South Florida: Jamaican Named New Times Best FM Radio Personality – 2011

FT. LAUDERDALE – Caribbean Radio personality Rich Davis – The Man Inside Your Radio – has been named Best FM Radio Personality – 2011 by the Broward-Palm Beach New Times. Davis is host to Sounds of The Caribbean, on South Florida’s NPR affiliate WLRN 91.3 FM on Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00 am to 5:00 am and Sundays, midnight to 6:00 am. Davis has been hosting the show since April 2007.

The New Times credits Davis for “bringing together a family of late-night wanderers united by a love of Caribbean music and a subtropical nighttime bliss that stretches over silken airwaves from Homestead to Grand Bahama. ‘The Man Inside Your Radio,’ Davis lays down a backing track at the top of the hour (the toppa the arr, in his lullaby island brogue) and devotes his voice to shoutouts: Late-night wanderers, partygoers, newspaper deliverymen… cabdrivers… Good morning to ya. Listeners call in to request tracks, tell stories, or just say hello.”

Rich Davis

“I am truly delighted to be named by the New Times among the Best of 2011, and this recognition has added more energy in my push for greater pursuits,” commented Davis, in response to receiving the accolade. “To my listening audience, colleagues and friends who have all contributed to my career so far, I share this recognition with you.”

A graduate of The Connecticut School of Broadcasting, and a member of the faculty for two years, Davis’ show is about showcasing the Caribbean culture with an American flavor, in an international marketplace. The program is a mixture of music and special features, designed to constantly keep listeners informed and entertained.

Rich Davis started his career as an intern at Radio Waves in Montego Bay, Jamaica (now Hot 102 FM) before relocating to South Florida. In May 2006 he debuted the Rich Davis Show on WAVS 1170 AM where he developed a loyal following. Currently Davis is also heard on WLVJ 1040 AM on Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 pm and Saturdays 6-9 pm.

The Broward-Palm Beach New Times is a weekly newspaper which publishes an annual Best of South Florida edition highlighting restaurants, clubs, radio & TV personalities among other categories chosen by readers. More recently, the paper has developed a very active website which has been very popular among readers.

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