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'Real Man' on the move

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Kevin Wallen, host of radio programme 'Real Man Things'. - file

One-year-old radio talk show 'Real Man Things' will be changing its time slot from Sundays between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. to Wednesdays between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., starting today.

The change comes as, since its debut on October 25 last year, the radio programme, hosted by Kevin Wallen, motivational speaker and philanthropist, has significantly increased its listenership base and expanded its reach beyond Jamaica to the United States, the United Kingdom and France.

Through his weekly radio programme on Power 106 FM, Wallen explores the unique issues and challenges facing males in today's society. The show gives men, especially disenfranchised individuals, the opportunity to have frank discussions on a wide range of hot-button topics, including the death penalty, male abuse, pension planning, fatherhood, and relationships. The themes and topics for the show are selected to positively impact pervasively irresponsible and dysfunctional behaviour among Jamaican males and to motivate unattached, at-risk young men to embrace goal-directed productive living.

'Real Man Things' is produced by Communications & Business Solutions (CBS), the company that conceived the immensely popular radio-advice programme 'Your Legal Corner'.

"Thinking back to the very beginning, we had set certain clear objectives for the show and 'Real Man Things' has succeeded thus far to impact lives and promote positive values," said CBS Director Melody Cammock. "There continues to be no other programme on air that deals specifically with Jamaican men and seeks to explore their unique issues and really get to the heart of male sensibility."

Main sponsor

Acknowledging the need for more positive and impactful radio programmes that can serve as vehicles for social intervention, Churches Cooperative Credit Union (CCCU) continues to be the main sponsor of the show.

"From the very start, we were behind this show and we continue to support it because as we are 'the caring place to grow'," said Juven Montague-Anderson, CCCU's marketing and communications manager. "We acknowledge that we need to care for and foster good relationships with our members and their families, whilst also finding solutions to some of the social problems that are having a negative impact on our society. 'Real Man Things' aims to do just that and so we are happy to be on board as sponsors."

The show, which has featured several guests, including entertainers Tami Chynn and Wayne Marshall, Professor Carolyn Cooper, TV personality Kerie-Ann 'Kiki' Lewis, the controversial Reverend Al Miller and comedian Christopher 'Johnny' Daley, ultimately seeks to offer an open forum where men may exchange opinions and have their concerns addressed.