While I am Alive …My “Awake”

Dear friends and former colleagues of Ivy Wyatt, better known as Radio personality "Poison Ivy".

Ms. Wyatt will be hosting what she terms as her "AWAKE".


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Having recently been diagnosed with inoperable stage 4 cancer, she has decided that, rather than have a wake after she is dead, she would prefer to host an ‘AWAKE", a gathering with her close friends and families where she can personally tell them all goodbye.

Ivy Wyatt or "Poison Ivy" her radio name, started in the radio business 1988 when she was a part of the administrative staff at PJD2 and also hosted a radio program in the evenings from Monday to Fridays 8pm to 12 midnight.

She left St.Maarten for a period time and upon her return, she rejoined the staff of PJD2 where the she created a radio show called " Just the 2 of us".

In the early 90’s Ivy transitioned to work for Eddy Williams at 99.9 Great Bay Broadcasting. There she worked with Mike Jarvis and Phyllis Meit. In addition to being part of the administrative staff at 99.9, Ivy was the on air personally from 2pm to 6pm, did the news, and hosted her radio program "Ivy’s Neighborhood on Saturday afternoon 2 to 6pm.

During her time at 99.9 Ivy was invited to be the Master of Ceremonies at the Heineken Regatta which featured singing sensation Chaka Can, and Co-produced with Phyllis Meit "The Great Bay Salt Pond Reading Club", a 30 minutes program geared to introduce young listener celebrating music from local artist as well as world music, Caribbean folklore such as Anansi Tales and other Caribbean Classics

In 1994 Ivy moved to work with GEM RADIO, which later became JAM’N 94.7 under the direction of Norman Wathey. It was that this point when "Poison Ivy" the radio personality was born. Working as station manager as well as morning disc jockey "Poison Ivy" brought her creative and innovative style to JAM’N 94.7 making it the hippest station in its hey day until the station was sold.

During that era "Poison Ivy became very popular with the station frequent live broadcasting format, doing many live broad casts from high schools such as Sundial to Moon Splash with Banki Banks and August Monday in Anguilla. During that period JAM’N 94.7 also and became the official radio station for the Sinbad Soul Music Festival and many other live concert.

Right now Ivy is at home in the care of her family. As many enquiries have made with reference to her absence, she has decided that an "awake" would be a nice way to let her loved ones share some quality time with her before the cancer takes a turn for the worst

The awake will take place at the John Larmonie Center this Thursday February 2 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm. As her condition is very frail, she ask that people please be courteous and respect the time of the gathering.

She also insist, that this is not, as they say in St.Maarten English a time to come "MACCO"


For more information please call 554-9364 or 523-7418 or visit her Facebook page.