Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
12/25/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- Silent Night / Carlene Davis / Christmas Reggae Rock / VP
2-
What Child Is This? / Kofi / A Very Reggae Christmas / Atlantic - 143
3- Christmas In Jamaica / Brent Dowe / Reggae Christmas From Studio One (VA) / Heartbeat
4- They Call Him Emmanuel
/ Blaminack / SINGLE (mp3) / www.versionist.com (talkover)
5- O Come All Ye Faithful / Ken Boothe / Gospel Door 2 Door / Bushranger
6- Little Drummer Boy / Warren Cooper & P. O. P. / Follow The Star / Orchard
7- Wonderful Child / Sanchez / Who Is This Man / VP
8- The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy / Mark Baldwin / Christmas Peace 2: Solo Guitar (Disc 1) / Martingale (talkover)
9- Merry Christmas To You And You And You And You / Sheldon Blackman & The Love Circle / Remember Me / Jamoo Good News
10- God Rest Ye Merry, Gentleman / Kofi / A Very Reggae Christmas / Atlantic - 143
11- O Holy Night / Kay Morris & The Jewels / Unite / Jewels
12-
The First Noel / Richie W. Lionel / SINGLE (mp3) / ....
13- Little Town Of Bethlehem / Chris McDonald feat. Carlene Davis / It's Christmas / Glory

For airplay consideration, contact Mike Roots at:

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Reggae Explorations playlists 12/11 & 12/18/08

"Reggae Explorations"

hosted by Mike Roots

WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA

Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)

12/11/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label

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1- We Three Kings / Kofi / A Very Reggae Christmas / Atlantic - 143

2- My House / Sherwin Gardner / SINGLE (mp3) / Flow City

3- Africa Dub / Roots Radics & Soul Syndicate / SINGLE (mp3) / Silver Kamel (talkover)

4- Roots / Jah Pickney / Ghetto Redemption / Jah Yout

5- More Love / Baby C & Baby K / Christmas At Home / ...

6- Overcome Evil With Good / Zema / Overcome / Melchizedek

7- Armageddon / Junior C / Faith / Red Clay Recordings

8- No Tarry Yah Version / Yabby You / Dub It To The Top / Blood & Fire

9- Keep It Real / Owen Uriah / The Heart Of Uriah / Star Recordings

10- We Need You / Mr. J feat. Deacon Culture / SINGLE (mp3) / ...

11- Silent Night / Carlene Davis / Christmas Reggae Rock / VP

12- Conquer Me / Dwain Walters feat. St. Matthew / SINGLE (mp3) / Zion Vibze

13- The First Noel / Cruzan Lion / SINGLE (mp3) / ...

"Reggae Explorations"

hosted by Mike Roots

WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA

Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)

12/18/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label

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1- O Come All Ye Faithful / Ken Boothe / Gospel Door 2 Door / Bushranger

2- Just A Christmas Card / Alfred (Al G) & The Alfredoes / Just A Christmas Card / AWG

3- Earthquake Dub / Ossie Hibbert & The Revolutionaries / SINGLE (mp3) / Silver Kamel (talkover)

4- Eastern Code / Augustus Pablo / Blowing With The Wind / Shanachie

5- LOL / Baby C / Christmas At Home / ...

6- Break The Chains (Alternate Version) / Masiv Marcus / Victory / Masiv Marcus

7- Don't Give Up / Wailing Souls / Live On / Zoo

8- A Prayer For Change / Katalys Crew / SINGLE (mp3) / Katsjam

9- We Three Kings / Various Artists / Crystal Records Presents Reggae Christmas / Crystal

10- Good Soil / Jah Servant / Good Soil / Servant

11- Smile / Jah Servant feat. Mention  / Jah Servant & Friends / Servant

12- Blessings To You / Sword / Christmas At Home / ....


For airplay consideration, contact Mike Roots at:

 e-mail: mroots@optonline.net

Monday, December 8, 2008

Reggae Explorations playlists 11/13-12/4/08

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
11/13/08
Song / Artist / Album / Label
------------------------------------------
1- Deliver Me From My Enemies / Yabby You / Deliver Me From My Enemies (Expanded Edition) / Blood & Fire
2- Fight / Mention / Hear My Prayer / Flow Master's - Servant
3- Mighty Redeemer Dub / Yesus Dread / SINGLE (mp3) / ... (talkover)
4- What A Gwan / Superman & Spiderman / It Ain't Easy / Outernational - Hightone
5- Ease The Pressure / Radic / Peace, Love, Unity & Justice (VA) / Katsjam
6- Running Out Of Time / The Movements / Running Out Of Time / ...
7- In The Garden / Jah Servant / Narrow Gate / Servant
8- When Man On Earth / Luciano / Sweep Over My Soul / VP
9- One Man / The Love Circle / Children Of The Jamoo Journey / Jamoo Goodnews
10- Change Your Attitude / Ras Shorty I & The Love Circle / Jamoo Victory / Jamoo Goodnews
11- Africa Will Be / Ben Okafor / Coffee With Lazarus / Plankton
12- Soon And Very Soon / Cruzan Lion / SINGLE (mp3) / (outro...talkover)
"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
11/27/08
Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- Thank You Oh Lord / John Brown's Body / Among Them / Shanachie
2- Thank You / Chevelle Franklyn & Lady G / Strictly The Best 16 (VA) / VP
3- Thanks And Praises / Bola / What Do I Do? / Inner Hub
4- Blessed Dub / Sons Of Zion / Sons Of Zion / Servant (talkover)
5- Give Thanks / George Nooks / Giving Thanks / VP
6- Thank You / Youth Exodus / Live / N*Soul
7- Thank You Lord / Bob Marley & The Wailers / In The Beginning (Disc 3) / Trojan
8- Thank You Lord / Judy Mowatt / Love / African Love - Jet Star
9- Be Thankful / Lytie / Repent / Zenith
10- Thank You For Today / Stitchie / Real Power / Lion Of Zion
11- Thank You / Stevie Face / Reggae For Jesus (VA) / ERC
12- Give Thanks / Denzil Dennis / Give Thanks / Jet Star
"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
12/4/08
Song / Artist / Album / Label
------------------------------------------
1- Merry Christmas To You And You And You And You / Sheldon Blackman & The Love Circle / Remember Me / Jamoo Goodnews
2- Love In Any Language / Wayne Stoddart / Love Convictions / Undiluted Muzik
3- Somewhere / Freddie McGregor / RAS Portraits / RAS
4- Save The Youth / Blaminack / SINGLE (mp3) / http://www.versionist.com/ (talkover)
5- Blessings To You / Sword / Christmas At Home / ...
6- Lost Without You / Temple Yard / Temple Yard / Gotee
7- Tell Me / Ben Okafor / Generation / Plankton
8- Trenchtown Rock / Bob Marley & The Wailers / The Collection / Revue
9- (Jesus Is) Trenchtown Rock / Ziggy Soul / Genesis / Glory - VP
10- Burkina Faso / Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad / Slow Down / Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
11- The Return / The Israelites / Washaway / Kingston Beat
12- Love Thy Neighbour / Vivian Jackson & The Defenders / Yabby You: Jesus Dread 1972-1977 / Blood &
13- Love Thy Neighbour Version / King Tubby's / Yabby You: Jesus Dread 1972-1977 / Blood & Fire (talkover...outro)
For airplay consideration, contact Mike Roots at:
e-mail: mroots@optonline.net

