Barry G to host Groovin In The Park

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barry-g-and-mello-fm.jpgThe Boggieman 'Barry G' Gordon, ruler of afternoon radio in Jamaica, has a big date in New York.

Gordon has been invited to host the fifth annual Groovin' In The Park concert with Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Michael Bolton and Billy Ocean - the most successful black recording star from Britain - on Sunday at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York.

Other confirmed performers at Groovin In The Park are reggae hit machine Cocoa Tea, Judy Mowatt, Luciano, Stitchie, Capleton and Morgan Heritage.

The veteran broadcaster, who went from radio producer to hosting his own programme at the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation in the 70s, is considered an innovator, an educator and entertainer.

Many who grew up in Jamaica during the era, still talk with glee about the intense clashes he has had with Kiss FM's David Rodigan from London, England.

When asked about the secret for his longevity in media, Barry said, "I have been able to connect with radio listeners on every radio station I have been on, by my concerted effort to remain creative and original ... . I always innovate and never copy anyone's style. In an unselfish way, I deliberately go out of my way to inform and educate".

This will be the Boggieman's first trip to New York to host NY's premier reggae and R&B summer concert. Barry G will shear MC duties at the festival with award-winning New York broadcaster Clement "Ras Clem" Hume of Groovin Radio, 93.5 FM.