Mini-History of the Syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast
DJ Fusion of the FuseBox Radio Broadcast is a U.S. mixshow and events DJ whose main musical focus in the Black Music/Urban Music Genre (Hip-Hop, Reggae, Funk, Jazz, Soul/R&B, House, Disco, Rock, Dance, World Music, etc.) on the independent & mainstream level.
The syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast was founded while she was an undergraduate student at the Rutgers University - New Brunswick campus in 1998 after serving as a co-host for the African New Dawn program under her mentor, Alvin Fair, and being one of the original co-founders of the Rutgers University Student Community of Hip-Hop (aka RUSCH, the first Hip-Hop student organization at Rutgers University from 2000 - 2002) that helped line up Hip-Hop oriented shows & events on and off campus .
Along with co-host, fellow mix DJ and business partner Ausar Ra Black Hawk (who came on as a part of the show in 2004), the weekly radio show + podcast exists to bring the Balance Back to Black Radio with having a strong focus on bringing a diverse mix of independent and mainstream Black Music (Hip-Hop, Soul, Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Funk, House & more) from all over the world along with relevant commentary, news and guest interviews to the international listening masses.
From its original roots in 1998 at Rutgers University Radio when the show was founded by DJ Fusion while she was an undergraduate student at the Rutgers University - New Brunswick campus, the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast has spread to multiple podcast distribution channels, websites, internet + FM radio stations and more as of November 2018.
Listeners can subscribe FREE to receive the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast's episodes via podcast apps, RSS feeders & programs such as iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Podbay.FM, Player.FM, PodBean and more!
Our top countries for podcast downloads from 2017 are (in order) the United States, Germany, Canada, Spain and Russia. The majority of our listeners range from 18 - 55 years old.
The business FuseBox Media LLC was founded by DJ Fusion & Ausar Ra Black Hawk in the mid-2000s to expand on their multimedia extensions & business ventures (including the official FuseBox Radio Blog, BlackRadioIsBack.com, FuseBox Radio Photography & FuseBox Radio: DJ Services ), music production, freelance writing and more.
Public Events & Locales Where the FuseBox Radio Broadcast DJs Have Performed:
The FuseBox Radio Broadcast Collective has DJ-ed at the following major events, locations & venues throughout the years as a part of various official showcases and performance lineups:
- National Cherry Blossom Festival 2013 - 2016 (Washington, DC)
- Marine Corps Marathon 2013 - 2018 (Washington, DC; Course DJ)
- North by Northeast [NXNE] 2012 - 2014 (Toronto, Canada; official showcases & main stage DJs)
- Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon 2015 (Pittsburgh, PA)
- D.C. State Fair 2015 - 2018 (Washington, DC)
- DC International Film Festival 2013 - 2015 & 2017 (Washington, DC)
- Capital Trans Pride [a part of Capital Pride] 2015 (Washington, DC)
- New York Super Week 2014 (NYC; official showcase)
- Musikfest 2013 (Bethlehem, PA; official showcase)
- DC Green Festival 2012 - 2014 (Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC)
- NYC Green Festival 2013 (Jacob Javits Center; NYC)
- TEDxMidAtlantic 2012 (Reception at Living Social 918 F Street; Washington, DC)
- TEDxUpperEastSide 2013 (NYC)
- Yonge-Dundas Square (Toronto, ON)
- Penn Social (Washington, DC)
- Hillyer Art Space (Washington, DC)
- SOBS (NYC)
- LIV Nightclub (Washington, DC)
- National Black Theatre in Harlem (NYC)
- Bowery Poetry Club (NYC)
- Tropicalia (Washington, DC)
- Nuyorican Poets Cafe (NYC)
- Barnard College @ Columbia U. (NYC)
- Rutgers University (NJ)
- Halcyon (NYC) and more...
Industry Events Where The FuseBox Radio Broadcast Family Has Spoken At:
DJ Fusion has been a part of various seminars & music conferences as a knowledgeable expert panelist & speaker on the Independent Music & Media Industries at various events, including:
- Audio Engineering Society Convention: New York City 
- New York Media Festival 
- Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference [2016 - 2018]
- DC Podfest [2015 - 2018]
- Made In The DMV Conference 
- North by Northeast Interactive (NXNEi) 
- TEDxOrlando 
- Lipstick Revolt [2013 & 2014]
- Ignite DC 
- Fleet DJ Conference 
- RapAttackLives.com H.U.S.T.L.E. Conference [during 2004 CMJ Music Conference]
- AND MORE!
Some of The FuseBox Radio Broadcast's Past Interviews & Guests:
Many music artists, community activists, business people, authors and others have been a part of the FuseBox Radio Broadcast with great interviews throughout our long history, including:
- Andre 3000
- Actress Amanda Seals (aka Amanda Diva)
- Cynthia McKinney (former Democratic Georgia Congresswoman, 2008 Green Party Candidate for the Presidency of the United States)
- Douglas A. Blackmon (Pulitzer Prize winning author of the book "Slavery By Another Name")
- Monica Moorehead (2016 presidential candidate for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election for the Workers World Party)
- Emidio "Mimi" Soltysik & Angela Nicole Walker (presidential and vice-presidential candidates for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election for the Socialist Party USA)
- Sadat X (Brand Nubian)
- Kook Rock Ski (Fat Boys)
- Tony Williams (GOOD Music)
- A+ (formerly of Motown Records)
- Brian Coleman, author of "Check the Technique" (Harper Collins)
- The Bad Seed (Draft Records)
- Guru (Gang Starr/7 Grand Records)
- Craig G (Juice Crew)
- Masta Ace (Juice Crew)
- Easy AD (Cold Crush Brothers)
- Lil' Mo
- Treach of Naughty By Nature
- 4th Disciple (Wu-Tang Clan/Killarmy)
- Hell Razah (Wu-tang Clan/Killarmy)
- El Da Sensai (from 90s Hip-Hop group, Da Artifactz)
- Wise Intelligent (Poor Righteous Teachers)
- Killah Priest (Wu-Tang Clan)
- Flo Brown
- DJ Beverly Bond (Black Girls Rock!)
- Shyheim (Wu-Tang Clan)
- Extended Famm (QN5 Music)
- RA The Rugged Man
- U-God (Wu-Tang Clan)
- Witchdoctor (Dungeon Family)
- Paul Porter (IndustryEars.com)
- Producer Dame Grease (Vacant Lot Records)
- Various Artists from DuckDown Records
- AND MORE!
The FuseBox Radio Broadcast crew are proud members of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM).
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