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* RICE RADIO REGGAE *
5:00 - 7:00 pm. CT
CDs on Rotation
PATO BANTON interview
"the origins of DUB"
glossary of reggae terms
MR. VEGAS interview
MICHAEL ROSE interview
Artists and Labels -
airplay submissions can be addressed to:
KTRU, Rice Radio Reggae
Rice University, MS 506
Houston, TX 77251-1892 USA
Listen to :
``White Boy a Follower?
From Black Supremacy
to One Love in Rasta Reggae''
This broadcast of Rice Radio Reggae is available
in its entirety in
The "edu-tainment" special is hosted by
a multifaceted Austin, Texas Reggae producer, and by
Professor M.C. Gregory,
author of the book, "ON RACIAL FRONTIERS,
The New Culture of Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison,
and Bob Marley".
It takes us on a
musical / historical journey
toward a deeper
appreciation of many aspects of Rasta Reggae.
The show runs appoximately 80 minutes.
( Legendary Marley musicologist / Beat Magazine founder Roger Steffens
More info on Gregory Stephens' book can be found at :
".. Found [the broadcast] to be well-produced and very
Real fine work from you both.
My congratulations!" )
Cambridge University Press
Gregory Stephens bio
A sample chapter of the book is also available
in PDF format from the Cambridge website.
URBAN BEAT Magazine
Vol. 2, Issue 9
By Jerry "J'rie" Villarreal
Rice University's new reggae show, bluntly put,
is well... the Reggae Show.
Scottie McDonald of the local band,
hosts and produces the Wednesday evening show from 5 to 7 PM on 96.1
Technically, the show has been around as long as the station
itself, and claims to be the longest running speciality show on KTRU,
although it didn't air last year.
A couple months ago, the program was reinstated.
In the past, the show's playlist was more eclectic, as it included
more ska, soca, and calypso and there was a "dub hour" which proved to
be more popular than other segments of the show. "The students really
took to the
especially the ambient listeners," says McDonald.
For this reason, he tries to play dub about every 3 or 4 songs.
With the rough lyrics of dancehall losing popularity in the reggae
scene, he is venturing forth with the on-the-rise-again
conscious roots music. Europe, especially the UK, where much of
the sophisticated dub
and roots is spawning, has been supplying much of
the show's playlist.
McDonald keeps the show easy and informal and he very seldom speaks,
knowing that many of his listeners are recording the show. Every once
in awhile, he plays live and/or prerecorded interviews and
on-location concert reviews. He also provides info about what's
hot and new, and about upcoming events.
McDonald always closes the show with a Bob Marley song, and a
simple yet inspiration farewell, "Jah guide."
It's a truly straight up rush of Rasta livin'.
Tune in Wednesdays at 5 PM to 96.1 on your
FM dial, and challenge McDonald and his huge reggae collection with a
request at 713.348.5878. UB
HOUSTON'S ALTERNATIVE NEWSWEEKLY Magazine
Rice Radio Reggae
(96.1 FM KTRU)
hosted by Scottie McDonald from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. spins roots reggae,
dub, lovers and dancehall.
The 'rasta sound' is heard here every Wednesday evening.
For feedback, contact
or dial the request line (713) 348-KTRU.
"Reunion" - Abyssinians,
"Fear of a Green Planet" - Dub Syndicate,
"Journey" - Garnett Silk,
"7 Days a Week" - Don Carlos,
"Under the Spell of Dub" - Mad Professor.
Return to the KTRU home page.