On Thursday, Drake announced that he was relaunching OVO Sound Radio. Drake, who co-founded the program with Oliver El-Khatib, and Noah “40” Shebib, announced the episode on Thursday night. A couple of hours before he launches what will be his second Scary Hours EP.
Drizzy told fans that the program will coincide with the release of SOUND 42, OVO’s 24-hour station on SiriusXM.
“Going live tonight at 10:30pm EST with the return of OVO Sound Radio,” he wrote on Instagram, “and the launch of our 24 hour station SOUND 42 a new experience on Sirius XM 🧨…
OVO Sound Radio was previously aired on Apple Music’s Beats 1 platform, but many fans thought it would switch to SiriusXM after Drake’s creative partnership with the broadcasting company back in 2019. The first episode of OVO Sound Radio was released in 2015 with Drake and his manager, El-Khatib, as co-hosts. El-Khatib gave a brief outline of the casual format of the series on top of the first episode.
“[It’s] directly from us, from our hearts to your house, or just wherever you’re at …” he explained. “It’s just a platform for us to tell you what we’re thinking, or play what we’re listening to. So, there’s really not any real plan or format here, other than just to share what we’re interested in. At the end of the day, it is what it is. The fact that we’re doing a radio show is mind-blowing.”
In the years that followed, OVO Sound Radio would offer exclusive creations and mixes invited by everyone, from Pharrell and Virgil Abloh to Murda Beatz and Partynextdoor.
The final episode was released in late October 2018 with DJs G0homeroger, Kid Masterpiece, and John McSwain. You can now listen to OVO Sound Radio on the SOUND 42 station on SiriusXM.