Suncity rescues new artistes with WPT

September 16, 2014 3:21 PM

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In an effort to assist up-and-coming recording artistes who have difficulties in getting their songs played on radio, Suncity 104.9 FM will introduce a new feature called World Premiere Tuesdays (WPT), effective October 7.

World Premiere Tuesdays will be a feature inside the popular Current Tuesdays theme day, and this will see Suncity disc jockeys dedicating an hour out of their respective four-hour slots to the exposure of music from up-and-coming artistes.

According to Chairman Steve Billings, a committee will be in place at the Portmore-based radio station that will screen the songs for the 10 best that will make the WPT cut.

"From the songs that we receive each week, our committee will screen all of them for clarity, lyrical content, composition and creativity. The top 10 will be chosen and those songs will be placed into rotation in the one-hour segment inside each four-hour slot on Tuesdays," said Billings. "Additionally, the songs will be posted on the Suncity website and social media, where fans of the artistes can vote for their songs. The songs with the most votes will automatically go into regular rotation. The artistes with the songs getting the most votes, will be interviewed on the station."

Up-and-coming entertainers are asked to submit a CD with their song, along with a biography, and promotion photo. Each artiste should have an active social media page as well as a profile on

Suncity, ranked number ten in the most recent All Media Survey, broadcasts in St Catherine, Clarendon, Kingston, St Andrew, St Thomas, parts of St Ann and Mandeville. An all-island expansion is in progress.


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