New Milwaukee HYFIN station connecting Black music and culture

Radio Milwaukee launching HYFIN station connecting Black music and culture

There’s a new sound coming to Milwaukee and it’s rooted in everything culture. Tarik Moody is the Program Director of HYFIN; a new Urban Alternative media channel launching this month on Radio Milwaukee’s 88.9.

There’s a new sound coming to Milwaukee and it’s rooted in everything culture. “We want to show different aspects of Black culture that are not highlighted in the media today,” said Tarik Moody. Moody is the Program Director of HYFIN; a new Urban Alternative media channel launching this month on Radio Milwaukee’s 88.9.”Urban Alternative is basically to recognize our community — the Black community — can’t fit into boxes,” Moody explained. “We are just as diverse as any community. Whether it’s Afro Beats or whether it’s Jazz or even Folk… we want to show the beauty, and diversity of our culture” he said. Moody, who’s hosted his nationally syndicated Rhythm Lab radio for nearly 20 years, says HYFIN is about more than music.”Hyphen, grammatically, is a tool that connects two words,” Moody said. “We want to use that to connect cultures, connect the diversity of our music and the diversity of our people with HYFIN.” Moody will be joined by Element Everest Blanks, DJ Bruwer, Anthony Foster and Chris Alexander when HYFIN officially launches on June 19 , or Juneteenth. “We see the power of that and what that really means,” Moody said about the launch date’s significance. “What we’re trying to do is set free in letting the world know, let the city know, let this region know, this is who we are,” he said. “We also wanted to amplify our community — the Black community — whether it’s businesses, entrepreneurs, organizations or individuals as well through storytelling and other opportunities like events as well.” From June 19 to July 3, HYFIN will be unhosted except for Moody’s shift , allowing listeners to enjoy the depth and intentionality of the music programming of HYFIN. Beginning July 4, the weekday programming schedule on HYFIN will be as follows: 6 am to 12 pm — “The Morning Mix,” Milwaukee’s most music morning show with no talk and all tunes12 to 3 pm — Anthony Foster3 to 9 pm — Element Everest -Blanks9 pm to 12 am — Tarik Moody, simulcast on 88.9FM HD1 and HD212 am to 3 am — Unhosted, simulcast on 88.9FM HD1 and HD2HYFIN is backed by a $450,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

There’s a new sound coming to Milwaukee and it’s rooted in everything culture.

“We want to show different aspects of Black culture that are not highlighted in the media today,” said Tarik Moody.

Moody is the Program Director of HYFIN; a new Urban Alternative media channel launching this month on Radio Milwaukee’s 88.9.

“Urban Alternative is basically to recognize our community — the Black community — can’t fit into boxes,” Moody explained. “We are just as diverse as any community. Whether it’s Afro Beats or whether it’s Jazz or even Folk… we want to show the beauty, and diversity of our culture” he said.

Moody, who’s hosted his nationally syndicated Rhythm Lab radio for nearly 20 years, says HYFIN is about more than music.

“Hyphen, grammatically, is a tool that connects two words,” Moody said. “We want to use that to connect cultures, connect the diversity of our music and the diversity of our people with HYFIN.”

Moody will be joined by Element Everest Blanks, DJ Bruwer, Anthony Foster and Chris Alexander when HYFIN officially launches on June 19, or Juneteenth.

“We see the power of that and what that really means,” Moody said about the launch date’s significance. “What we’re trying to do is set free in letting the world know, let the city know, let this region know, this is who we are,” he said. “We also wanted to amplify our community — the Black community — whether it’s businesses, entrepreneurs, organizations or individuals as well through storytelling and other opportunities like events as well.”

From June 19 to July 3, HYFIN will be unhosted except for Moody’s shift, allowing listeners to enjoy the depth and intentionality of the music programming of HYFIN. Beginning July 4, the weekday programming schedule on HYFIN will be as follows:

  • 6 am to 12 pm — “The Morning Mix,” Milwaukee’s most music morning show with no talk and all tunes
  • 12 to 3 pm — Anthony Foster
  • 3 to 9 pm — Element Everest-Blanks
  • 9 pm to 12 am — Tarik Moody, simulcast on 88.9FM HD1 and HD2
  • 12 am to 3 am — Unhosted, simulcast on 88.9FM HD1 and HD2

HYFIN is backed by a $450,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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