January 9, 2010…
…Steve Maxwell and Jozana walked into the studio at WLUW 88.7 FM in Chicago and embarked on a journey of spreading the gospel of house music on the local airwaves. Taking over the Groove Temple Show from the soon to be departed Dj Shani seemed like a daunting task, but we were up to the challenge. After rocking the Chicago airwaves for 19 months, we both decided to bring Black Terry into the fold in August of 2011 and for the next 4+ years, we killed it every Saturday night with the best the house music industry had to offer. From exclusives straight out the producer’s hands, to top notch guest dj sets, to interviews with the hottest artists in the industry, Groove Temple brought it week in and week out, and in January 2015, Tobi G rounded out the team for the next year of weekly superb shows.
In March 2016, after disagreements with WLUW, the mutual decision to part ways with the radio station was agreed on by all parties involved. Coincidentally, Tobi’s move to Atlanta and the grueling weekly schedule conflicting with Steve’s other endeavors, left Jozana & Black Terry to make a new radio home after being offered the Saturday night slot at WNUR 89.3FM, where we re-emerged as Arise Radio. From that day to present, we do everything we can to bring you the best in house music from Chicago and around the globe each and every week, and with your blessing, we’ll continue to do so.