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lezn 06-27-2019 05:17 AM

Why is Reggae ignored?
 
Why is Reggae ignored by most Radio stations? Here in England it is rarely heard. Maybe the odd one considered a novelty or Bob Marley or UB40 but not much else gets played mainstream.

Exo 06-27-2019 08:51 AM

Because radio stations suck unless they're free-form. Reggae is huge in the UK, especially dub artists. Find yourself a nice free-form station to listen to even if it's streaming only.

OccultHawk 06-27-2019 08:53 AM

I ain’t ignored it.

Cuthbert 06-27-2019 05:01 PM

Reggae is very popular in the West Midlands :confused: no you're not going to hear it on Radio 1 but there is plenty of pirate radio around.

Lisnaholic 07-03-2019 06:20 AM

^ Blimey, is Radio 1 still around ? I remember the day it came into existence - guarranteed an audience because all the DJs came from pirate radio stations, which had recently been declared illegal. The pirate stations were very popular, with non-stop pop music, a faint air of rebellion and the romance of coming from ships moored in the North Sea. By comparison, Radio 1 was a bland corporate enterprise stomping on radio freedom, a move that generated this protest song, played for a month or two on the pirate stations, but never on Radio 1 afaik:-



The song exhorted people to "fight for the pirate stations", but I didn't make it to the barricades myself, being 12 years old at the time. In any event, there was no effective protest and all the DJs changed sides overnight. :(

Plankton 07-03-2019 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lisnaholic (Post 2064124)
^ Blimey, is Radio 1 still around ? I remember the day it came into existence - guarranteed an audience because all the DJs came from pirate radio stations, which had recently been declared illegal. The pirate stations were very popular, with non-stop pop music, a faint air of rebellion and the romance of coming from ships moored in the North Sea. By comparison, Radio 1 was a bland corporate enterprise stomping on radio freedom, a move that generated this protest song, played for a month or two on the pirate stations, but never on Radio 1 afaik:-



The song exhorted people to "fight for the pirate stations", but I didn't make it to the barricades myself, being 12 years old at the time. In any event, there was no effective protest and all the DJs changed sides overnight. :(

Have you ever watched Pirate Radio?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX1SSiFWF-s

Lisnaholic 07-03-2019 04:00 PM

^ No, never heard of that movie, so I'll be looking for it soon. Thanks. It looks like some good nostalgic fun, and even has (at 1:48 minutes) the actress from British sitcom, The IT Crowd:-


elphenor 08-17-2019 12:57 PM

classic Dub is sick


Paolo 08-19-2019 09:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lezn (Post 2063144)
Why is Reggae ignored by most Radio stations? Here in England it is rarely heard. Maybe the odd one considered a novelty or Bob Marley or UB40 but not much else gets played mainstream.

Question of where do you look, mainstream there is definitely less.

DJ Sepia 09-01-2020 12:14 AM

I'll be devil's advocate here, and suggest that the establishment doesn't like hearing unfiltered black expression on the airwaves... Some of the most powerful reggae has deep cultural value as an expression of suffering, history and empowerment. This challenges the dominant cultural narrative in many Western countries.


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