WSTA 1340-AM is known as "The Peoples' Station." It was established in 1950 and since then has consistently lead the radio market in ratings. At the top of every hour, WSTA carries NBC or ABC national news. They also air Paul Harvey's Notes and Comments at 10 AM and Paul Harvey's Rest of the Story at 5:10 PM daily. "Here's to Your Health" and Art Bell's "Coast to Coast" captivates the audience from midnight to dawn, daily.
Three very popular programs are:
"The Addie Ottley Show," from 7AM to 11AM, Monday through Friday. Program host, Addie Ottley, Former Lt. Governor and former Senator of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Past Commissioner of the Department of Tourism for the U.S.V.I. is a community activist, to say the least. His program features music from the 50s to the 80s and live phone interviews with government officials, including discussions with the public concerning political and social issues. The program reaches a mature 25+, white and blue collar demographic with a skew to a male audience.
"The Walter and Brownie Show," from 11AM to 2PM, Monday through Friday with Irving "Brownie" Brownas the delightful host of this midday program features Calypso, Latin music from the 70s to present interspersed with comedic interaction with his imaginary alter ego "Walter." The listener is sometimes confused that there are 2 people on the air. The program reaches a female audience, 35+. Brownie's 25-year tenure with the station confirms his popularity. He is the official Master of Ceremonies of Carnival every April, interviewing participants and the Carnival Committee members.
"The Peter Ottley Show," from 2PM to 5PM, Monday through Friday. Peter's show features music ranging from R&B hits to modern Calypso and Reggae and it has become a very popular program targeting adults 25-54.
WJKC ISLE 95-FM is a 50,000 watt station, reaching a 12-49 demographic with its urban contemporary programming customized for the islands. It dominates the Eastern Caribbean with professional on-air talents and diversified contemporary programming that has made it the Number One FM Radio station in the Virgin Islands for over 26 years. Programming includes the hottest R&B, Hip Hop, Soca, Calypso and the top rated Reggae program in the Virgin Islands. Weekday programming also includes hourly local and tropical weather updates and local news.
WVIQ SUNNY 99.5-FM is a 50,000 watt station, reaching a 25-54 demographic swerving the US and British Virgin Islands and Eastern Puerto Rico. It is the only Adult Contemporary radio station in the Virgin Islands, reaching an affluent adult audience, featuring today’s hits and yesterday’s favorites with songs by Michael Bolton, Elton John, Enrique Iglesias, Phil Collins, Marc Anthony and more. The station offers the island’s only full time Jazz program, seven days a week, “Sunny After Sunset” each evening from 6PM to Midnight featuring smooth Jazz and love songs.
Its News Director, Alvin, delivers “Newslink 99.5” each morning, midday and afternoon, and Rob Carolan, Chief Meteorologist delivers the 5-day forecast, latest tropical and local weather updates every hour. Weekend programming features “The Sunday Classics” that include “Broadway’s Biggest Hits, the “Big Band Jump” and “Sounds of Sinatra” followed by a trip down memory lane with “Into the 70s”.
WMNG MONGOOSE 104.9-FM serves a large audience from Puerto Rico to the US and British Virgin Islands and features “The Best Songs on the Radio” reaching an adult demographic 25,--54 with music from the Allman Brothers to ZZ Top. It’s always fun waking up with the Mongoose with well-known personalities, Jerry Jones and Kim Jones, who host the morning show, live from the Virgin Islands. They deliver a positive message with lots of listener participation with fast facts of the day, screen test or name that tune activities. The station also features tropical and local weather updates, as well as dive reports and lots of on-air give-aways, and a 3-minute news brief once an hour, featuring local news.
WWKS (Kiss) 101.3-FM is completely automated, delivering an urban adult contemporary format with distinctive style and class, featuring a blend of the best variety of the hits and oldies. The station broadcasts 24 hours daily with 50,000 watts of power covering all of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Down Island. It specifically targets the 25-54 audience with a slant toward women. KISS is musically designed to reflect the tastes and lifestyles of the vibrant Eastern Caribbean islands. The station is listened to in the workplace, car, and home.
WVWI (Radio One) 1000-AM delivers national and local news, weather, sports and entertainment. It is a prominent family-owned broadcasting company since 1959 and is the Caribbean flagship station of Knight Quality Stations. Their target audience is 25-54 with a slant towards men. The station broadcasts 24 hours daily with a clear channel signal covering the US and British Virgin Islands, Down Islands and Puerto Rico.
