or vice-versa? My site discusses a lot of the same subjects as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other. If you’re interested feel free to shoot me an email. I look forward to hearing from you! Awesome blog by the way!

  38. I was speaking with a friend of my own on this and also about best ethereum exchange too. I believe you made a number of good points here, we’re looking forward to find out more stuff from you.

  39. I like the things you are up to. Such great work and coverage! Keep up the amazing effort friends, I have you on my best self propelled lawn mower website.

  40. Many thanks for sharing the idea, I saved the web page. I am also interested in tips regarding heat pump prices, do you know where I could find a thing such as this? I will return in a little while!

  41. I always read through your content thoroughly. I’m also interested in free new movies, perhaps you might talk about that from time to time. Have a great day!

  42. Enjoyed every bit of your blog.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

  43. Hey, you’re definitely right. I constantly look over your site content thoroughly. I am furthermore focused on bitcoin converter, you might discuss this from time to time. Have a good day.

  44. My family and I really love your website and find the vast majority of your blog posts to be exactly I’m searching for. Would you offer other people to create content for you? I wouldn’t mind writing a post regarding web games or maybe on some of the topics you write about on this site. Nice website!

  45. Hi there, you’re definitely correct. I always look over your posts carefully. I’m likewise focused on international air freight, maybe you might write about that from time to time. Take care!

  46. I really like what you are now up to. Such clever work and visibility! Continue the fantastic work friends, I have added you to my personal international shipping prices blog.

  47. I frequently go through your site content carefully. I am furthermore curious about mesothelioma law firm directory, you could write about this sometimes. I’ll be back.

  48. Pretty element of content. I simply stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to assert that I acquire actually enjoyed account your weblog posts. Anyway I’ll be subscribing for your feeds and even I achievement you get admission to consistently rapidly.

  49. I like what you guys are now up to. This kind of clever work and coverage! Keep up the great work guys, I have included you on my own dental surgery web page.

  50. Thank you for this excellent article! I actually liked it.I’ll be sure to save this website and will come back in the future. I want to encourage you to keep on with your great posts, perhaps write about Arvind Pandit also, have a fine evening!

  51. Remarkable information in your website

  52. Many thanks for discussing this, I bookmarked this page. I am additionally trying to find info on modem router, have you any idea where I might come across something such as this? I will be back in a little while!

  53. I haven’t checked in here for some time because I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are good quality so I guess I will add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

  54. You are completely right. I enjoyed looking through this article and I will come back for more as quick as possible. My website is on the subject of free new movies online, you can take a look if you’re interested in this.

  55. Amazing ! hold it down

  56. You’re absolutely correct, I would love to know even more on this topic! I am also interested in stream movies because I consider it is very cool currently. Keep doing this!

  57. Wonderful little bit of guidance

  58. Enjoyed every bit of your blog.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

  59. Ornella Fado says:

    I really enjoy the article post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

  60. Clipping Path Service Provider says:

    Thank you for this excellent article! I actually liked it.I’ll be sure to save this website and will come back in the future. I want to encourage you to keep on with your great posts, perhaps write about Arvind Pandit also, have a fine evening!

  61. Enjoyed every bit of your blog.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

  62. Enjoyed every bit of your blog.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

  63. Enjoyed every bit of your blog.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

  64. Enjoyed every bit of your blog.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

  65. Enjoyed every bit of your blog.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

  66. Many thanks for discussing this, I bookmarked this page. I am additionally trying to find info on modem router, have you any idea where I might come across something such as this? I will be back in a little while!

  67. Many thanks for discussing this, I bookmarked this page. I am additionally trying to find info on modem router, have you any idea where I might come across something such as this? I will be back in a little while!

  68. Mp3million says:

    “This design is wicked! You definitely know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Excellent job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!”

  69. Thanks for this kind of good website

  70. I am not sure where you’re getting your info, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for fantastic information I was looking for this information for my mission. http://www.pagetraffic.in/

  71. Many thanks for discussing this, I bookmarked this page. I am additionally trying to find info on modem router, have you any idea where I might come across something such as this? I will be back in a little while!

  72. I really enjoy the article post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

  73. Thank you for this excellent article! I actually liked it.I’ll be sure to save this website and will come back in the future. I want to encourage you to keep on with your great posts, perhaps write about Arvind Pandit also, have a fine evening!

  74. Enjoyed every bit of your blog.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *