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Best AM Radio Personality Miami 2007 - Eddy Edwards, host of Caribbean Riddims

It was difficult enough explaining to out-of-towners in the Eighties that the synthesizer tones of Jan Hammer didn't blare on every Miami street corner. Now it's next to impossible to get anyone to believe that salsa doesn't permeate every waking moment of life in the city. Thankfully Eddy Edwards does his best to remind us that there are other immigrant subcultures taking root in Miami. For more than twenty years, Edwards has hosted Caribbean Riddims (now on the revamped WTPS), where he has introduced Miamians to some of the other sounds from the islands. Reggae, calypso, soca, and zouk are the styles you'll hear on his Saturday afternoon show. Scattered throughout the music and entertaining banter are regular features covering news, politics, and public interest issues. The show not only shares the musical culture of the smaller Caribbean islands, but also focuses on the needs of immigrants now living in South Florida. Thanks to Edwards, who is also an events promoter and a longtime advocate for immigrants' rights.
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HARDCORE Movement
HARDCORE Movement

Well we have to say is Eddie Edwards is one of the greatest, influences,teachers , radio personalities, and friends that we as a group have known. He has helped us in so many ways that i don't even think he realizes sometimes and for that we have to say thanks.As far as his recognition as being the best, is this news? Not to Caribbean community.So Big up Eddie our friend, one love , and Jah Bless. You deserve this and more SHIZZLE

Ken English
Ken English

Overnight success! You're an excellent example of perserverance. An optimistic, 'we can do it' theme is projected through music and guest selection, as well as independently produced segments on Caribbean political issues - People's Politics with Marlon Hill - and, waterside environmental concerns - Liquid Lounge with Ken English. I've enjoyed our association and look forward to expanding the influence of Caribbean Riddims online.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Those of us have been listening to Eddy have known this for years! He's the GREATEST!

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