August 11 has long been considered hip-hop’s birthday. Now, it is officially recognized as a national day of celebration. Every year, to mark the occasion, Radio Western dedicates an entire day to hip-hop with a special we call Word Up. This Saturday will be the 4th Annual special and it features guest DJs and MCs from all over the world.
For my segment, I will be exploring cover songs in hip-hop and why they are such a rarity in this culture. You can hear the special edition of Know Your History at 11:00 a.m. ET.
DJ Hullewud spearheads the day of programming and will be heard several times throughout. He will be on the air with his regularly scheduled show, Break North Radio at 10:00 p.m. to close out the festivities.
Unfortunately, we won’t be live in the studio this year as Covid-19 restrictions are still in place. I was really hoping to do a call in trivia show once again. It will have to wait till next year. Or maybe I will try it before then.
All I know is that my radio will be locked to 94.9 fm Radio Western all day as we celebrate Word Up 2021!
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WHAT: Word Up 2021 – Radio Western’s 4th Annual Celebration of Hip-Hop Music and Culture
WHEN: Saturday August 7, 2021
WHERE: 94.9 fm Radio Western and WRAP.fm
TIME: All Day (Midnight to Midnight)
LISTEN LIVE: Radio Western or WRAP.fm