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WTJX NEWSFEED: January 4, 2024

Food Fair

On today's WTJX NewsFeed, Director of Festivals, Ian Turnbull, indicates that the 71st Annual Crucian Christmas Festival has been going great. We speak with Karen “Lady Mac” McIntosh-Bruce, who was crowned the 2023-2024 Calypso Monarch; we play an excerpt of her song “Puppet Man.” We speak with Dr. Bert Petersen and Dr. Donna Christian-Christensen, who were recently confirmed as trustees to the Board of the University of the Virgin Islands. Listen to these stories and more.

Marcellina Ventura-Douglas is the Radio News Reporter for WTJX-FM, 93.1. Born and raised on St. Croix, Ventura-Douglas graduated from the University of the Virgin Islands, where she received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. While at UVI, she worked in the office of Senator Shawn-Michael Malone before beginning her career in radio. Ventura-Douglas fell in love with radio growing up, when she and her father would spend every morning and afternoon listening to local radio news legend, Alvin G. After leaving Senator Malone's office, she became the program director of Vivid Streaming. She then joined WTJX-TV, Channel 12 as a producer. Soon after, she was tapped to switch to WTJX-FM to present an evening news. She is passionate about bringing radio news to the Virgin Islands community through the WTJX NewsFeed, airing every weekday at 5:00pm on 93.1 FM and available online, on demand.
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