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Starcom, deejays commit to maintaining high standard


Starcom, deejays commit to maintaining high standard

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Starcom Network is reaffirming its commitment to maintaining a high standard on the airwaves.

This morning, during the signing of a declaration to this effect at its River Road, St Michael office, Station Manager Anthony Greene said it was important to self-regulate their operations in light of the recent surge of gun violence and the influence of the media.

“When we have conversations like what has been happening recently around crime and violence, and music and the Trojan Riddim [Mix] . . . we have to stop and ask ourselves if we are contributing to this, can we be better at what we do?

“It is not the first time that we have done this. Under the management of Vic Fernandes and the management team at that time, there was a declaration back in 2000. It shows that the discussion around crime and violence is not new and back then as a company, we also stopped and asked ourselves some questions.”

In signing the updated declaration, Greene, Brass Tacks producer Dennis Johnson, Programme Director Ronnie Clarke, veteran broadcaster Maurice Norville, other senior officials and some popular deejays vowed to hold a high standard for their profession, recognise that music has a profound impact on behaviour, and pledged to be the vanguard of the battle for positive change. (SB)