Popular disc jockey Kurt Riley has hung up his headphones at Fame 95FM after 16 years at the station.
His departure became effective on Monday, according to a news release issued by his publicist.
“While I’m grateful for the experiences and growth I received at FAME, I can’t continue with the brand’s creative direction,” Riley said, adding that “FAME started out as a lifestyle station that catered to everyone regardless of age and I believe that made the brand a hit with many people at the time.”
Riley, who is the son of late veteran record producer Winston Riley, will continue to be involved with music on all levels, the news release said.
He said he will continue his multiple play-outs, music production, and execution of entertainment events. His most recent music project was the production of the ‘Jambe-An’ rhythm which has seen the international success of the Charly Blacks’ single Party Animal.
Riley has also started a monthly event dubbed ‘Traila Load Wednesdays’ where patrons party to the music of the 80’s,90’s and early 2000.
According to the release, he is now setting his sights on bigger projects that will propel his brand as well as reggae and dancehall music to the next phase.
“This is just the close of a chapter as I open the next one. This is just the beginning of what is to come so all I can say is stay tuned to the Party Animal,” he said.