New flavour on the airwaves
CARIBBEAN flavour is set to take to the airwaves with the arrival of two new DJs at BBC Radio Suffolk.Dawn Gerber and Mervin Henry were brought on board at the Ipswich-based radio station after months of searching by programmers for new up-and-coming talent.
CARIBBEAN flavour is set to take to the airwaves with the arrival of two new DJs at BBC Radio Suffolk.
Dawn Gerber and Mervin Henry were brought on board at the Ipswich-based radio station after months of searching by programmers for new up-and-coming talent.
The pair were selected to ignite Ebony Eye, a brand new show packed full of black and Afro-Caribbean passion which will be broadcast on Sundays at 5pm starting on April 13.
The two-hour show will cut across borders, reflect on news stories, play a range of music and add a bit of humour to listeners' Sunday evenings.
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And the show's sassy selection of soul, hip hop, R&B, reggae, calypso and drum & bass will be matched by an impressive line-up of guests.
Dawn has DJ'd in clubs across Suffolk, presented her own radio show and worked as a freelance journalist for Black Filmmaker Magazine and as a researcher.
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She said: "Both Mervin and I are thrilled to be involved with Ebony Eye. It's a great opportunity to feature some cool music combined with talk, phone-ins, interviews, fashion, black history and education."
Meanwhile Mervin is well known in Suffolk for his work in community radio and for organising events including Windrush and Music On The Park. He has also written for Reggae Trade and Vibes Magazine.
He added: "Although Suffolk has a large African Caribbean community it has never been included in mainstream radio so Ebony Eye will be making history.
"It will be an uplifting, creative show which will have a wide appeal and not just to those of Caribbean origin."
n Ebony Eye will take to the airwaves at 5pm on April 13.