CKLN's Legendary Hip-Hop Time Slot Explored in 1 to 4 Documentary

CKLN's Legendary Hip-Hop Time Slot Explored in <i>1 to 4</i> Documentary
Since 1983, the time slot from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Toronto, ON's CKLN 88.1 FM has been a crucial one for hip-hop fans. Despite ups and downs at the station, the historic time slot is now the subject of 1 to 4, a documentary produced by Wavel Edwards and Celine Wong.

When CKLN kicked off with The Fantastic Voyage, it was the first radio station to host a hip-hop show in all of Canada. This was followed by The Power Move Show, The Real Frequency and Mixtape Massacre.

With over 30 years of hip-hop history, the legendary time slot was struck a blow when CKLN had its licence revoked at the end of January due to problems with how the radio station was operated. With that in mind, all four generations of the show teamed up for a monumental broadcast on February 12, which is the subject of the 1 to 4 documentary.

The six-minute documentary about the history of the 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. time slot can be viewed below. CKLN will remain on the air pending a decision by the Federal Court of Appeal.

1 to 4: Toronto Hip Hop Documentary from Real Frequency on Vimeo.