SPEAKERS AT THE YOUTH SESSION
Adulis “Chedo” Mokanan – CHRW
Adulis “Chedo” Mokanan radio journey started in 2007, when Chedo took action on his life long dream of running a radio show. Beginning his journey in the early hours of the morning (2am-6am), he worked on overcoming his nerves and organizing his content and ideas into a fluid, entertaining radio show. He’d dreamed of hosting a radio show since he arrived in Canada in 1996 and fell in love with hip hop. And soon he’d have the chance to talk to even more listeners, as The Come Up Show moved to Monday afternoons. This meant more exposure, more opportunity and more leverage. The guests started rolling in and the show’s credibility was building. Since then, Chedo’s interviewed countless artists, developed an attractive website, secured a prime-time radio slot and built his team. No longer is this a one man operation. With dedicated bloggers, TheComeUpShow.com is a current, relevant destination for news and music. Several videographers and photographers from both Toronto and London keep programming clean and crisp. And Chedo continues his tireless work hosting, DJing, coordinating and researching. It’s with genuine enthusiasm and passion that The Come Up Show presents its take on hip hop culture. He is also the current Program Director of 94.9FM CHRW and manages over 75 radio shows and volunteers.