Charles Carter pays tribute to Jeff Scavella



Jeff Scavella – The Voice of Bahamian Radio

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Bahamas Press salute a great broadcaster, a VETERAN BROADCASTER, Jeff Scavella. Jeff died last Monday in his sleep. listen in as Charles Carter of 102.9FM honour the broadcaster on his ‘These are Bahamians’ show. GREAT WORK CHARLES!

  • I really enjoyed your audio feature on Jeff Scavella which was actually featured on my radio show.

    In Barbados we lost Terry mayers-a veteran radio and tv personality at age 40 who will be buried May 23rd,2008. He died following an asthmna attack on May 14th, 2008 . So we send our prayers to the Scavella and Mayers families in the Bahamas and Barbados. Thanks again Charles Carter.

  • Leon

    Dear Charles,

    I really enjoyed your dedication to the memory of Jeff Scavella. Although I had never met the man or listened to his show, the music you played made me feel that I somehow knew him.

    Moreover, that was the very first broadcast I had ever heard you make. It was excellent!

    All the best,


  • Elcott Coleby

    My favourite radio show during the 1970’s was “Out Island You Asked For It”, hosted by Jeff Scavella. There was a song by Otis Redding Jeff loved to play called “Good To Me.” For some reason once was never enough and Jeff had a pre-recorded track of himself saying “INSTANT REPLAY, INSTANT REPLAY, INSTANT REPLAY”. He would always use this track when he played “Good To Me” and I grew to love that song. Hearing that song twice back-to-back still wasn’t enough and it became one of my favourite Otis Redding songs.

    I met Jeff after his first stint in radio broadcasting. This was in the 1990’s when he worked in the petroleum industry as a service station manager. At that point in his life he was deeply spiritual and philosophical and I learned a great deal from him. We studied the scriptures together for several years and gradually drifted apart.

    He is a cultural icon and did set the standard for DJ’s in the Bahamas. He was a natural for media and his talents will be sorely missed.


  • Joyce

    I really appreciate this. I don’t know how old you are but I remember Jeff’s shows and they were awesome…I wish I could hear a recording of one now….

  • I was sadden to hear of the death of Jeff Scavella. I remember the early days when he began at ZNS back in the sixties. Jeff and Edgar Williams and I were students at Bahamas Academy and so our relationship predated his ZNS Days.

    Jeff was the kind of guy that I admired. Farewell my friend.

    Alfred Sturrup
    Phoenix AZ.