I have always wanted to do podcasts. That’s one thing – I would love to learn the technique. Much more importantly, though, this release below on radio broadcaster Patrick Lafayette’s involvement (and use of) Apple products shows how technology can be used for incredible good, for people with disabilities such as himself. Patrick lost his sight after an accident, in his teens. His voice is known to many Jamaicans on the radio – he has what is known as a “velvety” voice. You can look up the links for more information. Or go along to the Apple store in Prince Street, New York tomorrow – if you are in that town – to hear what he has to say.
Apple (New York) to Host Jamaican Broadcaster, Patrick Lafayette’s Podcasting Presentation
New York. August 9, 2018. Multinational technology company, Apple, will feature veteran Jamaican Broadcaster and audio producer, Patrick Lafayette, as their main presenter sharing about the production of podcasts in their Prince Street Store on Saturday, August 11.
Lafayette, who heads the online radio station, chrismixradio.com, has been producing audio content for his station as well as other entities such as VP Records for a number of years. His productions rely a lot on Apple technologies and his use of Apple products was featured by the company in early 2017 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whioDJ8doYA).
Since then Lafayette has been acting as a beta-tester for Apple products and sharing his knowledge with the disabled community in Jamaica, the Caribbean and internationally.
“I am loving the technology. So many Apple products are designed for persons with disabilities. It has greatly helped to build our capacity to compete in the global market and I am very happy to have the chance to share my knowledge with sighted and persons with disabilities on Saturday,” said an excited Lafayette.
His presentation takes place between 2:00 – 3:30pm on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Apple’s 103 Prince Street store in New York (https://www.apple.com/today/event/exclusive-patrick-lafayette-6431287526778372489/).
Lafayette will also be sharing about how he incorporates the I-phone in his personal and professional life. He will display some of his productions such as audio stories on the history of reggae as well as his own music recordings. His latest single, “Love ain’t easy’ was released in April 2018. It is available on iTunes/Apple Music and is number 22 on the Foundation Radio Network Top 30 Music Chart. The Top 30 chart is compiled by Clinton Lindsay of Foundation Radio using data from airplay and listeners requests. The Top 30 is heard Fridays at 2:00pm on www.clintonlindsay.com.
“I am pursuing all my passions and they are coming together nicely. I am thankful for that,” said Lafayette, who indicated that he is working on his debut album in addition to his regular responsibilities as Station Manager for www.chrismixradio.com. Lafayette has worked in radio both in Jamaica and New York City for over 30 years.