equilibrium

GENRE: HIP HOP & BEYOND
HOST: Kwame Vear, nethia heyward, Priest forever
DAY: WEDNESDAY
TIME: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
EMAIL ADDRESS: equalibrium@whcr.org KWAME VEAR: HOST
MAILIING ADDRESS:

aTTN: kWAME vEAR

WHCR 90.3 FM
THE CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK
160 CONVENT AVE
NAC - Room: 1/513
NEW YORK, NY 10031

SHOW DESCRIPTION:

The "Equilibrium" radio show is the end result of an evolutionary process that began in the fall of 1990.  As rap music continued to become more commercialized, an outlet was needed for underground Hip Hop artists. This outlet would come to be known as "Hardcore Righteousness" it was the first Hip Hop program to broadcast on City College's WHCR 90.3 FM radio station in Harlem, New York City.  It was a place where the newest in Hip Hop music and culture was played and discussed.   "Hardcore Righteousness" gave both nationally known as well as local artists a platform from which they could be heard, while allowing its listeners to speak out on issues and topics affecting the Hip Hop community.

In the summer of 2004 "Hardcore Righteousness" changed its name to the "Equilibrium" to better reflect the sense of balance that the show managed to bring to the airwaves.   At this point, the show had evolved beyond just being a underground Hip Hop radio program.  It now incorporated music that was reflective of all of the different genres including R&B, Blues, Pop, Jazz and even some Country.   Its host, Kwame Vear explains, "I had grown as a person, so from a musical standpoint, the show had to grow as well.  I wanted to include all of the different types of music that exemplified all of the experiences that we as people go through in life."  

Equilibrium plays music designed to educate, inspire and help you unwind after a long day of dealing with the world outside.  It's about carrying on the belief that music can help make a positive change.