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Program Information
 Reggae Explorations 
 Conscious Reggae Music
 Mike Roots
 Mike Roots  
 For non-profit use only.
 No Advisories - program content screened and verified.
Hosted by Mike Roots, “Reggae Explorations” on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, is WAPJ’s longest running show, having its start (as “Positive Vibrations”) at the station’s inception in March of 1997.

On “Reggae Explorations” you’ll hear a mix of tracks from newer and lesser known artists, classic tunes, and deeper cuts than you would normally hear elsewhere. In addition, you’ll be treated to the “Motherland Track of the Week”, an occasional “Lovers Rock Set”, and even selections from off the beaten path.

Mike Roots is a reggae artist and reviewer, and brings an inside perspective with interesting facts to enhance the listening experience. Tune in to “Reggae Explorations” for your weekly excursion into the world of strictly conscious, roots and culture, reggae music.

NOTE: Reggae Explorations can now also be heard on the following affiliates:

WXDR-LP 99.1 FM, New Orleans, Thursdays 7-9pm CT

KBOG 97.9 FM in Bandon, OR, Wednesdays 10am-12pm PST

Global Community Radio (GCR2), Geneva, NY, Mondays 4-6pm ET
"Reggae Explorations"
with Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT
Wednesdays 1-3PM


Song / Artist / Album / Label
1- Sun Is Shining / Prince Alla / Only Love Can Conquer / Blood & Fire
2- Fulfillment Of The Bible / Wayne Stoddart / It Is Written / Undiluted Muzik
3- Ghetto Mind / Mention / Return To Bass / Servant
4- Lion Dub / Messian Dread / Messenjah Dub /
5- Serious Time / Rita Marley / We Must Carry On / Shanachie
6- War / Roge' Abergel & Kingdom Culture / Onward & Upward / Lion Of Zion
7- Keep The Family / Jimmy Cliff / Humanitarian / Eureka
8- Don't Fight Against Good Ambition / Roy Shirley / Best of Roy Shirley / Original Jamaican Music
9- Have A Little Faith / Solomon Jabby / Rocksteady / Lion Of Zion
10- You Are Glorious / Geneman / Arise / Lion Of Zion
11- Karaw / Ali Farka Toure / The Source / Hannibal/World Circuit
12- Drink For Free / Dominic Balli / Public Announcement / Dominic Balli
13- Show Me / Ione Angeles feat. Fyah Wyah / SINGLE / Jah Servant
14- African Queen / Mateo Monk / Guidance & Protection / Matthew Monk
15- Dominion Dub / Dennis Bovell / Decibel / Pressure Sounds
16- The Man In Me / Matumbi / Music In The Air / Trojan
17- Bad Boys / Inner Circle / Inner Circle / Big Beat
18- When Dem A Learn / Mr. Lynx / Seeds You Sow / Lion Of Zion/Lion Of Judah
19- We Gonna Have To Live Together / Lester Lewis / No Boundaries / Jet Star Gospel Times
20- King Of Kings / Sugar Minott / Rare Gems / Easy Star
21- Problems / Horace Andy / Heavyweight Sound: A Blood & Fire Sampler [VA] / Blood & Fire
22- Problems Dub / Horace Andy / Heavyweight Sound: A Blood & Fire Sampler [VA] / Blood & Fire
23- My Help / Patrice Daniel / The Servant's Quarters Riddim Sessions 4 [VA] / Servant
24- Foolish Man / Al G / Be Strong / AWG
25- One Foundation / The Wailers / Burnin' / Tuff Gong
26- Solid Foundation / Suz-Eye / The Servant's Quarters Cornerstone Riddim [VA] / Servant
27- Standing On Solid Rock (midi edit) / Messian Dread / Messenjah Dub /

For airplay consideration, contact Mike Roots at
This edition of Reggae Explorations has been edited so it is not WAPJ-specific but does mention all affiliates. Obviously it is still one file. Due to time constraints it is not always possible to edit in this fashion but the long term objective is to produce a program that can be aired anywhere with minimal editing required by affiliates.

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