By Marc Parc
Highly regarded Jamaican radio talk show host, Dr. Kingsley Stewart, more popularly known as Ragashanti, will be suspending his popular Tambareen Radio outlet until further notice.
The online radio station, which was officially launched by Ragashanti last year, as well as its host website, mixupyaad.com will cease broadcasting and publishing effective June 14 as the controversial personality will be completely revamping both brands. Ragashanti announced the move on Sunday via Mix Up Yaad as well as his official Facebook page, explaining his reasoning behind this decision.
"I regret to inform you all that Mix Up Yaad (mixupyaad.com) and Tambareen Radio will suspend publishing and broadcasting Thursday, June 14, 2012. This is in order to initiate a total reconceptualization and revamping of both the site and the station. There is not yet a date on which the web site and the station will restart. I sincerely thank you for your support over the time you were affiliated with us. I also regret any inconvenience this necessary move may cause,” he said.
"Look out for a different and improved Mix Up Yaad and Tambareen Radio in the future!"
However, Ragashanti will continue to make his presence felt on the airwaves as he will be hosting his regular morning show, Ragashanti In Di Mawning on Link Up Radio in New York.
"I'll still be doing 'Ragashanti in di Mawning' on Link Up Radio, New York, WVIP 93.5 in the mornings from 5 to 10 a.m. US Eastern time. Livestream at www.linkupradio.com, Blackberry listening at http://linkupradio.com/bb.html, or listen on your phone by dialing (832) 225 5349."
Ragashanti debuted Tambareen Radio and Mix Up Yaad last July, just months after his highly popular radio program, Ragashanti Live was axed from Nationwide Radio after the Broadcasting Commission ordered the show off air due to alleged violations. Tambareen Radio features several noteworthy programs including Seriously Speaking, Buss It Out and Outa Orda, a highly regarded late night talk show addressing topics of an X-rated or adult nature.