3 Days to go…

3 Days to go And then we’ll see… There will be some changes but I’m not at liberty to tell. You’ll just have to check back often… I’m just sayin’… © 2015, WBPM NetRADIO.com. 2004 – 2019 All rights reserved. Duplication without permission is not permitted.

I’m thinking about ending it…

The station that is… (don’t panic) After 11 years with all of the costs and time involved … I’m really debating whether or not I should continue this internet station… It’s been one hell of a blast DJ’ing the live sets and programming the shows… WBPM NetRADIO has allowed me the opportunity to work with…

Valentines Day

View image | gettyimages.com So, once again its “Valentine’s Day“ Ever wonder who was this Valentine dude and was this person really all that “mushy”? Did a little digging and it seems that the Catholic Church recognizes about three different saints named either Valentinus or Valentine. One line goes that Roman emperor Claudius II decreed single…

2015

Uhhh (tap! tap!) this mic on? Good tidings to all and all of that stuff. Hope you’ve been well or at least trying to be so. This will no doubt prove to be an interesting year. Changes coming to the station very soon. Stay tuned okay? In the meantime, don’t be shy checking out the…

If You Could…

Internet radio music lovers, if you could control the “Wayback Machine”, who’s music would you bring back? Minnie? Luther? James? Vesta? Who? I got to thinking about that as I was hunting down new music for upcoming sets. I started thinking back to what got me listening to certain artists even at the young age that…

So…

    So… Spring has sprung and summer is knocking on our doors… The summer mix set is coming. Working hard on it. Those of us who love spoken words lost a voice this morning. Maya Angelou passed on today as she continues her journey. May we all listen to the message of her words…

New Music Mix Set!

There’s a NEW MIX SET streaming. So without spoiling it for you… New Foremost Poets, Green Tea, Miranda Cole, Inusa, Dawuda, Alex Agore, Madeka Mokote, Ayala, Max Rosardo, Aquarius,  Taliwa and a few surprises Foot tappers, stompers and classics by The O’Jays, Miguel Migs, Bootsy Collins (feat. Samuel Jackson), check your Heartbeat with Taana Gardner,…

Music Radio…

Music Radio… Seems to be so commercialized. You get a few good songs mixed in with a stretch of music that you hear over and over and over again peppered with the same commercials. That was how I felt when I first started this station years back. Adding to that was the fact that I…

The System is Up & Running!

FYI Kiddies… From Mic Murphy… Oh wait… You say you don’t know who this is? Let me jog your memories… Remember Eddie Murphy‘s “Coming To America” & “Beverly Hills Cop”? You heard their music. Remember “You’re In My System”? “Don’t Disturb This Groove?” Coming back now huh? Okay, Jeff Lorber fans, listen to his “Step…

Just wanted to go to the movies…

“We just wanted to go to the movies!!” Is what the lady said as the news hounds interviewed her and the other survivors of that midnight madness at the movie theater over in Aurora. Surely someone will be asking at some point “What were you doing when…”. I know what I was doing…. Sitting up…

Where you hear…

You New Yorkers out there remember back in the day when WBLS used to have Frankie Crocker do the station call letters in that booming echoing voice? “WBLS…The Total Black Experience In Sound Where You Hear…” Then in full blown stereo he’d rattle off like 400 artists names for what seemed like 20 minutes listing…

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Just sending out a shout out to all of you who’ve been listening to the station and visiting this site. Wanted to wish you all the best this Thanksgiving no matte what your situation might be at this time. I know a number of us are dealing with some real liquid hell right…

Connections & Disconnections

You know that saying “Small World”? It’s all about connections and disconnections. For example, consider a band like Zapp. Started by Lester and Roger Troutman, the group grew into the powerhouse most of us know as Zapp. But, before that it was Roger and the Human Body. Through a childhood friendship with Bootsy Collins that…

So, about the music playing now…

Now to answer a few questions….

No you won’t find that version of “Skin I’m In” anywhere else. Sorry!
Nope, that Tony Toni Tone remix if “Feels Good” will only be played here.
I dunno why I mixed Parliament’s “Night of the Thumpasaurus Peoples” with the Masters At Work mix of Rain/Give It Up (A Lil Louis Painting). It just felt right.
Yes that mix of Raze’s “Break For Love” into DJ Languages “Close To You” does seem very visual in an aural sense. Hahaha!! Uhuh! That’s what I saw in my mind’s eye as it played too!
I dunno. Let me know…in the meantime sign up as a VIP and lose the commercial breaks.

“New music added today”

You will hear cuts by:
Angela Johnson, Ursula Rucker, Kim English, DJ Spinna,Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Sagat, Barbara Tucker, Joyce Sims, The Temptations, Keith Thompson, Beenie Man, Masters at Work, Voices, Ed The Red, DJ Andre Allen, Ital Foods, Blu Mar Ten, Marques Wyatt, Sister Sledge, Sole Fusion, Roland Clark, Flowriders, Johnny Corporate, Dennis Ferrer, Kerri Chandler, Mark Farina, Deep Bros., Bassmental, Lawnchair Generals, DJ Spettro, Vibezelect, Lady Bug Mecca, Jay Tripwire, Omega, Charles Moui, Club Artists United, Urban Soul, Harmony Funk, Marshall Jefferson, Chucky Sly, Orange Muse, Alexander East, Moodswings, Versus, The Ananda Project, Galaxy People and many more

G’bye Phoebe Snow…

Her’s was a voice that was in that class where Minnie played.
Nooo… one could never be mistaken for the other. They do not sound the same… One was just as pure as the other.. each as rare…just as unique. When you heard Minnie, you knew it. You didn’t have to think about it. You simply knew it from the inside out.
That’s also how Phoebe hits you too. Once you hear her voice, next time there’s no mistaking. It can be gutsy one second and blasting through four octaves the next. Recognition comes subconsciously.
And, you will smile.

More…

Image via Wikipedia Everyone wants some… More. Me too! Shoot I remember when I was a kid the bag was never big enough and I would try to stretch the supply by only eating a few M&M’s…..still wanted more. Chocolate cake…I wanted all of it. Fried Fish..loved it give me MORE!! Grape Kool-Aid? I wanted…

Your Vote Counts!!

Image via Wikipedia I was digging through the Live365 newsletter and this gem popped up: “Your Vote Counts Nominate your favorite stations! Nominate some feature-worthy stations you think deserves some time in the spotlight. Email liveeditor@live365.com with your top 3 stations. Top nominees will be listed in next month’s newsletter” And then the sound of…