Squeeze Radio Last Show – 10/14/10

We’re kind of late on this on, but there’s still hope.

WKCR announced that they are to cancel Squeeze Radio Show. This is the second slice of Hip Hop history in New York city that’s set to become extinct (Fat Beats). Below is a statement from Petition Voice but check after the jump for the petition and Squeeze’s last show on air.

“Airing on Thursday nights/Friday mornings from 1:00-5:00am, Squeeze Radio is the place to listen to hip-hop in New York City (and around the world).

In its original incarnation, DJ Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito aka DJ Cucumberslice co-hosted the Stretch & Bobbito Show. In the early 1990s the show was voted the best hip-hop show of all time by Source Magazine and the best hip-hop show in New York by the Village Voice.

Today, Squeeze Radio is hosted by SUCIO SMASH. The show was voted best Hip Hop Show in New York by Time Out New York magazine.

As of October 8th WKCR is set to cancel the Squeeze Radio show on its 20th Anniversary in doing so destroying a piece of history and Real Hip-Hop in New York.”

Click Here To Read More After The Jump…

I was going to feature this post as some form of tribute to Sucio, Garcia, Stretch and all the guys that once formed squueze. However there’s still hope, if this petition picks up a little more momentum then who’s knows what can happen.A tribute show has in fact been made by Bobbito and Stretch a few weeks after the last Sucio show (below), so expect a post featuring that show and other memorable moments. Right now, the petition is the main issue and focus for this post. Support real Hip Hop on the radio and lend your signature!

Below is a copy of the letter Sucio sent to fans:

Dear Listeners,

As of Oct 7, 2010 I’ve been informed by Columbia University that after 20years, our beloved radio show will come to an end.

In Oct of 1990 two friends Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia started a radio show that revolutionized how we look at hip hop programing. Eight years later, after Stretch left the show, Bobbito continued with Lord Sear what was known then as the CM Famalam Radio Program.
Two years after that, I joined the show until Bobbito and Lord Sear’s retirement in 2003. From that point on the Squeeze Radio Show has remained a pillar in the hip hop community in New York City and has been named the best radio show in NY by Time Out Magazine.

In the past, the program introduced NY and the world to Wu-Tang, Nas, Jay-Z, Big L, Fat Joe and more.

Since 2003, The Squeeze Radio show has introduced NY and many listeners in the world to Kanye West, Consequence, Lupe Fiasco, Blu, Roc Marciano, Torae, Tanya Morgan and more.

I ask for your help. Lets show C.U. that this show is important to not just to us but to the community in general. If you are an artist that’s been in the show, a listener, a Hip Hop fan or just someone that’s tired of how we are being pushed around and shut down let your voice be heard. Sign the petition, write an email to WKCR get your friends to join you and us.

We are running out of time. As of now, we have one show left this Thursday night and I believe and hope that with your help we can make sure that that is not the case.
Peace and Blessings,

Sucio Smash

Listen to the final show right here. The show features a whole host of big names from past and present, if something like this doesn’t remind you how dope this whole Hip Hop thing is then I don’t know what will. Join in the nostalgia of first groupies, best interviews, favourite guests and everything else:

Petition: Save the Squeeze Radio Show

You can also let WKCR know your thoughts directly by letter or email, details are below.

Send your emails to:
[email protected]
[email protected]

Send physical mail to:
Columbia University
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027d

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