Ysa Valdes, CEO
Grand Bahama, The Bahamas — After the launch of its radio station, Dove103.7FM and The Compass Newspaper a few years later in Grand Bahama, Infinity Communications Ltd. has added another nugget to its conglomerate — this time around an online television channel, the Dove Newsbrief — while taking its brand to two more islands in the Northern Bahamas.
Dove103.7FM, arguably the most listened to alternative radio station playing contemporary Christian music, reached another milestone on November 11th when it celebrated nine years as the only Gospel Radio Station covering the Northern Bahamas.
Dove Chief Executive Officer Ysa Valdes admits the road has been both exciting and challenging, having gone through a number of major storms, more recently Hurricane Dorian which crippled several radio stations for months, but, unlike a few of them, Dove managed to replug and get back on air and is now trying to stay afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We know we have a purpose in the community and we are aware of how much our listeners depend on us to get them through the day — whether it’s just to hear an inspiring word or an uplifting song at that very moment when they need it the most,” Valdes said.
“We are continuing with re-establishing our brand in Abaco and we are going to launch Alice Town, Bimini. We have decided to add another component to our media conglomerate with live stream television — starting off by streaming through YouTube and Facebook and then going on to use our own streaming platform.”The Dove Newsbrief, which provides daily local, national, international and sports news content, keeping its listeners informed on what’s happening in The Bahamas and around the world, and the newest talk show, Make It Make Sense, hosted by Darren Cooper on Thursdays at 11:00am, are now on Dove’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.
“We’ve built a committed, vibrant team and The Dove Nation is strong. We are a part of this community. We remain invested in these communities and we are grateful that the Dove Nation has stuck with us all of these years,” Valdes said. “You’ve listened to us and we are listening to you — bringing you what you want to hear and watch as we continue to grow together.”
The Dove CEO is excited about what the future holds for Dove Nation, the partnerships that are being formed in the communities through its philanthropic arm, especially during these difficult times, and the plans on the drawing board that are gradually coming to fruition.