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The BBC's FM station officially launched in Barbados

Old Nov 19th 2009, 1:36 am
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BBC to launch FM station in Barbados
Published on: 11/18/2009.
http://www.nationnews.com/news/local...g-copy-for-web

THE BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION (BBC) will formally launch its FM station in Barbados today.

The launching ceremony comes at a time when the BBC is engaged in financial cutbacks on services.

To be known as BBC FM 92.1, the station in Barbados will be the fourth such initiative in the Caribbean Community that benefits from the increasingly improved regional service, BBC Caribbean.

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http://www.bbcCaribbean.com/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/caribbean/insti...quencies.shtml
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What kind of music are they planning to play a bunch of nonsense like Amy Winehouse,Beatles,and Elton john.
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Hey man that is great - hope we get some Take That music as well
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Bajan Policemen dont like that kind of music,so i am kindly asking you to change that name please.
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So is you Bajan Policeman - where you are man ?
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Bajan Policemen dont like that kind of music,so i am kindly asking you to change that name please.

Wow, have you done a poll of all Bajan policemen and their musical tastes? That must have been time consuming. What was the favourite?
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Neal - BAHHHH HUMBUG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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What kind of music are they planning to play a bunch of nonsense like Amy Winehouse,Beatles,and Elton john.
lol still undecided...

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New station with BBC touch
Published on: 11/19/2009.

http://www.nationnews.com/news/local...1-copy-for-web

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Head of BBC Caribbean, Debbie Ransome said the new station reinforced the London-based broadcaster's presence not only in Barbados but also in the Caribbean, a "key broadcast market".
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Americo Martins, executive regional editor for the Americas said the launch "shows commitment to the region . . . we are trying to work more with the local stations making the BBC Caribbean more and more open."

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Am not very impressed with this,can we Bajans set up a 95.3fm station in London,seems like every business want to set up here,including subway,McDonalds,K Mart,can we set up a Cheffette in London or Las Vegas,somebody please help when the tourist come maybe it will start to feel like london or New York and not the Caribbean.
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I'm enjoying the coverage. It's mostly BBC World Service, with a few slots of dedicated Caribbean news. It's proper international news coverage and debates. I've only caught the Caribbean news once - which was good. Not sure of the actual Barbados coverage time slots.
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Neal - we have West Indian radio stations in London what is your problem?
We have KFC,Courts - it's business man
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Bajan Police lol Neal HAS to complain on every single thread or there is a likely hood he will Spontaneously Human Combust - take your pic on your preference lol
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Neal - you say you live in the UK, are you telling me there is no Carribean influence anywhere? No ackee and saltfish, no curry goat, no rice and peas, no carnival, no West Indians at all? Are there in fact no foreigners at all in the UK who have bought properties, made their lives there, taken jobs and set up businesses...

The UK you refer to, is it a different place to the one we are all thinking of?
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Am not very impressed with this,can we Bajans set up a 95.3fm station in London,seems like every business want to set up here,including subway,McDonalds,K Mart,can we set up a Cheffette in London or Las Vegas,somebody please help when the tourist come maybe it will start to feel like london or New York and not the Caribbean.
Yes, they can setup wherever they want. Do you not remember that the CaribVision channel out of Barbados had for a couple of years a subscription channel on DirecTV??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CaribVision

They had to turn-around and shut it down because they couldn't get enough overseas Caribbean people subscribed to it. Despite my constant letters to the government, they still went about it all wrong. I suggested that they should have gotten some of the US companies like Comcast or Verizon to become stake holders. Since any US based company which was part owners would be able to get to sell ads. Not only that, but they would have put CaribVision in key placement on their TV channel lineup. Especially in contrast to DirecTV which had it tucked away as the ONLY English language channel in the International Package. ANd they had it at channel # 1080. This meant you had to buy all kinds of extra satellite dishes for CaribVision, plus pay for the International package etc... DirecTV *could* have put it in the 400s along side all the Spanish stations from Latin America. (Some of which were farther from the U.S. than the Caribbean.. Thus a further abroad than "CaribVision".

Cheffette can go anywhere it wants, but I bet they wont do a good enough job of marketing themselves. I see it all the time. Someone will say 'did you hear that (blank) is closing down? I'll be like well sheesh when did they open???

As far as your 95.3 Hott FM from Barbados wish. Yes, there are Soca music radio stations popping up all over the USA.

I'm in Boston right now. But there are two main ones...
(Boston) -- Big City 101.3FM -- http://www.bigcityfm.com/
(Boston) -- Choice 102.9 FM -- http://www.choice1029.com/

They started out as pirate radio stations but I think they have regularised their status with the U.S. F.C.C. now. Ofcourse New York has tons.... Further there is in Washington D.C. too... So I'm not really sure what you're trying to say, esp. as it relates to BBC landing in Barbados being a bad thing.

P.S. how's this for expansion of Caribbean culture?
A West Indian Carnival is coming to Las Vegas now.
http://www.lvcarnival.com/

So that is the newest location.
(So look out Boston, Miami, New York, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Orlando, Atlanta, Hartford, Long Island, Cambridge, et al.) Soon there will be a West Indian festival every weekend. All of these pretty much round-out the warm weather season in North America. And this doesn't even count the dates in other places around the world.

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