About

ABOUT WAVS 1170 AM RADIO

Welcome to the first and original 24 hour Caribbean-programmed radio station in the United States. Since 1987, the Heartbeat of the Caribbean-American community in the United States has been SFL’s very own WAVS 1170 AM.

WAVS 1170 AM radio is the first 100% Caribbean-owned radio station with Caribbean programming on the dial.  Now simulcasting on 107.9 FM from Miami to Miramar. The Alliance Broadcasting Network has added this Caribbean gem to their growing stable of radio stations led by their vision to become the first Caribbean-American conglomerate to own and operate radio stations for and by the Caribbean-American people here in the United States.

The Alliance Broadcasting Network wishes you a pleasant listening experience whether broadcasting on the airwaves or streaming on the internet. Please kick back and listen to the great Caribbean sounds of music and talk of the Caribbean-American community as you enjoy WAVS 1170 AM. The Alliance Broadcasting Network thanks you for enjoying the best Caribbean talk and entertainment on the dial and the internet.

HISTORY

The history of WAVS 1170 AM is as glorious as its future. A group of visionaries  came together in January 1987 to broadcast the first 24 hours of Caribbean programming for South Florida to enjoy. However, instead of just South Florida, the world took notice and WAVS 1170 AM has never looked back. WAVS 1170 AM continues to ride the wave of growing popularity shared by Reggae music, Soca music and overall Caribbean culture. In 1987, WAVS 1170 AM adopted a Caribbean format directed to the large West Indian population of South Florida, which up to that time, did not have a major media serving the Caribbean-American community.

WAVS 1170 radio is a 24 hour terrestrial radio station which broadcasts at 5,000 watts non-directional. Now simulcasting on 107.9 FM from Miami to Miramar. WAVS 1170 AM is licensed to Davie, Florida and serves the South Florida area including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and the Bahamas.

Hosts

Show & Hosts

Name: Denyse Baboolal

Company: Indian Talent Sangeet

Join Denyse Baboolal and her co-host Jeremiah Campbell every Sunday morning from 11:00 AM--12:00 Noon for Great Indian music, talk and Indian culture as they present "Indian Talent Sangeet."

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Name: Donneth

Company: Family and Friends

Family & Friends Connection, Inc. presents The Donneth Show with 'Community Solutions' on WAVS 1170am on Wednesdays 8pm-9pm. Family & Friends Connection, Inc. is your community outreach and advocacy organization. Join us each week as we 'Connect Families In Need to Friends With Resources.'

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Name: Dr. Audley Wisdom

Company: DML

Join Dr. Dawn Marie and her husband Dr. Wiz as they bring their unique shows to WAVS listeners. Tune in from 6:00am-7:00am Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday mornings for "The Lover's Rock Morning show" and for a variety of inspirational music and great information check out "The Reaching New Heights program" on Tuesday from 1:00pm-3:00pm and Mondays from 6:00pm-7:00pm for “Monday Best.”

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Name: Dr. Dawn Marie Wisdom

Company: DML

Join Dr. Dawn Marie and her husband Dr. Wiz as they bring their unique shows to WAVS listeners. Tune in from 6:00am-7:00am Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday mornings for "The Lover's Rock Morning show" and for a variety of inspirational music and great information check out "The Reaching New Heights program" on Tuesday from 1:00pm-3:00pm and Mondays from 6:00pm-7:00pm for “Monday Best.”

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Name: Duke Of Earle

Company: Duke of Earle Group

On Tuesdays, Thursdays, Friday and Saturday  between 8:00 P.M. to  10:00 P.M. its "Hot Talk", a hot, controversial, provocative, educational talk show and don't forget "Exposure" as Duke allows callers to view their own opinions on Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.

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Name: Horace Forbes

Company:

Horace Forbes "The Legend" produced  "Wake Up with The Legend" on WAVS 1170 AM until he passed away in 2017. His program included many favorites and Vegas style acts. Listen in for "The Best of Horace Forbes" on overnights starting late in 2018.

