88rising releases new radio program to commemorate AAPI heritage month


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88rising Radio’s Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month specials to feature Daniel Dae Kim, Beabadoobee & more.

The month of May is an important month, especially to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in America. Remembering the countless hardships, experiences, and stories we’ve heard in the past and today all brings together the AAPI community. 

88rising, also known as CXSHXNLY is an American mass media company that was founded by Sean Miyashiro. The company is home to many AAPI artists such as Joji, Rich Brian, Niki, and more that focuses on record labeling, management, video production, and as well as a marketing company.

In honor of this May, 88rising announces new programming for their exclusive channel, 88rising radio. The focus and mission is to support AAPI leaders and artists, providing these individuals a platform to use their voice and speak about relevant issues relating to their work. 

Some Asian celebrities that 88rising is partnering with are Harry Shum Jr, Ali Wong, Karen Chee, and more to showcase these AAPI artists. 

As well as musicians and celebrities, there will also be ongoing conversations with an award winning journalist, Dolly Li that will be talking about exploration of Asian American experiences, and featuring AAPI leaders from small businesses, politics, and women empowerment. 

88rising CEO, Sean Miyashiro spoke out about the recent events regarding the AAPI community. Miyashiro explained, “We felt a responsibility to utilize 88rising radio as a platform to uplift the voices of the AAPI community and showcase, honor, and celebrate them throughout AAPI Heritage Month and always.” 

This importance of uplifting and honoring AAPI voices is incredible to see as well as celebrating the beauty of Asian culture.