Monday, November 10, 2008

Reggae Explorations playlists 10/30-11/6/08

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
10/30/08
Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- Spiritual Healing / Toots & The Maytals / Time Tough: The Anthology / Island Jamaica
2- Healing / Jai / Best Friend / Image
3- Liberator Dub / Blaminack / SINGLE (mp3) / http://www.versionist.com/ (talkover)
4- Power Of The Spirit / In Crowd / Natural Rock N' Reggae: Greatest Hits / Rhino
5- Heads Of Conference / Sugar Minott / RAS Portraits / RAS
6- Nuh Worry / Jamba / Reggae Redemption Songs / Lion Of Zion
7- In A Rub-A-Dub Style / Messian Dread / Showcase / Star Recordings
8- The Lord Is My Light / Brother Marcus / SINGLE (mp3) / http://www.versionist.com/
9- Showdown / Mention / Nah Betray / Servant
10- Don't Just Keep Talking 'Bout (The Way It Is) / Judy Bailey / Between You And Me / Ice
11- Repent / Lytie / Repent / Zenith
12- Africa Dub / Roots Radics & Soul Syndicate / SINGLE (mp3) / Silver Kamel

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
11/6/08
Song / Artist / Album / Label
------------------------------------------
1- Show Some Love / Jai / Best Friend / Image
2- Who Set The Captive Free? / Al G / Be Strong / AWG
3- Ezekiel's Visions In Dub / Solomon Jabby / Rootical Revelations / Altar Sound
4- Babylon Trap Them / The Meditations / Reggae Culture: Heartbeat Reggae Now! (VA) / Heartbeat
5- Vanity / John Brown's Body / All Time / I-Town
6- Ease And Settle / Katalys Crew / Reggae For Christ Vol. 1 (VA) / OFMB
7- Everlasting Life / Bredren Markus I / SINGLE (mp3) / Zion House
8- Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People? / Jah Pickney / Jah Love / Jah Yout
9- Your World And Mine / Luciano / Where There Is Life / Island Jamaica
10- Lift Up My Eyes / Owen Uriah / More Than A Conqueror / Vibes
11- Three Little Birds Dub / Mafia & Fluxy / SINGLE (mp3) / Silver Kamel
12- Take The Water / Zema / Stranger In The Gate / Melchizedek
13- The Calling / DJ Stereoman / Dancehall Gospel / FJ
14- No Rest 'Til Zion / Blaminack / SINGLE (mp3) / http://www.versionist.com/

For airplay consideration, contact Mike Roots at:
e-mail: http://www.blogger.com/group/WAPJ_FM/post?postID=SLulifCp-zFOrl5ARzu-DHFw7OIGjRKjgZ1srAX6S9GWloTs7c-d7SIwoJEqo6WHaoXGkSc3s3J0TWO5

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Reggae Explorations playlists 10/16-10/23/08

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
10/16/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label
------------------------------------------
1- Ruff Times / Joseph Israel feat. Luciano / Gone Are The Days / New Door - Universal
2-
Live It Right / Jah Servant feat. Drae / Jah Servant & Friends / Servant
3- Soon And Very Soon (Live Instrumental Version) / Cruzan Lion / SINGLE (mp3) / ... (talkover)
4- Willow Tree
/ Alton Ellis / Cry Tough / Heartbeat
5- I Know A Place / The Israelites / Roots / JumpUp!
6- I'll Give You Praise /
Owen Uriah / The Heart Of Uriah / Star Recordings
7- Wise Vibes /
Gitta Dan / Reggaematic Worship / Gitta Dan
8- Sound The Trumpet /
Orthodox Issachar / He Created Everything / Orthodox Muzik
9- Victory /
Judy Mowatt / Something Old, Something New / Judy M
10- War/No More Trouble / Bob Marley & The Wailers / Babylon By Bus / Tuff Gong
11- Reggae Makossa /
Manu Dibango / GO-Man-go (VA) / Mango
12-
I Have A Liberty / Johnny Kwesi Annan & Mental Dread / Gospel - Roots - Reggae / GEMA

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
10/23/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label
------------------------------------------
1- Peacemakers / Tribe Of Judah / Bloom Where You're Planted / TOJ Enterprise
2-
Blessed Are The Peacemakers / Osmond Collins feat. Tony Rich / Do It Again / Jet Star
3- Peace / Mr. Lynx / Prophetic Fire / Creative Soul
4- Love And Peace
/ Yabby U / King Tubby's Prophecy Of Dub / Blood & Fire
5- There Will Never Be Any Peace / B.A. Laing / The Bootleg Series / mp3.com
6- Prince Of Peace /
Nothing To Dread / Reggae Praise / Star Song
7- Peace /
Bernard Schroeter / SINGLE (mp3) / ...
8- New Day /
Twinkle Brothers / SINGLE (mp3) / Greensleeves
9- Long Days In Babylon /
Solomon Jabby / SINGLE (mp3) / Altar Sound
10- Babylon System /
'Imisi / Visions Of The Father / Lion Of Zion
11- Can You Hear It? /
Roge' Abergel & Kingdom Culture / War (EP) / Gospel Reggae
12-
Lot's Wife / Prince Alla / Only Love Can Conquer / Blood & Fire
13- The King Shall Return /
Fullness / SINGLE (mp3) / www.myspace.com/fullnessindub (talkover...outro)


For airplay consideration, contact Mike Roots at:
 
e-mail: mroots@optonline.net

Friday, October 10, 2008

Reggae Explorations playlist 10/9/08

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
10/9/08
Song / Artist / Album / Label
------------------------------------------
1- Rock Fort Rock / The Skatalites / Ball Of Fire / Island Jamaica Jazz
2- On And On / Sons Of Zion / Sons Of Zion / Servant
3- Dubbin' On / Sons Of Zion / Sons Of Zion / Servant (talkover)
4- Life (More Abundantly) / Mr. Lynx / Prophetic Fire / Creative Soul
5- Come To Pass / Half Pint / Classics / Hightone
6- Wise Ones / Ben Okafor / Shadows / Roadsweeper
7- So Much Trouble In The World / Bob Marley / Dreams Of Freedom: Ambient Translations Of Bob Marley In Dub / Axiom - Island
8- (Jesus Is) Trenchtown Rock / Ziggy Soul / Genesis / Glory - VP
9- Pick The Beam (previously unreleased dubplate mix) / Yabby You / Deliver Me From My Enemies / Blood & Fire
10- Pick The Beam Version (previously unreleased dubplate mix) / Yabby You / Deliver Me From My Enemies / Blood & Fire (talkover)
11- Testify / Wayne Stoddart / Love Convictions / Undiluted Muzik
12- Spirit Cry / Christafari / Soulfire / Gotee

For airplay consideration, contact Mike Roots at:
e-mail: mroots@optonline.net

Thursday, October 9, 2008

WAPJ to provide coverage of 2008 elections

WAPJ will once again be providing comprehensive coverage of local, state and national elections on Election Day, November 4th. We'll begin with Michael Cohen and guests who will provide commentary from a teen perspective starting at 5:00PM. Anchorman Larry Wright (host of "Air It Out"), along with his sidekick Scotty, will follow with plenty of additional commentary, tracking of trends and reporting of results as it all unfolds. Former Torrington mayor Mary Jane Gryniuk and former city councilman Thomas Scoville are tentatively scheduled to join in to share their insights as well. In addition, WAPJ field reporters will provide accurate results directly from local polling places. So, let your friends know WAPJ is the place to tune in for full 2008 Election coverage.

