Island Time Radio Show 8pm ET Tuesday
The show is hosted by Dennis King (DK the DJ). Sidekick is “Amo” James Bennett. We like to think our show will take you on a 3 hour vacation,even if its just in our minds!
The show is a great mix of “Trop rock” music by independent and established artists. But you may be asking, “hey DK, what the heck is trop rock”?? It may not be in Websters dictionary just yet, but let us try to define it for you.
TROP-ROCK (TROP-ROK)- A mixture of rock-n-roll and country music blended with an island style theme and lyrics. See also Buffettesque, and Caribilly.
In the Island Time “musical gumbo” you’ll also hear reggae, soca, calypso, beach music, surf instrumentals, tropical jazz, celtic rock and steel drum sounds!
Local Ohio / Put in Bay acts are often featured. Artists like Pat Dailey, Alex Bevan, Bob Gatewood, Chuck Cornwell, Junkanoo Brothers, Mike “Mad Dog” Adams, West Side Steve, KD Moore, Jonah Koslen, Koz Kozminski, and Ray Fogg. Many of these acts are live studio guests from time to time.
In addition to radio, I have done a lot of mobile DJ work over the years. I have played at countless parties,weddings and bars. My favorite (and by far the most memorable) place to play was a bar called Mr.Peabody’s Pub on Pearl Rd. in Old Brooklyn,Ohio. This little place changed my life! I “spun the tunes” at Peabody’s almost every weekend from 1983 until ’96. I met my wife Karen there and many other folks who remain great friends to this day! It was a real life “Cheers”. The people are what made it special. Of course,I like to think the tunes were pretty good too!! Karaoke had not come around just yet, and so much of the music on the radio at that time was upbeat and positive. Folks came to the bar every weekend ready to hang out with friends, dance, party, and simply have a great time. It was truly a great era to play dance music for the crowd.