Black Echoes

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Black Echoes
Running time 90 Minutes
Country Ireland
Language(s) English
Home station 103.2 Dublin City FM and RTE's 2FM
Host(s) John Public
Producer(s) Miss Pat And Denzil Lacey
Recording studio East Wall Road, Dublin
Air dates since December 12, 1982
Audio format Music
Website Black Echoes Online

Black Echoes is a Jamaican music show which has been broadcasting on radio in Dublin, Ireland.[1] The show airs a range of music, including reggae, ska, rock-steady and dub. The show is presented by John Public, and produced by Miss Pat alongside Broadcast Assistant Denzil Lacey [2]

The show broadcasts on Dublin City FM every Saturday on 103.2 FM in Dublin, and via internet radio. The show also broadcasts nationally on a monthly basis on RTÉ 2FM.


John Public has presented Black Echoes since late 1982. In the beginning the show centred on many forms of black music but by 1984 it had concentrated solely on reggae music.

Miss Pat joined the programme as producer in 1985 having moved from London, where she grew up listening to all styles of Jamaican music. Since then the programme has incorporated ska, shuffle, rock steady, early reggae, Mento etc., as well as DJ, dub, dub poetry and ragga.

Denzil Lacey joined the programme in early 2002 to work as broadcast Assistant. in 2007 he also became the Webmaster for their Website, He also makes an appearance on the show when they have competitions

In 2008, the show moved its slot from 8–9 pm to 9–10 pm due to schedule changes which include Little Steven's Underground Garage a syndicated show broadcast on various radio stations across the world. In July, 2009 the show changed its time slot again to 7:30–9:00 pm


The show has seen interviews with: Desmond Dekker, Toots Hibbert, Sly and Robbie, Derrick Morgan, Dennis Alcapone, Brigadier Jerry, Ranking Joe, Half Pint, Tony Rebel, Mikey Dread Campbell, Edi Fitzroy, Terry Ganzie, Winston Grennan, Denzil Dennis, Winston Francis, Aj Franklin, Jah Woosh, B.B. Seaton, Ranking Miss P. George ‘Peckings’ Price, Lukes Morgan of Morgan Heritage, L.M.S. Bobby ‘Massive B.’Konders, Jah Warrior, Scientist, Tony ‘Downbeat’ Screw, Tony Chin, Ini Kamoze, Lester Sterling, Vin ‘Don. D.Jnr’ Gordon, Lehbanchuleh, Brian And Tony Gold, Winston ‘Flames’ Jarrett, Susan Cadogan, Robert ‘Dandy’ Thompson, Glen Adams, Peter Hunningale, Stranger ‘Strangejah’ Cole, Delroy Williams, Jimmy James.


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