Welcome to the Sound of the Tropics

orangeRuleCome Join us at the New Sonesta Ocean Point Resort in Sint Maarten! Ocean-Point-2015The much-anticipated Sonesta Ocean Point Resort in Sint Maarten, DWI offers elegant, limitless all-inclusive first class service! Featuring the ultra chic Caribbean lifestyle with 3 adults’ only pools, the trendy ocean front Azul restaurant, stunning sunset views & 24-hour complimentary room service! Outlandish Butler service is also featured and available in select suites.

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orangeRuleSt Martin Billfish tournament 2015 is right away the corner.  Prizes, concerts and sport fishing at its best!  Featuring Jamaica’s very own Raging Fyah.  There is still time to enter. This year you really  don’t want to miss out on the FUN!!orangeRuleMarch 30- April 5, 2015
Caribbean Perfection | The BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival BVI-R-2015bThe BVI Spring Regatta is the one Caribbean Regatta that has something for everyone who attends. Whether you race, cruise, practice or just come to party, we have it all! Race & Cruise your way through the BVI. The week-long BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival takes you throughout the beautiful British Virgin Islands. Starting at Nanny Cay, the Sailing Festival will kick off two days of warm up racing on Tuesday and return to Nanny Cay on Thursday for a Maritime Heritage/ Layday at Nanny Cay. After the warm up, the BVI Spring Regatta kicks off three days of some of the best racing in the Caribbean. Only the best survive to take home the Gold and the Glory, along with great stories and experiences that keep sailors coming back year after year. You can participate in all five races of the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, be it part or all of the Festival, or the three-day Regatta. With a huge choice of shore side accommodations and activities there’s no need to leave your loved ones at home.

orangeRuleCome Join us Saturday January 31st 2015 in Cane Garden Bay, Tortola BVI! Then Saturday February 7th 2015 in Kimsha Beach, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten.
For the First Annual Tradewinds Radio and Cruising Outpost Cruisers Party in Paradise! Packed with Live Music, Food, Fun and Friends!

WebBanner_2014-CrusingParty_565x200_rev10-31-14-01The Party venue in St. Maarten Saturday February 7th 2015 will be the famous Buccaneer Beach Bar www.buccaneerbeachbar.com on beautiful Kimsha Beach, Simpson Bay, home of many memorable Heineken Regatta parties. This great location is perfect for cruisers because it’s just outside the Dutch side bridge into Simpson Bay Lagoon and a short walk from hotels, casinos, and The St. Maarten Yacht Club (open to all) is just across the street.
The family friendly party will start in the afternoon with cool steel pan music, beach barbecue, and beverages, and even some acrobats and clowns. Meet celebrities, win big in the charity raffle, and pick up a souvenir T-shirt. When the sun goes down we’ll party to the Eric Stone Band.
Anchor out in Simpson Bay or Simpson Bay Lagoon and dinghy ashore, or take an easy trip on the local Dollar Bus from anywhere on St. Maarten. We’ll See you there!

The party in Cane Garden Bay, Tortola BVI, will be Saturday January 31st 2015. The venue will be tranquil Myett’s Beach Bar and Restaurant in fabulous Carne Garden Bay, Tortola BVI (listen the Jimmy Buffet’s song “Myetts” and check out www.myetts.com to get in the mood).
This is a family friendly event with door prizes, food, beverages and a charity raffle with really cool stuff, radio and TV and magazine celebrities.
The party starts in late afternoon with a cool beach vibe, and then gets into the down island mood with the cruising tunes of the Eric Stone Band, direct from their new base in the Florida Keys.
Anchor out and dinghy ashore, or a take a short taxi trip from Road Town.

orangeRuleThis limitless all-inclusive St Maarten resort is a spectacular “destination within a destination,” offering endless activities for your enjoyment and relaxation.. A large pool with cascading waterfalls40 percent off, four tennis courts, a lively children’s program, an array of water sports, swim-up pool bar, five restaurants & bars, a casino and nightclub and much more. Set atop 10 acres of lush beachfront casino-royale-logoproperty, our 534-room Caribbean luxury hotel is a “destination within a destination.” You’ll enjoy a wide range of activities and amenities — including three restaurants; meeting space; two pools; a casino; a theater; a resort village with shops, dining, and entertainment; tennis; and a spa! Start planning your Dream vacation today Click here and visit www.sonesta.com/mahobeachorangeRuleWe’re Proud to announce This year that Antilles Power is The Official Tradewinds Radio Tournament Sponsor!  Please Visit them Here at the Antilles Power site!antilles power2014orangeRuleBritish Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival 28th July – 9th August 2014. 60 years of cultural display and appreciation. VI festival 2014: Our diamond Jubilee Celebration! Come learn More and see the full schedule of events HERE!festival 60 promo-ZING ADA celebration of our ancestors’ freedom from colonialism and our cultural history. During time we showcase the culture and history of our people in grand style with extravaganzas of local and international music, pageants, Food Fairs, j’ouvert (street jamming), parades, gospel celebrations and folklore presentations…orangeRule
Come to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) this summer, to experience true Summer FREEdom. Take advantage of incredible offers throughout our 60 beautiful islands, islets and cays. Enjoy free nights, resort credits, free car rentals and free excursions. Summer in the BVI will be a vacation like no other. The one that you have been dreaming about. It is the season for deals and celebrations and with the 60th Anniversary of our Emancipation Festival, July 28 – August 9, 2014 there is a host of activities to enjoy.

