RadioA1A®… 2019 State of the Station
RadioA1A® is an affiliate of the A1A Media Network (A1A Media LLC) and was created in 2013 by Harry Teaford in Islamorada, Florida with a goal and mission to broadcast Tropical Music, Entertainment, News and Information to the world from the Florida Keys. RadioA1A® studios are located at the 81 mile-marker oceanside on US 1 (FL State Road A1A). The A1A Media Network also streams Country Music by independent songwriters 24/7 on Cruisin’ Country Radioand Inspirational independent songwriters 24/7 on Paradise Road Radio.
Many RadioA1A® programs are simultaneously video streamed live to the A1A Media Network YouTube Channel, multiple Facebook pages, and Twitter/Periscope. We distribute our RadioA1A®programming to over 25 Podcast Application platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Deezer, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Tunein, Alexa and Google Play. Podcast distribution allows for easy access to program replays by the public using smartphone and computer Podcast applications.
Unique RadioA1A® musical programming is contributed by independent singer-songwriters. It may be difficult or even impossible to find cover songs or well-known recording artists in the 24/7 programming rotation. Many have referred to RadioA1A® programming as “The Best Music You’ve Never Heard”. We call it “Music for The Road To Paradise”. RadioA1A® programming is easily accessible on dedicated smartphone and internet media applications.
The RadioA1A® Islamorada studios allow us to provide unique audio/video production both live and recorded in a Florida Keys setting. We conduct studio recording sessions, live and recorded performances, produce music videos and quality streaming broadcasts from this facility. RadioA1A® Programming Director, Dewey Engstrom has 30 plus years in Radio, TV and Audio production. Dewey is also an accomplished painter, graphic artist, Social Media manager and website developer.
We have a close relationship with Tuff Duck Music Productions in Jackson, TN. They have embraced the ‘Tropical Americana’ music format and provide independent artists with advanced studio production, music distribution/publishing, marketing, and management. Tuff Duck Music has relationships with major studios in Memphis, Nashville, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
RadioA1A® News Director and Local Programming Producer is Keys Radio veteran, Mark Mills from Key Largo. Our Medical Programming is hosted and produced by world renowned surgeon, Dr. Bob McLellan from Marathon Key. Dr. Bob’s medical Moments air 4 times daily on RadioA1A® to educate and discuss healthcare issues that affect all of us. Dr. Bob also delivers our daily National and International News reports.
The Official Honorary Mayor of the Florida Keys & Key West, Mayor Gonzo Mays and Harry T host ‘The Weekly Trop 40′Tropical Americana Music Official Top 40 Countdown each Sunday at Noon, live from RadioA1A® studios.
RadioA1A® also produces RadioA1A® LIVE Sessions which features an independent singer-songwriter performance, live recording session and broadcast on the A1A Media Network. RadioA1A® LIVE Sessions works in conjunction with Dave Fader and ‘Islamorada Community Entertainment’ (ICE). RadioA1A® LIVE Sessions is produced each Wednesday evening at 7:30 in front of a live studio audience. This unique ‘Listening Room’ musical experience is produced by Dewey Engstrom. RadioA1A® LIVE Sessions is becoming popular locally and worldwide and features independent songwriters and entertainers from near and far.
The Florida Keys Real Estate Guys Show, airing live at Noon, Mondays, with hosts Mykael Marinelli and Mark Mills, will soon be celebrating 100 episodes. The Florida Keys Real Estate Guys show is widely recognized as the unrivaled source for invaluable and up to date information on Real Estate in the Florida Keys. Mykael Marinelli also hosts our unique Florida Keys Fishing show, ‘Tight Lines’ Friday and Saturday mornings at 7:00. Mark also hosts our ‘VA Report’ at 8:00 AM Saturday and Sunday and Midnight, Mondays.
Although RadioA1A® offers a tremendous lineup of local ‘Keys’ programming, there are also many virtual RadioA1A®‘Trop Jocks’ (Tropical Music DJs) broadcasting from Canada, Washington DC, Chicago, Indianapolis, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Tampa who share the Tropical dream with passionate listeners everywhere to someday travel down A1A, the ‘Road to Paradise’, and visit the Florida Keys. RadioA1A Programs offer a virtual paradise to these passionate listeners worldwide. One of the most popular LIVE Shows in the tropical music genre’ is ‘Weekdays With Wilson’ hosted by Lyle Wilson every weekday morning at 8:00 AM simulcast onRadioA1A® and Cruisin’ Country Radio.
In 2015, RadioA1A® and Confetti Cove Entertainment created an exclusive and original multi location broadcast event that coincides with the annual Parrothead ‘Phlocking’ to Key West. Each year, during the last full week of October and first weekend in November the RadioA1A® broadcast team assembles in Port Richey, FL and kick off the annual ‘Phollow the Phlock MOTM Pit Stop Tour’. This ‘Tropical Americana’ independent songwriter tour finishes in a big “Party with a Purpose” at the ‘Meeting of the Minds’ (MOTM) Parrothead convention in Key West.
RadioA1A® listener statistics indicate that the average demographic description of our listeners/viewers are white females, average aged 52, empty nesters and household purchase decision makers with disposable income. We actively target that growing demographic. Our listenership is in the tens of thousands daily accessing RadioA1A® programming on smartphones, Alexa, smart TVs and PCs.
The RadioA1A® audience is growing considerably and are loyal and passionate about hearing RadioA1A® programming and the original Tropical songs by independent ‘Tropical Americana’ songwriters. Every month, over 4,000 new fans are discovering RadioA1A® Programming for the first time and total listenership has surpassed two million listeners over the last 5 years. RadioA1A® was awarded the 2016 & 2017 ‘Wave’ Awards for ‘Radio Station of the Year’ by the Trop Rock Music Association.
Browse the RadioA1A® website thoroughly for more information and feel free to visit our many social media pages. Social Media is our Virtual Billboard marketing our programming on the streaming internet highway. “The Internet of Everything”.