In the summer of 1988, a new show premiered on WRUW on Thursday morning at 2am. It was called “Night of the Living Dread”, and its host, Rich Lowe, promised to play current and historic Jamaican music. After six years of hosting a Saturday afternoon or evening show, Rich moved “Night of the Living Dread” to Friday evenings, where it has held down a slot on WRUW’s schedule since the fall of 1994.
Earlier this year, Rich announced on the air that the summer of 2019 would be his final shows on WRUW; he is looking to relocate outside of the Northeast Ohio area.
Even though our new WRUW schedule is now in effect, Rich is staying over and producing a special “Night of the Living Dread” on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm. On that show, Rich will be broadcasting not from WRUW’s Studio C but from the Mather Memorial Courtyard outside the WRUW studios. Rich invites any and all to stop by and celebrate thirty-one years of Jamaican music on WRUW’s airwaves. You can bring chairs, blankets, food and beverages, just no glass bottles.
This is one half of a special weekend for WRUW, as our annual Studio-A-Rama concert will occur in the same location the next day, Saturday September 7, 2019 beginning at 2pm.