Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Return To Radio, Beginning Tonight
June 15 UPDATE: Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito have added their June 13 premiere radio show to an online streaming player. The set includes music in Funk, R&B, Disco, and Hip-Hop. The Rap music includes records by Run-D.M.C., Beastie Boys, and Eric B. & Rakim, among others:
DJ Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito The Barber are two of Hip-Hop’s most celebrated ears for music. From 1990 to 1998, the duo of Stretch (DJ) and Bob’ (host) aired weekly on Columbia University’s WKCR as “The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show.”
In turn, the two New Yorkers would help introduce the tri-state and the rest of the world to Hip-Hop artists including Nas, Eminem, Biggie Smalls, Jay Z, Big L, Non-Phixion, O.C., Cam’ron, and legions of others. After a stint with HOT 97 after 89.9FM, the two would focus on solo ventures including production, Fondle ‘Em Records, sneaker stores, and film. The pair’s tenure as game-changing radio personalities is the subject of recent documentary, Stretch & Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives. The feature film includes interviews with many of the artists they spotlit, as well as rare archival audio and video footage.
Beginning tonight (June 13), Stretch and Bob’ are back on air, thanks to Samsung 837. The digital station will be home to the pair weekly, from 6-8pm EST. The show airs live from the station’s studios in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.