Eau Claire, WI. — 95.9 jamz and Blugold Radio are bringing something fresh and unique to the Chippewa Valley: “Midwest Hip Hop.” This show is a collaboration between Blugold Radio 99.9 FM and 95.9 jamz, and will air Sundays at 9 p.m. on 95.9 jamz, and at 9 p.m. Wednesdays on Blugold Radio 99.9 FM.
“Midwest Hip Hop” will focus on hip hop artists from the Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the rest of the Upper Midwest. The show will also focus on up-and-coming artists and highlight hip hop concerts in the region.
“It is very important for us to reflect local hip hop music in our community,” says 95.9 jamz Music Director Luc Anthony, “There is an underrated-but-vital hip hop scene right around here that has a passionate following and a high level of quality, and we need to both acknowledge these artists, and use our position to expose them to a bigger audience.”
“For us, partnering with Mid-West Family Broadcasting on a program like this is exciting,” says Blugold Radio Station Manager Scott Morfitt. “Not only do we get to feature amazing hip hop, Blugold Radio is thrilled to give back to Mid-West Family Broadcasting who we owe our very existence to.”
In July of 2016, Mid-West Family Broadcasting donated the transmitter and license for WDRK-FM 99.9 to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, which subsequently launched Blugold Radio LLC to manage and maintain the station. In Blugold Radio’s almost two years of existence, they have received awards from Volume One, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, and Downtown Eau Claire, Inc.
“Midwest Hip Hop” will air Sundays at 9 p.m. on 95.9 jamz, and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Blugold Radio 99.9 FM.