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Hot Mic 07: Radio Pirata

In our series HOT MIC we talk to podcasters and internet radio guys about their shows.

Your name … Jose Luis Chacìn aka “Caplìs”

Name of the show… RADIO PIRATA

How can we listen to it? Our radio show is broadcasted in Venezuela, nationwide every saturday and sunday , through the radio station LA MEGA but also you can listen it via internet http://www.lamegaestacion.com, and also every tuesday we put this on http://www.radiopirata.ml

Country, language, Venezuela, spanish

Since when, how many shows? Since 1992, a lot of shows!!, more than 1300

Which musical styles do you play? …basically is a radio show specialized on SKA, Rocksteady and Reggae, but every now and then we play different styles like Punk Rock, or Dancehall, cumbia Reggae or modern acts of Reggae, things like SEEED, Electronic Dub etc etc

Do you play new / old /both?  …yes, we play everything

What formats do you use (vinyl, mp3, cd, streams)? We mostly use cds, but in recent years we have to play vinyl, mp3, cds, spotify, casetes, dat, minidisc…

How do you get your records? Amazon, Jump Up records, Badasonic,  or buying directly in stores when we have the chance to be on tour with our band… (Liquidator records in Madrid, Amoeba en LA, Fnac in France, Saturn in Germany…and also in the Ska festivals in Europe or anywhere..

What formats do you prefer for the show? CD

How to reach you? caplis007@yahoo.com

How do you promote your records? Through internet and of course in our tours

If you like, post a short info text about the show 23min of Ska is a weekly ska, ska/punk, rocksteady playing the best is modern ska every Thursday in small 23min chunks. The Ska After Party is a weekly show interviewing ska bands about how they got into ska and asking them the stories behind their songs.

5 all-time favourite albums

  1. The Specials 1
  2. Madness  – One step beyond
  3. The Beat 1
  4. The Clash – London calling
  5. Bob Marley & the Wailers – Survival

5 all-time favourite tunes

  1. Specials – Rudy a message to you 
  2. Specials – Ghost Town
  3. The Beat – I confess
  4. The Clash – The Guns of Brixton
  5. Bob Marley & the Wailers – Zimbabwe

What’s your no-1 challenge concerning the show? Nowadays the most difficult is to find fresh stuff from Venezuelan Ska and Reggae bands

Other ska-related activities? I play the bass in the Venezuelan Ska band Desorden Publico

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With his Ska band The Braces (1984-1991, 2000-2006) Joachim Uerschels released three albums for Unicorn, Pork Pie and Mad Butcher Records. He lives in Cologne, Germany as a writer and musician. In 2016, he published his solo debut album "Songbook Vol. II" as Joe ScholesJoe Scholes
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