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Martin Jay began his radio career on September 30th 1990 at 8pm on Choice FM radio. He used this platform to become a household name within the Caribbean community as The UK Prince of Soca.
In July 1997 Martin embarked upon a new stage in his commercial career when he became co-presenter of the flagship breakfast show, one of the most coveted slots for any DJ due to extensive audience figures that could be reached daily. He spent 14 amazing years waking up London with music, interviews, laughter and his own special and unique style.
Martin aka Big Pappy considers himself a Caribbean Music specialist and has interviewed a vast number of Caribbean artists including Sparrow, Machel Montano, David Rudder and the late Arrow. Creating a platform to showcase the immense talent, beauty and fun that he knows lie in the Caribbean. He has been involved in the creation of some of London’s biggest soca parties including Cocoyea, Soca City and Colours.
Martin has also branched out into other dynamic forms of Media dabbling in print media by hosting a column in The Voice Newspaper and more recently by creating and running an online TV channel www.socavision.com together with his son Duane Jay and step-daughter Rochelle B. Bringing a visual aspect to what he enjoys most, celebrating the beauties of the Caribbean.
Martin Jay presents The Caribbean Affair, which can still be heard every Sunday evening on www.bakahnalradio.com from 6pm – 8pm
In addition to radio presenting and club DJing, Martin also works with young people within the community teaching them media skills including presenting, producing and editing.
In the last year Martin has adapted a much more healthier approach to life and lost an incredible 20KG. He shares his health journey on his social media platforms in the hope that others will be inspired to make a healthier lifestyle change.