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DJ Genius & The Prophet aired on CKUT early 90s. Two McGill students who dj’ed frat parties and then created a radio show and ruled the clubs with their blend of hip hop house and reggae. The Prophet aka Dave Welchsler, went on to be the Assistant Direct on Marvel Studios Neflix series as well other feature films. DJ Genius aka Jeremy Harding returned to Jamaica where he produced Beenie Man’s Who Am I? (Sim Simma) Assassin, Something’s Gotta Give, Mr. Vegas – Nike Air (Hands in the Air) and worked extensively with Sean Paul – just to drop a few names. Take a listen to Pat Dillon Moore catch up with Jeremy who is currently a lecturer (reggae in the digital age) at the University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.
Sunday Aug 19th The Goods Radio show went live from Casa Del Popolo for a live interview with Andy Williams conducted by Doug Miller (co-host of Amandla, CKUT’s African News Programme since 1987). They go through Andy’s musical origins in Derby, England, Jamaica, Toronto, Lennoxville and now Montreal. He speaks of the music he listened to growing up and his insatiable hunt for sounds that are sweet to his ears.
Howard “Stretch” Carr and Faithlyn Sankar interview the one and only Jimmy Cliff. This interview took place July 28th 2012 for CKUT radio show West Indian Rhythms. They cover the inspiration behind The Harder They Come and Many Rivers to Cross, riots in Brixton, and his commitment to uplifting his audience.
Buju Banton’s fourth album Til Shiloh was a massive hit. He played the now defunct Montreal Medley in March 1996 and came by CKUT for an interview with Butcher T. This was not the first time he performed in Montreal nor came to the station . CKUT refused to co-present the Buju Banton the first concert back in 93? because of the song (written by Buju when he was 15) Boom Bye Bye and its homophobic lyrics. A decision which still, to date, causes a lot of discussion. The next time he came to CKUT (prior to a concert at the Medley in 95(?) one of our programmers, Dave Austin, brought their class to the station so the studio was filled with enthusiastic pre-teens. Buju came out of a car wearing roller blades and rolled into the studios – much to the shrieking delight of everyone. This interview happening on Butcher T’s Noon Time Cuts. We left in a few ads at the end for extra flavor.
Here is a clip from CKUT’s radio show Roots Rock Reggae. Back in the day – before streaming and listening on the archives people used to stay up late and call in their greetings aka “shout outs”.
Roots Rock Reggae is still on the air today – same time slot, Monday morning (Sunday overnight) 1am – 4am. And they still get a lot of callers and offer relationship advice, gossip, and lots of reggae music check them out. https://ckut.ca/en/content/roots-rock-reggae
Here is a clip of callers giving their shout outs.
Roots Rock Reggae 1994 Keeps you awake
Roll Call – Shout Outs
Host – Fluxy & Prym Tyme alongside Johnny Black
Biga up my girl on the South Shore – Uptown – chillin’ pon da corner – Fi louse
Your voice is always kicking waking me up all the time – Mega mix master Prime Time CAN’T SLEEP Swans Scandolous
Mo Mo – CDP Possie
Respect to Road Warrior – Smokey LDG Justice coming from Big D outta da Bronx
I & I Sound Crew – The West Island Crew & DJ Rage Chirade
You can’t go to sleep !
Miss Stop Traffic herself – Shelley – Big up Virgo Crew and Black Harmony
Shout to Chris – I’m up and have serious thoughts about you – from Wendy Ann –
LP – Love Partying Baby
Shout out to Trinni Shelly- everything kickin in from Richard
New Dehli – via satellite (huh???)
Message to Montreal crew – We Ethnic people have to stick together – too much violence out there – united we stand violent we fall
Big up all Scat Man from Skitty Rankin
Free plug – Check the out-there brothers – Club Texas
This is Cesar from Laval big up my brother John Bobby Greg Mark Big up Laval Possie
Big Up CKUT
CKUT 90.3FM · ROOTS ROCK REGGAE KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT 1994