Loretta Carter, (nicknamed “Boomshot” by New York record collectors)


Loretta has been collecting vinyl record of all genres and showcased them over the years by playing at places such as the ‘THEN’ Fame FM Radio Station and East Road in Jamaica, on several radio shows in New York, played several times on Reggae World Music Network and at the 2015 VRCA Memorial weekend Sunday event in Toronto Canada.

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Winsome “ Lady C” Charlton


Winsome “Lady C” Charlton became a member of VRCA in 2013. A trained broadcaster she was assistant producer for the “The Radio One Club”, a popular radio show on BBC. She is credited with introducing ska music over the British airwaves. “Although the music evoked controversy, she promoted airplay for Desmond Decker’s tune ‘Israelite’.

In Florida she became a radio personality at WAVS, and has been entertaining listeners with her cool voice for over 30 years reaching millions Lady C is credited with the distinction of introducing the first 24-hour/seven-day-per-week Caribbean radio station in South Florida.  A woman passionate about her endeavors to share the extraordinary individuality of the Caribbean region. Winsome expresses this through her ardent love of Caribbean music. It was this eagerness to draw increased awareness to the distinctive music of the Caribbean that led her in 1994 to found the Reggae Soca Awards, which she has tagged the 'Caribbean Grammys'.

Volunteerism is part of her mantra, and she sits on many boards of charitable organizations.

“Music is my business and I hope my business brings you some pleasure; whatever you do always live the life you love and love the life you live.”  Words of wisdom from “Lady C”.

Norman “ Muggy” Lake


An avid supporter of VRCA events for many years, Norman “ Muggy” Lake volunteered to become a member in 2014. His long-standing love for music dates back to the 1960’s. He along with Ira Clayton Farquharson, Augustus Grant, Everard Martin “Q” and Steve “Bunny” Knight were amongst the original members of the Plus X Disco, which was very popular in Jamaica in the 1970’s-80. A lover of soul music he does not have one favorite song, as there are in his words “ too many of them”. He does admit however to being a great fan of Walter Jackson.    

Migrating to Florida “Muggy” was quite active as a DJ on the entertainment circuit in the 1980’s and could be heard spinning his discs at various nightclubs, two of which were Classic and Carib 420. Today he still entertains at special events in Fort Lauderdale, always with a smile and an easygoing demeanor.