Since then VON RADIO has been striving to provide THE BEST service to all its Listeners, Fans and Clients. Exactly fifteen (15) months and the official Sign On, the strength of the Power House was severely tested and proven. That was in September 1989 when the destructive 150mph winds of Hurricane HUGO swept through the
Caribbean. While other stations were literally blown away, the novice Power House Team stood firm and provided a source of information and comfort as well as a point of contact for relatives and friends, during that period. VON Radio was also resilient in 1995 during Hurricanes LUIS and MARILYN; and also accomplished similar feats when Hurricanes GEORGE and LENNY struck in September 1998 and November 1999 respectively.
Besides the Hurricane Coverage, the first 15 years has been crowned with hundreds of signal moments. The Flagship Program – “Let’s Talk”, hosted by veteran Talk Show Host, Evered Webbo-Herbert continues to receive rave reviews. This program was launched at inception, but has consistently hit the airwaves every Tuesday night since 1992. Apart from its highly informative content, it provides a platform for residents of the Federation to air their concerns on topical issues.
On December 1st 1995, another significant dimension was added to VON Radio’s programming. In keeping with its wider mandate, the VON NEWSLINE was officially launched by Prime Minister and Minister of Information, Dr., the Honourable Denzil L. Douglas. This initiative has been commended highly for its reliability and consistency.
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Two other proud moments for VON Radio are worthy of mention. In February 2000, an alliance was forged with Web Developers, NET.KN on St Kitts to take the 895AM signal into cyber space. This accomplishment has brought a tremendous multiplier effect to the VON Radio Listening Audience which is now spread not only across the wider Caribbean region, but around the world.