- Saturday 8am-12pm
Eastern Standard Time” (formerly “Reggae Riddms”) is WKCR’s Jamaican
music program, airing Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. The program is
one of the last in the New York City market to focus on the “golden
era” of reggae of the 1970s. The program also features earlier ska and
rock steady, as well as later developments in the Jamaican dancehall.
The deejays also play locally-produced recordings and maintain close
ties with New York’s reggae community.
Since New York City is home to one of the largest Jamaican communities
outside the island, including sections of The Bronx, Queens, and
Brooklyn, the program has long been a home to visiting and
locally-based artists. Among the program’s studio guests have been Joe
Higgs, Cedric Brooks, Glen Adams, Burning Spear, Sly Dunbar, Sugar
Minott, Carlos Malcolm, Jr. Reid, Buju Banton, Johnny Clarke, Big
Youth, Phillip Frazer, Willi Williams, Wayne Smith, Ansel Meditations
Cridland, Carlton Livingston, Johnny Osbourne, Luciano, Bushman, Jr.
Kelly, Carlton Tetrack Hines, Carlton Patterson, Ricky Grant, Delroy
Williams, Milton Henry, U Brown, Ranking Joe, Judah Eskender Tafari,
Jerry Harris, Jr. Delahaye, Douglas Levy, Ranking Trevor, K Vibes, Rob
Symeonn, Bigga Haitian, Willow Wilson, and literally dozens of others.