Friday, January 18, 2013

[234] 'MTSU On the Record' jams to a reggae beat on next program

FOR RELEASE: Jan. 17, 2013
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081,

MURFREESBORO — Reggae music, the lifeblood of the Jamaican people, is the topic on the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Mike Alleyne, author of “The Encyclopedia of Reggae” and a professor in MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry, will air at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, and 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

Alleyne, a London native whose parents were born in Barbados, covers the golden age of roots reggae from the late 1960s up to the mid-1980s. His colorful, accessible book includes a timeline, best-of lists and essays on artists, labels, producers and other aspects of the genre’s influence, including Rastafarianism and ganja.

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to the “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.


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