New morning radio show hits the airwaves

| 02/02/2017
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Dane Ramoon

(CNS Local Life): Irie 98.9FM has launched a morning show, featuring “Drama” Dane Ramoon and Courtney McTaggart, airing from 6am-10am each weekday. The station, under broadcasting group Hurley’s Media, rolled out the programme Wednesday, 1 February. Ramoon, who has been a local on-air personality for several years, said of the new show, “Broadcasting has always been in my blood and I believe it’s something I will be doing for the rest of my life.”

He recalled starting his radio career from a bedroom closet as a young teen. “I would wait for the end of a song, and use my 13-year-old voice to introduce the next song,” he said.

“I’ve managed to turn my dreams into reality and successfully conquer my radio dreams. Having been in radio for 14 years I am humbled and blessed by the opportunities I have been awarded such as broadcasting in countries such as Barbados, Jamaica, Grenada and Australia and I look forward to what the future holds.”

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Courtney McTaggart

McTaggart also boasts local radio experience, and hosts the Discover Cayman television channel. “Because I come from a musical family, I have always been really appreciative of all genres and I’m talking about anything from heavy metal to big band music from the 40’s,” she said.

“However, growing up in the Caribbean, I found myself so drawn to dancehall in particular and the culture surrounding it. Once I was old enough, I was flying to Jamaica almost every month for a few years just submerging myself in the ‘scene’ – getting to see some of my favourite artists like Vybz Kartel and Popcaan perform whether it be at concerts or random club appearances, was such a huge thing to me.”

She continued, “I think that’s why this transition to Irie has been such a natural one for me. I love the music, I know a lot about it and it’s something I’m just really excited to be a part of.”

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