Ohio radio station provides ‘oasis’ for listeners recovering from addiction

Rock and Recovery Musicians Angie Haze and Jeff Klemm perform at a 2018 concert in Akron, Ohio, for Founders' Day, a commemoration of the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. Rock and Recovery presented the live music.

Cleveland-based reggae musician David Smeltz says he first started using alcohol and drugs heavily while touring in the mid-1980s. 

“A lot of musicians, including myself, were … closet dope fiends and alcoholics,” said Smeltz. He said he used “alcohol, heroin, crack cocaine, all sorts of pills … anything that made me feel good.”