Sunday, December 25, 2011

Herman Sang on WKCR, October 3, 2009

Herman Sang was a member of Derrick Harriott's Jiving Juniors and leader of Hersang and the City Slickers. He was Clement Coxson Dodd's first session pianist dating to the the late 1950s and the earliest recordings of the Jamaican music industry in the pre-ska era

Jim Brown (Jimnastic) on WKCR June 19, 2010

Xterminator Tribute and Ed Robinson studio appearance

Big Youth visits WKCR, Nov. 5, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

King Jammy's and Jack Scorpio visit Eastern Standard Time, July 2, 2011

EST and Sound Liberation present Coney Island Reggae Beach Parties in 2011


July 6, 2011

Contact: Quoc Pham:
Carter Van Pelt:

Coney Island Reggae Beach Party: 2011 Season

Sunday, July 17, and Sunday, August 14
From 2 p.m. to sundown, FREE
Coney Island Boardwalk at West 19th Street

WKCR’s Eastern Standard Time and the Sound Liberation Front have joined forces again to present the 2011 season of the Coney Island Reggae Beach Party series, bringing the enormously influential culture of Jamaican sound systems back to the Coney Island Boardwalk on Sunday, July 17, and Sunday, August 14.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural season, the free events will begin at 2 p.m. and last until sunset, and will feature live DJs, special guest artists, and fun activities for the whole family. This year the parties will take place at a new location directly on the beach at W. 19th Street (near the iconic red tower).

Each event will feature an all-star lineup of music selectors and guest vocalists curated by WKCR host Carter Van Pelt. Some notable talents who performed at last year’s events include dancehall legends Johnny Osbourne, Carlton Livingston, and Mikey Jarrett; seminal NYC sound system
Sir Tommy's; and, legendary record producer Clive Chin.

For video and pictures from one of last year’s season, click here: (video) (pictures)

EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) is a Jamaican music program on WKCR (89.9 FM New York) that airs live every Saturday from 8-12 a.m. The program, previously known as “Reggae Riddims,” has been on the air for more than 20 years and has an international following. More information about EST can be found at and

SOUND LIBERATION FRONT ( is a Brooklyn-based organization devoted to utilizing the power of music as a socially liberating and unifying cultural force. In 2009, the group organized the Sound Liberation Festival in Brooklyn. Since then, it has been active in promoting cross-cultural music to the community through innovative events and programs.