News & Updates

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
EXPECT: noise keg, enticingly plattered array of samples, engaging conversation, audio body shots, game of find-the-headphones & MORE

The same week a tribute album drops for New Zealand underground music veteran, and recent stroke sufferer, Chris Knox, WXYC will air a Thursday Night Feature retrospective on the enduring noise-pop scene he helped spawn. Moving back and forth between the ultra-pop and the ultra-noise and everything in between, and with everything from the long-going acts to the defunct and the upstart, the show will look at how the scene expanded to allow all of these groups to support each other in their often divergent, often similar goals for DIY music. Hosted by Jonathan W. 9pm

Tune in to this Friday's Inside Track, where new albums get played in their entirety, and hear the latest and greatest from Arrington de Dionyso (frontsperson for music group Old Time Relijun), which turns out to be a disc entitled "Malaikat dan Singa" (K records). I hear it's heavy on the throat singing and bass clarinet improvisation! 9pm

Start your Thanksgiving week off right by tuning in to hear local noise/performance-art legend Clang Quartet (Scotty Irving) play a live set on the Backyard Barbecue! There's even going to be a video later! Sunday at 8pm
Friday, November 6, 2009
Transmitting Now At 1200 Watts!
At around 10am today, WXYC switched over its signal to a new transmitter. Our power has increased from 400 to 1200 watts, and we are directional towards Raleigh, Durham and Apex (and Chapel Hill, of course). The first song played from the new antenna was Queen's "Radio Ga Ga." This comes after years of work and the station would like to thank everyone involved. We are all very excited and happy today.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
On this week's Thursday Night Feature, "Hot! Dope! Fresh!" returns for a third installment. This month's H!D!F! will be more smooth and laid back. There will be exclusive new tracks from several soul and r&b; artists with a sprinkling of hip hop.

Scheduled Interviews:

Krave: ATL, GA natives. I interviewed this r&b; trio when they were first starting out in July 2008. Since that time they have been on a consistent global grind. Their hard work is finally beginning to pay off. Krave are the newest signees to Akon's Konvict Music record label.

Neff: Myrtle Beach, SC native artist and promoter of one of the largest industry networking events in SC. Last month Neff called into the show to do an exclusive debut of his brand new track '4 Tha Hood'. This month Neff returns for a full interview to discuss his upcoming projects and why he's one of the most well known artists coming out of the Grand Strand.

In addition to the interviews Randy Roper Music Editor of Ozone Magazine will be calling in to discuss what's new in the hip hop culture. Ozone Magazine is the #1 Hip Hop magazine in the South and West Coast, and is widely known as 'Your Favorite Rappers' Favorite Rap Magazine'
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Also as with previous months there will be exclusive world wide premieres of tracks from the following artists:

Warren Jae: The artist formerly known as Young Burna. Even though his name has changed Warren Jae's music has not; the Columbia, SC native and now ATL resident continues to hip hop that appeals to both men and women. Currently signed to the multifaceted label and lifestyle brand ATL-based Million Dollar Dreamz, Warren Jae is prepping to release his newest album What Dreams May Come on Thanksgiving Day, which is a rarity for any hip hop artist. Warren Jae will give the listeners an exclusive premiere of the first single off his new album.

Mary Liz: In 2009 it's become common for r&b; "singers" to alter their voices on tracks. Let's keep it real; alot of popular singers out right now simply cannot sing--it's all studio magic and tricky. Coming out of Columbia, SC Mary Liz is one singer who uses no vocoders or autotune on her records. She recently released her newest project The Princess Is Here. If you haven't heard it it's definitely a must listen. Mary Liz is also co-signed by DJ Frosty of Stupid Dope Moves, SC's most well known DJ and co-owner of one of it's strongest record label and lifestyle brand.

On Friday's Inside Track, we listen to the new album from Asheville's Ahleuchatistas. Out on Tzadik (!), it's called "Of the Body Prone".