Radio One is aware of the listeners' need for information on a wide range of topics. They produce and air a variety of community service programming throughout each day with a high involvement in the community. They deliver Wall Street financial reports, exclusive calls and replays from St. Thomas, St. Croix and Puerto Rico race tracks, a variety of sports, and CBS features on health, home, consumer economics, education, etc. They also feature top network personalities Charles Osgood and Dan Rather.
WSTX-FM 100 is the Eastern Caribbean’s only full time FM Reggae station … “All Reggae, All the Time” with a signal that covers St. Croix-St. Thomas-St. John region, the British Virgin Islands and Eastern Puerto Rico. The station reaches an 18-54 demographic with Reggae favorites like Bob Marley, Steel Pulse, Third World, and Barrington Levy, as well as today’s latest Reggae artists. The station features local news with Alvin G, the Caribbean report from the BBC, and local and tropical weather conditions with Chief Meteorologist Bob Carolan. WSTX appeals to locals, continentals and tourists with a mix of Reggae that is smooth and family-oriented.
WSTX-AM 970, “Local Radio at its Best” is the Virgin Islands’ first radio station heard from Puerto Rico to Antigua since the 1950s, reaching an adult local audience 35-64. The station features local news with newscaster Alvin G, voted the Number One news person in the John Boyd Radio Survey. Local news is delivered mornings from 6:30AM to 8AM, including national news from the USA Radio Network and Caribbean News from the BBC. Midday reports air from 12 Noon to 12:30PM and the afternoon report airs from 4:30PM to 6PM. Local and tropical weather is also featured with Chief Meteorologist, Rob Carolan.
A mix of Adult Calypso, Country favorites and Quelbe is also included. WSTX features weekend talk segments such as “Community Digest”, “Straight Talk”, “Beyond Politics” and “Money Talk and More”. The station is the “Station of Choice” for religious programming and Gospel music heard on Sundays.
LATINO 98.3-FM is the only Spanish radio station broadcasting 24/7 in the Virgin Islands since 2002, reaching the Hispanic population, estimated at 40%. The station reaches the US and British Virgin Islands, Vieques, Culebra, and the East Coast of Puerto Rico in the local Spanish language.
WIVI 96.1-FM, “Pirate Radio” broadcasts throughout St. Thomas playing a variety of rock and roll hits from the 60s to today, Triple A and Top 40s music. The station’s demographics are Adults, 25-65 and are young professionals, families and boating enthusiasts. Monday through Friday programming includes “The Morning Mutiny” with Captain Cory, “The Mid-Day Sail” with Jim Knight, “The Afternoon Cruise” with Kathy Vogel and on Sundays, “The Blues Blowout” with Mark Hillsman.
HITZ 96-FM, launched in 2009 is the Virgin Islands Number One Hit List station, featuring popular mainstream artists such as Justin Timberlake, Lady GaGa, Nickelback, and The Black Eyed Peas. The station format is Contemporary Hits and Top 40s reaching a demographic of 18-44 with mainstream music and is the third most listened to format following Talk Radio and Adult Contemporary Music.
UPN-39 WCVI-TV, The People's Channel. The network broadcasts throughout the USVI as well as parts of the BVI. The station operates as a free terrestrial, hard wire and cable television business. All UPN programs are in the line-up. According to Initiative Media of North America, UPN is the most watched TV network in African American homes. Special TV advertising packages are available upon request.
WSVI-TV 8 is an ABC Television Network affiliate that began airing in January 1966. They operate 20 hours daily with a local reach of 320,000 households plus 1.2 million households in Puerto Rico; representing a population of 525,000 locally and 3.4 million in Puerto Rico. TV 8 is a wired television station in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and their local and leading news program, NewsChannel 8, is the major source of information throughout the islands. The station offers a variety of sponsorships and creative promotional opportunities to all of its advertising partners.
St. Croix Cable TV has a paid subscriber base of 13,900 households, penetrating 86% of the audience. Their system only offers spot packages of commercial insertions on the group of FOX, BET, CNN, USA, Lifetime, TNT, ESPN, and CNN Headline News cable television networks.
St Thomas-St. John Cable TV has a paid subscriber base of 26,600 households, penetrating 56% of the audience. Their system only offers spot packages of commercial insertions on the group of FOX, CNN, ESPN, TNT and USA cable television networks.