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Not to be confused with Blonde (Frank Ocean album). Blonded Radio_sentence_0

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blonded RADIOBlonded Radio_table_caption_0
Home stationBlonded Radio_header_cell_0_0_0 Beats 1Blonded Radio_cell_0_0_1
Hosted byBlonded Radio_header_cell_0_1_0 Frank Ocean

Vegyn Roof AccessBlonded Radio_cell_0_1_1

Original releaseBlonded Radio_header_cell_0_2_0 February 24, 2017 (2017-02-24) – December 24, 2019 (2019-12-24)Blonded Radio_cell_0_2_1
No. of episodesBlonded Radio_header_cell_0_3_0 15Blonded Radio_cell_0_3_1

Blonded Radio (stylized as blonded RADIO) is Frank Ocean's Apple Music 1 radio show that originally lasted from February to August 2017, with four additional special episodes that aired in November and December 2018 before another four episodes from October to December 2019. Blonded Radio_sentence_1

The show is hosted by Ocean, Vegyn, and Roof Access and usually airs a new single from Ocean each episode. Blonded Radio_sentence_2

History Blonded Radio_section_0

Original run (2017) Blonded Radio_section_1

The first episode, Episode 001, aired on February 24, 2017. Blonded Radio_sentence_3

It showcased the collaborative song "Slide" by record producer Calvin Harris featuring Frank Ocean and rappers Quavo and Offset from the American hip hop group Migos. Blonded Radio_sentence_4

The episode also included an interview with Jay-Z talking about the current state of radio and the music industry. Blonded Radio_sentence_5

Episode 002 aired on March 10, 2017, with the single "Chanel", a song about Ocean's bisexuality. Blonded Radio_sentence_6

The episode ended with repeats of "Chanel", sometimes featuring a verse from rapper ASAP Rocky. Blonded Radio_sentence_7

Episode 003 aired on April 8, 2017. Blonded Radio_sentence_8

The episode ended by playing a new single titled "Biking", featuring rappers Jay-Z and fellow Odd Future member Tyler, the Creator who have both previously collaborated with Ocean. Blonded Radio_sentence_9

He previously streamed a trailer for the song on his website, featuring a different instrumental. Blonded Radio_sentence_10

On April 23, 2017, Episode 004 aired and featured "Lens", which included an alternative version featuring rapper Travis Scott. Blonded Radio_sentence_11

The next morning, Episode 005 aired with a Young Thug remix of the song "Slide On Me" from Ocean's 2016 video album Endless. Blonded Radio_sentence_12

On May 15, 2017, Episode 006 aired with the first single from ASAP Mob's then-upcoming album Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy. Blonded Radio_sentence_13

RAF features vocals from ASAP Rocky, Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert, two different rap verses from Ocean, and additional vocals from Playboi Carti. Blonded Radio_sentence_14

A solo version of "Biking" with no featured artists and a new third verse was also aired. Blonded Radio_sentence_15

After a summer hiatus due to Ocean performing at music festivals, Episode 007 aired on August 27, 2017, with the single "Provider". Blonded Radio_sentence_16

Hiatus and specials (2017-2019) Blonded Radio_section_2

On December 12, 2017, a fictionalized version of the show was launched in Grand Theft Auto V and its online counterpart Grand Theft Auto Online, as an in-game radio station called blonded Los Santos 97.8 FM, as part of a content update. Blonded Radio_sentence_17

On November 6, 2018, three midterm specials were aired throughout the day, in collation with the midterm elections that were held in the United States, as well as the release of new merchandise given to those with proof of voting for free in Houston, Atlanta, Miami, and Dallas. Blonded Radio_sentence_18

On December 25, 2018, Ocean premiered "blonded Xmas", a curated Christmas music playlist. Blonded Radio_sentence_19

None of these episodes featured any new music. Blonded Radio_sentence_20

A Blonded Radio poster was put up on sale on February 24, 2019, with a message reading: Blonded Radio_sentence_21

Return to air and PrEP+ (2019) Blonded Radio_section_3

On October 19, 2019, Ocean hosted his first PrEP+ party. Blonded Radio_sentence_22

It was described as an “homage to what could have been of the 1980s' NYC club scene if the HIV-preventing] drug PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)... had been invented in that era.” The poster for the event featured the words “Blonded Radio”. Blonded Radio_sentence_23

During the party, two remixes were played for unreleased songs by Ocean: Dear April (Justice Remix) and Cayendo (Sango Remix). Blonded Radio_sentence_24

New merchandise was made available on the website following the event, as well as a listing for both songs on vinyl. Blonded Radio_sentence_25

Highlights from the event were aired on blonded 008 the same day, including the new song “DHL”, which released soon after the event. Blonded Radio_sentence_26

On October 24, 2019, the second PrEP+ party was held, which featured Ocean's remix of fellow artist SZA's song “The Weekend”. Blonded Radio_sentence_27

All four of the DJs at the event (Leeon, Arca, Papi Juice and Shyboi) were queer. Blonded Radio_sentence_28

The song was never featured on blonded Radio. Blonded Radio_sentence_29

On October 31, 2019, the third party took place. Blonded Radio_sentence_30

It was themed around Halloween. Blonded Radio_sentence_31

The party also featured an unreleased collaboration with British rapper Skepta, called “Little Demon (Arca Remix)”. Blonded Radio_sentence_32

The song aired during blonded 009, on November 3, 2019, alongside “In My Room”. Blonded Radio_sentence_33

