Radio Dubplate has effectively taken the lead in broadcasting Reggae/Dancehall music to a vast listening audience around the world.
It is a staple in the Caribbean community and a lifeline to the multi-ethnic communities that are just fans of the music. Some listeners are reggae/dancehall music experts, while others just want to learn more about where the music comes from or hear their favorite artist perform the songs they love.
It all began when Richard Banton, creator of Radio Dubplate, recognized that Dancehall is at the center of the Jamaican musical and cultural life. While pursuing his passion for music, Richard volunteered at CHRY, a local community radio station in Toronto. Although he enjoyed the work he knew that something was missing, reggae music wasn’t being presented in a way that he felt satisfied the listeners. It was out his need to fill this void that Radio Dubplate was created.