TORONTO RAP RADIO
Having launched two years earlier, we published a deep-dive investigation into Flow 93.5, Toronto’s first “urban contemporary” radio station; the piece outlined frustrations with their lack of support for emerging Canadian talent and safe, predictably commercial playlists. Flow changed formats several times since and only recently returned somewhat to its hip-hop roots, although many of the same frustrations remain.
THE YEAR THAT NEVER WAS
In an opinion column, writer Martin Turenne argued that 2002 had so little cultural impact that it basically didn’t happen and that the only highlights in any genre were retreads, from Jurassic 5 to the entire new rock revival of Strokes, Stripes, Hives and Vines.
HOW WE FIND STAFF
One keen prospective contributor wrote in to ask about writing. “Your masthead doesn’t mention anything about sending in work, and I’m sure I, or my quadriplegic monkey, could do better than your boring, untalented writers.”