Come learn more at the Official BVI Tourism site Click here!
July 4th partyAmericana Music Festival 2014.

The first annual DTC Americana Music Festival will be hosted by Dockside Tropical Cafe’ in Marathon FL in the beautiful Florida Keys.
The festival will begin Monday June 30 at noon and end Saturday July 5th at 10pm. Running every day from noon-10pm.
Dockside Tropical Cafe will provide a state of the art sound system, lights on their tiki themed main stage. Solo & Duo performances will happen during the day beginning everyday at noon and continuing to 6pm when the night time headliner acts will take the stage each night at 7pm. Bands from as far away as New York City will be performing.
~ Cost? Free to the public! ~
What’s Americana?
Many sub-genres are included in Americana Music. Of first and foremost importance is that it is American. Derived from the traditions of acoustic music played since the early settlers came to America. It has expanded over the years to include Blues, Rock, R&B, Folk, Trop-Rock, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly and more.
Over 30 performers will attend this inaugural event. Sponsored by The Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce, Better Off Wet Magazine, Island Breeze Productions and more.

If you’d like to become a sponsor please click the sponsor page.orangeRuleDockside-Band-Eric-Stone-Jun-2014-webEric Stone rocks a great mix of music for boats, bars, babes, beers, and beaches at Dockside Tropical Café in Marathon Key.  Stop in from Land or sea and tell him you heard him on Tradewinds Radio! Stay tuned for info about the Dockside 4th of July Bash! They’ll have Even more bands, beers and boats!

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The Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta Organizing Committee want to welcome  you all to the 2014 edition.  Let’s all enjoy the best nautical destination in the Caribbean; Palmas del Mar.  This south eastern point in Puerto Rico offers both excellent sailing conditions and a resort destination.  Let’s enjoy them all together on its new date that closes the caribbean sailing season and opens the summer.  You all know the “Heineken experience”; excellence and quality both in the sailing experience as well as the day and evening events for the participants and the guest.  Great Party and Great Sailing in the Puerto Rican waters…

Check out the Event Schedule for The Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta Below and Good Winds and Cheers!hr2014orangeRule


It began in 1980 with a modest 12 entries and has steadily climbed to over 200 boats and in the last year has drawn web traffic from over 160 individual countries!

This event is a unique blend of International sailing, with boats from as far away as Russia and Brazil, and musical talent the likes of the Black Eyed Peas, the Marley Brothers, Maxi Priest and Wyclef Jean to name a few.  Nowhere else in the world will you find such an event, each day brings new finish locations, new and unique party atmospheres and bands from around the world.
The 2014 St.Maarten Heineken Regatta will kick off on March 6th with the pre event Gill Commodore’s Cup and will end on Kim Sha Beach Sunday March 9th.  Four days of world class racing and four nights of fun-filled Heineken parties will take place and offers something for everyone.  Participants and guests enjoy great food, ice cold beers and international music performers each night.  With the official slogan being “Serious Fun” it is no wonder people come from over 25 countries to attend this one of a kind regatta.
The St.Maarten Heineken Regatta, which will celebrate its 34th edition, had over two hundred entries in 2013 and looks forward to hosting just as many participating boats from March 6 – 9, 2014.  It is known as one of the “must do” events in the Caribbean whether you attend for the sailing or the concerts, you won’t want to miss it.
Join us for the 34th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta March 6 – 9, 2014!


2014 Strictly Sail Miami Cruising Outpost Cruisers’ Party!

CO Cruiser’s Party Saturday – Bayside Marina The party is Sat Feb 15th 2014 over by the food court and bar. ITS STARTS WHEN THE SHOW CLOSES AT 6PM. There will be free Beer, Wine and Pizza as long as it lasts and then a cash bar will be available. The new Eric Stone band will be playing and we have lots of great prizes to give away.


Hello Loyal Local Listeners! “Tradewinds Radio – Local Live Streaming” is Now Launched For your pleasure!

Covering the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico:                                      Launch Tradewinds 92.3 FM Here!TWR on TuneIn-Radio!