Reggae Explorations playlist 10/2/08

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
10/2/08
Song / Artist / Album / Label
------------------------------------------
1- Mr. Fisherman / Sugar Minott / Rare Gems / Easy Star
2- I Shall Sing / Heaven Bound / I Shall Sing (EP) / Pila
3- Let It Be / Sonny Okosuns / Celebrate & Worship In Caribbean Rhythms / GGR
4- Cookie Jar / Mykal Roze / Grafton 4x4 (VA) / Mesa
5- S.O.W. / Bless (aka Prodigal Son) / Still Standing / Radikal
6- Stronghold Destroyer Dub / Solomon Jabby / SINGLE (mp3) / Altar Sound (talkover)
7- Seed Grow / Asherman Meets Dub Street Rockers / Zion Ready / JumpUp!
8- Wisdom / Dennis Brown / Milk And Honey / RAS
9- Praise You / Zema / Look At The Heart / Melchizedek
10- Tell Me Who / Ziggy Soul / Genesis / Glory Music - VP
11- Jah Is Our Keeper / Jimmy Tucker / Rise Up: Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs Vol. II / Studio One
12- Brighter Day / Tribe Of Judah / Brighter Day To Come / TOJ Enterprise

For airplay consideration, contact Mike Roots at:
e-mail: mroots@optonline.net

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Live Radio Drama on "Footlights and Spotlights" next Saturday, Oct. 11

Bob DeVito, host of "Footlights and Spotlights" is proud to announce he's producing a radio drama to air live on Saturday, Oct 11, 2008. The radio drama is called "Pain on Deep Inspiration"; the script was written by local playwright, Sean Alan Morris. Tune in live on Saturday, Oct 11, 2008 from 4pm to 6pm for this debut performance.

Friday, October 3, 2008

More Q&A about WAPJ

How Much Power Does WAPJ Have Compared to Other Stations?

          WAPJ operates with 40 watts of Effective Radiated Power on 89.9 and with 20 watts of ERP on 105.1.  This isn’t much power when compared to say Litchfield’s WZBG which has 6,000 watts but we have done everything we can to maximize the coverage.  This includes using a state of the art transmitter and antenna and locating the 89.9 FM antenna on Highland Avenue, one of the highest spots in town since FM is a line of site medium and height is everything.

Can you increase your power and/or Coverage?

          Unfortunately, since WAPJ was licensed decades later than most of the other FM stations in the state, we are not able to increase the power of our 89.9 signal or move to a better frequency.  The FCC rules are based on 1960s receiver technology and radios of that era had trouble separating one station from another.  It is for this reason that the FCC has very specific standards for separating stations . . . they basically “protect” each station for three channels on either side of its frequency.  Using Hartford as an example, there are local or semi-local stations on 88.1, 88.5, 88.9, 89.3, 89.9, 90.5, 91.3, 91.7, 92.5, 93.1, 93.7, etc.  This spacing continues all the way to the top of the FM dial with stations on 105.9, 106.9 and 107.7.

          There are two other stations in CT on 89.9 that we must protect (since they were there first) along with nearly a dozen stations on our adjacent channels, 89.5, 89.7, 90.1 and 90.3.  In fact the Commission requires some protection to stations 3 channels away which brings the number of stations we need to consider up to about two dozen and with the FCC it is first come, first served when it comes to protection.

          It is for this reason that we applied for and received a license for another frequency, 105.1 back in 2003.  While the 105.1 frequency is currently operating at 20 watts we will soon be applying for permission to increase the power up to 100 watts.  This is a complicated process and again we have to consider stations in the area from 104.5 through 105.7, including another 105.1 in Great Barrington.

          If these protection rules seem ridiculous, they are.  Most modern radios can separate stations as close as two channels but it is highly unlikely that the Commission will ever change them due to pressure from the National Association of Broadcasters whose members simply do not want more competition. 

(Questions answered by John Ramsey, Station Engineer)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
9/18/08
Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- Carnal Mind / Yabby You / One Love, One Heart / Shanachie
2- Son Of Man / Clinton Senior / SINGLE (7") / Stone House
3- Don't Waste Your Life / Change / Change / Freedom
4- One Man / The Love Circle / Children Of The Jamoo Journey / Jamoo Good News
5- Save The World / Luciano / A New Day / VP
6- Draw Me Close / Landlord / SINGLE (mp3) / Creative Soul
7- Put Another Log On The Fire / Glen Washington / Brother To Brother / Studio One
8- Come Bow Down / Osmond Collins / Proverbs Chapter 1 (VA) / Jet Star
9- Peace, Love & Happiness / Monty G / Until Life / Lion Of Judah Sounds
10- Confusion / Niney The Observer / Heartbeat Reggae Now! (VA) / Heartbeat
11- The Heart Of A Servant / Geneman / The Light / Tehillah
12- Destination: Marrakesh / Christafari / Gravitational Dub / Lion Of Zion (talkover...outro)

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
9/25/08
Song / Artist / Album / Label
------------------------------------------
1- Economical Crisis / Yabby You / Deliver Me From My Enemies / Yabby You
2- World Gone Crazy / Ben Okafor / Nkiru / Refuge
3- The Fool Has Said Dub / Blaminack / SINGLE (mp3) / www.versionist.com (talkover)
4- Wars, Rumors Of War / JD Smooth & Friends feat. Roman Stewart / An Inspirational Journey / Wearl "G"
5- My Redeemer Lives / Owen Uriah / The Heart Of Uriah / Star Recordings
6- Eleven Long Years / US3 feat. Tukka Yout / Hand On The Torch / Blue Note
7- Inspiration / Gitta Dan / Reggaematic Worship / Gitta Dan
8- Scheme Of Things / Bunny Wailer / Protest / Mango
9- Confusion / Kujo / Test Of Faith / Bellbottom
10- Melodic Roots (12" Mix) / Sure Dread / SINGLE (mp3) / www.versionist.com
11- Slow It Down / Living Stone / Living Stone (EP) / Living Stone
12- Light Over Darkness / Joshua Alo / Answer Your Calling / Joshua Alo

For airplay consideration, contact Mike Roots at:
e-mail: mroots@optonline.net

Monday, September 15, 2008

New programming at WAPJ!

WAPJ is pleased to announce that a new program, entitled "The Minor Side of Things", has been added to our lineup! The show will focus on real-world issues from a youth point of view and will make its debut on Thursday, September 18th from 5:30-6:00 p.m. The first episode will focus on the upcoming presidential election, with guests Joe Gasser and David Troiani. Please tune in and let us know what you think.

