It is said that nothing happens in this life by accident and before its time. In the case of this radio personality this statement is certainly true.
Seventeen years ago my only interaction with radio and music was through my headphones as I carried out my tasks as a Firefighter, yup, you read right, “firefighter”, LOL. Unable to deny my love for music and radio, and after perusing training with the illustrious media veteran Eddison Carr, I got my break in radio with Hott 93, and as the saying goes, the rest is history.
My life in radio started out with me as the ‘news guy’, Monday to Friday and the ‘weekend presenter’ holding down the 1 to 6 shifts both Saturday and Sunday. Happy at Hott 93, yes, but always willing to learn and evolve, so, when in 2004 the opportunity presented itself, I left to anchor the morning show at Boom Champions 94.1 FM for four years, while pursuing a degree in Mass Communications. I left my comfort zone and entered ‘a different genre’ of radio, music and new style of presenting, happy again, yes, but it never really felt like “home”.
The choice to return to Hott was effortless, quickly moving into the co-hosting post alongside Big George Wayne on the morning show and now anchoring the Midday Madness show, which fits my personality perfectly. I take pride in being like the “Dwayne Bravo” of the team, the best all-rounder you can have.
All in all, my journey in media so far has been amazing, to say the least. I probably wouldn’t do anything differently if I had to do it all over again. Why? Cause believe it or not, every little thing that happens to you in life, whether good or bad, is a little piece of the puzzle of who you become. But to be happy in whatever career path you choose, my advice is to “Do What You Love”.
My legacy would be to pass on all I have learnt thus far, and be sure that the next generation of real broadcasters and personalities perform par excellence.
Catch Warren P on your Midday Madness, weekdays – Mon to Friday from 10am to 2pm, and follow him on social media platforms: