Frank Ocean announces new Apple Music radio show ‘Homer Radio’

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Frank Ocean is launching a new weekly radio show on Apple Music 1, Homer Radio.

The show, scheduled to go ahead every Thursday at 10:PM (ET), has been described by the two-time GRAMMY winner as “a one hour window” into the music played “after-hours” at his Homer brand HQ in New York City.

The show’s first guest is Paris-based, Ivorian/Guadeloupean DJ and producer CRYSTALLMESS.

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Though many of the details of the new show are being kept under wraps, some of music featured in the first episodes comes from a wide array of artists — including Dolly Parton, Beenie Man, Nazar, OSSX, Mogwaa and Mr. Ho, and many more.

In a description of Homer Radio, Ocean described the office environment from which the show’s concept was born: “Twin towering line array speakers hold court. Someone’s vacuuming the carpets adding a distant layer of white noise to the sound.”

“Media volleys across short distances quickly on the net as Sorkin-like walk and talks travel down the hallways further and further from the sound.” he continues. “This is Homer Radio. An office soundtrack. Can’t you hear our ‘voice’? It’s not a dead line.”’

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The show is Ocean’s second on Apple Music 1, having launched Blonded Radio in 2017, it became a long-running favourite for fans, with a fictionalised version even being created as an in-game station for GTA V and GTA Online.

The most recent episode of Blonded was broadcast on Apple Music in December 2021.

Listen to Homer Radio’s first show featuring CRYSTALLMESS below.

Megan Townsend is Mixmag’s Deputy Editor, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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