Tarik Moody, who possesses among the best ears in the business, sees his influence grow as WXPN adds his syndicated show…
By Paul Marszalek
Tarik Moody’s Rhythm Lab Radio will air Wednesday nights on WXPN/Philadelphia, the fourth station to pick up the newly syndicated program.
Fifteen+ years running, Moody started the show with Minnesota Public Radio, but it has been produced at WYMS/Milwaukee since that station’s sign-on in 2007.
The weekly, two-hour program mixes jazz, electronic, hip-hop and soul music, with a heavy emphasis on new music discovery. Over the years, Rhythm Lab Radio has had a hand in breaking now-famous artists including Lianne La Havas, Michael Kiwanuka, The Internet and Kamasi Washington.
Regarding the addition at WXPN, Assistant GM for Programming Bruce Warren said, “Tarik’s music knowledge and the way he presents the music is quite simply spectacular. XPN listeners and members are in for a treat, and this show speaks to XPN’s long-term mission of musical discovery.
Beyond airing on its home station and now XPN, Rhythm Lab Radio can also be heard on Chicago Public Radio’s Vocalo, WHRV/Norfolk, and soon via WUNC/Chapel Hill.
The increased reach bodes well for Moody, whose reputation as a taste maker is well-known in the NON-COMM community, but will certainly continue to widen. Moody also consults on the Urban Alternative format, currently getting a boost from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.