Decipher Radio







DeCipher is a weekly progressive Hip-Hop Radio Show that began as an attempt to create an intergenerational dialogue about the music, the movement and the message of hip-hop culture.  For most of it’s history, DeCipher has been a 5-day a week radio show featuring some of the DMVs most amazing DJs, scholars and activists pushing the envelop of what hip-hop on the radio can sound like and what it can do in the world.  Today, the show is a two hours long hip-hop show that airs on 89.3FM in Washington DC and online at on Saturdays from 10pm-midnight.  It includes news segments, PSAs music, interviews and pre-recorded segments.  This show is executive produced by WBL.

Today, the show has interns, an Executive Producer for the show and a collective of amazing thinkers, creators and DJs making the most of the time we have on the air.  This partnership with WPFW, a terrestrial radio station, was rooted in our desire to use a democratized media space, to create the radio that most people want commercial radio to be.  The show is often called progressive hip-hop, but the reality is it is a musical journey through music you know, never heard and forgot about.  It includes interviews and PSAs intended to encourage you to be different in the world.  Today there are 5 shows with roughly 15 people involved across the entire month.

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