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Celebrating 10 years as the DJ Host of Reggae Runnins on HOT 105 FM, you can catch Tanto Irie on South Florida's #1 radio station featuring three hours of Reggae Music, every Saturday night from 10pm to 1am. Meet 'the Irie One', as he updates you on the latest music and interviews artists such as Beres Hammond, Buju Banton, the Marley Brothers, Shaggy, and many others who create reggae music that continues to inspire and entertain people from all walks of life.
A true veteran of the Reggae music scene, Tanto Irie’s musical roots began in Kingston Jamaica, where he was born, and Trelawny, Jamaica, where he grew up. He moved to the U.S., living in New York City before relocating to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and then El Paso, Texas. It was there that Tanto founded his company Reggae Runnins and his career as a DJ began to take off.
Eventually Tanto found his way to Florida, and is now the President and CEO of Reggae Runnins, which has expanded into entertainment booking, producing and promoting reggae artists, live radio broadcasts, concerts, festivals, and other special events. As the producer and host of his TV show Island Vibes, Tanto has created several travel documentaries filmed in Jamaica that have aired on the UPN channel, now My 33. Just recently he received an honorary award from the Caribbean Bar Association for his positive contribution to and involvement in the Caribbean and Reggae music culture and happenings throughout the community.
His successful career as a DJ and producer has given Tanto Irie the opportunity to travel the world and meet many people, and his advice for anyone interested in working in radio is to be humble, patient, willing to learn, and never give up.
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