Partying with the Hottest radio station
Guardian Staff Reporter
Published: Aug 16, 2013
When you pair champagne and cigars with the hottest radio station on the island you have the makings of the ultimate party.
And that’s exactly what Hot 91.7 FM intends to bring to its audience when it presents its anniversary party dubbed Bubbles and Smokes.
The event is scheduled for tonight at Beach Club Cafe in Sandyport. Doors open at 7 p.m. Partygoers will be greeted upon entry with a glass of bubbly and a cigar.
“It’s for the more professional crowd and upscale crowd who love to have a drink and love to have a cigar at the same time,” said Hot Programming Director Tony Williams.
Whether you drink or smoke, or you do not, Williams said “people can expect to be entertained”.
The party will feature some of the hottest DJs and Bahamian entertainers. Williams said there will be performances by Julien Believe, Irate, Sosa Man, Garnell Storr, Motive, and RappQuelle.
If that’s not enough, the radio personalities of Hot 91.7 FM will be hosting the party. Randy C, Naughty, Mary Jane and J Chris will take turns at the microphone to keep the party going.
J Chris hosts the nightly radio show on Hot between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and he said he hopes to meet all the people who continue to make the station relevant.
“If you enjoy the music that we play on the radio all day then you will enjoy the party,” he said.
“It’s a guaranteed good time. If you want to get a taste of what you’ll hear tonight, tune in today. The DJs will be playing special mixes all day.”
As an added feature there will also be prizes and surprises at tonight’s event.
Williams said they will be giving away a weekend in Orlando, including airfare for two with Bahamasair, a two-night stay at Comfort Suites and a rental car.
“We’re also giving away a John Bull gift card and a HD box from Cable Bahamas,” he said.
Williams added that Barefoot Wines, which is sponsoring the event, will be giving out bubbly during the night.
Tickets are $20. They are available at Hot 91.7FM in The Nassau Guardian building, Carter Street, Oakes Field, or at Sea Gars on East Bay Street.
Tonight’s party is expected to be the first of many Bubbles and Smokes events. Williams said organizers will host a party every month at various locations under different themes.
“So people can expect to have a different experience each time,” he said.
Hot 91.7 FM turned one on July 31. The team marked that day with a quiet celebration. In the meantime Williams said he was trying to find an appropriate venue so the station could throw a party in style.
“We’ve made a significant mark because people have been saying that they love the variety of music that we play,” he said
“They’ve also said that we’re different from the other folks and we’re fresh because we’ve been trying to do some things that haven’t been done in radio.
“Also, I think we’ve made a mark because some folks have also said they switched from the other people and they listen to us. And when you see sponsors and promoters coming to you, it tells you that obviously you’re making a significant mark.”
In the past year the station has become known for playing the hottest hip-hop, reggae, pop and R&B.
As for what’s next for the station, Williams said its looking to do some more promotions with international artists and promoters.
Note: Depending on the weather, event organizers may be forced to postpone the party until next Friday (August 23) at Beach Club Cafe. A decision is expected to be made today. Tune in to Hot 91.7 FM for updates. All tickets will be honored next Friday if the event is postponed.