Dread Broadcasting Corporation

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Dread Broadcasting Corporation (DBC) was a west London pirate radio station established in 1981.[1]

DBC has been credited as Britain's first black music radio station,[2] and eventually featured DJs like Neneh Cherry,[3] and Ranking Miss P.[1] Joe Strummer of The Clash even made a guest appearance on the station, playing reggae, soul and R&B.[4][5]

Following more than one arrest, DBC ceased broadcasting in 1984.


  • Striving To Be Free / It's A Sign 12" Single 1982
  • Dread Broadcasting Corporation 2xCD (Trojan Records)


  1. ^ a b Rouse, Rose (1985-04-25). "Guardian Women: Dread vox / Profile of Ranking Miss P, BBC Radio One's first reggae disc jockey". The Guardian. 
  2. ^ BBC - 1Xtra - Black History Month - 1980
  3. ^ PFF 2005
  4. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVMUdl9T2Zw Joe Strummer's Radio Clash, Part one
  5. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYLNPkoBPNc&feature=related Radio Clash, Part Two.

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