CBC Radio (Barbados)

"CBC Radio" is the flagship radio station of the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation, Barbados' public broadcaster.[1] It broadcasts on 900 kHz (AM) and 94.7 MHz (FM).

CBC Radio was introduced in 1963 as the first wireless radio station in Barbados. (Previously, Barbados had a wired cable Rediffusion service from 1935 to 1997.) CBC Radio was the only wireless radio station in Barbados until Voice of Barbados its former radio station Gospel 790 AM was introduced in 1981. It was known as "Radio Barbados" and later on in the late 1980s as "Sound Sensation 900 AM", and is now known as "CBC 94.7 FM, The Caribbean's Best Connection".

Local programs include "Under the Sandbox Tree", "What's Your Opinion" and others. It also presents radio broadcasts of some sporting events (though international events originating outside of Barbados, such as Champions' Trophy cricket, is blacked out on the internet feed). When no regularly scheduled programs are heard, CBC Radio plays all Caribbean music. The station has news updates on the hour and major newscasts which are held at 6:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM. The station used to air obituary announcements, but those are now aired on its sister station, Quality 100.7 FM.

The station maintains an online stream mainly for Barbadians from around the world to tune in,[2][3] as well as social media such as Facebook where contests, debates of differing points of view, and other communication with on-air personalities take place.[4] The all new CBC Radio 94.7 FM was re-introduced and re-broadcast on May 29, 2010, along with the greatest songs and hits of the '70s, '80s, '90s and today. It was formerly "The Caribbean's Best Connection" in the 1980s and now it is "The Rhythm of Life" station since May 29, 2010.

On-air staff

  • Anthony "Admiral" Nelson
  • Arturo Valentino
  • Janelle Gilkes
  • Jerry Tull
  • Yolanda Yarde
  • Michelle Brathwaite
  • Andi Thornhill
  • Toni "Hurricane" Newton
  • Deri Bowen

See also


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