Listeners in Trinidad and Tobago can enjoy for the first time the BBC’s internationally famous radio programmes 24-hours a day, seven days a week with the launch of BBC 98.7 FM.Audiences across both islands now have access to a wider mixture of BBC programmes including some tailored specifically for the Caribbean.
Debbie Ransome, Head of BBC Caribbean, said: “This is our third 24-hour BBC radio station in the Caribbean and our first in Trinidad and Tobago. I am delighted that more of our listeners can hear, for the first time, the full range of BBC programmes in FM quality.”
Audiences can enjoy programmes tailored specifically for the region including BBC Caribbean’s flagship programme Caribbean Report broadcast three times a day. With its mix of news from the region and across the world it has attracted top decision-makers including prime ministers and opposition leaders. The morning edition of Caribbean Report can be heard at 07.05 local time, the lunchtime edition at noon and the evening edition at 17.15 local time.
Sports Caribbean at 07.10 local time is compiled by BBC World Service Sports. It provides timely on-the-spot reports from BBC commentators at major sporting events in the Caribbean and across the world including cricket test matches and English Premiership football.
Caribbean Magazine at 07.15 local time reflects the blend of cultural influences in the Caribbean and its diaspora.Audiences across the world can also listen to audio of their favourite programmes and stay across key issues affecting the Caribbean at bbccaribbean.com.
Other BBC programmes available on BBC 98.7 FM include Newshour, which is 60 minutes of news and analysis of the day’s top stories from the BBC’s most experienced correspondents; Outlook, which brings human interest stories from across the globe; and World, Have Your Say, the daily multimedia interactive phone-in programme encouraging people across the world to debate global and local topics. They can also question experts and leading international figures in the news.
BBC programmes can also be heard on two BBC FM relays in the Caribbean, BBC 89.1 FM in Antigua and BBC 104 FM in Jamaica.