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Thousands Join IRIE FM In Silent Protest

Posted: March 28, 2013
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In commemoration of the Coral Gardens massacre which occurred 50 years ago and other atrocities committed by the state; IRIE FM has organized a silent protest drawing thousands to the capital city in its call for equal rights and justice for the Jamaican people.

Andrea Williams-Green is on location.

Mutabaruka’s Steppin Razor is being broadcast live from the historic event.

 

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The station officially went on air on August 1, 1990. Reggae in the morning, Reggae in the evening, Reggae in the night was the cry. Critics said it was impossible to sustain a 24-hour Reggae music station. In fact, so strong was the impact, it proved that this format was something the Jamaican public yearned for. The 'little station that could' got all media houses in Jamaica to stand up and take note.


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