From the early days, the Carter name has been synonymous with Bahamian music, so it was fitting when the opportunity came for a new radio station to be born, Island FM would be stamped with the Carter seal of "Authentic Bahamian Music". Of course, we didn't stop there. Since its inception, Island FM has cemented itself as the number one radio station in the Bahamas for true island music and culture. Read more about us by scrolling down.
Broadcasting has been a natural progression for the Carter family. Founded by the late Harcourt C. Carter, Sr. in 1948, the Carter Record Shop provided the springboard for a number of music, entertainment and communication related businesses in the ensuing years such as Cody’s and Carter Marketing. Since the inception of the latter, in 1992 by Charles Carter, veteran broadcaster whose voice and communication expertise is known throughout the archipelago, Carter Marketing has originated, developed and executed some of the most successful promotional campaigns in the Bahamian marketplace. No matter what kind of business it was, Bahamian music was always central to all Carter endeavours and the family prides itself on being affiliated throughout its history with many successful projects aimed at bringing the works of Bahamian artists to the forefront.
It comes as no surprise, then, that it has long been Charles Carter’s dream to create a broadcast institution that would be known for its appreciation of Bahamian Culture and to make that idea an economic success. When the Government of The Bahamas issued a broadcast license to Carter Broadcasting Bahamas Limited in 1999, Charles Carter’s dream started to become a reality.
Located on Dowdeswell Street in a building that is over half a century old, the former law chambers of the legendary Bahamian lawyer T. A. Toote, the state-of-the-art studios of ISLAND FM utilizes the latest in 21st century digital technology that ensures its unsurpassed performance as one of the Bahamas’ leading radio stations.
ISLAND FM’s tower is located at St. Augustine’s campus in Fox Hill and guarantees the clearest broadcast signal in New Providence on its designated frequency 102.9 FM.
Aimed directly at the over-35-year-old market, which is the second fastest growing segment of the Bahamian society as well as the most affluent and influential, our innovative format makes ISLAND FM the first radio station in the nation dedicated to providing a place where Bahamian music can thrive.
Although Bahamian music is the main ingredient on the musical menu of ISLAND FM, we also extend the island flavour to embrace the best music of this entire sun-blessed region, including great sounds from Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados. In addition, ISLAND FM features the most popular Bahamian classics (30’s-80’s), all within an easy listening format.