Hoyte new head of CBC

Emmy Award-winning journalist Doug Hoyte has been appointed as CBC’s new general manager

Doug Hoyte is headed back to the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). This time however, he’ll be returning as the boss.

A reliable source has informed Barbados TODAY that Hoyte has been appointed as the new general manager of the state run television channel.

Barbados TODAY was told that Cabinet has approved his appointment and his first day on the job will be Monday, April 18.

Hoyte is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, who previously worked at CBC as a news anchor.

He also served as Director of Corporate Communications at Almond Resorts in Barbados and St Lucia, as well as news director of WTOG-TV, St Petersburg, Florida.

Hoyte was also the lead-anchor for popular television show Morning Barbados.

He will replace Rodwell London, who had been acting in the position.

London will now return to his substantive post of Deputy General Manager.



94 Responses to Hoyte new head of CBC

  1. Jamel Layne
    Jamel Layne April 16, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Congrats to him hopefully we see some improvements

  2. John Anderson
    John Anderson April 16, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Fabian Light Norville

  3. MissyPat ShoeBoss
    MissyPat ShoeBoss April 16, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Well deserved, now please for the love of life do something about the programming!!

  4. Coralita April 16, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Congrats Doug!!!

    Do something with that drab, dead place call CBC.

    See if you can get some boutique(s) to give those news anchors proper outfits to wear at night and contract a proper make-up artist please. The ugly coloured dresses and skirt suits I see on the evening news does really hurt my eyes when the nights come.

    These ladies don’t see how nicely the international news anchors dress and the sombre colours they wear that are aesthetically pleasing to the eyes???

    Another thing, look upgrade that place to HDTV. When viewing CBC it does look so washed out and faded. In 2016!!!!

    • Raysymbolic April 17, 2016 at 10:51 am

      Agree with you ‘Coralita’ 100%. As a visitor to B’dos over many years I still find it hard to comprehend just how dreadful the programs and picture quality still prevail in 2016. HDTV and Digital are the way forward.

  5. Joerg Zindler
    Joerg Zindler April 16, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Congrats to Doug Hoyte from over and away.

  6. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt April 16, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Glad for ya but please show good pictures and we don’t need to watch the same pic twice in one day cbc could do wid some animal documenteries so show good pictures now

    • Araya Sunshine
      Araya Sunshine April 16, 2016 at 5:27 pm

      I’m with you! love animal documentaries!

    • Lennox Hewitt
      Lennox Hewitt April 16, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      I like documentaries especially snakes documentaries but why show one picture twice in one day now i see cbc start showing back can’t remember she name may be trinidadian but i think she is a chefe da want stopping cause it make no sence o yea basia she name she don’t even give receipe it want dunning

  7. Miranda Lashley
    Miranda Lashley April 16, 2016 at 5:06 pm


  8. Cassandra Bowen
    Cassandra Bowen April 16, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Doug you deserve this and I am happy for you. Will you please take us out of 1964 when tv started, all of us cannot afford multi choice in these harsh economic times but we deserve better service. Looking forward to the great changes coming our way while you are at the helm.

  9. Cherry-Ann Seale
    Cherry-Ann Seale April 16, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    just show days of our lives

  10. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade April 16, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    It will be no change

  11. Bumbalion Beckles
    Bumbalion Beckles April 16, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Hope something is done about the programming we the citizens of Barbados needs it ( thank you)

  12. Ingrid Blunt
    Ingrid Blunt April 16, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Congrats to Doug.

  13. Cheryl Clarke
    Cheryl Clarke April 16, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Congrats Mr.Hoyte

  14. Lloyd Lewis
    Lloyd Lewis April 16, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Congrats Mr Hoyte.

    • Rayne Waters
      Rayne Waters April 16, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      He and and Rosemary Alleyne are the main reason CBC show so much bilge.

  15. Charm Mcc
    Charm Mcc April 16, 2016 at 5:26 pm


  16. Cindy Rickerby
    Cindy Rickerby April 16, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Good. I like him.

  17. Blessing Greenidge
    Blessing Greenidge April 16, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Congrats. Doug. Now that u r a the helm we r hoping to vast improvements take place at cbc . We have had enough if the dull n dreary color of tv the poor quality if movies and shows n stop the repetition of programme n

  18. Kathlene Padmore
    Kathlene Padmore April 16, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Congrats Doug.

  19. Evril Babb
    Evril Babb April 16, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Who will be your replacement on morning Barbados..you’ll be missed

  20. Carolann John-Doyle
    Carolann John-Doyle April 16, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Congrats to D.H but despite his years of experience and his expertise, I’m not expecting much. CBC can’t afford change! #HisHandsTiedUp

  21. GoodGirl GoneBad
    GoodGirl GoneBad April 16, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Look, I killed maself wid Laff when he did that. Lololol. He did look soooo foolish. Lolol

  22. Beverley Collymore
    Beverley Collymore April 16, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Congrats Doug

  23. Alexis Peters
    Alexis Peters April 16, 2016 at 5:49 pm


  24. Jason Belle
    Jason Belle April 16, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Please upgrade to HD. Please make this happen Doug. We don’t ask for much.

