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Collie Buddz to launch new radio station next month

Bermudian reggae artist Collie Buddz is set to launch a new radio station.

The station will be called VIBE 103FM and according to a source close to the matter, the new radio option will start filling the airwaves in late March.

A flyer promoting advertising on the new station said: “He promised ... and delivered! Introducing Collie Buddz’ VIBE103 FM, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Jump on board now and receive six weeks free advertising when you purchase six months of advertising.”

In May 2010,

The Royal Gazette revealed that the Telecommunications Commission held a hearing to decide whether to grant a radio broadcasting licence to Harper Digital Entertainment, owned by Colin Harper, aka Collie Buddz, and his brother, DJ Matthew Harper.

At the time, the Harpers claimed that their station would be a mix of energetic, party music from all popular genres and streamed for free on the Internet.

“What we are trying to do is create a new energy on the Island,” said Colin Harper. “It is going to be a real party station something that is not being done by anyone else. There will be a little bit of everything, some urban, some rock, alternative, dance and club oriented music.”

Matthew Harper said that the proposed venture would have a heavy emphasis on music rather than a talk show platform, adding that starting a radio station in Bermuda has been a dream of his and his brother’s for sometime.

“This is something special to us and something we have been thinking about for a long time,” he said. “Does Bermuda need another radio station? The answer has been yes from almost everyone that we have spoken to and this is the area where it is needed.”

Collie Buddz has dominated international music charts, including entering the Billboard Reggae Chart at first position with his debut album in 2007.

According to his website, he is currently set to perform in Anchorage, Alaska on March 1 and in Miami, Florida on March 3. He will also be headlining at Austin’s Reggae Festival in April.

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Published February 03, 2012 at 1:00 am (Updated February 03, 2012 at 6:21 am)

Collie Buddz to launch new radio station next month

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