Helena Joseph is professionally known as Helena J.
A trained multi-media host, speaker and encourager, with a polished sound and charming on-air personality, who got her start in radio. Helena J is well versed in her field and has a wide-range of experience in broadcast communications, marketing and public relations.
She has created, written, produced and hosted programs, conducted LIVE interviews, coordinated production, on-air promotions, produced feature segments, news and entertainment reports for broadcast.
Helena J has worked with various media houses including radio and television stations including: WRKO-AM 680, WILD 1090-AM, WERS 88.9FM, WCVB-TV-5 ABC, and WJIB-AM 740 among others.
The Caribbean connection...
Helena J was the first female on-air personality on KAIRI FM the leading (fastest growing) radio station on the island of Dominica at the time.
Helena J is the former producer and host of “The Way It Is," the most listened to radio program in its time slot on the island. A magazine show that covered breaking news, views and interviews.
Later, Helena migrated to the United States where she studied broadcasting. She holds a BS in Speech, Management Commutations from Emerson College and an MS in Corporate and Organizational Communications from Northeastern University.
She has interviewed international artists such as Lady Saw, The Mighty Sparrow, David Rudder, Alison Hines and Michele Henderson; thought leader Theresa Alphonse and Secretary General Hugh Riley. She hosted the Sickle Cell Annual Walk and Health Fair event in Boston, MA.
A passion for radio...
As a young girl, Helena was always interested in what was happening in the news, events around her and how it affected her environment.
She listened to prominent broadcaster Lorraine Henry daily, a Barbadian on-air personality. Even at a young age she was fascinated by her. In addition to noticing her distinct commanding vocal ability, she loved that she was the only female broadcaster on the air. She stood out on her own, and inspired Helena to follow the same path.
Her journey began the day she saw an ad in newspaper for announcers at a new radio station. Fully aware of her zero experience in broadcasting, Helena boldly sent in her application for announcer. She got the job, and the rest was history.