Newstalk 93 FM is breathing new life into the media landscape with a new programme that will redefine morning radio. No stranger to talk radio, Clyde Williams joins Sharon Hay Webster to host the programme, 'Fresh Start', capitalising on their national, regional and international experiences in diverse areas including communication, law, negotiations, finance, politics and culture.
Well known as independent thinkers, despite their affiliations with one party or another, crossing floors when necessity demands, Hay Webster and Williams will debate and discuss current issues in 'Fresh Start', a tightly segmented morning programme. They will seek out perspectives from the rich intellectual resources of the University of the West Indies (UWI), the public, private sector and political leaders, the youth, regional and international journalists, and leaders around the world in tones that will entertain, engage and, they anticipate, excite the listener into action towards self, and national development.
Williams said, "What Jamaica needs now are new ways, a fresh vision, a new politics, more patriots, more responsible citizens, more honesty. We need a fresh start!"
Hay Webster is convinced that the show will act as, "a conduit for all views, be it from the gully side to the street corner, rural district or boardroom. Our conversations will reveal the true story behind the issues, delivering strong opinions and hard facts that can influence and create real change". Williams and Hay Webster are motivated by a deep conviction that presenting ideas and issues in a public forum such as radio allows should lead to national consensus and action.
Every Wednesday, in the segment, 'The Big Picture', sports will be the focus, Olympian and UWI administrator, Grace Jackson, will co-host. Culture and entertainment take the spotlight on Fridays, and Dr Dennis Howard and Professor Carolyn Cooper will ignite the debate of the hot issues.
Newstalk's general manager, Jennifer Cheesman, opines that the new programme will resonate with radio audiences at home and in the diaspora.
"The programme is rooted firmly in the needs and language of diverse audiences, tackling whatever topics are current, locally, regionally and internationally, and delving into the told and untold stories of Jamaican life."
"What Jamaica needs now are new ways, a fresh vision, a new politics, more patriots, more responsible citizens, more honesty. We need a fresh start!"