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Name: Jamusa

Company: NRS International

Jamusa has been on WAVS since the beginning. His programs feature great music, information, and entertainment for all ages. A huge contibutor in the community, Jamusa can be seen at many fuctions and events. His show, "Making Tracks" can be heard every single Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

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Name: Jeremiah Campbell

Company: Indian Talent Sangeet

Join Jeremiah Campbell and his co-host Denyse Baboolal every Sunday morning from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.  for Great Indian music, talk and Indian culture as they present "Indian Talent Sangeet." Oldies But Goodies every Friday at 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.  Sweet Hour of Meditation at 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 A.M. every Thursday.

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Name: John T.

Company: Hi-Class Promotions

John T., the "Jamaica Tea", has welcomed morning listeners to South Florida for over 29 years! A member of Hi-Class Promotions, John T. hosts "The Morning Ride". He brings his versatile style and soothing voice to the airwaves via WAVS. He can be heard Monday thru Friday from 7:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. He can also be heard Monday mornings from 6:00 A.M to 7:00 A.M.

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Name: Kenneth Panzer

Company: The Law Offices of Atty. Kenneth Panzer

Atty. Kenneth Panzer has been advertising on WAVS for over 17 years! He is a regular guest on "TCB" with Winston Barnes, "The Music Showcase" with Mikey B, "Making Tracks" with Jamusa and many more.

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Name: Pentacostal Tabernacle

Company: Pentecostal Tabernacle

Join Pastor S. Robert Stewart  & Pentecostal Tabernacle every Sunday on WAVS from 8:00 am to 9:00 am for "Focus on Jesus Hour." Listen in for great gospel music and the word. Tune in and be blessed!

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Name: Lin Chance & Big C

Company: One Big Chance, Inc

Day and time - Every Sunday 6:30 am - 7:30am The show focuses on giving God the glory. SLC is inspiring, renewing, uplifting, and blesses listeners with a refreshing look at family. Join them for the morning Sing along, Caribbean news and find out who is doing positive things in your community.

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Name: Maurice Rutherford

Company: BSN

Join Maurice Rutherford for "BSN Gospel" every Monday 8p-10p, Wednesday 4a-6a, Saturday morning 6a-8a, Sundays  and 9a-11a. Join Maurice and his guests as they play great gospel music and spread the word every week on WAVS 1170 AM.

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Name: Michael Shane

Company: Shane & Shane

Michael Shane is the President of Shane and Shane. P. A. with offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He is a Phi Beta Kappa Graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, magna cum laude, 1974 and a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law in1977.  Atty. Shane and his son produce a weekly radio show, "Immigration Matters" on WAVS 1170 AM Thursdays 7:00 PM-8:00 PM.

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Name: Mike A

Company: Island Beat Marketing

Mike A "The Cool One" AKA Mike Aitcheson is a veteran Broadcaster in both radio & TV. He is host of "Di Island Beat" on Mondays and Thursdays from 2 P.M. to 3 P.M.  with music, sports, news, with legal, health and financial information as well as community events.

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Name: Mikey B

Company: Emcee

Mikey B has been on WAVS for many years playing the best in Caribbean music. Join him Tuesdays 3pm-6pm and Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 7pm-8pm and Sundays 5pm-6pm for Cruzin the Caribbean, Caribbean Music Showcase and Caribbean Connection for great music, guests and entertainment.

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Name: Norman Lawrence

Company: Whiz Communications

Norman Lawrence also known as Humble Lion is a radio personality and advertising consultant with a career bning twenty three years. Norman works for Whiz Communications  Mondays 3p-6p, Wednesdays 2p-4p and Fridays from 3pm-4pm

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Name: Pat Montague

Company: Princess Pm Productions

Pat Montague has been a fixture in the Caribbean community for many years. Join her on Tuesdays at 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. for "Big Music Tuesdays," Wednesdays at 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.  for "The Reach Out Program," Thursdays starting at  12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.  for "Perspectives" and "Vinyl Thursdays," Fridays starting at 12:00 P.M. to 2 P.M. for "Icons," and later on at 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. for "The Frantic Friday Fete."

