Tuesday, April 12, 2011

KFOX Fresh Trax - 1250 AM

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Growing up as a teenager in Seattle, Washington in the 80's we had only one station that played "Rap" music. I believe it was the only station in the nation besides Mr. Magic's "Rap Attack" that had a specialty all rap music radio show. It was a 2 hour specialty show that aired on the AM dial at 1250 with the call letters KFOX. You must remember this was a time when they didn't even offer a rap section at the record stores yet! This was a very popular radio program and I can remember everyone couldn't wait until Sunday night to see what new joints DJ Nasty Nes Rodriguez was going to play. We would record the shows on cassette tape and play them at school on our ghetto blasters every Monday.

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Just the other day me and Jake One were discussing how back then we had to wait all week until Sunday night to hear a new song. Nowadays you can simply go to your computer and google search it or you tube it to hear it or watch the video. You kids are lucky these days and don't even know it! This particular show i'm posting up featured a local up and coming dj by the name of Sir Mix A Lot. He had recently obtained a "DMX" drum machine and brought it by the station to play some live beats. This show aired on 9.21.85

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Early 80's Original Broadcast With DJ Nasty Nes & Sir Mix A Lot

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5 comments:

Unknown said...

Hey, my name is JJ NIte and I was a DJ on KFOX for several years in the late 80's. I had a show that came on Monday - Friday from 7-12 midnite called "The House Party".

I also had a show every Saturday night called BassWars. It was a Hip-Hop show. I was responsible for breaking De La Soul, Digital Underground when they first came out.

Khaos said...

I TOTALLY remember KFOX! It was the only station I listened to for a couple years. Heh.. I remember calling one of the night DJs regularly and flirting with him.

I just made a station on Pandora to simulate KFOX. http://www.pandora.com/land/station/08f57dd93401eb249fb5b013a9aff2be0601450bab09b0df?referrer=auntiechrist&site=facebook&shareImp=true&seed=station

Ted Jenkins said...

The first mix I had ever heard from Nasty Nes was incredible! It was a super complex-yet-smooth mix with Roxanne, Roxanne and about a thousand other songs. It was filthy! Nes was definitely ahead of his time!

Willa Scrilla said...

What up JJ Note,

I was trying to find information about my old school buddy Daryl Nichols. I was on Telemusic Records back 1992 and Tony Benton and I went up to KFOX together, because I was interviewed on the radio and had my cassette played also. Mc Wille B.

Willa Scrilla said...

What up JJ Note,

I was trying to find information about my old school buddy Daryl Nichols. I was on Telemusic Records back 1992 and Tony Benton and I went up to KFOX together, because I was interviewed on the radio and had my cassette played also. Mc Wille B.