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Specialty Shows

ShowDayTimeStyles
The PeripateticWednesdays3 – 4 p.m.African / Asian
One of 4Saturday11–12 p.m.Alternative
Turning You On to Classical Music
(with Dennis Lewin)
Sundays9–11:00 a.m.Classical Brunch
Green Lion ReggaeSundays4–6:00 p.m.Reggae / Dub
Alpha HourSundays6 – 7 p.m.Jazz / Ska / Dub / Reggae

The Alpha Hour features music by graduates of the Alpha Boys School, a music training institution for at-risk youth in Kingston. A musical passport to Jamaica, the show explores over a hundred years of jazz, ska, dub and reggae through the music of Alpha graduates, which include Yellowman, Joe Harriot and the Sound System Selector Ilawi.

One of 4 plays a mix of alternative rock from various eras, particularly the 90s, with occasional gems of other genres. A selection by London-based Gus Garcia, the show is named to honour Gus’ group of four friends who started exchanging music recommendations during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Green Lion Crew’s Zeke Stern and Dana Knowles are students of the sounds of Caribbean who developed an early obsession with Jamaican sound systems.  Drawing from their crate digging days, they create a niche sound by intertwining the classic sounds of reggae and dancehall with the youthful energy of hip hop and EDM.

Turning You On To Classical Music with Dennis Lewin was heard for many years on the Cleveland Orchestra’s flagship station, WCLV.  Each week, Dennis provides an in-depth history of the lives and music of the most accomplished and influential composers, conductors and musicians of all time including Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Copland, Stravinsky, Gershwin and many more. 

The Peripatetic explores an array of regional genres from across the planet, homing in on a specific time and place in music history each week. Pulling from internet cassette blogs, imported records, archival reissue labels, and fan-uploaded compilations, the show introduces listeners to a variety of folk and contemporary styles, ranging anywhere from huanyo to luk thung to Afro-funk to Polynesian music, and everything in between.