Soul on WTJX-FM- Saturdays, 8 - 11 pm
The Soul Show 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, Corinne Bailey Rae, Dwele, etc.). The Soul Show has adeptly identified emerging artists such as Grammy winners Lizzo and The Robert Glasper Experiment. The program spans the many decades of R&B in a thoughtfully 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 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, Mike began to produce and host The Soul Show on one of the country's most respected independent music stations. The weekly three-hour program is approaching 30 years, and has been syndicated in major Caribbean and U.S. markets. Mike is a prominent figure in the Pittsburgh music scene, often emceeing concerts and festivals. He returns frequently to St. Croix to visit family.