On June 6th, 1987 Howard Kremer made a radio tape. 25 years later to the day Howard and fellow hip-hop enthusiast Jensen Karp (AKA Hot Karl) rediscovered it. Now sit back and enjoy a treasure trove of audio from America’s first hip-hop program.
Six hours a week New York radio stations WBLS and KISS broadcast the birth of hip-hop, straight from its birthplace. Their frequencies traveling through the night air to the warm transistors and boom boxes of a then teenaged Howard Kremer. This innovative new style of music completely informed the rest of Howard’s life, and forever changed his and countless others’ taste in music.