The rhythm of the Islands is more than just music. It’s a feeling that makes its way into the soul of the listener and imbues one with a vibe of peace and relaxation. It’s a gift to be shared as widely as possible. That’s the role that Trevor Wilkins is filling in the world across the airwaves. He shares his love of Caribbean music with listeners who can’t get enough of these uplifting and carefree melodies.
In June 1997, Trevor Wilkins started broadcasting his show from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. By December 1997, he extended the show to 2 hours, and in 1998 the broadcast grew to 3 hours. Trevor then purchased a record collection of calypso vinyl records in 45s and 78s that dates back to 1920, music that still is relevant today.
He played the calypso music in Brooklyn, NY, during his Friday and Saturday night show from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. On Sunday, Trevor played popular steelpan music. His Friday night show ran for 12 1/2 years, and he eventually ended the Sunday show, but he kept the Saturday broadcast.
Fans worldwide tune in and enjoy the vast selection of Caribbean music that Trevor has access to and shares with listeners. It’s a regular treat that music lovers look forward to and enjoy, thanks to the range of tunes played by the DJ.
Trevor was inspired to start the show because of the fact that no one else was playing calypso music. His goal was to show how this genre of music has changed society. Every week, he would have cinematic themes such as National Women's Month. During Black History Month, Trevor would play calypso songs about politics and humor. Additionally, he would play calypsos with educational themes that encouraged children to go to school and learn.
The Trevor Wilkins Show is not a stagnant fixture on the radio waves. It’s a program that Trevor himself is always seeking to improve and expand for his many fans. New artists are always coming along to increase the catalog of tunes that we all can enjoy. You can always contact us to learn more about our program and even to make suggestions as we’re happy to hear from our fans at any time. Tune in and get turned on by some of the best music on the air.