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.
The Caribbean Super Station
The Caribbean Super Station (CSS) was launched in April 2011 and is currently broadcasting in 9 territories in Barbados, Trinidad, Grenada, St. Lucia, Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, British Virgin Islands and St. Kitts and Nevis.Â The concept of the CSS is to create and build bridges across the Caribbean and promote the rich talent of our artistes.
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.
The Wave is St. Lucia’s most popular urban station! This station is well loved by all, as its urban mix is trendy enough to attract a wide age demographic. Michael Rogers who previously worked with the now defunct Radio Antilles in addition to a radio station in Trinidad is the Programme Director and co-host on the morning show.
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
GBN is the largest media network in Grenada. It 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 two radio stations – Klassic Radio and Sun FM and a television station – GBN Television.
Klassic Radio transmits on AM 535 and FM 105 and is received throughout Grenada and its neighbouring islands. It’s programming can be termed “traditional radio – classics, soft music, talk/call-in and community announcements.
This station has an overall 43% of the radio listening public tuning in as against its nearest rival with just 21% (based on the last media survey done by Cable and Wireless Grenada).
Klassic Radio is the soul of Grenada as many of the population own AM-only radios and use radio as their only source of news, information and entertainment.