  25. Troy Hunte
    Troy Hunte April 16, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    He won an Emmy? ???

  26. olive Smàll April 16, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Hope yuh do something better wid the Welfare Channel

  27. Shae Prescod
    Shae Prescod April 16, 2016 at 6:15 pm


  28. Sinclear Griffith
    Sinclear Griffith April 16, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    I sure hope he makes it better because cbc outdated

  29. Paula Harris April 16, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Congratulations to my friend Doug Hoyte a well deserving position. “Strike up the band” my friend has moved up

  30. Cisco Wolf
    Cisco Wolf April 16, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Congratulations! Now let’s get down to business. Fire the madman that shows all of those old fillers with fuzz around the screen!

  31. Valerie Cecelia
    Valerie Cecelia April 16, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    oh dear! oh dear!

  32. Elizabeth Paul
    Elizabeth Paul April 16, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    God bless you upgrades thank you in jasus amen

  33. Glenda Yarde
    Glenda Yarde April 16, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Congrats Doug

  34. PattyCake April 16, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Congratulations Mr. Hoyte! May God grant you the wisdom needed to make right decisions and to improve on the CBC product. Bless you!

  35. Sherry Berry
    Sherry Berry April 16, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    Congrats! I hope yo see change, and good change! If CBC wasn’t aware, we live in 2016 not 1980. Please upgrade EVERYTHING!

  36. Rasta Mike April 16, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Everybody want hobby class, don’t want to pay taxes but expect things to be free.

    • Wayne April 16, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      The meaning of this comment perplexes me. It seems to be totally off topic but I could be wrong.

      Anyway, heartiest congrats to Doug. I recall your first appearance on CBC-TV many years ago. Your presentation style was a breath of fresh air, man.

  37. Beverley Boyce
    Beverley Boyce April 16, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Congrats Doug!

  38. Lucinda Katrina McSinister
    Lucinda Katrina McSinister April 16, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Very very good,

  39. Barbados First April 16, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Mr. Hoyte has an Emmy?

  40. Johnathan April 16, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    How much taxes you does pay Rasta Mike..not only the women look bad the men worst some big old bad fitting jacket,ugly shirt and ties

    • Deenee Thomas April 17, 2016 at 12:43 am

      Congratulations Doug. Well deserved. Please do some updates. Please.

  41. Wayne P Hoyte
    Wayne P Hoyte April 16, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Congrats fam

  42. Fitz Dee
    Fitz Dee April 16, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Congrats. Well earned

  43. Tony Webster April 16, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Typically, General Managers function by use of the resources placed at their disposal, in accordance with the policy directives set by their Board. In this case, such policy directives might, perhaps reflect certain political nuances originating at an even higher level. Thus, Board policies of a para-statal entity such as this, should not be confused with national and social objectives, though they are often -disingenuously – interpolated.
    I suggest that no reasonable person should, realistically, hold his or her breath. I wish the gentleman, “Good Luck”.

    Stay tuned: the “mood music” will become even more interesting.

  44. Marilyn Curreny
    Marilyn Curreny April 16, 2016 at 8:27 pm


  45. Iteebah Cadogan
    Iteebah Cadogan April 16, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Ohhh lorddd hope the welfare channel improves

  46. Mary Paul
    Mary Paul April 16, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    congrats Doug

  47. Karen Cox
    Karen Cox April 16, 2016 at 9:01 pm


  48. Margo Byer
    Margo Byer April 16, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Congrats… Nothing don’t happen before its time

  49. Judywelcomebrenes Welcomebrenes
    Judywelcomebrenes Welcomebrenes April 16, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Thank God i hope you do better “i know you will”

  50. Gale Holder
    Gale Holder April 16, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Congrats Doug, you will be missed from Morning B’dos.

  51. Alison Toppin
    Alison Toppin April 16, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Congratulations,now we will most likely get something proper to watch now instead of crap

  52. Kim Marie
    Kim Marie April 16, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Congratulations Doug

  53. dave April 16, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Wait ! the Man who acted in the position aint good enough ? How we does get this sht do ? Politics !

  54. fos April 16, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Doug ee need some sexy weather ladies. And get them to zoom out the cameras so the map and info is not hidden.

    Keep 100.7 as is. Get those announcers to drop the phony Jamaican and US accents and stop talking so same much.

    More local music recorded and live.

  55. fos April 16, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Oh I forgot. Tell the announcers especially Calendar, the word is ASK. Not AKS.

  56. Christopher Byer April 16, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Congratulations Doug.

  57. Cynthia Lorraine Carter
    Cynthia Lorraine Carter April 17, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Congratulations Mr. Hoyte, I will now start back to watch CBC., and await some of your changes on the radio programming. Great choice.

