David Rodigan

David Rodigan

For 40 years David Rodigan has been the top dog in Britain’s reggae dance-halls. He began his broadcasting career in 1978 on BBC Radio London. He moved to Capital Radio in 1979 and remained there for 11 years broadcasting his legendary ‘Roots Rockers’ show. In 1990 he joined the newly legalised Kiss 100 where he presented a variety of daytime shows for 10 years, followed by a decade in his evening specialist slot. When his show was pushed back to the small hours in a programming reshuffle, David protested against the marginalisation of reggae music before leaving the station in a dramatic media frenzy. A day later the BBC came calling. In 2006 he was inducted into the Sony Radio Academy Hall Of Fame. He also won their Gold Award for ‘Best Specialist Music Programme’ in 2009 for his Kiss Show ‘Rodigan’s Reggae’ and a Silver Award in 2014 for his Radio 2 Summer Series.

He plays his unique collection of customised dub plates and classic recordings across the globe to loyal reggae fans of all ages. In 2012 he was awarded an MBE for his services to broadcasting and launched his ‘Ram Jam’ events brand. Since then David has continued his relentless touring schedule and juggles two radio shows on BBC 1Xtra and BBC Radio 2. 2017 saw the release of his acclaimed autobiography Rodigan: My Life In Reggae which was nominated for Rough Trade Book Of The Year. 2018 saw David celebrate his 40th Anniversary in music. Rodigan doesn’t stop. And he doesn’t want to either. A true legend and British music icon.