Gospel Vibes Radio spreading its wings


A dream realized is how Delroy Lingo would describe the Gospel Vibes Radio station which has taken off like a rock since its official launch almost a year ago.
With over 12 syndicated stations and more to come on stream, Lingo could not be happier about its success.
“All the feedback we have been getting are positive...some of the comments we get is that it reminds them of back home in Jamaica, listening to radio on a Sunday,” the Connecticut-based host of Gospel Vibes told yarflex.
Host and founder of Gospel Vibes Radio, Delingo says his aim is to promote and elevate new and upcoming gospel artistes and gospel music to the next level, and to preserve the traditional gospel music heritage.
Gospel Vibes Radio has been a long time dream of Delingo who have spent the last three decades in broadcasting Caribbean programmes.

Gospel Vibes Radio features music, interviews, reviews, the spoken word and a prayer line. It currently hosts the largest syndicated Caribbean gospel programme and is located in Hartford, Connecticut with a local office in Kingston.
Delroy Lingo has been involved in the gospel music fraternity for over 30 years. He was road manager for the Golden Touch Gospel Band for several years. Delingo then joined Life Production Company as concert manager, and assistant producer; a position that allowed him to work closely with local and international artistes. However, his dream for the gospel music fraternity was not being fulfilled because he was not able to reach the new upcoming artistes. In 1991, Delingo left Life Production to start his own company Impact Gospel Promotion and Booking Agency. Impact Gospel Promotions was one of the largest and most dynamic in Jamaica’s gospel fraternity. Delingo’s great talent was often displayed through artiste management, and production and distribution of gospel music locally and internationally. Impact Gospel Promotions was booking agency for top Jamaican gospel artistes such as: Joan Flemmings & The Inspirers, Claudell Clarke, Echoes of Joy, Schroeter Brothers, Sister Scully, Lorene Williams, Sandra Brooks, Jerry Thompson, Derrick Douglas, Marvia Wilson-Providence, The Humming Birds, Young Batalions, Clauding Stewart and Billy Joe Neil among many others.
In 1993 Delingo hosted his first radio show Impact Gospel Time on Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC) and it ran for three years. He then went to Love FM, Jamaica’s only gospel radio station and worked there for another three years. He later moved to Roots FM where he hosted two radio shows - Gospel Roots and Gospel Vibes.
In 2000, he moved to Hartford, Connecticut and continued his radio ministry with Father G as co-host of Wake Up and Live on WESU 88.1 FM. He now hosts his own show Gospel Vybz.
With the Internet gospel station impacting lives, Delingo says he couldn’t be happier...but according to him “we still have a long way to go.”