Soul on WTJX-FM- Saturdays, 7 - 10 pm
The Soul Show, which presently airs on WYEP in Pittsburgh, is a progressive musical adventure into soul music, its origins, and its derivatives. It is a three-hour weekly program which covers upwards of five decades of music per week, presenting this thread in a cohesive and intelligent manner. Special features and themes are frequently incorporated to add depth and enrich content (Prince's legacy, Black History Month, Women's History Month, interviews with Third World, Nona Hendryx of Labelle, James Brown bandleader Fred Wesley, Stephen Colbert's drummer and multi-instrumentalist Louis Cato, etc). The Soul Show has adeptly identified emerging artist such as Grammy winner The Robert Glasper Experiment. The Soul Show II follows the same format as the original, while still managing to represent local listenership through our unique and shared musical interests as well as featuring visiting artists. The show spans the many decades of R&B in a progressive, cohesive, and carefully curated fashion with a style to energize an eager audience.
Meet the Host
Michael Canton was raised on St. Croix, leaving to earn his engineering degrees from Brown and Carnegie Mellon then making Pittsburgh his home. He recently retired as a project manager from Westinghouse Electric Company, a major power technology and construction firm of 10,000 employees. Using his distinctive voice and passion for music, he began to produce and host The Soul Show on WYEP-FM Pittsburgh, one of the country's most respected independent music stations. The weekly three-hour program is approaching 25 years. Mike is a prominent figure in the Pittsburgh music scene, often emceeing concerts and festivals. He returns frequently to St. Croix to visit family.