Of Jamaica’s three daily newspapers, the broadsheet Daily Gleaner (jamaica-gleaner.com) is the market leader, with solid coverage of local news and sports, the pick of the island’s feature writers and good entertainment listings.
It’s rivalled by the Observer (jamaicaobserver.com), with a similar mix of news and features.
Music faces tough competition from daytime phone-in talk shows, which offer a pertinent insight into the local psyche, as well as sports coverage.
Irie FM (iriefm.net) is easily the most listened-to music station, with a non-stop reggae playlist and some of the island’s best-known DJs.
Zip FM (zipfm.net) has a slightly more eclectic mix of musical styles, from soca and Latin to techno and rock, as well as local tunes, while Fame FM (fame95fm.com) plays plenty of upfront dancehall, R&B and hip-hop.
Kool 97 (kool97fm.com) is another worthy choice, offering a laid-back mix of music, with some excellent 1980s soul as well as reggae, soft rock and oldies.
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Packaged with over 6,000 Jamaican songs to choose from, our Virtual DJ player presents itself as the perfect opportunity to mix some of your favourite tracks…the way you want to hear them.Blend them, chop them, screw them or simply keep them on repeat, the choices are endless and entirely up to you.So why not create a specific playlist and show off your newly found DJ skills to your friends?New to the scene and increasingly popular (for it’s lack of talk and few ad breaks) is Fyah 105 (fyah105.com), which plays mostly top 40 hits.For many Jamaicans, talk shows are essential listening, with main players including RJR (rjr94fm.com) and Power 106 (go-jamaica.com/power).Note that most of the radio station websites allow you to listen live online.