The warmth of the Caribbean islands is only rivaled by the warmth of vinyl records spun with devotion and commitment by radio personality DJ Trevor Wilkins.
To get your fix of this soothing and relaxing vibe, you can chill with The Trevor Wilkins show on Saturdays from 8 to 11 p.m. He is the go-to purveyor of Caribbean music in Brooklyn, NY, but it is not just a hobby for him; it is a labor of love he wants to share with the world.
This is what Trevor has been doing since June 1997, when he began broadcasting a one-hour show that doubled by December of that year and grew to three hours in 1998. That is when he expanded his vinyl collection to match his extended hours. He bought calypso 45s and 78s dating back as far as the 1920s. This music still holds its relevancy, purpose, and power today.
Trevor sowed the airwaves with calypso music on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 to 11 p.m. and then reaped steelpan music on Sundays during the same time slot. The Friday show ran for more than a dozen years, and eventually, he ended the Sunday show. All this energy and musicality was then wrapped into the Saturday showcase.
An Organic Beginning
To Trevor, radio programs were defined by what wasn’t there as much as what was played. He could hear rock, jazz, country, and blues, but he couldn’t hear Caribbean music. He set out to set the record straight – so to speak. As a DJ, he wanted to display how this style of music has changed society. He featured a different theme each week, such as National Women’s Month. During Black History Month, Trevor played calypso songs about humor and politics. He also encouraged children to pursue their educational goals by playing songs that reflected that message.
The Trevor Wilkins Show continues to grow from its organic beginnings. He is continually searching for ways to improve it and reach more fans. New artists bring diverse new tunes, and Trevor is always happy to hear from listeners at any time. Tune in and get turned on by some of the best music on the air.