Lake Inferior! On the Backyard Barbecue again! Ya'll know 'em, ya'll love 'em. Listen in at 8 PM sharp for a live set and an interview.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Women In Hip Hop Radio Honors & Concert
Sohipotome Radio Show March 11, 2010
Sohipotome Concert & Honors March 13, 2010
For more information on being a part of the radio special, concert,
events, etc + If you know a hot female artist that deserves to be a
part of the events contact us!
Monday, October 26, 2009
On Monday night's Inside Track, where new records get played in their entirety, we'll listen to the jamass and very accessible "Blue Record" from Savannah metalheads Baroness at 9pm. The 'Track is back on Friday to bring you... What? The Flaming Lips made a noisy record that isn't indie popcaca? I'm on board. It's called "Embryonic" - join us at 9pm.

On this month's installment of the Global Music Show, WXYC DJ Joseph Palis and guest lecturer Beth-Ann Kutchma from The Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) present Music as Message: Global Connections through Song. Friday at 5pm.

Billy Sugarfix (of Evil Wiener) just had an article in the Independent*! WXYC invited him on the Backyard Barbeque this week and he's bringing his favorite local records. Tune in this Sunday at 8 PM to hear stories about and songs from: Angels of Epistemology, Zen Frisbee, Metal Flake, Mother, Polvo, Hop Flop Fly, Minerva Strain, Pipe, The Popes, and Archers of Loaf.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
On this week's Thursday Night Feature, "Hot! Dope! Fresh!" returns for another installment. Hosted by Nanci O at 9pm.

Scheduled Interviews:

Kooley High: Raleigh, NC based. If you're from RDU and don't know who Kooley HIgh is, SHAME ON YOU!
Earlier this month Kooley High invited me to the infamous Break Room Studios in Raleigh where the entire group came together for this interview that they deemed as "therapeutic and much needed" after it was over.
In January Rolling Stone named Kooley High to the Hype Monitor as one of the top hip hop groups to watch in 2009. Since that time the group has released a group project and several individual projects. Kooley consists of Charlie Smarts, Rapsody, The Sinopsis, DJ Ill Digitiz and Tab-One. Both Charlie and Tab have released solo projects. Lone femcee of the group Rapsody is signed to producer 9th Wonder's JAMLA record label with a solo project dropping soon.
The Summer Sessions EP is available now on iTunes.

Rebellious Mindz: Florence, SC natives. The duo of Shawt & G and their style of rhyming has drawn comparisons to UGK and Eightball & MJG.
Their new project Rebellious: Rise To The Occasion is tearing up the streets of SC!

Lyrisis: Birmingham, ALA natives. The group is composed of sisters L & J. Simply stated, these girls CAN SING. They define their style of music as Hip Hop Soul. Their debut album from 2004 Ghetto Renaissance is considered a classic on the underground soul scene. Their current project Lyrisis will be available soon.
They have shared the stage for well known neo/soulsters such as Van Hunt, Erykah Badu and Anthony Hamilton.

Also as with last month there will be exclusive world wide premieres of tracks from 3 different artists:

Neff: Myrtle Beach, SC native artist and promotor of one of the largest industry networking events in SC. (

Transfers: Rock Hill, SC natives and Winthrop University Students. Their current project Grind Session 101: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly is out now on iTunes.They are also affiliated with DJ B Lord, who is considered by many to be the most powerful and influential DJ out of SC. (

Danjah Tha Beat Banga: Norfolk, VA native and brand new/up & coming artist and producer.

On Friday's Inside Track, where new albums get played in their entirety, hear the fantastic new album from Del the Funky Homosapien and Tame One, "Parallel Universes".

Tune in on Sunday at 6pm to to listen to the UNC Student Body President Jasmin Jones and members of her executive board and cabinet discuss student government issues and events around UNC.

Later on Sunday, listen in at 8 PM sharp to the Backyard Barbecue to hear Secret Boyfriend (WXYC DJ Ryan Martin) play a live set and sit down for an interview!
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