About Us

Our Story

Rebel Radio is a collective of various hip hop/musical talent and knowledge. The show began in 2014 when DJ Rukkus looked to bring a good hip hop show to the Buffalo scene that wasn't stuck on commercial music, or pay to play. Rukkus teamed up with some local talent and began the show on 91.3 FM.

Tons of shows later and fast forward to the Fall of 2016, DJ Rukkus began to bring the show underground in order to have freedom from censorship etc. The show slowly began to gather support from a few others. DJ Optimus Prime, Toney Boi and the man HUBCAP is back!

2018 has been a big year, we now have a 24/7 365 radio station as of April with several shows and more in the making.

  • Shep Luv joined the team as Station Manager, has her own show called Contemporary Underground Standards and is now a co-host on The Big East Blackout
  • Dame- O and DeBuG came aboard bringing their show, The BIG East Blackout which airs LIVE every two weeks on Saturdays at 4:30PM
  • DJ Chris G out of Rochester recently brought his longtime running show, Straight From the Underground 2.0 Daily over. That can be heard Mon through Thurs at 2PM and 2AM
  • Flip The Script Radio out of NYC is now airing at 8PM on Saturdays
  • We are also broadcasting live events so keep an eye out for us around Buffalo.

And shouts to our other contributers Lady B, Cove, Jay G, and Dr Boogie!!

Rebel Radio 716 Crew / Hosts / DJs / Shows

DJ Rukkus

Rebel Radio 716 Founder / Producer / Host & DJ of Essential Flavors and the Hour of Rukkus

The Bunny

Co-Host of Essential Flavors / Host of Hip Hop Thematics

Toney Boi

Co-Host / DJ on Essential Flavors

DJ Optimus Prime

Co-Host of Essential Flavors / THE Illest DJ in the Land

DJ Chris G
DJ Chris G

Host of Straight From the Underground 2.0

DJ Ransum

DJ / Co-Host of Essential Flavors

Shep Luv

Station Manager / Host of C.U.S. & Co-Host of Essential Flavors

The Indellible Dame-O

Host of the Big East Blackout


Co-Host of the Big East Blackout