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.
The history of WAVS 1170 AM is as glorious as its future. A group of visionaries lead by radio pioneer Ramon “Ray” Hooper 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.
Show & Hosts
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.'
Name: Dr. Audley Wisdom
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, Also Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm to 7:00pm 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.”
Name: Dr. Dawn Marie Wisdom
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, Also 6:00pm to 7:00pm Tuesday Evenings, 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.”
Name: Duke Of Earle
Company: Duke of Earle Group
On Monday And Wednesday 1pm to 2pm Exposure Tuesdays, Thursdays, Friday and Saturday between 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. ITS HOT, PROVACTIVE , CONTROVERSAL, EDUCATIONAL AND INSPIRATIONAL AWARD WINNING TALK SHOWS. focusing on educating and address issues affecting the Caribbean communities. The Duke Of Earle Always gets it done!
Name: Horace Forbes
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.
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.
Name: Jeremiah Campbell
Company: Indian Talent Sangeet
Join Jeremiah Campbell & Co host Brenda Francis every Sunday morning from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. for Great Golden Memories music , every Friday at 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. With Jeremiah Campbell & Brenda Francis With Love Music Along with Ed Barnes with Sports From 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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.
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.
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!
Name: Lin Chance & Big C
Company: One Big Chance, Inc
Day and time - Every Sunday 6:30 am - 7:30am The show is a family-oriented program that focuses on giving God glory. It’s inspiring, renewing, uplifting, and blesses listeners with a refreshing look at spiritual positivity. It’s the only Mother and Son family affair on the radio. You do not want to miss this high energy inspirational program
Name: Maurice Rutherford
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.
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.
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.
Name: Mikey B
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.
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
Name: Pat Montague
Company: Princess Pm Productions
Pat Montague has been a fixture in the Caribbean community for many years. Join her on 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 1 P.M. for "Icons," and later on at 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. for "The Frantic Friday Fete."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Name: Wilhel McKenzie
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.
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.
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!
Name: Yvette Marshall
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.