A tribute to veteran broadcaster, Dennis Johnson by Minister of Home Affairs, Information and Public Affairs, Wilfred Abrahams. (BGIS)

It is with profound regret and deep shock that I learned that veteran broadcaster Dennis Johnson ​has died.

Dennis was passionate about his work and this was evident. His contribution to broadcasting in Barbados is unquestioned.

Dennis’ wide-ranging interests and breadth of knowledge on an array of topics made him a capable and well-loved call-in host. His role as a moderator on Down to Brass Tacks is one of his most well-known media roles that endeared him to listening audiences in Barbados and abroad.

As an announcer, he loved music of all genres and created programmes that generated dedicated followers who praised him for his selection and arrangement of material.

Dennis also had a unique way of drawing parallels and making cultural references that exposed his intimate experience of life and the vernacular of Barbados and the Caribbean. His peers have spoken glowingly of his adeptness in outside broadcasts. He showed a reliability for preparation, research and attention to detail.

Dennis, whose last assignment in the media was with STARCOM Network Inc., also worked previously at the state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation. His role as a television and radio producer and presenter will always be remembered and his reverent tone in coverage of official ceremonies will be missed by all.

On behalf of the staff of the Information and Public Affairs Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Information and Public Affairs, and on my own behalf, I offer our deepest condolences to the relatives, friends and colleagues of Dennis Johnson. May he rest in peace.

Ministry of Home affairs, Information, and Public Affairs

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