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BackSpin

BackSpin
Broadcast area United States
Canada
Slogan "YO! This Is My BackSpin!"
Frequency Sirius XM Satellite Radio 43
DISH Network 6043
First air date January 15, 2009 (Relaunch)
Format Classic Hip-Hop
Class Satellite Radio Station
Owner Sirius XM Radio
Website SiriusXM: BackSpin

BackSpin is a classic Hip-Hop radio station on Sirius XM Radio. The channel features the best of old school hip-hop and is the home of several specialty shows including "The Ed Lover Show" with Ed Lover, DJ Lady Chellez, and DJ O. Minaya, "Ladies' First" with Monie Love, and "Zulubeatz" with Afrika Bambaataa, Mick Benzo and The Cutman L.G.

On November 12, 2008 the channel (along with The Boneyard and The Strobe) went on hiatus. However, four days later Sirius XM Radio announced that BackSpin and The Strobe would return to the service on January 15, 2009 due to subscriber demand.[1] On January 15, 2009, BackSpin was returned to the Sirius/XM lineup; Sirius channel 39, Dish Network channel 6039 and XM channel 65 (replacing The Rhyme). Prior to November 12, BackSpin was on Sirius channel 43. On May 4, 2011, BackSpin moved to 46 on Sirius XM Radio.

The station features 80s-90s hip hop, although on the internet player the station can be biased toward either decade.

The station's logo uses a graffiti style font, reflecting its urban format.

Contents

  • Current BackSpin DJs 1
  • Current BackSpin Station Voice 2
  • Former BackSpin DJs 3
  • Former BackSpin Station Voices 4
  • References 5
  • See also 6

Current BackSpin DJs

  • DJ Lady Chellez
  • Mick Benzo
  • The Cutman LG
  • DJ O. Minaya
  • MC Kunta Kente

Current BackSpin Station Voice

Former BackSpin DJs

Former BackSpin Station Voices

  • Daddy O. of Stetsasonic
  • Chuck D. of Public Enemy
  • MC Lyte

References

  1. ^ "Disco and Old School Hip-Hop Channels Back by Popular Demand on SIRIUS XM Radio" (Press release).  

See also


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