IRIE JAM RADIO SILVER ANNIVERSARY KICKS OFF WITH PREMIUM ALL WHITE ALL INCLUSIVE PARTY
“In the 20 plus years since we have been on radio, we have co-produced and promoted some of the biggest festivals and concerts in the NY tri-state area including Irie Jamboree, Oracabessa Festival inside Roy Wilkins Park and Caribbean Irie Jamboree at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn” Clake noted.
To kick start the radio anniversary, Clarke said the station will do something radically different.
“We came came up with the concept of Oracabessa BLISS, which is really a Caribbean Memorial Day All white, All inclusive, Premium Day Party experience” he explained.
“Jamaica has had a successful track record of doing these all inclusive parties over the past decade. Our radio listeners have been asking us to bring that type of a vibe to the tri-state. Think of Frenchman Party, meets Marbana or a one day version of Dream Weekend with a Big Apple twist…that’s Oracabessa BLISS in a nutshell” he stated.
The party starts at 12 noon and goes until 8pm. It includes a tantalizing food village with Gourmet cuisine by 5 star celebrity chefs. The all-inclusive party price includes exotic drinks and beverages all day. Their will be on site masseuses, a VIP cabanas, a fashion show with celebrity guest hosts. To keep the tempo throbbing all day long with vintage reggae, dancehall and lovers rock music, Clarke has secured the services of top Jamaica and NY area selectors including Rory from Stone Love; Renaissance Disco with Jazzy T & Delano; Captain Collin Hinds of FAME FM; Road International; Dubbmaster Chris and more.
“Tickets have been moving at warp speed since we made the initial announcement. We have been very active on social network sites and the feedback has been very encouraging” Clarke said.
It was in 1993 that Irie Jam radio launched the very first, historic radio simulcast on New York radio with sister station Irie FM in Ocho Rios in Jamaica. Back then the show was on air for only three hours each Saturday night (midnight to 3am) on WRTN now WVIP in New York and Irie FM in Jamaica. Today Irie Jam radio with a cast of 7 on air personalities broadcast 7 days per week and connect Jamaicans in the Tri-state area with their roots with a fresh dose of music, news, talk and entertainment features.
“Irie Jam radio’s greatest accomplishment is the bond we+ have formed with our listeners and the Jamaican/Caribbean community. We see ourselves as civil servants who do the will of the people we serve on a daily basis. I believe we have achieved our companys’ mission …to inform, entertain and educate our listeners and have done so at a very high standard” Clarke noted.