A day after renewal of its airing of liberal talk shows from Air America was announced, Access.1’s WWRL-AM New York announced that it is adding some talk programming not focused on politics, at least on weekends.
Starting October 3rd, WWRL will expand its programming to include local Caribbean Talk and the syndicated radio program, “The CaribZone Radio Show.”
The local, live and caller-driven programming will air Saturdays noon to 7:00 pm, featuring an alternating panel of regional experts, dignitaries, Caribbean leaders and community organizations designed to keep the community informed on a range of Caribbean topics and issues impacting the livelihood of the population.
Immediately following each week, 7:00 pm to midnight, WWRL will also air “The CaribZone Radio Show,” a live five-hour radio broadcast linking the Caribbean Diaspora through music, lively discussions and celebration of Caribbean culture.
“The goal is to create a larger platform from which all New Yorkers can be kept abreast of issues impacting their lives and livelihood; particularly the 1.5 million English Speaking Caribbean nationals who call the New York metropolitan area home,” said Rennie Bishop, Trinidadian, Program Director and Host of “The Caribbean Corner,” airing Saturdays 5-7 pm.
The announcement from WWRL said the return of Caribbean programming represents an opportunity to expand the voice of New York’s fastest growing consumer segment.
The complete line-up of WWRL’s new Saturday programming includes: “All Things New York,” noon-2 pm; “Working New York,” 2-5 pm; “The Caribbean Corner,” 5-7 pm; and “The CaribZone Radio Show,” 7 pm-midnight.