MIX changes direction

Hit music station MIX 96.9 FM has been reborn as Barbados’ newest inspirational radio station.

Directors Scott and Ann Marie Weatherhead announced in a statement that as of Tuesday, the 15-year-old station will “continue to play the best hit music on planet earth, for young adults and the young at heart, but only those songs which are uplifting, inspiring and encouraging; as well as programming, promotions and exciting events which help to uplift, inspire and encourage our nations young people, to live their lives in the way that Christ taught us to live”.

They said the decision was not a commercial one, nor driven by any financial incentive, but one that answered God’s call.

MIX 96.9 FM started in November 2001 with mostly Top 40 music on its rotation, but Christian contemporary hits began featuring more from January 2008.

Scott said when he and his wife gave their lives to the Lord the following year, things changed even more, as they became uncomfortable with the messages the secular songs were sending to listeners, especially young people.

“As parents, we had a real problem with this and the negative implications that this music would have on our society, since music is such a powerful and much loved medium. Over the years, we have found ourselves removing more and more songs from our playlist, due to their lyrical content, as the secular Top 40 charts become populated with songs filled with hate, drug use, alcohol abuse, sexual innuendo and other negative content,” he said.

“Barbados is going down a very serious and destructive path. Many of our young people are lost, and God would like them to know Him, and to have a relationship with Him. This station will, from today, be a guiding light for this nation’s young people, to guide them to know and have a relationship with God, if they haven’t done so before,” he added.

MIX96.9 FM will maintain its name, but the Weatherheads stressed that its slogan, branding, image, music and programming will all change.

“When you are baptized, you are not given a new name. This is to be a testimony to God, so that everyone may remember who you were, and will now see you for who you have become, born anew in Jesus Christ,” they said.

“Just as we are baptized with water and are born anew, putting away our old selves and being born anew in Jesus Christ through baptism, so this radio station has been baptized, so to speak, and is born anew.”

Source: (PR)

9 Responses to MIX changes direction

  1. Sophia Branch
    Sophia Branch May 10, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Amen

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  2. Iscooby May 10, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Jesussssssssss

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  3. allison archer May 10, 2017 at 10:18 am

    I’m thankful you have met the Living Christ glory to God, there is reason now to live and give to those in need
    Christ does such a wonderful transformation in man, can’t even identify the former person, love Him with all you are

    not only the lyrics of this popular music is antichrist you should monitor the genre also, music is a language with or without lyrics inspiring different moods in man therefore the unclean behaviors created, so just be mindful

    I also found Christ in 2008 and though the enemy have made the walk very difficult I wouldn’t trade Him for the world, having your own identity, confidence, replacing all that has been stolen becoming whole and complete in Him will never accept wealth, fame or power as an exchange count all those things as dung

    could go on and on for He is so Beautiful, Faithful
    so be bless in Christ Love, look forward to meeting you

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  4. allison archer May 10, 2017 at 10:26 am

    and by the way most of these gospel stations doesn’t sound anyway holy they are as the secular ones, don’t even waste my time listening to them and forcing the Spirit to endure that mess

    for sure get Derek Prince teachings online and please do not play it at 6:30 pm as all the other stations do, maybe twice a day just my input, will certainly listen in
    praying God bless you abundantly through all your endeavors as it seems you have met the Living Christ

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  5. Alex Alleyne May 10, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Next step is a TV station…..It’s long over due. Can’t seem to get anything of value to sit and watch as a family with a Caribbean flavor.

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  6. Mikey May 10, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    May whatever you do be led by Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit that lives within us. May you and your wife be Blessed.

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  7. Mary Layne May 10, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Hallelujah! To God be the glory.

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  8. Princess Of The Most High Kingdom May 12, 2017 at 12:28 am

    Thank you Jesus for this blessing. Thy Will Be Done in Jesus’n ame. Continue blessings on this couple and their family for their obedience to your will. May your Word flow from this station and bless and change the lives our youth…❤️

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  9. The Negrocrat May 12, 2017 at 6:27 am

    WAIT!
    That station still around.

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