The Radyo Shak project is a collaborative community radio station created by Richard Fleming and Clocktower.org for the 4th Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in December of 2015. The project was awarded 2nd prize at the Biennale final congress. Based in a 64 square foot plywood shack designed by British artist/architect Joe Winter, the Shak became a hub for local and visiting Biennale artists alike. With Clocktower.org’s Jake Nussbaum, I captured interviews with artists in both English and kreyol, collected neighborhood recipes, hosted local deejays, rappers and slam poets, and recorded and broadcast everything from vodou ceremonies, the sounds of the surrounding streets, drumming sessions, Rara bands and string quartets. Live to the Grand Rue neighborhood of Port-au-Prince via pirate transmission on FM 89.1, Radyo Shak’s many offerings are available on demand to the internet at Clocktower.org. My participation was made possible thanks to the generous support of Owsley Brown Presents.

Radyo Shak:

Other Radio:

As part of an ongoing collaboration with Clocktower Radio, I present, approximately monthly, my show “DJ Richard Nixon live from Bene’s Record Shop,” an hour-long set during which I play only those records that are in stock that day at Red Hook, Brooklyn’s only vinyl emporium, the unofficial community center aka “Swoopleton’s Groove Palace” at 360 Van Brunt Street. Listen HERE.

In February 2017 Work X Work took over a lounge at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to create the world’s most comfortable pop-up radio station. Relaxing on the couch, with a coffee table serving as DJ booth, I discussed the glory days of New York nightlife with my old friend DJ Stretch Armstrong, and played some records neither of us had heard in a while. Jake Nussbaum of Clocktower and I then hosted the artist Ted Riederer, who talked about his non-commercial record company, Never Records, and played selections from the direct-to-vinyl recordings he has made all over the world.