THIS WEEK Northside Hip Hop presents “I Was There” Mar 30/31 celebrating DJ Ron Nelson’s & The Fantastic Voyage

Hosted by: Northside Hip Hop Archive & the Bigger Than Hip Hop Show (BTHHS)

Join us in Toronto as we document Canadian hip hop and party at “I Was There!”—a national archiving initiative organized by Northside Hip Hop Archive. 

We will be celebrating DJ Ron Nelson’s & The Fantastic Voyage’s contribution to hip hop culture with:
– A party on March 30th @ Revival (doors open at 10pm);
– A one day symposium on March 31st @ 11am, at Allan Slaight Radio Institute (Ryerson University, 80 Gould Street, Toronto, ON) to discuss hip hop radio in Toronto, with a keynote address by DJ Ron Nelson.

FREE Event

Community Radio Hip Hop Shows, Past & Present

11am | Featuring:
The Masterplan Show
The Come Up Show
Live & Direct
Mixtape Massacre
and Stylistic Endeavours

Hip Hop Radio in Canada emerged from the efforts of a select few community radio djs in the early and mid 1980s. With open formats and innovative DJs connected to the culture, hip hop radio in Canada blessed the airwaves with numerous shows, personalities and sound crews. Stations like CHRY, CIUT and CKLN have largely been responsible for the depth of high quality djs that are both local and international in their reach and relevance. 

This panel will explore the following questions:
What does community radio do for the culture that commercial radio does not?
Does community radio complement commercial radio—If so, how?
What are the challenges of faced by hip hop shows on community radio, are these challenges still relevant in the digital age?
In what ways is community radio particularly important for hip hop music and culture?

1:30 Keynote Address by DJ Ron Nelson

Commercial Radio Panel

Hip Hop music emerged on commercial radio in this country in a hesitant and reluctant process. The rise of commercial radio status specializing in urban music was a short-lived phenomenon. Yet, many DJs earned added exposure and gained employment on these stations and more outlets existed for hip hop artists.

Featuring: Flow 93.5fm & G98.7fm

This panel will explore the following questions:
What has been the lasting impact of commercial radio on hip hop in Toronto and other cities?
What new and different opportunities does commercial radio offer Canadian hip hop that community radio does not? How, if at all, does

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