PHILIPSBURG – Roy Cotton Jr., host of the well-loved and most listened to inspirational radio show, Love and Inspiration is grateful to God during the past decade in taking the radio show to where it is today.
“To God be the Glory for great things he has done through me and Love & Inspiration from February 11, 2007 to date, therefore I am eternally grateful to God for what he has done for me. I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart all listeners and well-wishers both on St. Maarten, the Caribbean, USA, England, The Netherlands for all their support and commitment towards my radio show, Love & Inspiration since it premiered on August 7, 2011 on Youth Radio 92.5FM, and transferred to The Voice of St. Maarten Power 102.7FM on March 8, 2015,” Cotton said.
“It has been my pleasure in presenting to you and online listeners a top quality radio show during the past six years on St. Maarten. In addition, I must thank both corporate partners A & F Catering’s Managing Director, Mr. Alfonso Blijden and Island Real Estate Team’s CEO, Mr. Arun Jagtiani, the management of YR92.5FM and presently The Voice of St. Maarten, Managing Director, Mr. Don Hughes and The Daily Herald for believing in the radio show during the past three years. Most of all I would like to thank my amazing wife Dr. Nicole Erna Mae Francis-Cotton, father-in-law Mr. Oswald Francis, mother Ms. Dorothy Richardson and committed listeners Mrs. Charlese Carty, Mr. Neville Lake, Ms. Carmen Labega, and Ms. Odelie Romou Gibbs in The Netherlands for their support of Love and Inspiration,” Cotton concluded.
Love & Inspiration has been receiving great reviews and extensive exposure with local, regional and international listenership. The radio show has a listenership as far as Russia, the UK and Mauritius. Cotton stated, “My listeners also hail from: Barbados, St. Kitts, USA, India, Nigeria, Hong Kong, Holland, France, and Canada. Their demographics include: persons aged 20 to over 65 who range from bargain hunters to serious investors; the adventurous to the tranquility seekers.”
On February 11, 2007, The Love & Inspiration Show premiered on the student radio station at University of Hertfordshire where Cotton was a student in England. “I knew that when the name Love & Inspiration for a new radio show dropped into my spirit, it came directly from God as he already knew that the name and radio show would have such significant impact in the lives of many from that day onward,” he continued.
Love & Inspiration aired every Sunday evening between 7:00pm-9:00pm on Crush Radio 1278AM and online at www.crushradio.co.uk to 23,000 students on campus and to online listeners in both Europe and America. Cotton remembers walking in the snow and rain to the radio station in order to bring warmth, love and inspiration on the airwaves into the hearts of the listeners.
In 2008, Cotton received three nominations from The National Student Radio Awards through BBC Radio 1, in the categories of Best Male Presenter, Best Radio Program and Best Interviewer.
Love & Inspiration focuses on various topics of interest and in particular topics which enable the listener to experience more meaningful relationships in their lives; friendships, family, love and work relationships. Devoted listeners hear music of excellence; are inspired through exclusive interviews with VIP guests; listen to inspiring love & life changing stories; ask questions on relationship matters; win awesome prizes such as spa treatments; various gift certificates; dinners and more. In mid 2016, Love & Inspiration started rebroadcast programs on Andre Huie’s online radio, Voice of the Caribbean.
Cotton stated, “In view of Love & Inspiration’s 10th anniversary, I will be showing appreciation to my committed listeners and supporters during this year through exciting giveaways.”
He invites his already committed listeners, to tune into Love and Inspiration every Sunday from 3:00pm-5:00pm on Power 102.7FM or online www.pjd2radio.com or www.tunein.com (type in pjd2) and to catch the rebroadcast on both Sunday evenings from 8:00pm-10:00pm and Monday mornings from 10:00am-12:00pm on www.voiceofthecaribbean.net .