Curtis Campbell, Gleaner Writer
Comedian/recording artiste Donald 'Iceman' Anderson has extended his résumé to include radio broadcasting.
The outspoken comedian now hosts his own talk show on Hot 102 FM called 'Hot Ice'.
The show is aired Mondays to Fridays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Iceman believes it has something for everybody.
"This show is a fusion of everything. It has comedy, good music, courtesy of DJ Narity and DJ Dean, and it also educates. We have 'webbing', where we basically pull something comedic from the Web and critically analyse it; we have a 'pronounce that word' segment, where we give the incorrect pronunciation for a word, then the correct pronunciation. We also have a segment called 'Jamaica moment', where we highlight a notable moment in Jamaica's history. So this show is educational and at the same time interactive," he said.
This is not the first time Anderson has dabbled in broadcasting. However, this marks the first time he will execute a programme on his own.
MORE TO COME
"This experience is wonderful. It allows me to be who I want to be. I can express myself and it's a lot of fun. I am surrounded by a lot of females, and that suits me well, because they satisfy the needs of the programme," he said.
The comedian hinted that he has more projects in the pipeline, all entertainment-based. He recently collaborated with Christopher Martin, D Major and Chevaughn for a song called Do Me Right. The track is produced by Truck Back Records and Kurt Riley, son of iconic local producer Winston Riley. According to Iceman, the song is doing well internationally.
"I am a singer, songwriter, comedian, now turned broadcaster. So you can just look out for a lot more things in the future," he said.
In the meantime, the comedian is aiming to develop himself in his new profession, taking notes from the work of veteran broadcasters like Dennis Hall, Charles Lewin, Keith Brown, Henry Stennett, Richie B and Barry G.
"I can only be the best that I am able to be, depending on the path that my talent takes me. I don't live my life comparatively, and I will be the best that I can be based on the people who inspire me," he said.