We had the good fortune of connecting with Wayne Hall and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Wayne, what do you attribute your success to?
I established a motto, ‘Where information meets music” and I have remained consistent with it. When anyone listens to The Wayne Hall Show they are guaranteed music they may have not even heard before, along with fresh and pertinent information. I will say the success is being committed, dedicated, consistent and staying true to what I promise.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have been a teacher since age 21. In recent years I returned to the classroom teaching special education. I have since obtained a Masters degree in special education. I also have a bachelors degree in Business management and a diploma in broadcasting. I mention these because I strongly believe that the growth of my platform has been due to a combination of all these training and experiences. I try to deliver in a way that anyone can relate yet maintaining a the qualities that make me standout. For example after an interview my guests are always very complimentary and state that it was different form what they are accustomed to. There is a level of respect, clarity and respect for what I do, how I do and for my audience. I am most proud of the fact that I can be seen today as a serious media presence in the community. Every journey has its challenges. As far as The Wayne Hall Show is concerned it began on Saturday afternoons as part of a set of shows on a platform known as Island Blend Radio. I then moved on to Reggae Vibes Radio and ePower102.1FM from there. The biggest challenge I think has been to remain focused and stick to your vision. No one else can see your vision through for you. Lessons learned along the way include being consistent, focused on your brand built around your unique skills and also to stay away from the temptation of controversy. I rather focus on substance that will inform and uplift my community. I also recognize the skill set of my counterparts and seek to have a connection although from the outside we may seem to be rivals. I want the world to know that The Wayne Hall Show is here because of a love and desire to serve my community. We do not have a CBS or Fox5 in the Caribbean community. The Wayne Hall Show is nowhere near those networks however for every community individual or organization that I can bring to the knowledge of the greater community, I would have achieved my mission.

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Atlanta is a great area for entertaining. It totally depends on who the individual is and what kind of experiences they are seeking to have. In the past here are some of the places I have taken my guests. Dr. Martin Luther King Center CNN Lake Lanier Lake Oconee Vibes Night Club Footprints Night Club A reggae show if one is on during their stay Ray’s on The River Six Flags Papadeux Kingston 30 Restaraunt, K&S Jerk Shop Stone Mountain Park

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
So many names and books and even movies come to mind. I was drawn to radio by the unmistakable voice and verbal prowess of Robert Bobby Fray in Jamaica. At the time he was covering cricket on the radio. When I heard him, I stopped what I was doing and just kept listening. I would listen to him every chance I got including on a Sunday show he hosted named “Exposure”. I must also shout out Chris Armond a horse racing commentator whose ability to make you feel like you were there watching the race is second to none. I have to shout out the radio disc jockeys who I loved to listen to over the years. Errol Thompson, Barry G, Winston Williams and Allan Magnus to name a few. As far as the success of The Wayne Hall Show is concerned, I have to shout out the platform on which it has thrived. My teammates on the platform have all contributed to the success. Guche Londan, Marlon Folkes, DJ Redds, DJ ShawnAtl have all contributed. I have been blessed to be around some great talents in the business too. Chenet Nerett of Power 102.1 FM and now Haiti On Demand and DJ Ezzy B and Anthony Turner are just a few of many I could list. Shout out to Jannice O’Shea who has added a dimension to The Wayne Hall Show. She is disciplined consistent and loves her community. My story would not be complete without shouting out family. My wife Michelle and daughters Chellayne and Waychelle are my world. They bear the ultimate sacrifice as I pursue my passion.

Website: www.Thewaynehallshow.com
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Linkedin: Wayne Hall
Twitter: @waynehallshow
Facebook: @waynehallshow
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJay0eWecK7Tdcw2zTRlzHw?view_as=subscriber
Other: https://www.amazon.com/Wayne-Hall/e/B00HH27534%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

Image Credits
Norm Hoyes