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Art Baker/Jamaican Gold
C/O KOOP Radio
PO Box 4089, Austin, TX 78765
An Austin Music Awards finalist 2018 – 2020 for Best Music Radio Show and mainstay of KOOP’s Sunday schedule for over 20 years, each week Jamaican Gold walks the timeline of golden age Jamaican music from the early ‘60s to the early ‘80s, tracing the evolution of ska, rocksteady, reggae and dub. Stream the past two episodes 24/7 at Radio Free America.
An Austin native, Art Baker began hosting Jamaican Gold in November 1998. Behind the scenes at KOOP, his other roles at the station have included a 10 year stint as Programming Committee Chair, and two years as Vice President of the Board of Directors. He currently serves as President of KOOP’s Board of Directors.