Best Local Music Radio Show (2005)

Damage Control

Every music scene should have a show like this weekly local hip-hop feast. Really, the rockers here need the equivalent: a show co-hosted by two guys -- club spinner DJ Chill and radio DJ/journalist/lore repository Matt Sonzala -- who know everybody and everything about the scene (note: Sonzala is an occasional Press contributor and the editor of this Best of Houston issue). They have a willingness to play records by anybody who brings 'em by, and the clout to score interviews with those who've broken big from the scene. The show is also on the Web, and it has interested listeners from all over the world. In the past year or so, Bun B has dropped in or called in regularly, Dizzee Rascal freestyled with the G.R.i.T. boys for a full half-hour live in the studio, scribes from The New York Times and London's Guardian have given the show ink, and Dennis Kucinich even dropped in for a campaign stop. Now, if only KPFT's higher-ups would give them back that extra hour they used to have.


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