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SOCA SINGER, ARROW DIES

Posted: September 15, 2010
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Soca singer Arrow has died after fighting cancer for some time.

Known world-wide for his single Hot, Hot, Hot, recorded in 1982, Sixty-year-old Arrow, had been fighting brain cancer for over a year and had been back and forth for treatment in the US.

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Reports are that upon returning home to his native Montserrat, he fell ill recently with pneumonia and was hospitalized in neighboring Antigua.

Arrow was known locally as a businessman as well as an international soca star.

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The station officially went on air on August 1, 1990. Reggae in the morning, Reggae in the evening, Reggae in the night was the cry. Critics said it was impossible to sustain a 24-hour Reggae music station. In fact, so strong was the impact, it proved that this format was something the Jamaican public yearned for. The 'little station that could' got all media houses in Jamaica to stand up and take note.


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