Patrick Moussignac and radio Caraibes at Rue Chavannes

Patrick Moussignac's press career started very early. He has had the opportunity to grow up in the Chavannes Street where the Caribbean Radio is based. Patrick had a deep passion for the radio and during the days of his Classical studies, Patrick Moussignac picked up every chance to attend all the games of radio capital where, during those days, the number of radios were very few. With nostalgia, Patrick remembers all the games that were hosted by Georges Lys Herard Master J of Radio Port-au-Prince, Radio Light's Neil Julien and National Radio of Haiti's Micheline Soukar and Felix Lamy. Patrick pointed out that at one point, Charles Alexandre Abellard, then Director of the NHR, had place standout because he answered all questions in 'the Sunday rally.


Patrick's first step as a radio presenter was very unusual. Patrick says, "I had the habit to attend distance (behind the glass of the cabin's on-air) regularly in the edition of news presented by the late Jacky Caribbean who invited me someday to give a helping hand in the preparation and the presentation of the journal. Since then, I joined the family of Radio Caribbean". Patrick Moussignac then went on to become the News Director and then the Program Direction and eventually became the Deputy Director General. Later in 1991 military coup, Jacky was assassinated and the station staff unanimously appointed Patrick Moussignac to take charge of Radio Caribbean which issued on AM band.

Supporting the direction of the Radio was a difficult task for Patrick Moussignac because of the scarcity of the equipment. Worsening the condition was the fact that the equipment were outdated. Patrick took drastic steps by preventing the spread of anything on radio and he recreated the image of the radio by improving the relationship between the private sector and the radio.

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