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  • Heavy Metal Mayhem 10/22/17

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    The Heavy Metal Mayhem Radio Show! Classic 80's Underground. 'Playing The Best Of All The Rest' Hosted By Mike 'The Big Cheese'
    Give Us A Like On Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/Theheavymetalmayehmradioshow
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    mike@theheavymetalmayhemradioshow.com

  • Michael Katon interview Part 2 October 28.2017

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    We will continue our conversation with extraordinary singer song writer Michael Katon in part two of our interview. 

  • 'Horrorween Spooktacular X' On The Holiday Matinee

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    Tonights Show Is Brand New But Pre Recorded While On Vacation. Enjoy Our Horrorween Spooktacular Show!!
    The Heavy Metal Mayhem Radio Show! Classic 80's Underground. 'Playing The Best Of All The Rest' Hosted By Mike 'The Big Cheese'
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  • Endie Fiya: LIVE with Award Winning Songwriter ~ Miami Sparks (The Writer)

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    Miami Sparks (The Writer) is a hit songwriter/artist from St. Louis, MO, with a with spread resume. 
    Miami has written and arranged a catalog of music for major and indie artist from all genres.
    Being an M.C. himself, with love and passion for the music, he has always kept himself up to speed with his influential word play and creative work ethics.
    Miami Sparks has become a Brand and a Signature for his stamp on real music.
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  • Mike Tittel interview : New Sincerity Works latest album , Wonder Lust

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    New Sincerity Works was formed in the summer of 2014 by Mike Tittel (ex-Loud Family, current drummer for Roger Klug Power Trio). The band was created in the image of what all bands should look like: themselves. The songs contain modest, heart on your sleeve themes mashed up with indie-pop, Americana and 1980's guitar-driven new wave, for a decidedly familiar, yet fresh presentation. The band has invited comparisons to a second distant cousin of Alex Chilton as well as Guided By Voices, Paul Westerberg, Phoenix and the Postal Service. As one fan from North Carolina said: "The music is like hearing your best friend sing. And who wouldn't want to hear that?

  • Gear Talk with Linda Dachtyl

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    Gear Talk with Linda Dachtyl 

  • Keith Lyn

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    Keith Lyn migrated to the United States (US) in 1978 after leaving Byron Lee and the Dragonaires,
     Apart from BL&D (Byron Lee and the Dragonaires) I have travelled all over the world. The last place I went to was Turkey. Mash up the place. The one Jamaican. They had a Caribbean night. You had groups from Colombia, Mexico, one Jamaican man mash it up," Lyn said. "I been to China, Hungary, Iceland - twice. He faced his biggest audience in the Caribbean, though. "Trinidad is the place I appeared before the biggest crowd I ever played for, something like 40-something thousand people. People were in the trees and all that, at the Savannah," Lyn said.
    It has been a long road for Lyn, who says, "I remember on my first night with BL&D I had to sing the last song of the night, Now is the Hour. Plus, "they used to pass remarks: 'Little man like you have such a big voice! We see you up there and you look big, then you come down here'. I say 'I'm a small man'. The other thing is "we never know Chiney man like you could sing so!"He lays claim to a certain soca characteristic, saying "even things you hear now when you go to a soca session, 'hands up', 'hands in the air', I started that".
    He smiles as he remembers the banners in Belize reading 'Welcome Keith Lyn' that greeted BL&D when they performed there and says he virtually owned the entire top 10 there at one point. Up to now his popular songs there, including Empty Chair and Portrait of My Love, are played on radio, especially on Sundays.

  • The Hon. Orette Bruce Golding 8th Prime Minster his contribution to Jamaica

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    Bruce Golding was born on December 5, 1947.  He was elected to the Central Executive of the Jamaica Labour Party at the age of 21 and Parliament in 1972 at the age of 24. He served as General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (1974-1984) He was the Opposition Spokesman on Finance and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (1989-1995). In 1995 he resigned from the Jamaica Labour Party and was one of the founders of the National Democratic Movement. In 2002, he rejoined the Jamaica Labour Party and in November 2003 was again elected Chairman of the Party. In 1995 he resigned from the Jamaica Labour Party and was one of the founders of the National Democratic Movement, serving as its first President (1995-2001). In 2002, he rejoined the Jamaica Labour Party and in November 2003 was again elected Chairman of the Party.
     Spokesman on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in 2002, and held both positions up to April 2005. On February 20, 2005, he was elected Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party. On April 13, 2005 he was elected Member of Parliament for West Kingston. He was of Leader of the Opposition from April 21, 2005 – September 10, 2007. He was sworn in as Jamaica’s eighth Prime Minister on September 11, 2007.Burce Golden became  the sixth Prime Minister of Jamaica and was conferred with the Order of the Nation.

  • Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller Legacy and contribution to Jamaica

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    Portia Simpson Miller, original name Portia Lucretia Simpson (bornDecember 12, 1945, Wood Hall, St. Catherine parish, Jamaica) Jamaican politician who served as the country’s first female prime minister (2006–07; 2012–16). She became involved in politics as a member of the liberal People’s National Party (PNP) and in 1974 was elected to the city council of the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (essentially, the Kingston metropolitan area) as a representative from the Trench Town area. In 1976 she won election to the House of Representatives from the constituency of St. Andrew South Western (part of the Kingston metropolitan area); she was reelected in 1980. With the rest of her party, she sat out the 1983 general elections but retook her parliamentary seat in the 1989 elections and retained it thereafter.Simpson was parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and, later, in the Office of the Prime Minister (1977–80) during the first administration of Michael Manley. She was named Minister of Labour, Welfare, and Sports in 1989 and stayed in the cabinet for 17 years while the PNP remained in power. Her portfolio was subsequently modified to Labour and Welfare (1993–95), Labour, Social Security and Sports (1995–2000), Tourism and Sports (2000–02), and Local Government, Community Development and Sport (2002–06). During her tenure she oversaw reform of the country’s overseas farmworker employment programs. She was also a noted public supporter of Jamaica’s athletic teams and established the Sports Development Foundation (1995), an independent body that, among other things, supported community and school sports programs and funded the building of stadiums and playing fields. During the same period, she also rose through the PNP’s ranks, serving as her party’s vice president (1978–2006) and heading its Women’s Movement (1983–2006).

  • Live Chat:Honoring a Living Reggae Legend ERNIST RANGLIN OD Music Legacy

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    Ernest Ranglin OD (born 19 June 1932) is a Jamaican guitarist and composer who established his career while working as a session guitarist and music director for various Jamaican record labels including Studio Oneand Island Records. Ranglin played guitar on many early ska recordings and helped create the rhythmic guitar style that defined the form. Ranglin has worked with Theophilus Beckford, Jimmy Cliff, Monty Alexander,Prince Buster, the Skatalites, Bob Marley and the Eric Deans Orchestra. He is noted for a chordal and rhythmic approach that blends jazz, mento and reggae with percussive guitar solos incorporating rhythm 'n' blues and jazz inflections.Ernest Ranglin was born in Manchester, West Central Jamaica. His family moved to Kingston, where he attended the Providence Primary School, Kingston Senior School and Bodin College. Ranglin's introduction to music was through two uncles who both played guitar. Initially a self-taught guitarist; he received some tutoring on how to sight-read from a violin player named Tommy Tomlins. At the age of 15, Ranglin joined the Val Bennett Orchestra, which was followed by a period of employment with the Eric Deans Orchestra. While performing locally with these orchestras Ranglin was introduced to the jazz pianist Monty Alexander, which led to a lifelong friendship as well as numerous musical collaboration

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