The National Association of Broadcasters has inducted Adrian “Stretch Armstrong” Bartos and Bobbito García into the 2023 NAB Show Broadcasting Hall of Fame for radio.
The pair came to fame hosting the “Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show” at Columbia University’s WKCR-FM between 1990–1998. The show was a hip-hop radio phenomenon; named as the “Best Hip Hop Radio Show of All Time” by The Source magazine it launched the careers of artists such as Jay Z, Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, The Notorious B.I.G. and Eminem.
“Adrian Bartos and Bobbito García changed the trajectory of the hip hop genre and had a profound impact on radio audiences,” said NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt. “Their innovative work at WKCR-FM, elevating the profile of unsigned musicians and introducing them to new fans, launched the careers of countless award-winning artists. We are honored to induct them into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame.”
The NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame recognizes radio and television personalities or programs that have earned a place in broadcasting history. Past inductees include Jim Bohannon, “All Things Considered,” John Records Landecker, Cathy Hughes, Elvis Duran and Delilah.
The induction of Bartos and García will be in a special ceremony on the main stage at NAB Show on April 17, 2023 in Las Vegas. The event coincides with the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, which will be celebrated throughout 2023.