WSTA Radio was
established on August 1, 1950 and has since then, consistently led the Virgin Islands
radio market in ratings. The live programming
format, features personalities such as Athniel
“Addie” Ottley, Lee Carle, Irvin “Brownie” Brown, Alex “Good News Guy” Randall
and Peter Ottley.
Athniel “Addie” Ottley, is the station President
& Chief Executive Officer. He hosts the “Addie
Ottley Morning Show” daily from 7 to 10AM on Monday through
Friday. Addie has been a life-long radio
broadcast personality. He has the honorable distinction of having served the
Virgin Islands community as Lieutenant Governor and as Senator for the St.
Thomas-St. John District. Addie, a devout Catholic, successfully led the
restoration effort for the Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral, a historic landmark originally
commissioned by King Christian VII of Denmark in 1773. Addie received the special distinction of having been knighted by Pope Francis to
the Order of St. Gregory. A lifelong ambassador of the Virgin Islands, Addie
has served on numerous boards, commissions, and is a living embodiment of the maxim
“Service above Self”. His love of
broadcasting comes naturally to his warm and approachable demeanor and the
format of his program is a combination of music from the 50’s to the 80’s,
interviews with government officials, and discussions of issues
facing our community. The community is
invited to call in and voice their opinion or concerns on particular
topics. Addie is an influential
individual that is well loved by the community and consequently, he has been
able to establish the “Addie Ottley Morning Show” as the
#1 radio program in the Virgin Islands.
When Addie talks, everyone listens!
Leopold “Lee” Carle, the News Director delivers his iconic “Lee Carle’s News Day”
each weekday morning and afternoon to the community. Lee, a local and internationally recognized
broadcaster and a proud Navy veteran, is fondly credited with providing Addie
with his first broadcast opportunity with “Addie at Night”. He is most
recognized for his commanding voice and news break-ins, as well as his ability
to turn the most uneasy interview into a comfortable experience. Lee is a
highly respected individual, who often tends to be the first on the scene to
provide his audience with breaking newscasts.
The Virgin Islands radio audience tunes in each day to WSTA Radio to
listen to “Lee Carle’s News Day”.
Irvin “Brownie” Brown hosts the “The
Original Side of Walter and Brownie” each weekday morning and early
afternoon. Get ready to hold your sides
when the laughter takes over. Brownie hosts a diverse mix of uplifting music
and informative dialog that often includes his alter-ego “Walter”. A life-long professional musician, Brownie
has played music with bands the world over.
His love of the Virgin Islands community is felt in his nostalgic walks “down
memory lane” with notable guests and school children alike during his show. His
banner of Virgin Islands love and pride is carried by each of his children and
skillfully epitomized by his son Delyno “Pressure Buss Pipe” Brown’s famous
song “Virgin Islands Nice”, which Brownie proudly plays every day. Brownie has
continually been a very active and well-loved individual in our community and has
served as Master of Ceremonies for “homegrown” events including most of the
Virgin Islands Carnival events over its long history. Brownie entertains with a combination of uplifting
Gospel, Reggae, Calypso, Latin and Comedy and he plays the classics from the
early 70’s to present. Walter, on “The Original Side of Walter and
Brownie” is an imaginary character created by Brownie who represents an
antagonist with a distinctly British/Tortola accent. Brownie is a beloved individual in our
community that guarantees an audience and is always a proven crowd-pleaser.
Alex “Good News Guy” Randall V, Ph.D. finds everything
positive to report in the Virgin Islands and helps to put each day in
perspective. After tiring of being a “snowbird”,
Alex moved to the Virgin Islands shortly after Hurricane Marilyn and has made
the VI his home ever since. He delivers the “WSTA Headline News”, the
Calendar” and every newsworthy item in his very own “Good
News” format. Alex, seemingly unassuming, is a true force to
be reckoned with. He is renowned as an
author, entrepreneur, university professor, hotelier and wordsmith. Alex gives emphasis to the good news
rather than to the negative aspects of the news. He shines a spotlight on individuals who serve
the community, he illustrates the accomplishments of our student and youth
population and focuses on other positive achievements that the community may overlook.
Join us each weekday for Alex’s “Good News”!
Peter Ottley, usually raps up the afternoon with a variety of music
to include Reggae, Classics from the 70’s and the 80’s, Soca, Quelbae, Zouk and
Calypso. Peter is the producer of “FocusVI”, a community focused
feature airing each Saturday from 9:00 to 10:00AM. Peter also conducts live interviews
with the many up and coming local artists.
with WSTA Radio please give us a
call at 340-777-4500