The Radio Group
One Caribbean Media Ltd (OCM) assumed control of three radio stations, formerly owned and operated by the Citadel Group – i95.5FM, Red 96.7 FM and Hitz 107.1 FM (now W107.1FM the Word).
Additionally, OCM successfully negotiated the acquisition of Sidewalk Radio Ltd which now facilitates the broadcast of the Caribbean Super Station (CSS) in Trinidad and Tobago.
i95.5FM stands at the top of the hill as the # 1 Radio Station in Trinidad and Tobago. Its morning show, also called “The Morning Show” is heralded by Tony Lee and Dale Enoch, a duo that has been together for over 20 years, and remains the # 1 radio show in Trinidad and Tobago.
RED 96.7FM is the #1 in urban radio station. The station is inventive, yet provides direction and a channel for the raw power that is local youth culture. It delivers precisely what the youth want: more entertainment, style, variation, outlets and a reflection of themselves.
W107.1 FM The Word
The latest addition to the OCM family is the W107.1 FM The Word. The marriage between 107.1 FM and OCM led to the creation of the W107 The Word concept, where a variety of gospel is experienced.
Taj 92.3 FM aims to add value to the radio listening experience through exceptional broadcasting qualities. Going beyond the mediocre presentation of music, the station’s format and overall execution of programming will no doubt improve the standard of radio in the Indo-Trinidadian market. Taj 92.3 FM carries over 30 years’ worth of incredible East Indian music comprising Film, Indi-Pop and Classical infused with Local and Seasonal hits. In addition to the relatable mix of music, the informative content will address matters that are of great importance to the East Indian community.
HOTT 93.5 is Trinidad’s “top forty” favourite! This, with a mix of Caribbean hits for a successful blend which creates what is: “The Best Variety of Music! For T&T! Big George Wayne LeBlanc is the popular Morning Show Host and Programme Director.
It’s the sound that stirs the masses. The Wave 93.7 FM/94.5FM has been created for St. Lucia by St. Lucians. One Caribbean Media in 2007 took possession of The Wave and its sister stations HOTT 93 in Trinidad and Gem Radio in the Leewards. The Wave is now part of the GEM Radio Five group of radio stations which extends as far northward as the Virgin Islands.
The station targets a broad consumer base with spending power and those who influence the market trends and is design to focus on the 18 to 54 year old listener.
What listeners can expect is a clean, clutter free radio station with a true emphasis on the music. The mix itself is a fusion of Pop, R & B, Hip Hop, Soca, and Reggae. With St. Lucia’s strongest talent line up and a strictly monitored format, with limited commercial breaks and reduced talk, St. Lucians can truly enjoy a radio station that surpasses their musical expectations.
STARCOM Network Inc.
The wired broadcasting system in Barbados was started by Commander Mansfield Robinson R.N. (Ret’d) who arrived in Barbados from England in 1934. The Company was formed on October 24th, 1934, under the name of Radio Distribution (Barbados) Ltd. The first manager was Mr. H.J. Witnell and on April 2nd, 1935, the first subscriber was connected to Cable Radio in Barbados. It is here that the STARCOM Story started, with a service called Radio Distribution operating from a building in Wildey. It was the start of the broadcasting era in Barbados and a tradition of excellence.
Regular daily transmission consisting of relays of programmes from the BBC and short wave stations in America and Canada, were first broadcast on a schedule from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. In 1936, transmissions were increased to include 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Grenada Broadcasting Network
The Grenada Broadcasting Network (GBN) is the largest media network in Grenada. GBN, which was formed in 1998, is jointly owned by the Caribbean Communications Network with 60% shareholding and the Government of Grenada with 40%. Grenada has a population of just about 100,000.
The company consists of three radio stations, Klassic Radio and Hott FM, GBN Gospel and a television station – GBN Television. Its studios are located at Observatory Road in St. George’s.
Klassic Radio transmits on 105.5 FM and 105.9 FM and is received throughout Grenada and its neighbouring islands. Its audience is served up with an excellent mix of “traditional radio” classics, soft music, talk/call-in and community programming.
Klassic Radio is the soul of Grenada as its listeners use radio as their main source of reliable news, information and entertainment.
HOTT FM was started in 1997 and was formerly branded, Sun FM. It can be found on the frequencies of 98.5 FM and 98.7 FM.
Hott FM is an urban music station, with its target audience being predominantly young adults and youth, ranging between 13 to 35 years. Hott FM’s transmission strength has increased in power by over 100% resulting in increased reach as far as the islands of Carraicou, Petit Martinique and other Grenadine islands in the north.