On Wednesday, NY Port Authority unveiled a new exhibit called “The Red Alert Experience”, honoring our very own Kool DJ Red Alert to celebrate 45 years of his career.
“Me and my man, the late great super rockin’ Mister Magic, he was on the competitor station, the station I’m on right now, WBLS,” he said.
“There was no radio in America that really cared about what was happening with hip hop culture. So you have one of two humble giants who were on the radio,” said exhibit co-curator Sean Williams. “This was the birth of hip hop radio. This was the importance of people staying at home on Friday nights and Saturday nights, recording these broadcasts on cassette.”
Take a look inside the exhibit below.