Is Jamaica Suffering From A Radio Glut?

With over 2.8 million people in Jamaica, the country packs a hard punch in the media landscape, particularly on radio stations.

The country boasts over 20 radio stations, each carving out a niche in the marketplace for itself.

There are also three major daily newspapers and seven television stations, and with easy access to social media platforms, if there is any criticism to be made, it would be — the country is high on information,

Jamaica is ranked among the top ten countries respecting press freedom of information.

Below are the top 20 radio stations on the island:

FM Stations

Mello FM88.1 MHzCaribbean Music, Talk
TBC Radio 88.588.5 MHzNews, Talk,Gospel Music
KLAS Sports Radio89.9 MHzSports/News/Talk
Nationwide90.3 MHzNews/Talk
NCU 91FM91.1/ 91.3/ 91.5 MHzEducation, Wellness, News/Talk, Gospel
Gospel Ja91.7 MHzCaribbean Music, Reggae, Gospel
Hitz 9292.1 MHzTalk, Sports, Reggae Music
NewsTalk 93 FM93.7 MHzNews, Talk
RJR 94 FM94.1- 94.7 MHzTalk, News, Caribbean Music, Reggae Music
Fame FM95.7 MHzReggae, Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Pop
Kool 97 FM97.1 MHzCaribbean Music
Mega Jamz 98 FM98.7 MHzTop 40
Bess 100 FM100.5 MHzTop 40
Love 101 FM101.1- 101.7 MHzNews, Talk, Gospel
Zip 103 FM103.0 MHzCaribbean Music/Top 40
Fyah 105 FM105.1 MHzDance, Hip Hop, Reggae
Power 106 FM106.1 MHzNews/Talk
Stylzfm 96 FM96.1 MHzMusic/News/Talk
IRIE FM107.1/ 107.3, 107.5, 107.7/ 107.9Reggae
Roots 96.1 FM96.1 MHzReggae, Dancehall, Gospel, Talk

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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