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Name: Rev Dennis Grant

Company: Hi-Class Promotions

Listen to Reverend Grant on Hi-Class Promotion's Super Saturday 11:00 AM--2:00 PM. Join the "Love Doc" as he speaks about relationships and plays great music on WAVS 1170 AM.

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Name: Rufus Forbes & Lady J

Company: The Gospel Mix

The Gospel Mix Praise Ministry presents Brother Rufus and Lady J every Thursday night at 10, on board the Old Ship of Zion. Brother Rufus and Lady J combines a variety of gospel music from the sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties and today with preaching, praying, Biblical Quiz, Community Talk, Nightly Inspiration, a Moment with the Lovely Lady, Lady J. Things that differ, Heavenly Humor, Share the Laugh and much more. We ask you now to join us in a spirit of both worship and praise as we consider not only the beauty and wonder of creation, but also the power, majesty and promises of the God who made us all, for indeed this is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Join us, we invite your presence on the World Wide Web and by radio 1170AM WAVS and 107.9 FM, it's the Heartbeat of the Caribbean, the power and glory.

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Name: Tanya A. (De Island Beat Tanya) aka “Deja”

Company: Island Beat Group Marketing

"Deja" was born in New York City & you might say she was born to do this! Her father is veteran radio disc jockey Mike A. "The Cool One." Deja got her start in radio when her cousin asked her to host a show on a South Beach radio station that he managed. From there she moved onto other radio stations around the South Florida area. She made a mark on the South Florida entertainment scene on radio and in Television. Her mellifluous voice is what most people comment on, and Deja has become an "in-demand" voice actor for radio and TV commercials. Deja also runs Island Beat Group Marketing, a marketing an entertainment management company.

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Name: Tony Blair

Company: Hi-Class Promotions

Anthony Blair, known as Tony, is a hard working and dedicated Jamaican business owner and entrepreneur. He is CEO of Hi-Class Promotions. His programming includes "The Morning Ride" with John T. from 7am-10am Monday--Friday, "Taking Care of Business" with Winston Barnes 10am-12pm Monday--Friday, and "Super Saturday" 8am-7pm on Saturdays. Join his crew every week as they provide great music, interviews, games, news and information only on WAVS 1170 AM.

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Name: Wilhel McKenzie

Company:

Join Evangelist Wilhel McKenzie as she spreads the word every Friday's from 12:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M. on WAVS 1170 AM.

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Name: Winsome Charlton

Company: Hi-Class Promotions

Winsome "Lady C" Charlton is the Vice-President of Hi-Class Promotions on WAVS 1170 AM. A Pinoneer in Caribbean radio in South Florida. Her programming includes "The Morning Ride" with John T. from 7am-10am Monday--Friday, "Taking Care of Business" with Winston Barnes 10am-12pm Monday--Friday, and "Super Saturday" 8am-7pm on Saturdays. Join her crew every week as they provide great music, interviews, games, news and information only on WAVS 1170 AM.

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Name: Winston Barnes

Company: Hi-Class Promotions / WAVS

Winston Barnes is the News Director for WAVS. Listen in every weekday morning at 7:23am, 7:56am, 8:23am, 10:23am and 12:56pm. Winston also hosts "Taking Care of Business (TCB)" most weekdays 10am--Noon with a variety of guests and information. Don't forget "Open Line w/ Winston Barnes" --a listener favorite--every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from Noon-1pm for the longest running talk show on WAVS!

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Name: Yvette Marshall

Company:

Yvette Sistah Liveth Marshall was born in 1979 to Charles and Marcella Marshall in New Jersey. Born into a musical family, Yvette loved music from birth. Check her out on Saturdays as part of the Hi-Class crew.

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Wavs Video Highlights

Freddy visits Pat Montague at WAVS 1170 AM

Freddy visits Pat Montague at WAVS 1170 AM