The Friday night early-evening radio slot is an important one: This is the music you listen to when you're getting ready for a night on the town, or maybe driving to the restaurant before a date. That slot about to get a boost in Pittsburgh with the addition of Grand Groove Radio, a new DJ slot on WYEP-FM, hosted by longtime local crate-digger and hip-hop head DJ Selecta.
Selecta (James Scoglietti) has been a DJ on and off the air for over 20 years, and most recently has hosted an overnight free-form show on WYEP. He's also co-owner of 720 Music, Clothing and Cafe, in Lawrenceville. Expect a mix of soul, funk, jazz and golden-era hip hop on Grand Groove Radio.
The show launches Fri., August 1. It replaces the Friday evening edition of The World Cafe.