Happy New Year….again thanks for everybody that brought the new year (FRESH YEAR) with Fresh Radio rather in person at #Sneakerball or letting us provide the soundtrack to your own New Years Eve Party!!
Noon est: #LegendsAtNoon A classic mix from the Kool DJ the Red Alert with Tony Humphries from 12/85 on Kiss FM
1p est: #FreshRadio Mixtape LIVE with DJ Bee
3p est: #AphrodisiacSoul with DJ Ruckus
4p est: #TheWonderYears with DJ Fountz
5p est: #TheWorldwideShow with DJ Opal
6p est: #SkratchMakaniksRadio with DJ Excel Best Of New Edition
9p est: #The5thElementOfHipHop a replay from DJ Bee’s Sirius/XM days!
10p est: #Bangtime with DJ Rick Geez
Joseph Saddler’s family migrated to the United States from Barbados, in the Caribbean, and he grew up in The Bronx, New York. He attended Samuel Gompers High School, a public vocational school, where he learned how to repair electronic equipment. Saddler’s parents played an important role in his interest in music. His parents came from Barbados and his father was a big fan of Caribbean and black American records. As a child, Saddler was fascinated by his father’s record collection. In an interview, he reflected: “My father was a very heavy record collector. He still thinks that he has the stronger collection. I used to open his closets and just watch all the records he had. I used to get into trouble for touching his records, but I’d go right back and bother them.” Saddler’s early interest in DJing came from this fascination with his father’s record collection as well as his mother’s desire for him to educate himself in electronics. After high school, he became involved in the earliest New York DJ scene, attending parties set up by early luminaries.
He is also a nephew to the late Former Feather Weight Champion of the World Sandy Saddler.
Grandmaster Flash carefully studied the DJing styles and techniques of earlier DJs, particularly Pete Jones, Kool Herc, and Grandmaster Flowers. As a teenager, he began experimenting with DJ gear in his bedroom, eventually developing and mastering three innovations that are still considered standard DJing techniques today.