Papa WaBe

Host, Reggae Roots and Culture

Radio veteran Walter J. Berry II, or Papa WaBe as he is affectionately known to his listening audience, hosts Reggae Roots and Culture, Baltimore’s premier reggae program, every Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Co-hosting alongside Papa WaBe is his “A one selecta” Kiki Meeks, Mr. Music, and the ever energetic and musically gifted Sister Ichelle Cole of the nationally renowned Strykers Posse Band.

This dynamic team of Ras Tafari followers hails from the US and various parts of the Caribbean, including Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. Their experiential past and present social consciousness informs their work as they elevate the Baltimore audience with conscious reggae cultural music and programming on a variety of Ras Tafari and reggae related topics.

Papa Wabe also periodically invites positive community icons to present information on current happenings within the local and Ras Tafari communities at home and abroad.

This Saturday, July 23rd, marks the 124th birthday of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia. Reggae Roots and Culture hosts Papa WaBe and Ichelle Cole will be in the studio with two long time Rastamen and educators, Ras Wayne and Baba Ras Marcus. Wake up and tune into Reggae Roots and Culture from 10am to 2pm for this very special show. 

June is Caribbean American Heritage and Black Music Month. On "Reggae Roots and Culture." This Saturday, hosts Papa WaBe and Ichelle Cole will speak with Dr. Claire A Nelson, President and Founder of The Institute for Caribbean Studies. 

This Saturday from 10am-2pm, for all the mothers and mother lovers worldwide, host Papa WaBe and co-host Ichelle Cole will present a "Reggae Music Mother's Day Salute".  

By now you know that we are in the midst of the 2016 Spring Membership Drive here at WEAA Radio. Please tune in and support Reggae Roots and Culture this Saturday morning from 10 am to 2 pm, with hosts Papa WaBe and Ichelle Cole.

Tune in to Reggae Roots and Culture on Saturday morning from 10 am to 2 pm. Hosts Papa WaBe and Ichelle Cole will have in studio Glen Washington, a very talented singer songwriter from Jamaica. Washington will talk about his musical career, his new CD, and his upcoming performance in Baltimore Saturday night.