What: Debut of "The Minor Side of Things"
When: September 18th, 5:30 p.m.
Synopsis: Real-world issues from a youth point of view
Host: Michael Cohen from Burlington with guests Joe Gasser and Dave Troiani

Friday, September 12, 2008

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
9/4/08
Song / Artist / Album / Label
------------------------------------------
1- War / Roge' Abergel & Kingdom Culture / War (EP) / Gospel Reggae
2- Shout Jah / Jai / Best Friend / Image
3- World Dub: Away With The Bad / Glen Brown & King Tubby / 2 Heavyweight: Another Blood & Fire Sampler (VA) / Blood & Fire (talkover)
4- Roots Symphony / Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band / Audio Active / Moving Target - Celluloid
5- Fight / Mention / Hear My Prayer / Flow Masters - Servant
6- Sun Is Shining / Prince Alla / Only Love Can Conquer 1976-1979 / Blood & Fire
7- Rise Up / Troy Anthony / Rise Up / T।A। Records
8- A Thing Called Love / Joshua Alo / Answer Your Calling / Joshua Alo
9- Travel The World / Everton Blender / SINGLE (mp3) / Explorer
10- On And On / Sons Of Zion / Sons Of Zion / Servant
11- Love / Ziggy Soul / Genesis / Glory - VP
12- Soon And Very Soon / Cruzan Lion / SINGLE (mp3) / ... (talkover...outro)

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
9/11/08
Song / Artist / Album / Label
------------------------------------------
1- Be Thankful / Lytie / Repent / Zenith
2- Jah Kingdom / Joseph Israel / Gone Are The Days / New Door - Universal
3- Walk 'Bout / Blood Brotherz / The Second Coming / Good Newz
4- Praying Time / Sanchez / Who Is This Man / VP
5- Only God's Mercy / Katalys Crew / Open Your Eyes / Katsjam
6- Material World / Sugar Minott / Ghetto Child / Heartbeat
7- We Gonna Have To Live Together / Lester Lewis / No Boundaries / Jet Star
8- Father Alone / Courtney Sappleton / Roots Gospel Vol. 1 (VA) / Katsjam
9- Somewhere / Freddie McGregor / RAS Portraits / RAS
10- I'm Not Tired / Majek Fashek and the Prisoners of Conscience / Spirit of Love / Interscope
11- He's Everything To Me / Wayne Stoddart feat. Delroy Lalor / Committed / Platinum
12- Dub Is There / Sons Of Zion / Sons Of Zion / Servant (talkover...outro)

For airplay consideration, contact Mike Roots at:
e-mail: mroots@optonline.net

Thursday, September 11, 2008

On Footlights and Spotlights this week...

This week, Bob DeVito will be interviewing Johnny O who is appearing as Officer Lockstock in "Urinetown: The Musical" at the Thomaston Opera House.  Bob will also be interviewing Tracy Rowe, Scenic Artist from the Warner Theater about a Scenic Art class she is conducting there. 
Tune in on Saturday, from 4 to 6 PM !!

Friday, August 29, 2008

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
8/28/08
Song / Artist / Album / Label
------------------------------------------
1- Give The Children Education / Mikey Dread / Obsession / Rykodisc

2- Live, Love And Learn / Wayne Stoddart / Love Convictions / Undiluted Muzik

3- Reality School / Tribe Of Judah / Brighter Day To Come / TOJ Enterprise

4- Save The Youth / Blaminack / SINGLE (mp3) / www.versionist.com (talkover)

5- Pick Up A Dictionary / Chicken Chest & Leslie Thunder / Action Packed / Danceteria

6- Treat The Youths Right / Jimmy Cliff / Special / Columbia

7- Teach The Youth To Dub / Blaminack / SINGLE (mp3) / www.versionist.com

8- Watch Out My Children / Ras Shorty I & The Love Circle / Jamoo Victory / Jamoo Good News

9- Into Zion / 'Imisi / Visions Of The Father / Lion Of Zion

10- Flesh Of My Flesh / Owen Uriah / High Praises (EP) / Prince-Uriah Music

11- I Want To Thank You / Judy Mowatt feat. Yeshemabeth & Papa San / Love / African Love - Jet Star

12- Fisherman / Heaven Bound / Reggae Redemption Songs (VA) / Lion Of Zion

13- Dub Sur Mer / Heaven Bound / Reggae Redemption Songs (VA) / Lion Of Zion (talkover...outro)

For airplay consideration, contact Mike Roots at:
e-mail: mroots@optonline.net

How far does the WAPJ signal go?



Having our 89.9 MHz antenna at about 1300 feet above sea level on Highland Avenue helps a great deal but the hilly terrain, especially to the west and north of Torrington, can cause reception problems. This link will give you an idea of our coverage area is in theory.
http://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=WAPJ&service=FM&status=L&hours=U
The inner circle is our "primary" coverage and everyone should be able to get the station no matter what kind of radio they are using. The area between the inner circle and the middle circle is our secondary coverage area where reception is possible but may require a better radio or perhaps an antenna. The area between the outer circle and the middle circle is our fringe coverage area, some people, especially those with very sensitive radios or those folks who live on high ground can hear the station while others may not be able to. Note that this map is based on computer modeling, in real life radio signal can and do go much farther than predicted. The station has been heard as far away as West Hartford, Canaan, Granby and Waterbury.
This link provides some excellent information on how to improve your FM reception http://wwuh.org/news/recep.htm. In a nutshell, this article will explain that the type of antenna used on a listener’s FM receiver makes a huge difference. (Provided by John Ramsey, Station Engineer. Photo: WAPJ 89.9 FM tower.)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
8/14/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- Long Days In Babylon / Solomon Jabby / SINGLE (mp3) / Altar Sound

2- 4 A Reason / Katalys Crew / SINGLE (mp3) / Katsjam

3- Were You There (extended mix) / Jah Servant feat. Owen Uriah / Jah Servant & Friends / Servant

4- No Woman, No Cry / Bob Marley & The Wailers / Legend / Island

5- I Cry / Prendy / His Glory / Edro

6- Road Of Life / Luciano / A New Day / VP

7- Love Your Neighbour / Ladysmith Black Mambazo / The Warner Bros. Collection / Rhino

8- Gain The World/ Zema / Look At The Heart / Melchizedek

9- Associate / Burning Spear / Living Dub, Volume One / Hearbeat

10- Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem / Osmond Collins / Do It Again / Jet Star

11- The King Shall Return / Fullness / SINGLE (mp3) / http://uk.myspace.com/fullnessindub

12- House On The Rock / Dennis Brown / Reggae Culture: More Heartbeat Reggae Now! (VA) / Heartbeat

13- Watching U / Lytie / Repent / Zenith

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
8/21/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- The Hand That Giveth / Lucky Dube / Captured Live / Shanachie

2- Joy Is My Strength / Blaminack / SINGLE (mp3) / www.versionist.com (talkover)

3- Unto The King / Timeless / Zion I Sampler (VA) / Zion I

4- Lead Me / George Nooks / Peace, Love, Unity & Justice 2 (VA) / Katsjam

5- Stop Shot Man / Oti Runks / SINGLE (mp3) / http://www.myspace.com/otirunks

6- Positive Yout / Spanna / Blessed Redeemer / Shekinah

7- Irie / Joshua Alo / Answer Your Calling / Joshua Alo

8- System Not Working / Israel Vibration / Free To Move / RAS

9- Tell Me Who / Ziggy Soul / Genesis / Glory - VP

10- Chariots Of Fire / Temple Yard / Emancipation / Temple Yard

11- Jonah / Luciano / Sweep Over My Soul / VP

12- Warn The Nation / The Prophets / Yabby You: Jesus Dread 1972-1977 / Blood & Fire

13- Honey Dub / King Tubby's / Yabby You: Jesus Dread 1972-1977 / Blood & Fire

For airplay consideration, contact Mike Roots at:

e-mail: mroots@optonline.net

Footlights and Spotlights - Bob DeVito

“Footlights and Spotlights” is a show about community theater news in and around the Torrington area and Connecticut; as well as Broadway and Hollywood news and music. Audition and performance information are provided; along with listings of other fun events.. The show also spotlights musicians, composers, artists, businesses, non-profits and events of interest in and around the Torrington area. The occasional guest or guest co-host livens up the show. Listen on Saturday’s from 4pm to 6pm.

