In June 1989, I created “In Effect,” one of Canada’s first hip-hop radio shows. It originally aired on Thursdays, but three months later it moved to Saturdays between 3-5 pm, so I wouldn’t have to give it up on account of high school. After two years, I left to concentrate on music production, but thanks to other dedicated hosts (Chaz EB, BZ Jam, and CIA), “In Effect” carried on.
In 1994, Jay Swing, Checkmate, and DJ Flipout took over, re-branded it as “The Show,” and carried it to even greater heights. I returned to co-host in 1999 until 2002. When it ended “In Effect/”The Show” had been the longest running hip-hop radio program in Canada. For 15 years, we provided Metro Vancouver with pure, uncut hip-hop. I’m fortunate to have participated in Vancouver’s early hip-hop scene.