Best Local Hip-Hop Radio Program - 2008
Friday Night Flavas on Power 98.3
This radio program really plays up local hip-hop in a way that no other commercial radio show has ever done. Every Friday, from 1 to 4 a.m., hosts Ramses Ja and Bootleg Kev spin tracks by the Valley's best hip-hop artists, highlighting fresh cuts from the likes of Justus, Tha Formula, and Grime, and doing on-air interviews with locals including Kavy, Skunk One from Sol Camp, and Pokafase (the latter is also on-air talent for the station). In addition to exposing audiences to the newest in Phoenix hip-hop, the show features a "Homegrown" component that includes a "Resurrection Session" for classic cuts from Arizona MCs. With all the Phoenix pride in the air, and DJ M2 spinning live mash-ups of underground hip-hop, Friday Night Flavas has established itself as the tastiest hip-hop dish on radio right now.