Outside the BOX

And this is why I refuse to listen to the radio…it’s Pandora or iPod….Thank God for iPod!

Courtesy of http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/KBXX

City of license Houston, Texas
Broadcast area Greater Houston
Branding “97.9 The Box”
Slogan Interactive Hip-Hop and R&B
Frequency 97.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date April 2, 1991
Format Urban Contemporary
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 585 meters
Class C
Facility ID 11969
Transmitter coordinates 29°34′34″N 95°30′36″W
Callsign meaning K BOX X
Owner Radio One
Sister stations KMJQKROI
Webcast Listen Live
Website theboxhouston.com

KBXX (“97.9 The Box”) is a Houston-based radio station with an urban contemporary musical format. It is owned by Radio One. Its transmitter is located in Missouri City, Texas. 97.9 The Box is currently the only station that plays hip-hop and modern R&B music in the Greater Houston area after the demise of KPTY in 2009.
The local station in Houston, Texas is singlehandedly killing Screwston.

1. They threatened and tried to sell out Pimp C, shortly before his death (R.I.P.)

2. They banned Trae tha Truth

3. During this ban, they fired the Kracker Nuttz, fired DJ Brandi Garcia, suspended DJ GT, suspended DJ Baby Jae, suspended DJ Michael “5000” Watts

4. On November 16, they rejected any Hispanic Rappers from performing at the Los Magnificos Car Show. When asked to comment on the situation, Terri Thomas emailed “Hello! We have no comment. Have a great day!”

5. No rapper is able to speak against the corporate radio station in fears of not getting their records played

6. They banned K-Rino

7. In April 2010, local Houston radio station KBXX 97.9 the Box announced an “I Am King T.I. Party”, three years after the death of Pimp C, probably the most disrespectful they could’ve done

8. On Big Hawk’s birthday (R.I.P.), the radio station didn’t mention a single word commemorating his life and music. On Lil Wayne’s birthday, they dedicated an entire day playing Wayne and Young Money all day long. How could they dare disrespect Hawk’s life like that. He came to their show and did an interview for them before his death!

9. They rarely support local artists and Houston rappers (that are majority independent)

The morning show is been hosted by Madd Hatta since March 2001. He’s been on 97.9 The Box since 1995, starting off in Afternoons, then hosting mornings.

The Box, which originally debuted in 1991 as a Rhythmic Contemporary station and was part of Radio & Records’ Rhythmic Airplay panel, moved over to its Urban Contemporary Airplay panel in 2006, however it still remains on Mediabase’s Rhythmic Airplay Panel. As of 2011, it is the only Radio One urban station on the Mediabase rhythmic panel.

Thanks for tuning in….

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