Bob DeVito

Classic Rock Mini Concert 8/22/08

If you missed the Classic Rock Mini Concert for Friday, August 22, you missed 36 minutes of Squeeze, who will be in Torrington for a concert on Monday, August 25.

Since I don't always know who I am going to play until I get there, you will just have to tune in Fridays from 8 - 11 to listen to the Classic Rock Show with Tony Henry.

ChrisZ

Saturday, August 16, 2008

So, WAPJ is that station in Litchfield...right?

For any number of reasons you may be unfamiliar with WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM. Perhaps you're new to the area or just simply never tuned in or weren't even aware of the station's existence- until recently. After being with the station since it's inception, I am surprised some 11 years later how many people in the Torrington area still aren't aware of WAPJ or never listen. (And there are some who confuse us with a certain station located in Litchfield...sigh.) There a number of reasons for not listening. Many find our eclectic programming is simply not their cup of tea and would rather listen to a station which plays a particular format. In fact, most of our listeners only tune in to hear a certain program or programs during the week. And that's fine.

We'll never compete with the A/C format stations or the ones which focus on Top 40, pop, alternative rock, classic rock, etc. That's just not who we are though we do include these and numerous other musical styles in our programming. What we do have is a group of dedicated staff who know their stuff, such as Brian Lillie with "Pickin' and Fiddlin'" (bluegrass) heard on Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00PM or "Celtic World" with Pamela and Tony Henry which can be heard on Thursdays from 8:00-9:00PM and Fridays from 10:00-11:00AM (rebroadcast).

And there are many, many other shows to choose from with more being added. We also provide play-by-play of Torrington High School boys basketball (courtesy of Luke Hutchinson and TJ Burlee) as well as comprehensive coverage of local elections. So go ahead and take a look at our schedule. There's a link to it right on this page. You're bound to find at least one show you'll like. Let us know what you think by sending us an e-mail to wapjtoday@gmail.com or wapjfm@sbcglobal.net.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Reggae Explorations playlist 8/7/08

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
8/7/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- Roots, Rock, Reggae / Dean Fraser / Dean Plays Bob / RAS

2- Blowing In The Wind / Yabby You / …Meets Mad Professor & Black Steel In Ariwa Studios / Ariwa - RAS

3- Puzzle Of Life / Everard Rowe / Uncaged For Jesus...Forget The Past / Everard Rowe

4- Tear'n Down Babylon / Living Stone / Living Stone (EP) / Living Stone

5- Temple Of The Heart / Blaminack / SINGLE (mp3) / www.versionist.com (talkover)

6- The More We Are Together / Sugar Minott / Rare Gems / Easy Star

7- No Retreat, No Surrender / Emrand Henry / SINGLE (mp3) / Emrand Henry

8- Helping Hand / Jah Pickney / From The Heart / Jah Yout

9- Plant A Seed / Tribe Of Judah / Bloom Where You're Planted / TOJ Enterprise

10- King Tubby Meets The Rockers / Ernest Ranglin / Below The Bassline / Island Jamaica Jazz

11- Who Set The Captive Free? / Al G / Be Strong / AWG

12- Freedom / Orthodox Issachar / He Created Everything / Orthodox Muzik

13- Prophecy / Andrew Lawrence / Roots Gospel Vol. 1 (VA) / Katsjam

For airplay consideration, contact Mike Roots at:
e-mail: mroots@optonline.net

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Reggae Explorations playlist 7/31/08

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
7/31/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- Bless Him / Sons Of Zion / Sons Of Zion / Servant

2- Still Going Strong / Glen Washington / Number One Girl / VP

3- Commercial Deadlocks / Yabby You / …Meets Mad Professor & Black Steel In Ariwa Studios / Ariwa - RAS

4- Righteous Dublocks / Yabby You / …Meets Mad Professor & Black Steel In Ariwa Studios / Ariwa – RAS (talkover)

5- Conquer Me / Dwain Walters feat. St. Matthew / SINGLE (mp3) / Zion Vibze

6- Jawaiian Son Rise / Kaona / Rhythms Of The Earth / Cave

7- Blind Guides / Joshua Alo / Answer Your Calling / Joshua Alo

8- I Will Always Love You Forever / Ho’omalu / Yahweh Yireh / Ho’omalu

9- Same Old Story / Ben Okafor / Acoustic Closep-Up / Plankton

10- Showdown / Mention / Nah Betray / Servant

11- Emancipation Proclamation / Christafari / Word, Sound & Power / Lion Of Zion

12- This World / Inner Circle / The Best Of Inner Circle / CEMA

For airplay consideration, contact Mike Roots at:

e-mail: mroots@optonline.net

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Reggae Explorations playlist 7/24/08

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
7/24/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- Love In Any Language / Wayne Stoddart / Love Convictions / Undiluted Muzik

2- Out Of Many One People / Tiger / Claws Of The Cat / CHAOS - Columbia

3- We Need To Be As One / Septimus feat. Geneman, Jamba & Junior C / Role Model / Septi

4- Give The Little Man A Great Big Hand Dub / King Tubby & The Aggrovators / SINGLE (mp3) / Silver Kamel (talkover)

5- Wars, Rumors Of War / JD Smooth & Friends feat. Roman Stewart / An Inspirational Journey / Wearl G

6- War / Roge' Abergel & Kingdom Culture / War (EP) / Gospel Reggae

7- Fight / Mention / Hear My Prayer / Flow Masters - Servant

8- Fight Against / Mike Roots / Freedom & Struggle / Star Recordings

9- Cool Meditation / Third World / Reggae Greats / Mango

10- Meditate / Mission Epistle / Stand Up / Servant

11- Draw Me Close / Landlord / We Need Peace / Creative Soul

12- Draw Me Close / Zema / Black Sheep / Melchizedek

For airplay consideration, contact Mike Roots at:
e-mail: mroots@optonline.net

Saturday, July 26, 2008

"Footlights & Spotlights"

As the Greater Torrington area continues to emerge as a community rich in the performing arts, WAPJ is proud to present "Footlights & Spotlights" with Bob DeVito on Saturdays from 4-6PM and rebroadcast on Tuesdays from 9-11AM. On "Footlights & Spotlights", Bob brings you the latest in local theater, a selection of Broadway music and show tunes, concert listings, community events and more- so tune in.




Are you a morning (radio) person?

