I'm DJ Fusion (real name: Mary Nichols), a short (5 feet tall even), above average looking (I think at least a "B", even if a low one....) African-American female DJ who is a graduate of Rutgers University (c/o 2001; Rutgers College) with a degree in American Studies and a minor in History.
I'm a Radio, Mixtape & Club DJ, with my main music focus being in the genres of Hip-Hop, Breakbeats, Reggae, Funk, Acid Jazz, Soul, House, Disco, DC GoGo, Electronica, Rock and Classics - Black Music in general, both independent and mainstream.
Since its foundation in 1998 - when I created the show as an undergraduate student at Rutgers University - New Brunswick in New Jersey - the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast has been around to expose the absolute BEST of Hip-Hop & Soul Music from all over the world (and Black Music in general) along with bringing quality interviews, news, and commentary. Along with fellow co-host/DJ/Producer/Partner Jon Judah (added on as part of the FuseBox Radio crew in 2004), we try our best to stick to that mission and bring great sounds, vibe and content to the masses - what Black Radio (not "Urban Radio") was/is all about.
From it's roots at Rutgers University Radio (WRSU 88.7 FM), the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast is a mixshow that has spread to the following internet radio stations and outlets (as of April 2009):
UrbanNetwork.com's The Mix Internet Radio Station (Urban Network Magazine), ConspiracyUK.com, FONYE Radio, VI Radio, MyBlockRadio.net, OKRP.com, Beyond.FM, Sprint Radio Extra/mSpot (via the WWACN/Worldwide Alpha Communications Network), DurdeeSouth.com, Planet Urban/PlanetUrban.com.au, BlockJams.com, AmalgamDigital.com, ReeWineMusic.com, SouthBound.FM, TheBestJams.com, CrackAudio.com, EG Radio/ExtravaGangsta Radio, Stop Beefin' Stop Eatin' Radio, Ceesiety Radio , StreetsD.com - Street Mos Magazine Radio, Mixshow Blast Radio, Progressive Blend Radio, Nilo-Radio.com, Rutgers University Radio, WRSU 88.7 FM (on hiatus due to medical emergency with radio show engineer), DeadBeat Radio, Blip.TV, FlyTunes.FM/FlyCast, HipHopSoulRadio.com, Digiwaxx Presents: The Blast , MixLaWax.com, HipHopHoney.com, 907 Jamz, The6.FM , UnderWorldMixRadio.com, 1.FM Jamz, True Fire Radio, Blayze University Radio, iBlog126.com, Miro, WSOUF.com, Gutta Muzik (HD) Radio (coming soon) and BlackCoffeeChannel.com (coming soon).
The syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast also a broadcast partner with journalist Glen Ford's Black Agenda Report (http://www.BlackAgendaReport.com) and the HBCU (Historically Black College and University) Radio Network's Direct EFX (http://www.myspace.com/directefx101) to bring extra syndicated programming segments of news, entertainment and commentary.
Under the business, FuseBox Media LLC, I also engage freelance article writing for various Internet and paper publications and do various music projects (music production, mixtape hosting & production, etc.).
The official blog of the FuseBox Radio Broadcast was established in October of 2007, BlackRadioIsBack.com (http://www.BlackRadioisBack.com). BlackRadioIsBack.com is a writen extension of the radio show and contains things such as music, book and movie reviews, editorials, world news highlights and more.
The main areas I have done live DJ sets and events have been in the New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia & DC Metro areas. Some of the clubs, lounges and stores where the FuseBox Radio Broadcast has represented include SOBS, the National Black Theatre in Harlem, the Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Barnard College @ Columbia University, Rutgers University, Club Platinum, Rebar Lounge, D'Palace, African Globe Studios, Flava Lounge, Hunter College, NY Brands Clothing Store, Laila Lounge, Halcyon, 169 Bar, The Court Tavern, the C-Note, DJ Hut and the Remote Lounge, amongst others.
During my student history, I was a part of lining up shows for various student organizations at Rutgers University - New Brunswick and non-profit organizations for Hip-Hop Artists, Authors, Lecturers, etc. to get exposure, including being the President & one of the co-founders of the Rutgers University Student Community of Hip-Hop (aka RUSCH, the 1st Hip-Hop organization @ Rutgers University) from August 2000 - August 2002.
Since 1998, I have also been a part of the African New Dawn Radio Broadcast staff at Rutgers University Radio (WRSU 88.7 FM) with Alvin Fair.
So for all of my Music Artists, Businesses, Authors, Directors and just people in general, if you want to:
1. Find Out How To Get Some of Your Music Played & Charted on the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast
2. Collaborate on a FuseBox Radio/BlackRadioIsBack.com Mixtape Project with DJ Fusion and/or Jon Judah (Hosting and/or Mixing)
3. An Article and/or Review to be Written About You, Your Project(s) or Events in BlackRadioIsBack.com
4. To Arrange An Interview on the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast and/or BlackRadioIsBack.com
5. Get Quality Music Production via FuseBox Media's Music Division, FuseBox Beats
6. Book the FuseBox Radio/BlackRadioIsBack.com DJ Squad for Your Upcoming Event(s)
7. Be A Sponsor of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast, BlackRadioIsBack.com (Monetary and Non-Monetary Options Are Available)
8. Just Want to Build!
Reach Out! :)