Famed British selector and prominent radio DJ David Rodigan, who is the reigning winner of Irish and Chin’s World Clash R.E. S.E.T., gave his very first interview since resigning from U.K.’s KISS FM, to Sound Chat Radio (http://irishandchin.com/listen-to-exclusive-radio-show-interviews/3791). In what is undoubtedly one of Sound Chat Radio’s best interviews since its debut, David Rodigan offered show host Garfield “Chin” Bourne and listeners a very heartfelt breakdown of the reasoning behind his controversial decision to resign from KISS FM radio station, after a 22 year prosperous relationship. Ultimately, David Rodigan elaborated on his “bold stand” for Reggae music and shed light on what’s happening to the “specialist” genre of Reggae music globally.
Rodigan, recognized through out the world for his dynamic role in purveying Jamaican music and culture, decries the continued “marginalization” of Reggae music. After more than two decades of delighting listeners with the best in Reggae music during a respectable time slot, Rodigan’s resignation was prompted after being moved to a midnight slot, one where he would reach far less listeners than before.
While the legendary personality says he doesn’t have “bad blood” with KISS FM, he expressed that he is saddened by the presumption that Reggae music has limited relevance and value, a disheartening mindset that is impacting
Reggae music globally.
True fans of Reggae music, you must tune into hear this very intense interview with David Rodigan. The legendary selector also further examined the impact of pirate radio stations on Reggae music, Jamaican music’s rich history/culture and resilience and the future/next life of the “specialist” Reggae music genre. TUNE IN to hear how this riveting interview unfolds! It’s certain that you will be educated, enlightened and entertained in more ways than one.
It was an honor to feature David Rodigan on Sound Chat Radio, as he has made invaluable contributions to Reggae music and sound system culture. Adding to a growing list of accolades, at the top of the year, David Rodigan was honored by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales with the United Kingdom’s 5th Highest Award, the prestigious Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).