Many folks enjoy turning on the radio in the morning to hear some music, news, weather, commentary and even a bit of tasteful humor. If you've never listened to WAPJ in the mornings you may not realize we have shows Monday thru Friday from 7-9 with more local programming immediately following. The presenters include longtime morning man Bob Slais as well as Damien Vincent and Barrie Soucy- all commercial-free and each with their own unique style. Here's the morning line-up starting at 7 o'clock:
  • MONDAY: "The Morning Show" with Bob Slais followed by "Pickin' Fiddlin'" w/Brian Lillie

  • TUESDAY: "Clueless" with Damien Vincent followed by "Footlights & Spotlights" w/Bob DeVito

  • WEDNESDAY: "The Morning Show" with Bob Slais followed by "Nashville Skyline" with Mississippi Mudcat

  • THURSDAY: "Clueless" with Damien Vincent followed by "The Folk Show" w/Barrie Soucy

  • FRIDAY: "Miscellaneous Morning" with Barrie Soucy followed by "Reggae Explorations" w/Mike Roots and "Celtic World" w/Pamela Henry

Check out WAPJ in the mornings and let us know what you think.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Classic Rock Mini Concert

The classic Rock Mini Concert for last week was Bad Company. You would have heard:

Bad Company
Rock and Roll Fantasy
Live for the Music
Feel Like Making Love
Can't Get Enough
Ready for Love
Moving On
Run with the Pack
Shooting Star

What will it be this week? You will just have to tune in at 10pm on Friday to find out!

ChrisZ

Friday, July 18, 2008

Reggae Explorations playlist 7/17/08

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
7/17/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- Be Thankful / Lytie / Repent / Zenith

2- Live And Rejoice / Troy Anthony / Rise Up / TA

3- Wise Man / Desmond Dekker / Rockin' Steady: The Best Of Desmond Dekker / Rhino

4- Yesterday, Today And Forever / Sons Of The Most High / SINGLE (mp3) / www.versionist.com (talkover)

5- Wars, Rumors Of War / JD Smooth & Friends feat. Roman Stewart / An Inspirational Journey / Wearl G

6- The People Got To Know / Sugar Minott / Ghetto-ology + Dub / Easy Star

7- Call For My People / Monty G / No Stoppin' Mixtape / Lion Of Judah Sounds

8- Conscious Man Dub / Yabby You / Dub It To The Top / Blood and Fire

9- Whom Shall I Fear / Zamar / Reggae Praise / BGM

10- Sufferin' In The Land / Jimmy Cliff / Wonderful World, Beautiful People / A&M

11- Rocky Road / Singaton / Zion I Sampler (VA) / Zion I

12- We Need You / Mr. J feat. Deacon Culture / SINGLE (mp3) / ...

13- Generation / Ben Okafor / Generation (remastered & expanded edition) / Plankton

14- Father / Katalys Crew / SINGLE (mp3) / Katsjam

15- Drums Of Zion / Soutman aka Blaminack / SINGLE (mp3) / www.versionist.com (talkover...outro)

For airplay consideration, contact Mike Roots at:
e-mail: mroots@optonline.net

Friday, July 11, 2008

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
7/10/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- Would You? / Stitchie / Kingdom Ambassador / Drum & Bass - ERC

2- We Need You / Mr. J feat. Deacon Culture / SINGLE (mp3) / ...

3- Love Fire / Bunny Wailer / Retrospective / Shanachie

4- Dub Is The Greatest / Zema / Overcome / Melchizedek (talkover)

5- Don't Be Ashamed / Jai / Best Friend / Image

6- King David's Melody / Augustus Pablo / King David's Melody / Greensleeves

7- I'll Give You Praise / Owen Uriah / The Heart Of Uriah / Star Recordings

8- Feed The Children / Mykal Rose / SINGLE (mp3) / Chart Buster

9- Conquer Me / Dwain Walters feat. St. Matthew / SINGLE (mp3) / ...

10- I Sing Praises / Judy Mowatt / Something Old, Something New / Judy M

11- True Love / Luciano / Serve Jah / VP

12- Planted In Zion / Jah Servant feat. Drae / Jah Servant & Friends / Servant

13- All Is Vanity / Fred Locks / Never Give Up / VP

14- Soon And Very Soon / Cruzanlion / SINGLE (mp3) / ... (talkover...outro)

For airplay consideration, contact Mike Roots at:

e-mail: mroots@optonline.net

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
6/19/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- Rescue Me / Ziggy Soul / Genesis / Glory - VP

2- Storm / Lytie / Repent / Zenith

3- Nuff Suffering / Wailing Souls / Live On / Zoo

4- Lord Give Me Strength / Luciano / Where There Is Life / Island Jamaica

5- Help / Jamba / Hallelujah Is The Highest Praise / Jamba

6- Bridge Over Troubled Waters / Wayne Stoddart / Roots Gospel Vol. 1 / Katsjam

7- People Them A Cry / Howie Hutchinson / The Naked Truth / bb Music - World Sounds

8- Freedom / Orthodox Issachar / He Created Everything / Orthodox Muzik

9- Feed The Children / Mike Roots / Freedom & Struggle / Star Recordings

10- Mercy Please / Warren Brady / Man To Man / Warren Brady

11- Save The Youth / Blaminack / SINGLE (mp3) / http://www.versionist.com/

12- Rescue / Wayne Stoddart / Love Convictions / Undiluted Muzik

13- Only God Can Save Us / Keith Campbell / SINGLE (mp3) / Insight

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
6/26/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- Wisdom / Dennis Brown / Milk And Honey / RAS

2- Wisdom / Tribe Of Judah / Bloom Where You're Planted / TOJ Enterprise

3- Jahmandments / Daily Bread Dub Band / SINGLE (mp3) / Smells Like Reggae (talkover)

4- Wisdom / Christafari / Reggae Worship: The First Fruits Of Christafari / Lion Of Zion

5- Wisdom / Bob Marley & The Wailers / In The Beginning (Disc 3) / Trojan

6- Wise Man / The Israelites / SINGLE (mp3) / Kingdom Beat

7- Proverbs / Ziggy Soul / Genesis / Glory - VP

8- Wise Vibes / Gitta Dan / Reggaematic Worship / Gitta Dan

9- Wise Father, Wise Mother / Dan Hutson & The Seers / Got To Leave This Place / Orthodox Muzik

10- Wise Ones / Ben Okafor / Shadows / Roadsweeper

11- Wise Words / Freddie McGregor / Studio One Presents Tribute To Peckings (VA) / Studio One

12- Books Of The Bible / Denzil Dennis / Give Thanks / Jet Star

13- Words Of The Prophets / John Brown's Body / All Time / I-Town

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
7/3/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- Irie / Joshua Alo / Answer Your Calling / Joshua Alo

2- Showdown / Mention / Nah Betray...Return To B.A.S.S. / Servant

3- Jah Bring Justice (version) / Yesus Dread / SINGLE (mp3) / ... (talkover)

4- All Things Bright / Sugar Minott / Rare Gems / Easy Star

5- I Have A Liberty / Johnny Kwesi Annan & Mental Dread / Gospel - Roots - Reggae / GEMA

6- Sufferin' In The Land / Jimmy Cliff / Wonderful World, Beautiful People / A&M

7- Great Tribulation / The Israelites / Roots / JumpUp!

