J.C. Arzu is truly KREM Radio foundation. He has been with KREM Radio from the very first day it went on air in November of 1989.
J.C. Arzu has engineered some of the greatest talk shows in Belize radio history including “The KREMANDALA Show” with Evan X Hyde and company, “KREM WUB” with Mose & Ann and Mose & Sharon, “Belize Musicians Past and Present” with “Tony” Wright, the defunct “Shop Talk” with Godwin Hulse & defunct ”The Dickie Bradley Talk show” among others.
In 1992, the National Garifuna Council (NGC) Belize City Branch gave J.C. an outstanding contribution to Garinagu Culture award for a music radio program.
J.C. Arzu has international academic and work experience. He has interned at Detroit Radio Information Service (DRIS) a service of WDET 101.9 FM Detroit, Michigan; presenting “City Magazine” and doing the technical direction of DRIS programs. J.C. Arzu has trained for Radio and Television RTV-3 & RTV-8 2000/01 at the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts in Southfield, MI.
Starting in late 2001, J.C. worked at KREM Television which became an experimental cable TV channel, through to early 2003 when the station became a broadcast TV channel.
How did J.C. Arzu get into broadcasting? Around 1975, classmate Joan Avila and J.C. represented Punta Gorda Town’s Saint Peter Claver Primary School in a Social Studies Quiz Contest broadcast on Radio Belize. By late 1983 NBS Radio Network in NYC was teaching J.C. how to produce music shows, some distributed to local stations for use on air. In early 1989, Pride Belize Coordinator Jerry Enriquez gave J.C. a host spot on the “Pride Musical Hour” aired a few times on “Friends FM 88.9 FM”. KREM Radio arrived on scene in November 1989 and that is where he has stayed since then, except for two stints when he traveled to South America and the United States.
J.C. Hosts Jazz on a Sunday morning which airs from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Fridays he graces the airwaves with his Peinina Show featuring Garinagu music from 5:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.
In his non-radio life J.C., for three years, worked as an electrician.
A Punta Gorda (PG) boy by birth, J.C. currently resides in Belize City. He is single and the father of two children.
J.C. Arzu: “Do stuff to learn stuff.”