Chuck Foster hosts Reggae Central Sundays from 2-5 PM on KPFK. He features ska, rocksteady, dub, local and international reggae and dancehall with a special emphasis on roots music. Chuck is the author of Roots Rock Reggae: An Oral History of Reggae Music From Ska To Dancehall (Billboard Books, 1999) and The Small Axe Guide To Rockstedy (Muzik Works, 2009, updated 2016). He wrote the Reggae Update column for Beat Magazine for two decades and currently writes the Reading and Reasoning column for Reggae Festival Guide. Chuck started playing reggae on the radio in Southern California in 1982 and began hosting Reggae Central in 1997. Live guests on the show over the years include Dennis Brown, The Mighty Diamonds, Burning Spear, Alton Ellis, Etana, Stranger Cole, Freddie McGregor, Phyllis Dillon, Lucky Dube, Morgan Heritage, The Expanders and many, many more.
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Archives of this show can be heard here: https://archive.kpfk.org/index_one.php?shokey=reggaecent
Aired Sunday September 13 2-5 PM on KPFK
Toots Hibbert, lead singer of the classic Reggae group Toots & the Maytals passed on September 11 from complications of Covid-19. His contribution to reggae music was enormous including the first single with the word "Reggae" in the title in 1969 and a ground-breaking tour with The Rolling Stones in the 70's that helped introduce Reggae to America to Grammy-winning releases and his latest album "Got To Be Tough" which came out just last week. Chuck Foster will be hosting a three hour special dedicated to the music of Toots Hibbert
Listen to the archive here - https://archive.kpfk.org/index_one.php?shokey=reggaecent
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