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Boombox Radio Crew
About Boombox & City Love
Boombox & City Love are both live radio shows broadcasted through Hamline University Radio. Streaming online at www.hamline.edu/radio.
Boombox is hosted by Tessa Mortenson, Saraya Boghani, Isaiah Howard, and Charlie Thayer and airs live every Tue. & Thur. night from 9-10 PM Central Time. Boombox was formed in fall of 09’ with DJ’s Tessa, Orin Ruben, and Saraya. By the end of 2009, Orin left to travel abroad and we had welcomed Isaiah Howard and Charlie Thayer as new DJ’s to the show. To celebrate the new year, Boombox has reached out locally and will be hosting a variety of local hip hop artists to the show. We hope to bring you continual entertainment and news from the hip hop community as well as from our own music libraries. Boombox contains all your hopes and dreams neatly packaged into a one-hour hip hop show for your aural pleasure. What more could you ask for?
City Love is hosted by Rola Alkatout and Tessa Mortenson and airs live every Tue. night from 10-11 PM Central Time. City Love was formed in the fall of 09’ with the intention to broadcast a variety of music, old and new, popular and underground, local and abroad. We especially love that local music and hope to bring more local artists across genres to the show. If you are a local artist, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in coming to the show. Sometimes, when Boombox has guests on Tuesday nights we will overlap their time with ours. Check out the calendar for any upcoming guests/events.
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-The Boombox & City Love Crew
Meet the DJ’s of Boombox & City Love:
The DJ’s for City Love:
Rola A and Tessa M
The DJ’s for Boombox:
Tessa M, Saraya B, Charlie T, and Isaiah H
(photo/bios currently being updated…)
Rola & Tessa @ the Hamline Radio Station during a broadcast of City Love.
I’m Saraya, one of the many dj’s that work tirelessly to bring you Boombox.
I like good music, good people, and you- the wonderful person reading this right now.
As for other things, I enjoy trees, a fresh breeze, refreshing thoughts, a progressive point, the written word, spoken, too, and Minnesota… nice.
I’m a recently declared English Major, possible Spanish minor but we’ll see where that goes.
There’s so much music out there, if you have a song in your heart shoot it my way and I’ll be happy to take a listen. For now I’ll be listening to almost anything Jack White related, Eyedea and Abilities, Cloud Cult, the whole Doomtree crew, Blue Scholars, Fleet Foxes, The Long Winters, Spoon, menomena, Aesop Rock, Heiruspecs, and oh so many more. Gotta rep the local and remember the roots.
I’m a DJ for City Love.
This is me at home.
I love owls, seeing people happy, and my beautiful, wonderful, and amazing family/friends
decoupage-ing, snowboarding, reading Tessa’s poetry, & smiling are some of my favorite activities (indeed, you can make smiling an activity!!).
Leaving the Psychology major behind to enter the Social Justice major.
Favorites of the favorites (in order of what I remember first)- Modest Mouse, Brother Ali, Atmosphere, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Animal Collective, M. Ward, Passion Pit, Fiona Apple, Foo Fighters, Coldplay
There are a few more, but I don’t want to type them on here ‘cause their just so special. Maybe they’ll be on a mixtape!?
I’m always up for sharing music, so if you want something that we play or something, I’ll send it to you!
This is me, Tessa.
(2nd biggest midget in the game/DJ Dimples)
I’m a DJ for City Love and Boombox.
Some things I love: hip hop, promotional art, graffiti, making art & writing poetry, teaching/working with kids, snowboarding, skateboards, stickers, books, and office supplies.
I do graphic design and absolutely love making promotional art-music fliers/posters mostly. Find me on facebook if you’re interested.
Social Justice major, Education/ESL co-major at Hamline University.
all time loves: Tracy Chapman, Aesop Rock, Gang Starr, KRS-One, Brother Ali, lady sov, Invincible, Dessa and Doomtree, Toki Wright, Maria Isa, Quasimoto, Atmosphere, Wiz Khalifa, Felt, MF Doom, Buck 65, Eyedea & Abilities…
Hip Hop culture is eternal.