88.5 Soufriere FM came onto the airwaves on September 1st, 2010 much to the excitement and jubilation of project sponsors; Soufriere Regional Development Foundation and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). The radio station which operates from the scenic South-western town of Soufriere is a non-commercial entity and has firmly established itself as giant in its own right becoming the radio station of choice in Soufriere and environs. Its listening audience are tuned in to the south of the island through to Vieux-Fort with additional communities like Canaries and Babonneau to the extreme north of the island reporting good reception quality in certain quarters.
The radio station is staffed by four announcers, a news presenter, a sales representative and a supervisor who coordinates the programming and operations.
Programming is set around relevant and current issues with a variation in genres of music being aired as part of its entertainment package. A number of volunteer presenters are also integrated within the broadcast team, appropriating the mandate of being an outlet that promotes free community access and participation.
The focal point of connecting to the local community through a medium that is easily accessible and engaging is a major priority for 88.5. The radio station’s objectives are founded on the tenants of being able to provide a voice for the marginalized; a platform that facilitates the free and open flow of information, the promotion of democracy within the media world and the education of the populace through specifically tailored programs.
Do you want to advertise your business or event? 88.5 Soufriere FM offers you affordable rates with a guaranteed market. We offer you
- Lower advertising cost
- Lower production cost
- Guaranteed presence in the Soufriere Market (approximate population of 8,700 persons)
- Worldwide exposure as we plan to stream live on the internet at www.885soufrierefm.com
Though new to the market, we work tirelessly to ensure that we broadcast a quality service to our listeners. This has resulted in the station capturing the majority of the Soufriere market and a significant part of the market in Choiseul and Vieux Fort. We have developed programmes aimed at highlighting keys issues affecting the persons of Soufriere but have also incorporated an element of entertainment in other to satisfy the market we serve.
Send your advertisement or script to:
Tel: l 758.459.7885 / Cell 758.520.6568