I’m loving this Reggae, Dub, Ska and Rocksteady internet radio station
See the original posting on Boing Boing
LISTEN: ‘Heavyweight Reggae.’ Yep, the name is right, and the channel delivers.
My old pal Rusty Hodge from SomaFM, a longtime independent internet hero and early blogger and NASA space shuttle fanatic — such a cool guy! — ah, focus, Xeni!
It is SO GREAT.
I’m a GenXer, and when I was first getting turned on to reggae in the mid-1980s, this is what it sounded like. I am so grateful this channel exists.
Here’s the blurb Rusty sent around when they turned it on.
I’m going to keep this radio channel locked all weekend.
Welcome to SomaFM’s newest channel, Heavyweight Reggae. Reggae, Dub, Ska, Rocksteady hosted by DJ Dion “The Watts” Garcia, the genius behind 7″ Soul.https://t.co/9GC0KG1RKp main page, web player: https://t.co/cXKKsTPIXeor search for “Heavyweight Reggae” in most radio apps. pic.twitter.com/kC6J3t3is8
— SomaFM Radio (@somafm) January 17, 2020
Jan 17, 2020, 2:19 PM (7 days ago)
I’m really excited to announce our first new channel of a new decade:
Heavyweight Reggae: Reggae, Dub, Ska and Rocksteady
Your music director and host is DJ Dion “The Watts” Garcia, the genius behind 7″ Soul.
When Dion and I first discussed a reggae channel over a year ago, he suggested a format that “would cover Jamaican music of the 60s, 70s and early 80s, specifically, what I like to call Heavy Reggae.”