David Rodigan, one of Reggae and Dancehall’s most celebrated selectors and Radio Personalities, won Silver and Gold at the Sony Radio Academy Awards held on Monday May 11th, 2009 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.  Nominated in 2 categories, David won the Silver award for ‘Music Broadcaster of the Year’, and The Specialist Music Program Gold Award.

“These awards mean a great deal to me, and the industry I represent,” said Rodigan, “I am thankful that I have been blessed with the ability to share great music with listeners at home and around the world!”
David has been described as the undisputed keeper of the reggae flame in the UK.  His passion for music burns as brightly as ever through his engaging interview style, and an assured knowledge of classic cuts, many of which he plays on treasured vintage vinyl.  David’s genuine enthusiasm for Reggae and Dancehall music make him a master craftsman of the genre.

Presenting Reggae and Dancehall on London’s famed KISS FM for the past 20 years, David was inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame in 2006.

About David Rodigan

David Rodigan, was born June 24th, 1951 on a military base in Hanover, Germany who says his passion for Reggae music was cemented when he saw Millie Small perform her 1964 hit “My Boy Lollipop” at the Rock Steady Go TV show in London.  At the age of 15, David began collecting music, and was DJ’ing at school dances and youth clubs.  In 1970, he studied economics, and pursued an acting career while keeping his musical dream alive. 

His Since his teen years, David became a music presenter on Radio London, Capital 95.8, Kiss 100FM, BFBS Radio 1 and Irie Jam Radio based in New York.