On November 9, 2019, Episode 010 aired, and became the first ever episode to feature no new music. Blonded Radio_sentence_34

On December 24, 2019, a new Christmas special episode of Blonded Radio aired, titled "blonded Xmas". Blonded Radio_sentence_35

List of episodes Blonded Radio_section_4

2017 Blonded Radio_section_5

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No.Blonded Radio_header_cell_1_0_0 Episode titleBlonded Radio_header_cell_1_0_1 Air dateBlonded Radio_header_cell_1_0_2
001Blonded Radio_header_cell_1_1_0 "blonded 001"Blonded Radio_cell_1_1_1 February 24, 2017 (2017-02-24)Blonded Radio_cell_1_1_2
This episode premieres Scottish musician Calvin Harris' single "Slide", featuring Ocean and American hip-hop group Migos. In two interludes, Ocean interviews American rapper Jay-Z about the state of radio and the music industry.

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002Blonded Radio_header_cell_1_3_0 "blonded 002"Blonded Radio_cell_1_3_1 March 10, 2017 (2017-03-10)Blonded Radio_cell_1_3_2
Ocean premieres his single, "Chanel". As "Chanel" is repeatedly played during the end of the episode, an alternate verse from American rapper ASAP Rocky is occasionally aired.

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003Blonded Radio_header_cell_1_5_0 "blonded 003"Blonded Radio_cell_1_5_1 April 8, 2017 (2017-04-08)Blonded Radio_cell_1_5_2
The single "Biking" premieres, an Ocean song featuring frequent collaborators Jay-Z and Tyler, the Creator.

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004Blonded Radio_header_cell_1_7_0 "blonded 004"Blonded Radio_cell_1_7_1 April 23, 2017 (2017-04-23)Blonded Radio_cell_1_7_2
Show hosts Roof Access and Vegyn end the episode by playing new Frank Ocean song "Lens" on loop for an hour, alternatively featuring a guest verse from American rapper Travis Scott.

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005Blonded Radio_header_cell_1_9_0 "blonded 005"Blonded Radio_cell_1_9_1 April 24, 2017 (2017-04-24)Blonded Radio_cell_1_9_2
Just 24 hours after "blonded 004" aired, blonded Radio returns with "blonded 005", featuring a new remix of Ocean's Endless track "Slide On Me", featuring American rapper Young Thug.

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006Blonded Radio_header_cell_1_11_0 "blonded 006"Blonded Radio_cell_1_11_1 May 15, 2017 (2017-05-15)Blonded Radio_cell_1_11_2
ASAP Mob's "RAF" is premiered, featuring a guest verse from Ocean, as is a solo version of "Biking".

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007Blonded Radio_header_cell_1_13_0 "blonded 007"Blonded Radio_cell_1_13_1 August 27, 2017 (2017-08-27)Blonded Radio_cell_1_13_2
Ocean celebrates the one year anniversary of Blonde and debuts new single, "Provider".

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2018 Blonded Radio_section_6

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EpisodeBlonded Radio_header_cell_2_0_0 Air dateBlonded Radio_header_cell_2_0_1
“blonded Midterms pt. 1”Blonded Radio_header_cell_2_1_0 November 6, 2018 (2018-11-06)Blonded Radio_cell_2_1_1
The first in a three-part same-day special to commemorate the 2018 midterm elections. Aired in the morning.

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“blonded Midterms pt. 2”Blonded Radio_header_cell_2_3_0 November 6, 2018 (2018-11-06)Blonded Radio_cell_2_3_1
The second part of the special, aired at roughy 6pm local time.

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“blonded Midterms pt. 3”Blonded Radio_header_cell_2_5_0 November 6, 2018 (2018-11-06)Blonded Radio_cell_2_5_1
The final part of the special, airing at 9pm when most of the polls had closed. It was described by Ocean as "a luxury episode" on-air while the results were being announced.

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“blonded Xmas”Blonded Radio_header_cell_2_7_0 December 25, 2018 (2018-12-25)Blonded Radio_cell_2_7_1
A Christmas special of blonded Radio.

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2019 Blonded Radio_section_7

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No.Blonded Radio_header_cell_3_0_0 Episode titleBlonded Radio_header_cell_3_0_1 Air dateBlonded Radio_header_cell_3_0_2
008Blonded Radio_header_cell_3_1_0 "blonded 008"Blonded Radio_cell_3_1_1 October 19, 2019 (2019-10-19)Blonded Radio_cell_3_1_2
Days after his first PrEP+ queer club night, Ocean premieres the track "DHL", along with select mixes from Justice and Sango.

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009Blonded Radio_header_cell_3_3_0 "blonded 009"Blonded Radio_cell_3_3_1 November 3, 2019 (2019-11-03)Blonded Radio_cell_3_3_2
This episode follows the release of the track "In My Room" and features the Arca remix of "Little Demon" featuring Skepta, which was premiered during PrEP+.

Full track list:Blonded Radio_cell_3_4_0

010Blonded Radio_header_cell_3_5_0 "blonded 010"Blonded Radio_cell_3_5_1 November 9, 2019 (2019-11-09)Blonded Radio_cell_3_5_2
Frank Ocean returns to Blonded Radio. No new music.

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-Blonded Radio_header_cell_3_7_0 "blonded Xmas"Blonded Radio_cell_3_7_1 December 24, 2019 (2019-12-24)Blonded Radio_cell_3_7_2
A second Christmas episode of blonded Radio.

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See also Blonded Radio_section_8

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