Alpha Boys School Radio is creating Radio shows and Podcasts
4

patrons

$36
per month
FOR THE MONTH OF MAY MAKE A MONTHLY COMMITMENT OF $15 AND RECEIVE THE ALPHA BOYS SCHOOL RADIO TEE SHIRT!

Alpha Boys School Radio (ABSR) was founded in 2013 by Alpha Boys School, a non-profit vocational school in Kingston, Jamaica. ABSR was created to a) increase awareness about the school's rich musical legacy, b) create vocational training for Alpha students and c) generate new ways to support Alpha's vocational, educational and social programs.

Alpha offers a social safety net for students in immediate need of employment training, social support and educational development. Students attend school for free or their tuition is subsidized by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, a catholic order of nuns who have been running Alpha since 1890.

Launched with the support of WXGR 105.3/Gritty, LLC, a 501c3 non-profit in the USA founded by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Wadleigh, Alpha Boys School Radio built a radio production studio on campus with proceeds from a Rototom Sunsplash grant and a Kickstarter campaign. Every song on the radio features at least 1 past student on the track. ABSR now broadcasts to 50,000 listeners per month and Alpha students are helping produce original content.

Our first radio program and podcast is called "The Ask Sparrow Martin Show" hosted by Sparrow Martin, a past Alpha student, bandmaster and former drummer for Bob Marley. Sparrow takes questions from around the world about Jamaican music, culture and of course Alpha Boys School and picks one to answer the first Friday of the month.

We want to involve more students, create jobs and make the show a weekly broadcast. We need your help.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
As we say in Jamaica, "Every mickle mek a muckle!" (Every little bit counts!). Thank you for supporting the youth of Jamaica! The next time you visit Kingston we will give you a free tour of campus...
Pledge $5 or more per month
You are now an official subscriber! All subscribers receive an exclusive ringtone recorded by Alpha grad and Grammy nominee Yellowman plus the above...
Pledge $10 or more per month
Sparrow will thank you personally on his show and send you a copy of the school song recorded at the world famous Studio One recording studio and produced by Sir Coxsone himself. PLUS A COMPLIMENTARY COPY OF "PAST TENSE" BY FELUKE and all the above...
Pledge $20 or more per month
Now you can wear your support on your sleeve! Receive an Alpha Boys School Radio tee shirt designed by Michael Thompson aka Freestylee: Artist without borders! plus all the above...

Please indicate your shirt size at the end of your address (jr 2-4, jr 6-8, jr 10-12, jr 14-16, s, m, l, xl, xxl)
Pledge $50 or more per month
We know this is a generous donation and we appreciate it greatly. The Alpha wood shop will hand craft a pen from Blue Mahoe, Jamaica's national wood, with your name engraved. In addition you will also receive all the above...
Goals
$36 of $1,000 per month
Costs are covered to hire a radio production instructor, create a part time job for an Alpha student and expand from one Ask Sparrow show per month to two shows per month.
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FOR THE MONTH OF MAY MAKE A MONTHLY COMMITMENT OF $15 AND RECEIVE THE ALPHA BOYS SCHOOL RADIO TEE SHIRT!

Alpha Boys School Radio (ABSR) was founded in 2013 by Alpha Boys School, a non-profit vocational school in Kingston, Jamaica. ABSR was created to a) increase awareness about the school's rich musical legacy, b) create vocational training for Alpha students and c) generate new ways to support Alpha's vocational, educational and social programs.

Alpha offers a social safety net for students in immediate need of employment training, social support and educational development. Students attend school for free or their tuition is subsidized by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, a catholic order of nuns who have been running Alpha since 1890.

Launched with the support of WXGR 105.3/Gritty, LLC, a 501c3 non-profit in the USA founded by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Wadleigh, Alpha Boys School Radio built a radio production studio on campus with proceeds from a Rototom Sunsplash grant and a Kickstarter campaign. Every song on the radio features at least 1 past student on the track. ABSR now broadcasts to 50,000 listeners per month and Alpha students are helping produce original content.

Our first radio program and podcast is called "The Ask Sparrow Martin Show" hosted by Sparrow Martin, a past Alpha student, bandmaster and former drummer for Bob Marley. Sparrow takes questions from around the world about Jamaican music, culture and of course Alpha Boys School and picks one to answer the first Friday of the month.

We want to involve more students, create jobs and make the show a weekly broadcast. We need your help.

Recent posts by Alpha Boys School Radio

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
As we say in Jamaica, "Every mickle mek a muckle!" (Every little bit counts!). Thank you for supporting the youth of Jamaica! The next time you visit Kingston we will give you a free tour of campus...
Pledge $5 or more per month
You are now an official subscriber! All subscribers receive an exclusive ringtone recorded by Alpha grad and Grammy nominee Yellowman plus the above...
Pledge $10 or more per month
Sparrow will thank you personally on his show and send you a copy of the school song recorded at the world famous Studio One recording studio and produced by Sir Coxsone himself. PLUS A COMPLIMENTARY COPY OF "PAST TENSE" BY FELUKE and all the above...
Pledge $20 or more per month
Now you can wear your support on your sleeve! Receive an Alpha Boys School Radio tee shirt designed by Michael Thompson aka Freestylee: Artist without borders! plus all the above...

Please indicate your shirt size at the end of your address (jr 2-4, jr 6-8, jr 10-12, jr 14-16, s, m, l, xl, xxl)
Pledge $50 or more per month
We know this is a generous donation and we appreciate it greatly. The Alpha wood shop will hand craft a pen from Blue Mahoe, Jamaica's national wood, with your name engraved. In addition you will also receive all the above...