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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.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d496233

Gen­eral Jus­tice and Mumma Trees from Jam­down Ver­shun.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d496233

Gen­eral Jus­tice and Mumma Trees cel­e­brate 40 years on the air.

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