Last week, we told you that after 30 years of serving the New York City tri-state area, radio station 98.7 Kiss was saying goodbye to the airwaves. 98.7 was bought out by ESPN, and ended their broadcast this past Sunday.
For those of you who are not from the New York City tri-state, Kiss was the station that played hip hop before there was a Hot 97. Legendary Kool DJ Red Alert, put together three mixes in celebration of the 30 years of 98.7 Kiss FM.
It’s important for young people to understand Red Alert’s contributions to helping hip hop receive radio play. We promise to help bridge the gap between generations of hip hop, by celebration some of our hip hop pioneers.
Red Alert began his DJ stint at Kiss FM in October of 1983, during a time when hip hop was pretty new, and most urban stations, shied away from hip hop music. Red Alert is responsible for breaking artist, songs, and helping to shape hip hop culture. We encourage young people to listen to his mix, and understand the rich history of hip hop culture.
“Thank You Mix” Part 1:
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“Thank You Mix” Part 2:
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