8- Pick The Beam (Previously Unreleased Dubplate Mix) / Yabby You / Deliver Me From My Enemies (Expanded Edition) / Blood & Fire

9- Ol' Backyard / Ben Okafor / Acoustic Close-Up / Plankton

10- Eternity / Geneman / The Light / Tehillah

11- Experiment 1: A Handful Of Dub / Messian Dread / Messenjah Dub / mp3.com CD

12- Your Word / Todah / SINGLE (mp3) / Servant

13- Children Of Zion / Monty G / Until Life / Lion Of Judah Sounds

For airplay consideration, contact Mike Roots at:

e-mail: mroots@optonline.net

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Reggae Explorations playlists 6/5 - 6/12/08

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
6/5/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- This Is Reggae / Sugar Minott / This Is Reggae / Heartbeat

2- Conquer Me / Dwain Walters feat. St. Matthew / SINGLE (mp3) / ...

3- Live It Right / Jah Servant feat. Drae / Jah Servant and Friends / Servant

4- Keep Me Jah In Dub / Blaminack / SINGLE (mp3) / http://www.versionist.com/ (talkover)

5- Hitting With Music / Jimmy Cliff / Cliff Hanger / Columbia

6- God Is Justice / Ziggy Soul / Genesis / Glory - VP

7- Hatred Is Poison / Zema feat. Albert Griffiths / Overcome / Melchizedek

8- Lead Me / George Nooks / Peace, Love, Unity & Justice 2 (VA) / Katsjam

9- Lift Up Your Head (Original Yard Mix) / Everton Blender / Lift Up Your Head (CD Maxi-Single) / Heartbeat

10- C.O.M.E. / Tribe Of Judah / Brighter Day To Come / TOJ Enterprise

11- I'm Blessed / Jessy / I'm Blessed / Afrikan Roots Lab

12- Crisis / Bob Marley & The Wailers / Kaya / Tuff Gong

13- In Pastures Green / Osmond Collins / Walk The Walk / Jet Star

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
6/12/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- Light Over Darkness / Joshua Alo / Answer Your Calling / Joshua Alo

2- Can You Hear It? / Roge' Abergel & Kingdom Culture / War (EP) / Gospel Reggae

3- Murderer / Buju Banton / Til' Shiloh / Loose Cannon

4- Over The River Jordan Dub / Blaminack / SINGLE (mp3) / http://www.versionist.com/ (talkover)

5- Sweet Breeze / Sherwin Gardner / Closer / Creative Soul - Flow Masters

6- Dub It To The Top / Yabby You feat. Michael Prophet / Dub It To The Top / Blood and Fire

7- Your Word / Todah / SINGLE (mp3) / Servant

8- Healing / Jai / Best Friend / Image

9- Wondering Where The Lions Are / Bruce Cockburn / Dancing In The Dragon's Jaws / Sony Music

10- Don't Waste Your Life / Change / Change / Freedom

11- Stand / Mo' Than Conquerors / Power / Malak

12- Jah Kingdom / Joseph Israel / Gone Are The Days / New Door - Universal

13- Fight Against (discomix) / Mike Roots / Freedom & Struggle / Star Recordings

To send promos, contact Mike Roots at:

e-mail: mroots@optonline.net

Friday, May 30, 2008

Reggae Explorations playlists 5/15 - 5/29/08

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
5/15/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- Repent / Lytie / Repent / Zenith

2- We Thank Thee / Denzil Dennis / Give Thanks / Jet Star

3- Hallelujah Time / The Wailers / Burnin' / Tuff Gong

4- Time Will Tell / Blaminack / SINGLE (mp3) / http://www.versionist.com/ (talkover)

5- Sing Praises / Mission Epistle / Stand Up / Servant

6- One Man / The Love Circle / Children Of The Jamoo Journey / Jamoo Goodnews

7- Roots And Culture / Xterminator All-Stars / Dub Down Babylon / Xterminator

8- Somewhere / Freddie McGregor / RAS Portraits / RAS

9- There Is A God / Junior Tucker / Ready For The Rapture / Main St.

10- Voice Of Thunder / Jah Servant / Narrow Gate / Servant

11- Show Some Love / Jai / Best Friend / Image

12- Run Come Purify / Solomon Jabby / SINGLE (mp3) / Altar Sound

13- Run Come Dub / Solomon Jabby / SINGLE (mp3) / Altar Sound

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
5/22/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- Live And Rejoice / Troy Anthony / Rise Up / TA

2- We Need Peace / Landlord feat. Luciano, Alkatraz & Solo / SINGLE (mp3) / Creative Soul

3- World Dub: Away With The Bad / Glen Brown & King Tubby / 2 Heavyweight: Another Blood and Fire Audio Sampler (VA) / Blood and Fire (talkover)

4- Son Of Man / Clinton Senior / SINGLE (7") / Stone House

5- Pick The Beam (previously unreleased dubplate mix) / Yabby You / Deliver Me From My Enemies (expanded edition) / Blood and Fire

6- You / Solomon Jabby feat. Erik Sundin / SINGLE (mp3) / Altar Sound

7- Mountain Top Rock ("You" Version) / Solomon Jabby / Dub From The Gates Of Zion / mp3.com CD

8- Keep It Real / Owen Uriah / The Heart Of Uriah / Star Recordings

9- Jah Kingdom / Joseph Israel / Gone Are The Days / New Door - Universal

10- Testify / Wayne Stoddart / Love Convictions / Undiluted Muzik

11- He Brought Us Out / Yerubilee / SINGLE (mp3) / ...

12- Don't Sell Your Soul / Fred Locks / Never Give Up / VP Records

13- Conquer Me / Dwain Walters feat. St. Matthew / SINGLE (mp3) / ...

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)
5/29/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- So Much Trouble In The World / Bob Marley & The Wailers / Survival / Tuff Gong

2- Economical Crisis / Yabby You / Deliver Me From My Enemies / Yabby You

3- Long Days In Babylon / Solomon Jabby / SINGLE (mp3) / Altar Sound

4- Man To Man / Warren Brady / Man To Man / Brady Productions

5- Earthquake Dub / Ossie Hibbert & The Revolutionaries / SINGLE (mp3) / Silver Kamel (talkover)

6- Were You There / Owen Uriah / The Heart Of Uriah / Star Recordings

7- The War / Yellowman / RAS Portraits / RAS

8- Thing With War / Ben Okafor / Thing With War (CD SINGLE) / Roadsweeper

9- Sufferation / Kujo Oti / Test Of Faith / Bellbottom Productions

10- Help / Jamba / Hallelujah Is The Highest Praise / Jamba

11- Woe / Mention / Hear My Prayer / Flow Masters - Servant

12- Peace, Perfect Peace / Toots & The Maytals / Time Tough: The Anthology / Island Jamaica

13- Prince Of Peace / Nothing To Dread / Reggae Praise / Star Song

To send promos, contact Mike Roots at:

e-mail: mroots@optonline.net

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

WAPJ to broadcast Torrington's 2008 Memorial Day Parade

WAPJ's Tony Henry and guests will be providing coverage of 2008's Memorial Day Parade for the city of Torrington. They'll be set up right in front of City Hall so stop by and say hello if you can. If you're unable to come out and see the festivities live, be sure to tune in beginning at 9:00AM. And even if you can make it- you might enjoy the commentary as you're watching. Also, check out The Morning Show" with Bob Slais from 7:00-9:00 and "The Polka Show" immediately following parade coverage.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Red White and Blues

Red, White & Blues airs from 6 to 8 pm every Sunday evening on WAPJ FM. Choser and Bub host the program with occasional guests to talk about music and sometimes movies. They prepare a unique set of independent rock that ranges from electro-pop to post-rock and mix in folk and blues for balance.

