David Rodigan Resigns From Kiss FM
David Rodigan is no longer hosting his show on Kiss FM. Earlier this month Rodigan welcomed Beres Hammond and featured him and his new album the entire show. [listen to the show below]
Read Rodigan's statement here [published Nov. 22nd 2012]:
I write this to inform you that today I have resigned from my position as a broadcaster on Kiss FM. I’ve been with station for 22 years, shared some wonderful times with many fantastic artists and members of staff and its with great sadness that I’ve come to this decision. Due to their continued marginalisation of reggae music into the twilight zone of radio scheduling, it has left me no option but to make a stand for my passion and the music I love so dearly.
As Bob Marley famously said “the stone that the builder refused will be the head corner stone.” Reggae was originally played on the streets, not on radio, and Kiss’ refusal to schedule the only reggae show on their network to a socially accessible time has resulted in this decision. Reggae is worthy of more respect and so are the fans and lovers of this music.
Some media reaction about David Rodigan's decision to leave Kiss FM:
Rodigan resigns from Kiss FM over 'marginalisation' of reggae music
David Rodigan quits Kiss FM in schedule protest
David Rodigan resigns from his Kiss radio show in protest
Kiss FM DJ resigns over reggae 'marginalisation'