The Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music (CPR) has today announced the topic for the next forum in their community conversation series. WHO MASH UP REGGAE? Part one, will examine the role of radio deejays and seek to develop a strategy for reigning in the radio deejays. The forum takes place on Wednesday, May 5th inside the auditorium at the historic Boys and Girls High School, 1700 Fulton Street, near Utica Avenue in Brooklyn from 6:30pm to 10pm.
Over the past decade or two, radio has become very diverse, ranging from traditional mainstream operators to the ubiquitous “pirate” stations to the now emerging online radio phenomena. As a result, there are no uniform standards for the airing of music and the conduct of radio personalities.
As a follow up to last year’s forum which asked the question “Do Radio Deejays contribute to the state of popular Jamaican music?” This forum will challenge radio operators to engage in a process of working with the community to develop practices that reflect today’s realities while continuing to enhance the growth and development of the art form and its practitioners.
An esteemed group of panelists and commentators reflecting the diversity of the industry will be on hand to share their insights and the community should come prepared with their recommendations for remedying what is fast becoming a cancer in our midst and threatens to destroy an entire industry.
The community is invited to be on had on Wednesday, May 5th at Boys and Girls High School and to add its voice to this effort of reigning in the radio deejays.