Zionhighness Radio’s Selecta Jammy in the Spotlight
Mystique Entertainment Magazine caught up with Selecta Jammy of Zionhighness Radio recently and decided to share with you, some of what we garnered about this son of the soil of Jamaica (Caribbean), who expresses his love and passion for music through his broadcasting and Disc Jock skills.
Please introduce yourself and your radio show.
My name is Selecta Jammy from Zionhighness Radio. I do the Mellow Vibes Show on Tuesdays 6-10 PM and on Thursdays 6-9 PM. I also do the Tropical Rockers Show on WEAA 88.9 FM Baltimore.
What motivated you to become a broadcaster and when did you start broadcasting on radio?
I’ve always being a lover of music and was heavily involved in sound systems during the late 80s to early 90s. Music is my comfort. I started playing music with friends via the internet in the early 2000s and was offered a slot to play on an internet based radio called JAM fm. I started broadcasting to promote female artists as they were not getting the recognition as their male counterparts. Then I started doing interviews with artistes of all genres worldwide. I would say I started broadcasting around 2003.
What is the philosophy of your radio show?
My philosophy is uplifting and motivating via music.
What motivates you to continue after so many years?
The love of music and the response I get from those who listen, and also the response I get from the artistes I have interviewed over the years.
What musical genre does your radio show specialize in?
I must admit I play 70 percent reggae and 30 percent other genres.
Which artiste do you find to be the most inspiring in the last two years?
Wow! It’s really hard answer that quest because so many artist have inspired me in so many different ways.
What encouragement do you have for persons who intend to pursue a career in radio broadcasting? First it’s something you have to love. Remember Rome was not built in a day. Be confident in yourself. Take criticism well whether good or bad. Not everyone will love what you present all the time. Use those criticisms as building tools.