iHeartMedia Raleigh welcomes the new 95.3 The Beat, Raleigh’s #1 For Throwbacks, effective immediately. The station launched playing 5,000 songs in a row commercial-free from the biggest names in throwback hip hop and R&B.

95.3 The Beat broadcasts a unique mix of throwbacks including classic hip hop and R&B hits from artists such as Jay-Z, Usher, Beyonce, Eminem, Ludacris, Rihanna and many more. More programming details and a full programming line-up will be announced at a later date.

“With the launch of the new 95.3 The Beat, we are curating over 25 years of iconic music for the Raleigh community,” said A.J., Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Raleigh. “95.3 The Beat will offer an engaging playlist that will energetically resonate with listeners across many generations.