Covering The Turks and Caicos:                                                      Launch Tradewinds 104.5 FM Here!

Covering Anguilla, St. Martin, Sint Maarten, and St. Barths:                                        Launch Tradewinds 105.1 FM Here!

Your Local FM Tradewinds Stations are also currently being added to the TuneIn Radio Network as well and you’ll be the First to know! Stay tuned Here for More Local Stations and Updates!

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‘A Changes In Latitude’ Attitude  for our Loyal Listeners
Livin’ the dream, or just dreaming about it, Tradewinds’ stirs visions of warm white sands and tropical seas. Tradewinds’ is a happy mix of Pop, classic country, classic rock, and easy listening tunes are blended with a bit of classic reggae and calypso into a tropical delight – Music you can sing along to, and just enough news, weather, and features to keep informed. Tradewinds says enjoy ‘Tranquility Wrapped in Blue and Take the vacation home with you! Click on ‘Listen Live’ to hear it now!  Click Here to join the Tradewinds Club for lots of great steals and deals.

“Tradewinds Radio – The Sound Of The Tropics” is programming for a rapidly growing network of FM radio and online broadcasters serving the rapidly growing affluent 35-65+ expatriate and visitor populations in Florida, the Caribbean and Central America.

From the Florida Keys to the Tobago Cays, hear Tradewinds Radio on local broadcast affiliates, as well as marinas, hotels, and online at www.tradewindsradio.com.



30 thoughts on “Welcome to the Sound of the Tropics

  1. Thanks, and thanks too for playing Michael Franti and Spearhead the other morning; what a great way to start the morning drive to the office off right! We love your blend of reggae, steel pan, country and western and pop music; something for everyone. Been here 34 years and you guys are the best in all that time. Hope you are around for the long haul.

    • Hello! I believe that is by Eric Stone. He’s a Florida and Cruiser favorite! Here is a quick link to it. Also, you can find a most of his music on his site HERE
      Stay warm and See you soon!

      • It was great to see them play live at the Miami Strictly Sail show. Cold beer, Pizza and Lots of cruisers!

  2. I just came back from our second trip to St. Martin and sooooo happy to find this station on the computer. Like others keep mentioning, BEST station of all time. I love the mix and the tunes that are playing are by far much better then all the stations in the US that just play the same thing over and over. So happy I can stream this to keep listening! Don’t change a thing, just keep playing all the amazing tunes!!!

  3. I always used my iPhone as an mp3 player through the auxiliary port in my pick up, due to the fact that radio stations always play mixed garbage. First time I heard this station, i was hooked. All my radios are stuck on this station, which plays all genres with the best songs ever written. I have to admit that this is the best radio station I’ve ever listened to, in my life that is.

  4. Sounded female…was a nice soft reggae beat, but unfortunately I’ve never heard the song title or name of the artist when it’s been on. Do you have a full daily playlist posted somewhere? Sorry for the trouble, I’d just love to find that song. Thanks!

  5. Great radio station!! What’s the song I’ve heard recently .. something like.. ‘I’ll take a stand’…it’s played a lot, and would like to find the name of this song, along with artist. Keep the great tunes playing!

    • Hello! Glad you enjoy the tunes! We searched a bit.. but no luck.. Do you recall if it was a male or female voice? Country, Reggie or modern tune? Hum a few bars at the PC screen maybe ;}

  6. You have to Love the Tropics in the Summer… You know by that 3-4pm daily shower that Happy Hour is close! Who needs a Pesky Watch ;}

  7. Awesome music!… We first heard Tradewinds on 104.5 in St. Martin; then again in the VI on 92.3, and now on 104.5 in the Turks & Caicos…. You’re all the music we need aboard. Thanks and Keep it up!

  8. Hey Trade Wind Radio, I feel compelled to give you a shout out for the playlist and great DJ last Saturday (July 20th). Some friend were sailing to Jost Van Dyke with the radio blasting your selections, sun, wind, great tunes…Kudos!! JP Melanson

  9. also there was another song played that same day (Thursday in turks and caicos islands) that I cant find and it was a parody to guantanamera called ‘ I needed one ton tomato’ can anyone find me these two songs to download ?

    • Hello! Patricia ;} I believe the song you are asking about is called “Two Ton Tomatoes” by The Barefoot Man from the album Rum and Coconut Water. It seems like a good combo for the afternoon; being barefoot, eating tomatoes and drinking rum and coconut water! Happy Hunting!

  10. whats the song I heard recently on the radio when I was out fishing where this guy sings about hes puking again over the side of the boat ???

    • Hmmmmm, We’ll have to do some investigating to figure this one out… I’ll need a boat, booze and a break! Back to you ASAP after the Research!

  11. Off to the Beach today with Tradewinds jamming on the portable. Thanks for providing the entertainment for a hard days work with the sand and surf!

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