In a spin over anniversary
RTRFM’s reggae show Jamdown Vershun will celebrate 40 years on the air this month. It plans a live show to mark the occasion.
RTRFM will celebrate 40 years of bringing reggae to Perth’s airwaves this month.
The crew from Jamdown Vershun will celebrate the milestone with a live broadcast from Fremantle.
The show began under the name Vershun Galore by Tim Walker, General Justice, Dave Cooper, William Jamison, Graham Hilton and John Briggs in a trial run in July 1979.
“The program on RTFM, known then as 6UVS, was something completely different and brought contemporary Jamaican and African music to the airwaves that had never heard such sounds before,” marketing manager Chris Wheeldon said.
“In 1988, all but General Justice dropped out of the show to concentrate on other aspects of life and radio but the General stayed true.
“Forty years later, Perth has changed but Jamdown Vershun continues and General Justice is still bringing you the best in Jamaican and African music every Saturday afternoon, air horns and all.”
The celebration will be held on November 16 at The Railway Hotel and
Port Beach Garden Bar in Fremantle.
From 5pm catch the live sounds of the show as it is broadcast live, then from 7pm catch the DJ styles of Razor Jack, Bun Dem DJs, Benn Madz and Kreem, DJ Alpha T and the Jamdown Crew: General Justice, Mumma Trees, Simba and Upfront. Inside, catch live reggae with Jah Fyre, Little Pedro, Weapon Is Sound, The U-Nites and the Sunshine Brothers.
General Justice and Mumma Trees from Jamdown Vershun.
General Justice and Mumma Trees celebrate 40 years on the air.