POND ISLAND, Sint Maarten – Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Stuart Johnson extends congratulations to SOS Radio 95.9 FM Director and Host Jacques ‘Billy D’ Hamlet and radio station staff on his 10thanniversary in broadcasting.
“I am an avid listener of SOS Radio and I have also been a guest on several occasions. The station offers informative programs to educate radio listeners.
“There were those in the broadcast arena who predicted the downfall of radio due to new media technologies, but radio remains a key vehicle for the dissemination of information and ‘Billy D’ has also moved with the times as broadcast and media technology continues to evolve, with the development of an app, SOS Radio SXM for his dedicated listeners.
“It takes a lot of dedication, determination, and perseverance to do what ‘Billy D’ has done over the past 10-years and continues to do today as a seasoned radio host.
“The content of the radio programming never gets old despite the age. Radio is part of our past but is also part and parcel of our future. Residents listen to the radio on a daily basis for their news and interesting talk by hosts.
“He is a role model for others to look up too and learn about the broadcast industry. Without a doubt, ‘Billy D’ is on track to set many more milestones in broadcasting.
“I take this opportunity to wish him and his staff and volunteers all the best and much success for the future in broadcasting,” Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Stuart Johnson said on Sunday.
SOS Radio 95.9 FM first started back on January 9, 2009. During the past decade, SOS Radio was identified as the number one radio station on St. Martin in two separate surveys.
SOS Radio celebrated its 10thanniversary on Friday, January 18.
SOS Radio is one of several radio stations on the north side of the island (French St. Martin) that has a large audience of listeners on Sint Maarten and the neighbouring islands and territories.
PHOTO: Minister Stuart Johnson.