“Reggae Bob”, as Robert Hamilton is known, invited me to talk about Great Shape’s volunteer projects in Jamaica on his popular bi-weekly show called “Jamaica Nice”. Of course, I’m a huge fan, and I’m usually cooking something ital at home while the show is on the air. This time I jumped on the bus with my pack full of some vintage reggae albums from my collection, and headed down to the historic KBOO studio in downtown Portland. How exciting to be there! KBOO FM, “listener-powered, volunteer-driven, non-commercial, community radio”, on the air since 1968. Nuff respect!
Reggae Bob was a gracious host, and gave me lots of air time to talk about Great Shape’s history, our 3 upcoming humanitarian projects, and our need for volunteers…in between listening to some favorite cuts I brought along. What a treat! We even got to chat about Wonder, and her latest works. That first half hour really flew by. It wasn’t long before his phone rang, and I knew from the look on his face, that
it was Mama G.
We were able to let listeners know about our upcoming fundraiser in Ashland too, and we’re happy that Reggae Bob will be joining us there. We’re looking forward to the time when he’ll join us in Jamaica for SuperKids, and to more wonderful shows on the air until such time. Bless up Reggae Bob, and thanks for volunteering as DJ for many years, and for helping Great Shape! Inc. You can catch his next “Jamaica Nice” show live streaming on kboo.fm July 1, noon to 2pm and every other Thursday throughout the year. Catch him live at the fundraiser, and if you ever need a cab in Portland, he’s the man to call.
Kay Knack or “Likkle Miss” has been volunteering for Great Shape! for over FIVE years, and has donated hundreds of books to our SuperKids project! Fellow Volunteer Chelsea Dannen affectionately describes her as “A true Jamaican at heart! She has a mighty spirit with a cause!!”
Check out Kays’ organic food blog and don’t neglect the ‘volunteering in Jamaica’ link!!
Call in to contribute to Reggae Bobs awesome show at 503.231.8187
And scope out some super cool photography at wonderknack.com