In a St Lucian media landscape which is littered with close to fifteen radio stations, Radio Caribbean International celebrated its 50th anniversary still transmitting with a youthfulness which belies its age.
Many veteran radio listeners have been attesting to the station`s vibrancy and positive impact on their lives, eversince its emergence onthe air following its inauguration at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday February 23rd,1961 by the island`s then Chief Minister, George Charles.
The station`s first General Manager, Michael Ferry, was also present at the ceremony, including members of the legislative and executive Council, heads of government departments and leading businessmen.
Some of the popular voices heard on RCI`s frequencies during its infancy included Roddy Decoteau, Emelda Charles, Sam “Juke Bois” Flood and Marcellus Miller. St Lucian media landscape which is littered with close to fifteen radio stations, Radio Caribbean International is today celebrating its 50th anniversary still transmitting with a youthfulness which belies its age.
In recent years, the baton has been passed onto Sean Isaac, Kirby Allain, Mac Naughton McLean, Michael “Dr Beat” Dubois, Timothy Poleon and Iwa.
Some of the station`s popular programes include The Morning Rumble from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and Newsspin which airs from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Both shows air week days.