  58. ch April 17, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Congrats, Doug. Wish you well.
    On the fashion note, I find the news men are always well-dressed and in style. This year, the anchor ladies have improved greatly- they are looking beautiful and classy and their(new?) make-up artist is doing a great job. Color is important, universally and we can’t always have them neutral.

  59. Joan Williams
    Joan Williams April 17, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Congrats Doug. Bless up.

  60. Sherlock Holmes. April 17, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Dave you and Tony Webster are so steeped in this political clap trap that there is no way on earth that the both of you can be truly objective about anything unless it is about your party, cheese on bread man!!

  61. miche April 17, 2016 at 12:36 am

    If you dress up the presenters like Bank Holiday Bears,,,Bajuns gun got sumting fuh seh,,,readin deze post reminds me of the story of de man,his wife and their donkey

  62. Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks
    Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks April 17, 2016 at 12:49 am


  63. Mark April 17, 2016 at 3:16 am

    His appointment is kinda like moving around the deck chairs on The Titanic.

  64. Winston Gittens
    Winston Gittens April 17, 2016 at 3:26 am

    Just another political yard fowl…

  65. Deborah Michelle April 17, 2016 at 4:01 am

    Congrats on your appointment Mr. Hoyte, I think you have more than earned it. I pray God bless you…granting you the guidance and wisdom to do an awesome job!

  66. Sherrie Thorne
    Sherrie Thorne April 17, 2016 at 4:55 am


  67. Donna Sealy
    Donna Sealy April 17, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Congrats Doug u deserve this an every one is so happy for u

  68. Earrie Samuel
    Earrie Samuel April 17, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Well done cuz u deserve it

  69. Flojoe Maloney
    Flojoe Maloney April 17, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Congrats and plz give me some “NEWS”

  70. Lorraine Gibbs April 17, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Doug congratulations, I dont expect an overnight change, however the wardrobe of the presenters, the clothes, makeup, Lord Have Mercy, the way interviews are conducted crappy, poor poor programming, good luck!

  71. Keith AUSTIN April 17, 2016 at 9:00 am

    The best thing to happen to the CBC since it started broadcasting 53 years ago.

  72. CAB April 17, 2016 at 9:11 am


  73. CAB April 17, 2016 at 9:37 am


  74. Lynette Mayers
    Lynette Mayers April 17, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Congrats DH

  75. Avery Bowen
    Avery Bowen April 17, 2016 at 11:35 am

    well deserved , congratulations Doug CBC is in good hands

  76. DOVE April 17, 2016 at 11:50 am


  77. jrsmith April 17, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    He is just the general manager ,what are you all expecting with his CV he should be the big cheese, don’t expect anything to change CBC all our yesterdays one of the dinosaurs ….

  78. Shelly April 17, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    When was this general manager position advertised?

  79. Ian Haynes April 17, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Deserved appointment.

  80. Tony Webster April 17, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    @Sherlock. Well, Sir try this on for objectivity: when Reudon Eversley was “head of news”…I offered almost exactly the same views!
    Elementary…Sir. I suggest Consult wid Watson as to what “objectivity” actually consists of; swing, and come again.

    The simple truth is that while C.B.C. was a logical and reasonable accoutrement when we started out on the road towards independence, it has long become an expensive political appendage …and even on that very thin justification, has long outlived its usefulness, particularly since the arrival of the social networks. An anachronism; plain, simple…and very expensive. Can you imagine “One anything” in Barbados…and yet not turning a profit?

  81. J. Payne April 17, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Audio quality of interviews and press conferences sound 1950s too in Barbados. Always wind in the mix when you can buy these fuzzy things that go over the mic and get rid of that. In America you the people in hurricane reporting clearly, in Barbados a little small breeze like if a butterfly passing makes the mic sound like someone rubbing the mic vigorously wid sandpaper.

  82. J. Payne April 17, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Look at T&T news. You will get some ideas for attire.

  83. Mary Gregg-Alleyne
    Mary Gregg-Alleyne April 17, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Wow! politics is a hell of a thing!!

  84. Rosalind Eastmond
    Rosalind Eastmond April 17, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Congrats , Mr. Dough .

  85. Derek Walker April 17, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    I will offer you my congratulations Douglas. You obviously appear to be a fitting and qualified candidate for this new role as general manager of the CBC. However I won’t hold my breath for any positive changes,however minimal they may be.
    For since this corporation has tried to turn the tables on a deficit for too many years to mention the pllitical ties that each political party that exists in Barbados holds on this state run entity there will be very little to no change to this brand unless political pressures thrown at it in an undying effort to control the contents of the broadcast .
    However Mr Hoyte I do believe that you have the capability totake that establishment to a better and positive .place

  86. Ashton Callender July 24, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Hello Doug
    Congrats on your new position.. Given your pass successes, I know that you are the “Right Man for the Job”



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