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A graduate of St Thomas University with a Communication Arts bachelor degree, Jeanette started her broadcasting career in public radio as a volunteer for WLRN Radio Reading Service in 1999. Crediting her development not only to strong determination and ambition, but also to the support of her co-workers, she developed her unique radio personality. She was introduced to the South Florida public as the weekend announcer while filling in for the late Clint O'Neil on Sounds of the Caribbean.
Today, Jeanette produces and hosts the Soca edition of Sounds of the Caribbean and brings the Caribbean together during the early hours on Saturday mornings, when she blasts the airwaves with a Caribbean mix of reggae, dancehall, Soca, Benna, Zouk, Kompa, Cadence, Salsa, Junkanoo and all the other unique genres of the Caribbean basin. She aims to educate the public of the region's diversity and similarities, while adding to the diverse sounds of WLRN. She perceives herself as a product of the godfather of reggae, Clint O'Neil, and is affectionately known as the "Duchess of Sounds" of the Caribbean.
Adding a small island flavor, Jeanette hails from the tiny Caribbean island of Antigua, where she received her high school education at the Christ the King Catholic High School and attended the Antigua State College achieving the college diploma in Commercial Studies before migrating to Florida to pursue an associate degree in merchandising at the International Fine Arts College in Miami.
Whether you're just dabbling or a die hard fan, be sure to tune in for the best of Caribbean music on Sounds of the Caribbean.
You can take a vacation in the islands overnight, courtesy of Sounds of the Caribbean. Our knowledgeable and engaging hosts, "Rass D" David Reuter, "the Dutchess" Jeanette Drew, and Rich Davis will guide you on your journey from Jamaica to Trinidad.
You'll hear every variety of Caribbean music from Reggae and Calypso to Soca, Dance Hall, Steel Pan and more. From its earliest roots to the most contemporary hits.