For more than 30 years, Clinton Lindsay has been a driving force in the development and promotion of Reggae music in the United States. In the Fall of 1976, Clinton became the second of the only two Black students on WTNY FM, the campus-based radio station of his Alma Mater, New York Institute Of Technology (Dr. Bob Lee of WBLS FM fame, was the other).
After graduating with his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in Communication Arts, in 1981, on October 7, 1982, he joined the staff at WHBI 105.9FM (which was later changed to WNWK), where he stayed until 1997. During those years, Mr. Lindsay was involved in a variety of functions aimed at the continued development of the music in the United States, which was started by his colleagues before him – Ken Williams, Jeff Barnes, Karl Anthony, Earl Chin, Gil Bailey, and Ronnie McGowan. Lindsay however, paid special attention to the much neglected genre known as – dancehall.
Among his many functions, he wore the hat of a promoter, booking agent, artist manager, journalist, chart compiler, publisher, founder of New York’s first Reggae award presentation – The Tamika Reggae Awards – which was named for his daughter. He headed the award presentations from 1989 – 2000.
Over the years, Clinton Lindsay has lent his talent to various stations in the New York area, including WWRL, WRTN, and WPAT, while commuting to WRTC/Hartford, and WYBC/New Haven. He has also taken the time to tutor outstanding broadcasters like Valerie Newman, Chris The Dubb Master, Byron Kerr Jr., Dahved Levy, Marlon Burrell, and the late TK Smith.