• 5 Storytelling Secrets from the Masters of Radio

    Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio by Jessica Abel I love the art of radio. The power of this medium is absolutely incredible. I listen to all sorts of broadcasts from hip-hop mixshows to interviews to spoken word shows. That’s why this book jumped out at me when […]

  • WIB Rap Radio – Napoleon Da Legend

    We have a special guest on our phone lines this week, Napoleon Da Legend. You have heard his music on this show several times, and now you get to hear him talk about his music and hard hitting issues. We talk about white privilege and the other types of  advantages that people have and might […]

  • My Top 5 Hip-Hop Podcasts

    In honour of National Podcast Day, I thought I would share with you my favourite hip-hop podcasts. 1. Break North Radio DJ Hullewud starts off every show with a classic record that has been sampled by several notable hip-hop acts. He spins great underground hip-hop for the first hour of the show, and then gets […]

  • We Celebrated Live-N-Direct 20 with Style

    I had a lot of fun supplying the music for the 20th Anniversary of Live-N-Direct. I have fond memories of listening to this radio show on 93.3 CFMU every week. DJ Realistic and host, Eklipz, always put on a great program that highlighted the best in underground hip-hop. The mantle has been passed a few […]

  • Word is Bond Rap Radio Celebrates 5 Years

    I started Word is Bond Rap Radio five years ago. The tagline of the show has always been “real hip-hop music and talk” and I have been happy to share some of my favourite music with you week in and week out for the past 250 episodes. I have had in-depth and exclusive interviews with […]

  • Live-N-Direct Celebrates 20 Years on the Air

    Live-N-Direct is celebrating 20 years on the airwaves with a big show this Friday at The Spice Factory in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. I am proud to be part of the celebrations and holding down the night on the 1s and 2s. I have been a fan of this radio program from the very beginning. It […]

  • Introducing . . . Sons of Boombap (World-Wide Hip-Hop Collective)

    What is the Sons Of Boombap (S.O.B.)??? S.O.B. is a newly formed collective of close to 50 artists, mc’s, producers, DJ’s, scene builder and heads across the globe, with the shared goal of preserving old-school, boom-bap, hip-hop music. It was founded by Sharky with a tonne of help from Cable and in just a few weeks […]

  • Celebrate International Women’s Day With WIHH6

    International Women’s Day is Tuesday March 8th. We are marking this special occasion with 7 hours of radio content focusing on the Women in Hip-Hop. It gets underway starting at midnight tonight on 94.9 CHRW. It’s our 6th Annual Women in Hip-Hop Spectacular and we have an exciting line-up of artist interviews, guest DJs, a […]

  • Campus Radio is a Jewel for the Community

    As you know, I have a radio show on 94.9 CHRW. I just celebrated the 200th episode of the show and I couldn’t have done it with the support of Western University and the airwaves on which to broadcast. My show has given me access to all sorts of musicians and celebrities. I have interviewed […]

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    Afternoon’s Will Never Be The Same

    When I first started teaching, I had a long commute into the city. For a while, I enjoyed the drive and the time alone in the car. I blasted my music and sang along to it. It was nice. But after a while, my music wasn’t enough to keep me entertained on those three hours […]