Adrian “Stretch Armstrong” Bartos and Bobbito García will be the newest members of the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame for radio.
“Their self-titled show was a 1990s hip-hop radio phenomenon, launching the careers of superstar artists such as Jay Z, Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, The Notorious B.I.G. and Eminem,” NAB said in the announcement.
“Their show, which ran from 1990 to 1998, was named as the ‘Best Hip Hop Radio Show of All Time’ by The Source magazine and was the subject of the documentary ‘Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives’ that was released in 2015. Their influence stretches beyond music, impacting multiple aspects of urban culture, from sneakers and sports to art.”
The “Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show” aired at Columbia University station WKCR(FM). They’ll be inducted during the NAB Show in April. NAB noted that 2023 also marks the 50th anniversary of hip-hop.
Jim Bohannon joined the NAB hall last year. (Read the list of past inductees.)