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Revolutions On Air: The Golden Era of New York Radio 1980 – 1988

Revolutions On Air - The Golden Era of New York Radio 1980 - 1988Anyone who grew up in New York City in the mid 80’s may recall a time where radio was fresh, new and exemplified what it meant to be innovative and break records. From the humble beginnings to the conglomerate that the  radio industry is now this was the golden era of New York Radio. Thanks to Dj Hostile for getting me acquainted with this video. I hope you all enjoy it the same way I did. It featured tons of radio personalities including the one and only DJ Stretch Armstrong from the Stretch and Bobbito Show. If you were a hiphop head like me, you waited for the show to air because you knew you would hear great music as well as entertaining radio.

New York City Radio during the 1980s featured the most dynamic and influential soundtrack the city has ever heard.

Revolutions On Air is the story of mix show legends and studio wizards like Shep Pettibone, Tony Humphries, The Latin Rascals, Marley Marl, and Kool DJ Red Alert – innovators whose “anything goes” attitude pushed the emerging hip-hop, electro, freestyle, and house music scenes and kept radio listeners citywide hooked to their tape decks in order to record these now-classic mixes.

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