Blackburn, United Kingdom
On the Wire was first broadcast on 16th September 1984 on BBC Radio Lancashire in the North West of England. Since then many famous reggae artists have been guests: Lee Perry, Dennis Brown, Burning Spear, Augustus Pablo, Mikey Dread, Bim Sherman, Lincoln Thompson, Prince Hammer, Devon Russell, Clive Hunt, Roy Cousins, Freddie McGregor and many more.
Ageing disgracefully, cantankerous and increasingly idiosyncratic, On the Wire relishes occupying the once-dreaded “graveyard slot” for two hours from midnight every Saturday; the show was 32 years old on 16th September 2016 and continues whistling a happy tune into an indefinite
and unpredictable future …………
Steve Barker – St. Annes-on-the-Sea, January 2017