Friday, 16 May 2014

Masters of the Airwaves: The Rise and Rise of Underground Radio

Masters of the Airwaves:
The Rise and Rise of Underground Radio

‘Masters Of The Airwaves: The Rise And Rise Of Underground Radio’ is a 12” square, full-colour book that has been written and compiled by radio broadcasters and music industry veterans Dave VJ and Lindsay Wesker.

It tells the story of the birth of black music radio in Britain in the seventies.  It starts out with a few black music shows on legal radio, leading on to the black music pirate radio boom, and culminating with legal, black music radio stations.
It tells of a time before the Internet, mobile phones and digital TV/radio, when die-hard black music fans had to work hard and travel far to hear the music they loved.
With contributions from Robbie Vincent, Greg Edwards, Jazzie B, David Rodigan, Trevor Nelson, Peter Young, Tony Prince, Omar, Simon Harris, Paul Hardcastle, Kwame Kwaten, Joanna Law, Caron Wheeler, Barrie K. Sharpe, Pauline Henry, Simon Law, Lorna Clarke, Mark Tonderai, Norman Jay, Steve Sutherland, Paul Murphy, Aitch Bee, Lewis Benn, Mark Devlin, Bigger, Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson, Eddie Gordon, Louie Martin, Ralph Tee, Matt White, Graeme Park, Judge Jules, Mike Shaft, Frenchie T, Owen Washington, Gordon Mac, , Alex Donelly, DJ Elayne (Smith), Angie Greaves, Angie Le Mar and footballer Mark Bright amongst many others, the book contains countless anecdotes from people that were actually there; the pioneers that actually made history.

The book has been published by Every Generation Media, a black history publishing company owned by Patrick Vernon OBE.

The book is available for sale from:

Below is a promotional video for the book:


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