After brief sojourn, Captain Kirk, the renown Bad Boy of Radio returned to the radio airwave in South Florida last Sunday night. Kirk’s radio show broadcast on Sunday nights from 8pm to 9pm in West Palm Beach, Port St Lucie, Boyton Beach and Ft Lauderdale in South Florida on WPBR, 96.1 FM; 97.5 FM and WPBR 1340 AM.
For January 2016, the program will expand to two hours and will include a radio simulcast on stations in Jamaica, Cayman Island and St Lucia.
“I am extremely happy to be back on radio in South Florida. Fans have been asking me to return for sometime now but I was just waiting on the right opportunity to make my grand return” he told the INL.
For over 20 years, Kirk has had the distinction of being one of the most listened to and much loved Caribbean radio personality on the airwaves in South Florida and Georgia. His sexy, raspy voice and extraordinary knowledge of the music he plays was missed. Kirk grew up in Bethany in Manchester, Jamaica. He is not just a talented radio dj but is a successful promoter, record producer and a licensed multi-engine rated aircraft technician.
After migrating to New York in 1982, he fell under the influence of broadcaster and musicologist Ken Williams, who mentored and encouraged him to obtain formal training in broadcasting. He has since done stints in NY at WNWK, 105.9 FM and 93.5FM, WVIP. He has also hosted various programs at WAVS 1170 AM (Florida), HOT 102 FM (Jamaica – simulcast), 1430 AM (Atlanta) and 1010 AM WGUN (Atlanta) where he launched the very first brokered Caribbean radio station in the city.
In his career as a broadcaster, Kirk has clearly distinguished himself as one of the best in the Diaspora. In fact it could be said that no other Caribbean radio host brings more humor, passion and just plain common sense to the profession than Captain Kirk.