Posts Tagged "radio"

End of an Era: Caribbean reacts to loss of BBC Caribbean news service

Posted by on Feb 13, 2011 in Opinion | 0 comments

End of an Era: Caribbean reacts to loss of BBC Caribbean news service

Broadcasting since 1939, the BBC Caribbean (news) Service will stop transmitting to radio listeners in Bermuda and the Caribbean on March 25. Budget cuts by the overall BBC World Service is to blame for this, resulting in a loss of 600 jobs. Here, the Editor of the Searchlight Newspaper in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, speaks to the loss of this vital service: The Caribbean has had more long-lasting relations with Britain than any other country. These relations have not always been beneficial to the region, but the reality is that for four centuries, our fortunes, or misfortunes, have been...

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WATCH VIDEO: New Senator LaVerne Furbert on her appointment

Posted by on Nov 9, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

PREMIER Paula Cox raised a few eye brows when she announced recently, the appointment of long-term PLP activist LaVerne Furbert to the upper house. Dubbed “The Great Defender” on ZBM FM89 radio shows, Sen. Furbert sets the record straight to Tari Trott.

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Man had eight people stuffed into car; Fisherman charged for possessing fish billy-club

Posted by on Oct 21, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Man had eight people stuffed into car; Fisherman charged for possessing fish billy-club

A Paget man is $70 out of pocket after a Magistrate fined him for pressing eight unrestrained passengers into his car. ZBM radio reported today that Kenneth Williams, 63, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to the charge of Carrying Passengers in an Unlawful Manner, occurring on August 14. According to Prosecutor Tawana Tannock, Police conducted a traffic stop of the man and found six children and one adult in his back seat, plus one adult and a child in the passenger seat. The children were between ages one to 11. Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner struggled to keep a straight face...

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Person of the week: ‘Mr. Mid-Day’, Don Bassett

Posted by on Oct 18, 2010 in Editor's Choice | 0 comments

Person of the week: ‘Mr. Mid-Day’, Don Bassett

By Tari Trott A CERTIFIED electronics technician by trade, most Bermudians know DJ Don Bassett, as “Mr. Mid-day” — churning up the “Mid-Day Madness” weekdays on Power 95 FM. [LISTEN to audio: Don Bassett in his own words (2-minutes) courtesy Power95.bm] Mr. Bassett, 50, born Weldon, is from Southampton. He has come a long way in the radio business, even being recognized by the Bermuda Government for his weekly program promoting local artist, called “Local Licks”. Many would be surprised to know that his start in the radio business was a...

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Seven questions for Bermuda’s Gospel Voice: Kelly Zuill, M.B.E.

Posted by on Oct 4, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 2 comments

Seven questions for Bermuda’s Gospel Voice: Kelly Zuill, M.B.E.

By Shay Dawn Burgess IF you have ever turned on our local gospel radio station (FM 105.1), you have inevitably listened in to the smooth voice of Kelly Zuill, MBE.  Kelly, 67, has graced the airwaves for the past 48 years. He has promoted the classics of gospel music in addition to advancing the songs of lesser known artists. Having worked with Kelly for the past 15 years, I am always in awe of how he masterfully mixes sounds to bring out the best in any musical program. I sat down with Mr. Zuill to find out his motivation for staying on course with the music scene for almost half a...

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