Champion City Radio is a talk show that explores the music and culture of Los Angeles. Each episode we're joined by a special guest artist or creative that's shaping the LA scene. We discuss their current projects, cultural issues, artistic movements and how our local scene is influencing the rest of the world.
EP 33: Culture Curator Josh Kun, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA
USC professor Josh Kun creates some of the most impactful cultural presentations in Los Angeles. We discuss his upcoming music events, as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA - a 5 month series of exhibitions and events that explores Latin American music in LA. Plus much more culture talk! This episode was recorded at the LINE Hotel.
EP 32: The Cosmic Philosophy of Jazz Artist Cameron Graves
Cameron Graves is an LA jazz artist and member of the impeccable West Coast Get Down collective (Kamasi Washington, Miles Mosley and more.) He breaks down the connection with jazz and the universe, ancient Egypt, and his biggest inspiration "The Urantia Book." Check out his new album "Planetary Prince."
EP 31: E-40 vs. Busta Rhymes, Snapchat ruined Venice, race tension on TV.
Podcast hosts Anthony, Novena, and producer Eddie go in on some crazy topics. We discuss the future of radio, tech flops, Snapchat vs. Adidas in Venice Beach, impersonations of rappers E-40 and Busta Rhymes, learning HTML on Myspace Top 8, race tension on tv and more!
EP 30: Catching Up With The Residents #2
It's been a few months since our last podcast, and we wanted to fill our listeners in with what we've been up to. Find out how our podcast almost went "Hollywood!" We discuss all things music and culture in LA!
EP 29: House Shoes
DJ and producer House Shoes takes us down memory lane with stories from his hometown Detroit and what motivated his move to Los Angeles. Now with his own record label, Street Corner Music, he's battling the digital era of music and cutting through the commercial noise to get his music heard. We take some fun detours and talk soap operas, wrestling, travel, food and more.
EP 28: Greg White (The Pink Marine)
Greg White is the author behind The Pink Marine, a book about his life in the Marines as a gay 18 year old man. This was before the "Dont Ask Dont Tell" policy that provided some protection to gays in the military. Greg shares one-of-a-kind stories about keeping his sexuality unknown, while building brotherhood with fellow Marines. He’s now a tv/film writer, often working with Norman Lear. He also has his own show the Cooking Channel.
Entertaining and educational with some flavor!
I like what you guys are doing so far! We needed a show where that has a more fun and entertaining approach to interviewing L.A. artists!