Airwave play is crucial to the success of an artist’s body of work. As a result of the Internet craze and YouTube Frenzy, at one point it seemed like radio stations were phasing out. NightHawk radio has brought the heat with new segments on the air focusing on the craft of local artists in Massachusetts.
1. What is Night Hawk Radio and where are you located?
Nighthawk Radio Show consists of three major segments; with the most important one providing an opportunity to grant exposure to artists and urban businesses within the region. We showcase up and coming artists through radio play, live interviews, and a freestyle segment; all while consistently providing listeners with recent music news happening in the media and the surrounding area.
Nighthawk Radio provides the most support by making time to interview talent and/or entrepreneurs within the New England region; this is their time to pitch their brand and grab the attention of our listeners. We broadcast LIVE from 7 pm – 10 pm every Sunday and showcase the highest quality tracks submitted by up and coming artists. We also promote their music and their brand through social media throughout the week leading up to their interview with us on Sunday.
Our location is in Boston, Ma
2. Who are the main players involved with the show (i.e. host, DJ’s, etc)?
P. Goods (@TheRealPGoods), who is an artist himself — is the host of the show. Followed by the other personalities, Shimmy (@Eshimmycombs07), Jess (@Juss_Jrich), Trac (@Bigga_who) & Dj Madd Miks (@DjMaddMiks).
3. What artists have you worked with and which were your favorite?
We have had Cam Meekins, Dutch Rebelle, Avenue, Mr. Frtiz, Chilla Jones, etc. (All who have mad XXL’s artist you should know list from Boston). It is difficult to say who our favorite aritsts are, however, the artists who we would say is gaining the most support from us right now is Cam Meekins, Latrell James and Caliph.
4. Tell us a brief description of your vision as a radio show.
As a radio show, our vision is to support the highest quality of local up and coming talent to our best ability. We not only want to create a platform for all rising talent, but we also envision bringing more artists together. In return, we are also helping the Hip-Hop scene in and around our area to grow into a much stronger and more exposed network. We are the voice for those up and coming artists who have the talent, but need the love and support required being able to become something better.
5. What has your interaction been with your local community? If little to no interaction so far, do you plan on changing that?
We are not just a group of personalities that come together on Sunday’s to do the show. We all collectively attend Hip-Hop/R&B showcases in promotion of love and support around the city. We showcase, as well as promote, local Hip-Hop/R&B events.
We try to help any artist that we feel has a hard time getting shows by getting them on the flyer to display their talent to more viewers.We also volunteer at charity events, as well and promote their event collectively to help spread the word.
6. Share with our readers why you chose the name Nighthawk Radio.
P. Goods named the show after the Common Nighthawk bird which has had many different influences in his life; from his favorite bird, superhero, and even school mascot. Nighthawk has a variety of different ways to be symbolized in accordance to the radio show; for example, in accordance to the show, it signifies something small flying high in a heroic manner. It also symbolizes the Common Nighthawk bird’s behavior; which is to remain active all throughout the night scene.
7. List the top ten hottest rappers out right now.
2. Kendrick Lamar
3. Kanye West
4. Lil Wayne
5. Nicki Minaj
6. Jay – Z
7. Rick Ross
9. 2 Chainz
10. Meek Mill
8. List the top five pop artists out right now.
1. Justin Beiber
2. Miley Cyrus
3. Lady Gaga
4. Katy Perry
5. Ariana Grande
9. How do you select artists to be played on your show?
We individually listen to all the music that is sent to our email. If we are feeling the track, we give the green light to be played on the show.
10. Tell us more about this mixtape “The New New”
This edition of the mixtapes that we’ve released is a compilation of artists who made the XXL “Artist You Should Know List” and have been featured on the Nighthawk Radio Show.
Features: Avenue, Dutch Rubelle, Natural, Chilla Jones, Cam Meekins & Mr. Fritz.
11. Where can listeners find out more information about your show and upcoming events?
You can find us on our website NighthawkRadio.com, Twitter
@Nighthawkradio1, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NighthawkRadioShow
Artists interested in submitting their work should email their edited mp3 to Nighthawkradioboston@gmail.com
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