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radioguy
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April 12, 2009 5:10 pm  

Does anyone know if there are any radio broadcasting/ engineering jobs on USVI?? I currently manage a radio station in Alaska, but I'm tired of freezing.......


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Ms Information
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April 13, 2009 3:03 am  

Does anyone know if there are any radio broadcasting/ engineering jobs on USVI?? I currently manage a radio station in Alaska, but I'm tired of freezing.......

http://www.caribbean-radio.com/

I would guess that there are jobs that become available here from time to time. It is a very small market and probably barely pays a living wage, but why not check out some of the stations on the attachment I have provided. Warm is good.(tu)


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Gerie
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April 13, 2009 3:22 am  

Could it possibly be.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_-ZN4RKQvg

Sorry, Radioguy, I just couldn't resist. I hear "radio" and "Alaska" in the same sentence and this comes to mind. I'll bet you hear it all the time.


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radioguy
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April 13, 2009 4:26 am  

Yes, I hear that quite often, but things are just a bit different than they show on TV. The cost of living in Alaska is get outrageous. You would think heating fuel and gas would be cheap in Alaska, but in the bush communities we pay above $4 a gallon. Milk is $10 a gallon, bread about $8 a loaf..You get the idea. Oh yeah and I'm tired of freezing.......


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Edward
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April 13, 2009 5:08 am  

radioguy,

Just a suggestion, but you may want to check out radio stations in Puerto Rico to see if they are interested in setting up an affiliate in VI.

My favorite radio station in VI is a classical music station in San Juan. Other formats are more popular, so there may be some interest.


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radioguy
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April 13, 2009 5:20 pm  

Just looking for a little warmth and sunshine.........


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April 14, 2009 11:58 pm  

Yes, I hear that quite often, but things are just a bit different than they show on TV. The cost of living in Alaska is get outrageous. You would think heating fuel and gas would be cheap in Alaska, but in the bush communities we pay above $4 a gallon. Milk is $10 a gallon, bread about $8 a loaf..You get the idea. Oh yeah and I'm tired of freezing.......

Who runs the grocery stores there, locals or outsiders?
The pricing you gave seems familiar somehow...though, you must be exaggerating, right?


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Betty
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April 15, 2009 1:01 am  

Sounds like St John prices. 🙂


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radioguy
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April 15, 2009 1:31 am  

Most of the bush stores are Alaska Commercial Company Stores. Some are locally owned by Tribes and some are not, but they are all very expensive and no I was not exaggerating. Cigarettes just went up, they now cost $9.01 per pack. A six pack of Corona is about $20. Postal shipping rates also just went up so everything is going up about 12%. I'm still waiting on that job offer and a cold beer......Be Well.


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April 15, 2009 3:14 pm  

Well at least if you come here there won't be sticker shock in the grocery store. Prices are very high here but not quite as high as what you have described (except maybe the milk). Cigarettes are cheap here as tourists frequently buy the max allowed w/o customs duty to bring home. The Beer is cheaper too (not by too much but still cheaper) but the rum is cheapest of all. As they say, rum and sun will cure what ails you!


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radioguy
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April 15, 2009 8:28 pm  

I have been checking out other post about STX and it seems jobs are hard to come by...Maybe I should consider buying a heavier coat and stay in Alaska..........Nah....


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Betty
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April 15, 2009 9:14 pm  

Jobs in radio will be very hard to come by. Engineering, depends what kind you do. If you come with enough cash for about 3 or 4 months you should be fine. Long as you're willing to take what comes. It tends to take a year or two to find your ideal job here. You need time to make contacts. Everything's kinda by word of mouth and who you know, so you generally need time to make friends and contacts. But you can always get a job inbetween finding the career you really want to be doing. Being a shy person would be hard here, but you're in radio so I'm assuming thats not a problem. Best of Luck.


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radioguy
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April 16, 2009 7:23 pm  

CASH??? Whats that? Ever since my daughter started college last year I haven't had to much of that........


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sweetmelissaann
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April 16, 2009 9:15 pm  

How about massage therapy/personal training? I just visited recently, and noticed that although jobs are scarce, the Buccaneer (for one) is looking for massage therapist(s). I am seriously considering a move to St. Croix possibly within the xext 6 months, closer to start of season...just doing all the research now, so of course my main concern is actually being able to make a living at what I love doing.

Also, really, how bad is it being single on St. Croix? I've heard; "You never really lose your boyfriend/girlfriend, you just lose your turn." It sounds a litle scary. I'm not into recycling men!

Please advise!


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radioguy
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April 16, 2009 9:29 pm  

If I could only perform massage thearpy on women that would be great!!!! And I enjoy being recycled.. I'll do my part to save the planet, will you........Still freezing in Alaska.


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radioguy
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April 18, 2009 11:20 pm  

The term "Lose your Turn" also applies to the Alaska bush communities as well....


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