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N.Y. station WWRL expands Caribbean programming with 12-hour Saturday block

Starting October 3rd, 2009, WWRL 1600 AM, a legacy station serving New York's diverse community of listeners, will expand its programming to include local Caribbean Talk and the syndicated radio program, The CaribZone Radio Show.

In addition to local, live and caller-driven programs (Saturday 12N - 7pm) 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, the station will also air The CaribZone Radio Show (Saturdays, 7pm - 12Mid, EST) - a LIVE 5-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," Saturdays 5pm to 7pm.

The return of Caribbean programming on WWRL represents an opportunity to expand the voice of New York's fastest growing consumer segment. With a significant percentage of the US Caribbean population residing in the New York Metropolitan area, Caribbean nationals have definitely changed the flavor of the city.  From the hundreds of Caribbean restaurants peppered throughout the 5-Boroughs, to the 3.5 million people convening on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn to celebrate the annual Carnival and Parade, this community plays a major role in making New York, "The cultural capital of the world". 

The complete line-up of 'RL's new Saturday programming include: "All Things New York": 12N - 2pm, "Working New York": 2pm -5pm, "The Caribbean Corner": 5pm - 7pm, "The CaribZone Radio Show": 7pm - 12Mid

Launched in July 2007, www.Caribzone.com is a virtual community through which the Caribbean Diaspora can interact and share vital information on immigration, citizenship, economic conditions and connect with all things Caribbean.  The CaribZone Radio Show reaches an estimated 500,000+ listeners each week.

The CaribZone Radio Show is currently syndicated on key stations in the US (New York, Atlanta and Miami) and the Caribbean (Trinidad & Tobago, St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John and Puerto Rico) and is hosted by Ian "De Goose" Eligon (7pm - 9pm), Prince Kalunda (9pm - 12mid) and is produced by a staff of experienced programmers.

Additionally, each month, over 30,000 visitors log into www.Caribzone.com to listen to music, share culture, and feel all right.  For additional information and broadcast schedule, log on to www.Caribzone.com/AboutUS or send an email to info@caribzone.com.

WWRL 1600 AM is a talk and information station with a focus on issues impacting the lives of individuals, families and businesses in the New York metropolitan area.  Featuring the 'RL Morning Show with Errol Louis (Mon - Fri 6am-9am), New York Daily News columnist and frequent contributor to CNN, a series of interactive health programs and caller-driven national talk shows, WWRL 1600 AM is truly the station that listens!
WWRL 1600 AM is owned and operated by Access.1 Communications Corp.  The company also owns and operates radio stations in Louisiana, Texas, SupeRadio, a nationally syndicated company; an NBC-TV station in Atlantic City, NJ, and is one of the founding partners of American Urban Radio Networks (AURN).  For more log onto the WWRL website, streaming live at www.wwrl1600.com.

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