Radio One Chicago
About This Show
Radio One Chicago is a group of music-lovers dedicated to promoting exceptional local talent. We do this through a weekly radio show, as well as on our website. You can listen live every Thursday from 6 to 8 pm on 88.7FM WLUW. For the rest of the week, check out radioonechicago.com for a steady stream of interviews, album reviews, and music news, as well as weekly show recommendations.
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Most Recent Episode
May 31st, 2018 - Pennjamin Bannaker
Pennjamin Bannekar was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan but raised in Chicago, Penn as he is often called, discovered his love for music at an early age. Falling in love with the creative process and writing Penn decided to major in Communications and graduated from University of Illinois Champagne Urbana. College was where Penn began to grow as an artist and started to receive acclaim. Penn came back to Chicago and joined the group Project: Fr3sh. While in Project: Fr3sh Penn changed his name from Penn the God to Pennjamin Bannekar. Given the name by his friends as a joke, he began to love the meaning behind it and chose to use it as his stage name. After a 2-year run with the group Penn went solo and began to become the unsung hype of Chicago’s hip hop scene. His first solo project was his mixtape Hello World. The release of Hello World had many people clamoring for more. The success of Hello World set up the release of his first album HeartBeat. HeartBeat was released May 3, 2011. The first single from HeartBeat was ILLwrite. The single was a great introduction of who he was and was picked up by MTV. HeartBeat went on to be named Album Of The Month by some critics after landing write ups in the Chicago Tribune and touring with Dwele, Elzhi, Bilal Oliver, and KRS-One Penn’s success started to materialize.
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