Classic Rock Mini Concert 5/16/08

The Classic Rock Mini Concert for this week was a selection of "covers".

From Cream to Deep Purple, from Spooky Tooth to the Who and the Ides of March, you never know what you might hear from the classic era of rock.

I will be off next week (5/23) but tune in to see what Tony will play between 10 and 11pm.

ChrisZ

Friday, May 16, 2008

Larry Wright - Air It Out Wednesday 6 - 7 pm

Hey Ole LW here to say if you haven't tuned in on Wed. nights from 6-7 pm your missing a fresh look with a little humor at our city and world join scotty- mike and yours truly and AIR IT OUT.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Classic Rock Mini Concert 3/14/08

The Classic Rock Mini Concert was a theme concert:

Time was of the essance.

It was in the nick of time.

It didn't start on time but it did start with time.

ChrisZ

"Reggae Explorations" 3/6/08

"Reggae Explorations" hosted by Mike Roots 3/6/08
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA
Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)

Song / *Artist* / Album / Label
------------ --------- --------- --------- ---
1- We Play Reggae / *In Crowd* / Natural Rock 'n' Reggae / Rhino
2- Open Your Eyes / *Katalys Crew* / Open Your Eyes / Katsjam
3- Son and Daughter of Jah / ***Zema feat. Al Griffiths & The Gladiators
*/ Overcome / Melchizedek* *
4- Queen's Anthem / ***Debbi Verbz */ SINGLE (mp3) / DVP
5- Dub Flight Out / *Yabby You */ ...Meets Mad Professor & Black Steel
In Ariwa Studios / Ariwa - RAS (talkover)
6- Brother to Brother / *Junior Tucker feat. Beres Hammond* / Brand New
/ Don't Test - Main St.
7- Don't You Trouble Zion / *King Arthur* / Unmovable / Kings Music
8- Merchandise In Their Hands / *Messian Dread* / Showcase / Star Recordings
9- Ancient Harmonies / *Augustus Pablo******* / Blowing With The Wind /
Shanachie (talkover)**
10- Your World And Mine / *Luciano */ Where There Is Life / Island Jamaica
11- Man And Woman / *The Heavenlies** */ It Ain't Eazy / The Heavenlies
12- Charity / *Alan Charles* / Strength Ah Mi Life / Focus Arts
13- Look Out / *Ben Okafor* / Nkiru / Refuge
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To send promos, contact Mike Roots at:
**
*e-mail: mroots@optonline. net

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Torrington High Basketball Broadcasts

Here are the remaining scheduled broadcasts:

2/12/08 7:00 PM @Holy Cross (Waterbury, CT)
2/15/08 7:00 PM @Crosby (Waterbury, CT)
2/19/08 7:00 PM Wolcott (CT)

This schedule subject to change without notice.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Reggae Explorations

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA

Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast) 1/3/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- Blowing In The Wind / Yabby You / ...Meets Mad Professor & Black Steel In Ariwa Studios / RAS
2- Praise Jahoviah / The Israelites / Washaway / Kingdom Beat
3- Over The River Jordan Dub / Blaminack / SINGLE (mp3) / www.versionist.com (talkover)
4- Fear Jah / Gitta Dan / Reggaematic Worship / Gitta Dan
5- Sweet Jamaica / Tony Rebel / Vibes Of The Time / CHAOS - Columbia
6- Sitting Down Too Long / Howie Hutchinson / The Naked Truth / bb Music - World Sounds
7- Ol' Backyard / Ben Okafor / Acoustic Close-Up / Plankton
8- Showdown / Mention / Nah Betray...Return From B.A.S.S. / Servant
9- You're Everything To Me / Johnny Redlocks / SINGLE (mp3) / www.versionist.com (talkover)
10- Lo' Ta Nu' U / Local Culture / SINGLE (mp3) / ...
11- God Is Justice / Ziggy Soul / Genesis / Glory
12- Lots Of Sign / Tenor Saw / Fever / Blue Mountain - RAS

"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA

Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast) 1/10/08

Song / Artist / Album / Label
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Special: Rock & Stone Mix
1- Rocks And Stones / Mission Epistle / Stand Up / Servant
2- The Real Rock / Shinehead / The Real Rock / African Love - Elektra
3- My Rock / Leeroy Morrison / God So Loved The World / 3rd Dimension
4- Rock Vibration / Yabby U & King Tubby's / Heavyweight Sound: A Blood & Fire Sampler (VA) / Blood & Fire
5- Cornerstone Dub / Bob Marley & The Wailers / The Jamaican Dub Versions Vol. 2 / Esoldun (talkover)
6- Roots, Rock, Reggae / Bob Marley & The Wailers / Rastaman Vibration / Tuff Gong
7- Roots, Rock, Reggae / Bunny Wailer / Hall Of Fame: A Tribute To Bob Marley's 50th Anniversary / RAS
8- Rocky Road / Singaton / Zion I Sampler (VA) / Zion I
9- Cornerstone Rock Dub / Blaminack / SINGLE (mp3) / www.versionist.com (talkover)
10- (Jesus Is) Trenchtown Rock / Ziggy Soul / Genesis / Glory
11- Rock Of Ages / Hensley King / My God Is Real / Jet Star
12- Roots Rock / Tribe Of Judah / Brighter Day To Come / Tribe Of Judah
13- House On The Rock / Dennis Brown / Reggae Culture: More Heartbeat Reggae Now! (VA) / Heartbeat


"Reggae Explorations"
hosted by Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT USA

Thursday 7-8PM & Friday 9-10AM (repeat broadcast)1/17/08

Special: Fire Mix

Song / Artist / Album / Label
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1- Put Another Log On The Fire / Glen Washington / Brother To Brother / Studio One
2- Gospel Fire / Mike Roots / Freedom & Struggle / Star Recordings
3- Hotta Redda Fire / Sherwin Gardner / Leaning / Lion Of Zion
4- Fire And Brimstone (Journey) / Black Uhuru / Time Warp Dub Clash: Old School vs. New School (VA) / Island Jamaica (talkover)
5- Prophetic Fire / Mr. Lynx / Prophetic Fire / Creative Soul
6- Love Fire / Bunny Wailer / Retrospective / Shanachie
7- Fire, Fire / Osmond Collins / He Will Restore / Jet Star
8- Fire, Fire / Yabby You / One Love, One Heart / Shanachie
9- 96ยบ In The Shade / Third World / Reggae Greats / Mango
10- Hotta Fiyah / Joseph Israel / Gone Are The Days / New Door - Universal
11- Fire / Eddie Kwobah / SINGLE (mp3) / ...
12- Fire On The Mountain / Chalice / Fire On The Mountain: Reggae Celebrates The Grateful Dead / Pow Wow
13- Dub Of Fire / Roots & Akcent / Keepin' It Real / LSW (talkover...outro)

To send promos, contact Mike Roots at:
e-mail: mroots@optonline.net