|Frequency||93.9 / 103.8 FM|
|First air date||1980|
|Last air date||1984|
|Format||Reggae, Lovers rock, African, Soul, Funk|
It broadcast from the Neasden and Ladbroke Grove areas, and was founded by DJ Lepke (born Leroy Anderson) in the Autumn of 1980. Originally broadcasting on AM, it moved to FM at the end of 1981. DBC would play reggae, lovers rock, African, soul, and funk.
Ranking Miss P (brother of Lepke) would originally start out on DBC, eventually moving onto a long career at the BBC. Guest shows would include the likes of Joe Strummer from the band The Clash, Neneh Cherry and author Lloyd Bradley.
Miss P, commenting on the station at the time: "There's never been a station run like DBC. Our format allows us to play music that would otherwise never be heard publicly. We create movement within the industry."
DBC would eventually cease broadcasting around Autumn/Winter 1984.
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- Dread Broadcasting Corporation 2xCD (Trojan Records, 2004)
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