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Thursday, August 14, 2003

SHOUTOUT FROM THE BIG HOUSE
It's reassuring to know that, if I ever get sent up the river (i.e., incarcerated in prison), I can throw a shoutout to my peeps over the radio.

This idea is almost certainly taken from another local Tampa Bay area station, the nonprofit WMNF. For years, they've had the Underground Railroad show from 11PM to 2AM on Saturday nights, all rap and hip-hop. The funniest part about listening to that show was all the phone calls they'd get from listeners who would give a shoutout to their friends/loved ones who were in prison. The sheer volume of prison messages was what made it so funny; at least every other phonecall was directed toward jail. WFLZ has just reversed it, having the message come from the inmates instead of to them.