We Want our Choice - Global radio protest against decision to drop reggae, gospel & soca
WhenSaturday 25 January 2014
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Global Radio, 29-30 Leicester Square
Join reggae artists including Musical Youth and the fabulous Calypsonian Alexander D Great to protest against Choice fm's change to its music policy.
Bectu and The Voice newspaper are organising the protest outside the headquarters of Global Radio, which house the studios of Choice fm at 30 Leicester Square, London WC2.
In October, without warning or consultation with the black audience, Global suddenly changed Choice fm's name to Capital Xtra and dropped the shows that played reggae, gospel and soca. Many of Choice fm's listeners say Capital Xtra's music is now hardly distinguishable from other commercial radio stations and the reggae, soca and gospel are gone – despite its licence ordering them to play this music.
Choice fm has always been the black community's radio station – but it doesn't sound like that any more.