Halftime Radio Finale – DJ Eclipse (WNYU 03-2-16)
The Legendary Halftime Radio Show with DJ Eclipse aired it’s final episode on March 2nd, 2016 on 89.1 FM WNYU. After 18 years of bringing you Hip-Hop sounds through your speakers, this event was packed with top underground MC’s and producers including Large Professor, ILL Bill, Vinnie Paz, Masta Ace, Immortal Technique, C Rayz Walz, Apathy, M-Dot, Snak the Ripper, PackFM, El Da Sensei, Rasheed Chapell, Skyzoo, Torae, Marco Polo, John Robinson, D Stroy, Q-Unique, Napoleon Da Legend, DJ Evil Dee, Jakk Frost, Blacastan, Ruste Juxx, DJ Skizz, Complex, Nems, OC (DITC), Chris Rivers, Craig G, Double AB, Royal Flush, Illa Ghee, Poison Pen, Punchline & more!! (Photo by Rachel Winn)
For over 2 hours Real Hip-Hop was being broadcast, and you can view the UStream here -> Halftime Radio Finale
Eric “DJ Eclipse” Winn posted about the finale on his facebook page:
“Last night was the end of an incredible journey. Although I’ll still be doing my Rap Is Outta Control show on Sirius XM, Halftime was the baby of the family that is now grown up and moving out of the house. I did all I could do there and thought it was time to officially make it part of NYC radio history. I am sad, however, that the state of radio in NYC is where it’s at. Outside of Jay Smooth I’m not sure if there are any remaining Hip Hop shows on the FM dial.
The 90’s were so important to us not only for the radio shows we grew up on and the type of music being made, but for the vibe and relationships that existed between artists, stores, labels….people. It really was a feeling in the air that doesn’t exist anymore (R.I.P. Fat Beats). Sure, there’s still good music being made which I play every week on RIOC, but there’s something about the aura that just isn’t there.
Much, much love to the Awesome Two, Red Alert, Marley Marl, Kevy Kev, Clark Kent, Pete Rock, Mr. Magic and a handful of others that laid the blueprint for us in the 80s.
Thanks to Stretch and Bobbito for being the first ones in NYC to allow me to get on their airwaves and start making a name for myself. And thanks to DJ Riz who I started Halftime with (along with Lynn Gonzalez) who used to let me tag along with him to BAU and once in a blue moon get on the wheels and mess around.
And to my Halftime crew past and prese….past, thank you all for seeing my vision of how a show should sound in NYC and adding your input to make it what it was. Riz, Lynn, Petey, Marz, Skizz, Navani, Soe, Zoo and our extended fam who held us down on numerous occasions, D-Stroy, Torae, JS-1, Ready Cee, Boogie Blind, PF Cuttin, Evil Dee, DP-One, Boo, Suce, Mr. Len and Photo Rob”
Check out the 15 Year Anniversary Special video of the Halftime Radio Show (89.1FM WNYU)
posted by DJ WorksHard for Back N The Day Buffet