MADAME ESTATE - “’I miss you on the radio,’ those are the words I kept hearing everyday over the past 3 years. After almost more than a decade working at Philipsburg Broadcasting at Laser 101, I decided to retire from radio and follow different avenues.
“I have always maintained a warm working relationship with my colleagues at Philipsburg Broadcasting and Mr. Francis Carty,” radio personality Mercedes van der Waals Wyatt “Elektra” said in a press release on Sunday.
“In my retirement I enjoyed what I did but I was constantly being confronted with fans asking me to return to the radio. I felt warm and honored by my community that my God given talent was highly appreciated and dearly missed. Many people would do acts of kindness for me just like that or give me hugs because they finally met the person behind the voice and I felt humbled by these expressions.
“I was wondering should I return to radio. The stories persons would share with me telling me how much motivation, joy and laughter I brought into their lives every morning, or they would quote segments of my Wake up with Elektra show on Laser 101, would make me smile. There are several things that would come up like people saying “What colors are your shoes today Elektra” or start singing La da di Lada da.
“After the passing of the Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria, I realized how much I missed the radio. My wonderful colleague and friend Phyliss Meit left to Curacao and the opportunity presented itself on another one of Philipsburg Broadcasting flagship stations Oasis 96.3fm.
“As I did my research for my new concept of the show I had to dig deep and be true to my heart and soul about what I wanted to creatively bring forth the second time around. Being out of radio for awhile I needed to get back in the “groove” of things. I started listening to a lot of different music. Then I heard the song of Diana Ross “I’m COMING OUT” then came my AHA moment.
“The lyrics set me afire and awoke the deep rooted passion and love that I always had for radio once again and decided to return by popular demand. I had heard this song a million times before but the lyrics somehow expressed exactly what and how I feel getting back into my radio career. That’s the way the name of my new show came about actually. I thought to myself “GROOVIN” it just felt right.
“What many people don’t know is that I enjoy many different music genres and on Oasis I get the chance to express this as well. I consider my show to be an energetic variety infotainment radio morning show, with interesting segments that can reach both local and international listeners. Everybody is welcome to tune into Elektra’s Groovin! On Oasis 96.3fm Week days 7am to 10am.
“I am happy to be on Oasis 96.3fm as here I can play many songs that made me fall in love with the radio in the first place. Too my fans I say thank you very much for your love and continued support and I missed you too! I am enthusiastic about starting my new show and hope that people will welcome “GROOVIN!” into their hearts. SXM is time to let the groove get it,” Elketra concluded.