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Thursday, July 13, 2006

TRGGR! New Hip-Hop Radio Show!

I have heard some good stuff coming off of the new Valley Free Radio dial (103.3 FM), but check out the show entitled TRGGR (pronounced, "trigger") from 2-3:30 PM on Tuesdays!! In addition to being the name of the radio show,TRGGR is also a journal of grassroots intelectual thought edited by two Amherst-based scholars, educators, community leaders, historians, Ph.D. candidates in the African American Studies Program at UMass-Amherst, and now DJs (among many other things). As the show's name infers, the direction that these two are taking is one of initiating & moving forward (and moving quickly at that!):

"Instead of its common association with guns and violence, we use the term to connote the sparking of ideas, the TRGGRing of new ways of thought, new ways of being, new, different and courageous ways of seeing ourselves and our role in society and in the world.

We seek to TRGGR the transmission of knowledge for self and community education and edification. We seek to TRGGR discussions with topics that speak to and illuminate the conditions that we as a global Hip Hop generation find ourselves in, with specific focus on people of color, poor and working class, oppressed and repressed communities. It is a celebration of our rebellious spirits, our dedication to struggle and our commitment to bridging the gaps between and within our communities, and to open dialogue across generations."
-- (from

If you can't find a radio, you will soon be able to listen online during the show hours. Please post comments on this exciting show!


  • At 11:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I heard the show! They played great music, spoke about all of the artists, gave out info on shows in Mass. and elsewhere, and had many interesting things to say about hip-hop around the globe. Keep it up!


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