Mikko Kapanen


Mikko Kapanen (once called a Hip-Hop citizen of the world) though world traveled, grew up in a quiet corner of Europe where he learned both politics and the English language from Public Enemy records. Besides Hip-Hop, Mikko became interested in radio at a relatively young age. After a quick stint in pop radio he worked to create a concept for an educational entertainment radio program in Gaborone, Botswana.

In Birmingham, UK he officially became a student of the medium in an academic sense, while also working for a local station. For years Mikko hosted and produced a music specialist show focusing on Hip-Hop as a global movement on one of the oldest community stations in South Africa.

Besides music programs, he has produced news and current affairs content for public broadcasters both in South Africa and in Finland. Mikko also taught radio students in a university media department in Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Work
    • radio
  • Education
    • MA
    • Media & Communication