Sir David Rodigan can best be described as a walking reggae encyclopedia. This summer will be the third time he’ll be on our stage, armed with his DJ set and his suitcase jammed with dub and reggae plates. Last year, “Ram Jam” Rodigan celebrated his 40 year anniversary as a reggae DJ, and this year will definitely be one hell of a party too.
So, for more than four decades already, Sir Rodigan has been shaking the foundations of dancehall clubs with his live performances. But he’s also pumped countless vibes, jams and beats through the radio waves during those years. In 1978 he started a radio show on BBC Radio London. And he didn’t do so unnoticed. Because in 1984 he joined the BFBS, the radio channel for the British military, where he presented his weekly reggae show for an astonishing 25 years.
In 2006 he was honored in the Radio Academy Hall of Fame, and in 2012 he was even knighted for his merits as a radio DJ. And these are just a few of many accomplishments Sir David Rodigan can tick off. One more thing: the younger generation might recognize him as the DJ on radio channel RamJamFM in the video game Grand Theft Auto:Episodes from Liberty City.