May20Monday: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hosted by Matthew Delorey, Mondays 4-6pm
Rise Up Roots & Culture Music from High Grade & Conscious V.I. & Worldwide Artists
Jah sent the Satta Sound to bless InI and to go do the works. It’s all good. You give InI the strength with the heavy sound. I can feel the vibes in your mouth, ‘cause that is the root intention.
That is the way the music is dealt to InI, for those causes.” -Vaughn Benjamin, Midnite. Satta Sound originally got its start with a weekly radio show on Goddard College’s radio station, WGDR, back in the Summer of 2002. The radio show is still airing today and it still holds its original title, the Manna Sound. It was named after the biblical stories of the Manna, also known as the bread of life and the covenant between God and his chosen people.In the stories told by Rastafari elders and scholars, the Manna was taken out of Isreal and brought to Abyssinia (Ethiopia) by the offspring of King Solomon and Queen Sheba. According to Rastafari around the world, this is how the line of David was spread to H.I.M. Haile Selassie I. The namesake, the Manna, has been given to the Satta Sound’s first Selector and Operator, Matthew DeLorey, as he had originally conceived of the Sound. Matthew has been experimenting as a DJ ever since his days living in Burlington, Vermont and attending UVM. Through classes and parties in the area, he met up with the now International Soundsystem, Itation Sounds, which at the time was comprised of Dread Lion, Heartical Dan, and Selah. Alongside them, Matthew (then known as BeeMan) learned the ins and outs of mixing, riddim matching, dubplates, and really stirring up a crowd. Soon, along came Nickel B from Johnson, Vermont, as well as Selecta Meszenjah from Full Spectrum Sound, to help increase the knowledge and capacity for spiritual growth within the Vermont Rastafari scene. It was these DJs and the blessed network of friends and musicians that gave the Manna the upful lift to where he finds himself today.
In 2002, Matthew, (aka the Manna) moved to Plainfield, Vermont to continue his studies in Permaculture and Sustainable Community design. It was then that he heard about the radio station at Goddard College, and the rest is now history. In the Spring of 2005, Satta Sound began making its debut as a reggae soundsystem out and about Central Vermont. We have only recently reached the heights with some big shows in the area. Satta Sounds has livicated itself to enriching the cultural and physical representation of Rastafari and our sacred Rainbow Family Circle here in Vermont with some grassroots productions. Project Lovebomb and all the roots Virgin Islands artists coming here to Vermont have become the primary focus within our small collective. And finally, we have recently branched off to provide more roots productions in the form of dubbed selections and dub plates. We will be using mostly Virgin Islands selections, along with some new JA releases, Hip Hop breaks and beats, as well as some classic Studio One sounds to nice up the Dancehall. Satta Sound is now taking on some local Vermont Singers and Players and will be releasing some tracks in 2007.
Please stay tuned in to the Manna and Satta Sounds every Monday, 4pm until 6pm E.S.T. on wgdr.org or locally at 91.1fm, Plainfield, Vermont. Give thanks for your love & light. Give thanks unto H.I.M. for all guidance & itection. Iyah Bless.firstname.lastname@example.org
May20Monday: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hosted by Brian Aust, Mondays 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Starting with traditional bluegrass and ending up in all that jazz connotes, WoodWarbler’s JazzGrass travels down the David Grisman > Django Reinhardt sonic continuum. Often thematic and always illuminating, JazzGrass offers listeners fabulous sounds of bluegrass, jazz and artists that blend these along with other styles together. If you’ve been craving a radio show featuring outstanding music that typically never receives airplay, tune in to WGDR on Monday evenings.
JazzGrass also features weekly birdsong ID, concert announcements, artist birthday sets, full recaps of all songs and ensemble personnel plus periodic local musicians live in the studio. Playlists & announcements are posted first on the JazzGrass Facebook Group and then at the MySpace link below.
WWJG Requests and inquiries: email@example.com
May21Tuesday: 6:00 am – 8:00 am
Hosted by Renee, Tuesdays, 6 am – 8am
News, Views and Reviews leads with headlines, moves into commentary, includes music, and sometimes shows how a feature story is portrayed through various news (and other) media.
Using a number of sources — state, local, national, and international — Renée covers the stories that may be of importance to those who care about participatory democracy, the health of the community and environment; who want to understand the role of media in what we understand; and stories and events that might help us to act in ways that may influence others and/or public policy.
Renée has been involved with WGDR – one way or another – since the early 90s, beginning by filling in for a Sunday morning world music program. After three years as a research assistant and editor for a professor of mass media and analysis of news, it seemed important to share the information about how news is generated, especially developing patterns of news narratives, understanding a story based on sources cited (or not), and where to find what you probably won’t find in corporate media. Having raised five children in the Vermont folk music scene, Renée likes to play as much folk music in between news stories and commentaries as possible.Categories: Public Affairs
May21Tuesday: 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Hosted by Joseph Gainza Tuesdays, 8:30 – 10:00am
Sometimes it seems the world is “going to hell in a hand basket” as environmental destruction, social degradation, political stagnation and economic collapse dominate the news. It is hard not to give in to despair. But you are not alone in your concerns and there are many people and organizations struggling to turn the tide; you may be one of them.
Listen to Gathering Peace:
Gathering Peace by WGDR
Gathering Peace brings the good news of these local, regional,
national, and global struggles to the WGDR/WGDH listener community.
Every Tuesday morning Gathering Peace invites you to participate in
discussions with people engaged in the work of peace, broadly defined.
Activists and organizers for social and economic justice, protection
and renewal of the natural environment and an end to militarism,
violent conflict and war discuss their work in depth. Listeners
receive information about how to get involved.
Guests on Gathering Peace often represent local organizations working
for positive social change in Vermont communities. Announcements of
local and national events and discussions of listener- initiated
topics often enrich the community experience of Gathering Peace.
Gathering Peace connects local and global issues to help provide depth
to your understanding and insight into how your actions can contribute
to the larger movement for justice and peace. Together we can
contradict despair, instill hope, and be a catalyst for action.Categories: Public Affairs