The man, the myth, the legend, Ike Bart. Simply put, this was the show you had to hear for yourself to believe. IBIH was the place to discover electronic music in a unique way that could only be brought by the mixmaster Ike Bart, with dance, techno, industrial, trance, and house music, along with pop and rock.
In the mid-2000s, high-speed internet access arrived and we became captivated with new things we could never do before. One of these things, of course, was podcasting. It was suddenly possible for us to broadcast radio-like music shows out to the world—so from 2006 to 2009, we did just that.
It came to you semi-live every “week” for three years. It was the perpetually soon-to-be semi-famous FreeWave Weekly radio show! It was Red’s blender of rock and all other genres under the sun. His early “demos” were our first-ever podcasts.
Half Hour of Power was your guide to a world of groundbreaking, innovative, and truly great music. From alternative to pop, the HHOP offered up both ends of the spectrum. Hosted by Tyler, it was on the figurative airwaves for 1 1/2 years.
Benjammin’ was the premier destination for hip hop on altcast. It introduced you to all kinds of different types of artists and let you hear about brand new stuff months before it hit mainstream. Hosted by Ben from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, “the birthplace of hip hop,” this legendary show lasted for two years.