THE ZRO HOUR

THE ZRO HOUR

 New York City, New York, USA
BandHip HopR&B

Hip Hop like it used to be-pure, uncut and raw! Classics, rares, new releases, unsigned talent, and album cuts that many have slept on. Tribute shows and the music that influences hip hop. All with the vibe of NYC underground hip hop radio of the 80's and 90's. Hosted by EDAYE

Biography

ABOUT THEZROHOUR:

THE ZRO HOUR began in 2004 as a twice monthly, underground/pirate radio show broadcast on Galaxy Plus 90.5 FM in Brooklyn, NY. The first 5 years were co-hosted by the founding members- EDAYE, Alexie F. and DJ Ambush. THE ZRO HOUR’s format includes Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, underground and classics. The show draws influences from New York Hip Hop radio past and present. These underground radio shows were hosted by pioneers such as Mr. Magic, the Supreme Team, Afrika Islam, Red Alert, Hank Love & DNA, P-Fine, Marley Marl, Awesome 2 and Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito. Each show has a unique format with an emphasis on the rarely appreciated influences within R&B and Hip Hop music. Featuring exclusive, new releases to album cuts and unsigned talent.

All podcasts of THE ZRO HOUR are available from the web site, THEZROHOUR.COM, and are encoded in AAC/MP4 and MP3 format. THEZROHOUR.COM also serves as a home for news, commentary and information. The site is in a blog format and is updated regularly with videos, links and new music. Some of the music included in the show is provided by several independent promotional companies such as Foundation Media and Amalgam Digital. We also visit local venues and dig through myspace.com and other social networking sites for new talent to expose our audience to. We only play music that we believe in and our sincerity, knowledge & experience comes across in every show.

THE ZRO HOUR has maintained a presence within the podcasting community since the latter half of 2004. The show is listed with several podcasting directories such as podcastpickle.com, podcastingnews.com, podcastdirectory.com, and digtalpodcast.com.
All programming is commercial free and uncensored. Earlier shows contained radio safe edits sourced from the pirate radio broadcasts.

The strength of THE ZRO HOUR is founded on the chemistry between its host and guests. The atmosphere remains loose and humorous. Simultaneous to being entertained, the listener is being informed and encouraged to seek more info on the artists and discover on their own. Past guests and interviews have included Lin Que, Bekay, Godhead The General, Eternia, The Misnomer(s), Point Dot Period, Dashah, Hasan Salaam, Randy Mason, Monster, Chesney Snow, The Beat Kangz, Milk Dee, Bobbito Garcia, Nucomme, U-God, Grand Puba, Cymarshall Law, The Bash Bros., Senor Kaos, Aarophat, Thaahum, K Banger, Tash (Tha Alkaholiks), and producer Ty Fyffe. Though THE ZRO HOUR is primarily Hip Hop driven, we have done shows centered around the work of an individual artists and genres that influence Hip Hop. It keeps the show fresh and diverse yet retaining its focus. The website sees hits from an international audience and we play the work of musicians from around the world. Our future focus will be to expand our awareness in Asia and Japan.

In 2011, THE ZRO HOUR expanded into a live format bringing the energy and vibe of the show to Brooklyn's new community radio station BBOXRADIO.COM. THEZROHOUR is streamed online at bboxradio.com Wednesdays 9-11PM.

ABOUT EDAYE:

EDAYE is the creator and production director of THE ZRO HOUR. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, EDAYE’s passion for Hip Hop began with the first known recorded songs, “King Tim III” by the Fatback Band and “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang. Through the years of discovery, EDAYE participated in most forms of Hip Hop expression such as graffiti, dance, beatboxing, rapping, and producing music. His journey has led to his focus on audio engineering and music production. In 2002, shortly after graduating SAE Institute of Technology, EDAYE became a part of the opening team at Platinum Sound Recording Studio. EDAYE worked as an assistant engineer on Wyclef Jean’s “Preacher’s Son”, DJ Kay Slay’s “Streetsweeper Vol.1”, Tom Jones’ “Mr. Jones” and Jonathan Demme’s “The Agronomist”. In 2003, he left Platinum Sound to focus on creating THEZROHOUR.COM.