Before the 6ix: Ron Nelson's Fantastic Voyage


Mon Feb 06 2023 at 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm


Bram & Bluma Appel Salon | Toronto, ON

Ron Nelson joins Before the 6ix hosts Del Cowie & DJ Agile in an interview to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his influential radio show.
About this Event

In 1983, Ron Nelson launched the Fantastic Voyage radio program on CKLN 88.1 FM, galvanizing Toronto's hip-hop community to listen to the show every Saturday afternoon. The legendary show would lay down a foundation for Toronto's early hip-hop concerts, pioneering hip-hop artists and leave a rich legacy for the city's hip-hop radio shows.

Nelson will join Before the 6ix hosts Del Cowie and DJ Agile in an interview to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Fantastic Voyage radio show.

Question and answer session to follow.

Read More:

About Ron Nelson

About Del Cowie

About DJ Agile


This event is part of our signature Salon Series, where we host local and international authors, artists and thinkers in conversation about their new books and big ideas.

This event is also part of TPL's Black History and Culture Series.

Presenting Sponsor of Heritage Programs:TD Bank Group, through the TD Ready Commitment

About Before the 6ix

Before the 6ix is a series that connects the dots from Toronto’s present-day internationally recognized hip-hop influence to the rich and vitally important roots of its past. ______________________________________________________________________________________________

Note: This is an in-person event at The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, the premiere event space for Toronto Public Library’s cultural and heritage programming located on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street).

Arrive early, meet people. The talk starts at 7 pm, but doors open at 6 pm. Come early so you can chat with your fellow literature lovers, and make new friends. As with all Appel Salon events, we'll have a cash bar with a selection of beer and wine, as well as sandwiches and snacks.

Reminder! We oversell these events to make sure that most people have an opportunity to attend. Tickets are only guaranteed until 15 minutes before the show starts, at which point we will start opening up available spots to the rush line.

This event will not be live streamed but the replay will be made available to watch on TPL’s YouTube channel.


Accessibility at Toronto Public Library

We are committed to making our content accessible to as many Torontonians as possible. Please call or email us if you are Deaf or have a disability and would like to request accommodation to participate in this program. Please let us know as far in advance as possible and we will do our best to meet your request. At least three weeks’ notice is preferred. Phone 416-393-7099 or email acc[email protected]

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Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, Canada

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