Further proving that old saying that nothing good lasts forever, the wonderful, long-running KUSF radio weekly hip-hop show Beatsauce will air its last ever broadcast on 90/3FM this weekend.
The show, which hosts/DJs J-Boogie, Raw-B, and DJ Wisdom (formerly known as Winnie B) have been tirelessly producing since 1994 on Sunday evenings from 6PM to 8PM, was a staple for local hip-hop fans to tune in to every weekend to hear all the latest quality hip-hop releases, great DJ mixes, and interviews with a long list of hip-hop acts both local and national. Recently a fourth DJ/host, DJ Diversify, joined the Beatsauce fold. The good news is that while Beatsauce will no longer be broadcast live weekly on KUSF, it will continue in another format, as a bi-monthly podcast hosted by Brooklynradio.
During its fourteen year tenure on KUSF 90.3FM, Beatsauce gained a devoted following, threw parties and events, and won both a SF Bay Guardian’s “Goldie Award” and a SF Weekly “Best Hip-Hop Radio Show” award. During that same time its countless hip-hop guests (many busting out freestyles or doing DJ sets) included the likes of Peanut Butter Wolf, Rob Swift, KRS-One, Jay-Z, DJ Quest, Common, Eminem, Black Eyed Peas, Gang Starr, EPMD, Outkast, Jurassic 5, Jungle Brothers, Zion I, Mobb Deep, Lyrics Born, Blackalicious, Company Flow, Slick Rick, Conceit, J-Live, Jeru the Damaja, Prince Paul, Hieroglyphics, Bas-1, Bored Stiff, Crown City Rockers, Breakestra, Brown Fellinis, and Dre Dog (before he became Andre Nickatina), to name but a handful.
Apparently the show's demise on KUSF is due to the ever-increasingly busy schedules of its three founding hosts, something that will be more manageable when the show becomes a bi-monthly podcast in 2009. Hosted by www.Brooklynradio.net, the new Beatsauce podcast will be available on the iTunes podcast page. Additionally, the Beatsauce crew promise that they will be uploading old shows and classic interviews from their deep vaults to the player featured on www.trueskoolnetwork.com and beatsauce's MySpace.
Tune into the final very final Beatsauce KUSF radio show this Sunday evening (12/28) at 6PM until 8PM local time (also streaming on www.kusf.org). And click here for more info on Beatsauce.