• Search
    Jamaicans.com News and Events

Caribbean Radio Programs Find New Home At WKAT 1360 AM

Spread the love

After three weeks off the air, the Caribbean programs formerly aired on WTPS 1080 AM on Saturdays will now be heard on WKAT 1360 AM beginning Saturday, November 10. This announcement was greeted with a sigh of relief and as good news to thousands who have developed a long and loyal relationship with the station formerly known as WVCG.

For over twenty years, the broadcast trio of Don Daly, Mike Andrews and Eddy Edwards had continuously presented their programs on 1080 AM and had become household names, especially in Southwest Miami-Dade where the 50,000 watt station had a loyal following who would tune in for their weekly dose of Caribbean music, news, tid-bits and a chance to air their views on topical subjects.

More recently, Caribbean Crossroads with attorney Marlon Hill and South Florida Caribbean Sports line with the team of Everard Carter, Leon Francis
and Oliver Solomon were added to the Saturday line-up as the station expanded its Caribbean programs.

A few weeks ago, 1080-AM WTPS was bought by California-based Salem Communications. Under the new ownership, the format was changed to an
English-language Christian talk format. The longest running Caribbean Programming in South Florida had been impacted with the change in ownership.
Not wanting to leave a void in the Caribbean community, negotiations were held and after rescheduling several programs, Salem Communications was able
to place the Caribbean programs on WKAT 1360 AM.

“We are very happy to keep the team in place,” stated Don Daly, host of the Caribbean Upliftment program which leads off the Saturday programs. “It was
important to be on a station that had the capability of reaching Southwest Miami-Dade…..things worked out fine and we hope to have a long-lasting
relationship with WKAT.”

The new line-up of Caribbean programs on WKAT 1360 AM on Saturdays will begin with Don Daly’s Caribbean Upliftment program at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mike Andrews hosting The Caribbean Connection at 12:30 p.m. Caribbean Riddims with Eddy Edwards will begin at 3:30 p.m. while Caribbean Crossroads with attorney Marlon Hill will begin at 6 p.m.

South Florida Caribbean Sports line will remain on 1080 AM from 7 to 9 pm on Saturdays.

For further information contact Don Daly of CRI Communications at 305-255-9990

Rate this post

Spread the love
Written by
View all articles
Cannot call API for app 591315618393932 on behalf of user 10157562959428589
Written by jamarch