Ryon Jones, Staff Reporter
Maurice Foster, CD on Tuesday celebrated one year of his exciting entertainment and sports programme, 'Power Play', which is aired on The Gleaner Company's trendsetting radio station Power 106 FM.
Foster, who started his broadcasting career as a freelance commentator and analyst for BBC Radio and other leading radio and television stations around the world, spent 11 years at KLAS before making the move to Power 106.
"It is the most enjoyable aspect of radio for me since I've moved to Power 106," Foster said during an outside broadcast to mark the programme's anniversary at Usain Bolt Tracks and Records on Tuesday night. "There is chemistry between myself and the general manager, Newton James. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and I can see myself retiring at Power 106."
The programme, which is growing in popularity, is aired from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on weekdays, except Thursdays when it is aired from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
"Sports was never a big thing at Power 106, it was an area that was neglected and to see the growth over one year in terms of the acceptance of sports at Power 106 for me is unbelievable," Foster shared. "The plan is after two years to cover more ground in sports, and any sporting event of worth we must be there to cover it."
Foster is satisfied with the success that he has enjoyed thus far, but is determined to have even a better second year.
"We had set goals and figures at Power 106 and we have surpassed those figures, and some of the things that we had wanted to achieve we have been able to do so quite easily," Foster said. "We are not going to rest on our laurels; we are going to improve on those in the next year."
Foster has had the distinction of interviewing a number of renown sporting personalities, but gives his most memorable to be that with two time reigning Olympic 100m champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.
"We have broken ground on a number of issues, and I don't want to detract from any of the other personalities I've interviewed," Foster said. "But the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce interview stands out, because of who she is and the fact that, despite her fame, she is very modest and still remains one who you look forward to speaking to."