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“Jon Doe”. The Canadian-born,
Barbadian-bred Warren Forte has been burning up the airwaves on the island’s number one station
HOTT 95.3 FM for the last 21 years.
An accountant by training, he fell in love with music at the age of 11 after entering his alma mater
Harrison College, while there he started dee-jaying and investing in equipment, honing his skills in
the dancehall arena with noted DJ from the east, King Yellow. “I am really grateful to King Yellow for
teaching me the art of selecting; good selecting is no easy task and he was like a mentor to me.”
I followed my dream in Halifax and graduated from college with a degree in accounting While in Halifax, I worked the club and party scene, winning the Atlantic Canada DMC DJ
Competition in 1994 and hosting The Baseline Reggae Show – CKDU FM, broadcasting in 1992-96.
This was my first taste of radio and I relished it.
I find inspiration all around me. I try to make my music representative of myself and my generation. I love the places that most people don't give a second glance.
On his return to Barbados, he entered banking but yearned for a career in music. “In August 1997
we formed Renegade Sound. It was a close-knit group of friends - Quincy, Rudy, Triple XXX and I.
We were interested in being creative and versatile, we thought that was sorely lacking in the
dancehalls and on the radio waves at that time.”
By September 1999, Jon Doe was making his foray into local radio as HOTT 95.3 FM was
establishing itself as the radio station for the youth, and he did it the good old fashion way - he
applied. “I had to prove myself - nothing was handed to me on a platter and I worked very hard to get
to where I am.”
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