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Ambassadors Dick and Deborah Miller
 

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      American radio personality Dick Miller is the host of the popular Caribbean tourism radio show:  The Dick Miller Show, that had its debut on the island of Aruba on December 11, 1989.  Ever since that night, the friendly voice of Dick Miller has become an island tradition for millions of new and repeat visitors to Aruba, who look forward to tuning in the "Tourism Man in the Caribbean," every night on Aruba radio.  Listeners hear about dining, shopping, entertainment, nightlife, day trips and what's happening in Aruba, mixed with adult contemporary music, the latest pop hits, oldies and Aruban / Caribbean favorites.

     Dick Miller came to Aruba in July of 1979 as a tourist, along with his girlfriend, the accomplished opera and Broadway musical comedy performer, Deborah Walker, who went on to become his wife and radio show co-host.  But it was the Dutch and French island of St. Maarten / St. Martin where Dick launched a new concept in radio broadcasting; a tourism radio show.  The Dick Miller Show debuted on January 27, 1986.  The innovative tourism radio show became an instant hit with the locals and the tourists.  The Dick Miller Show could be heard on 20 nearby islands and became a Caribbean tradition.

 

     After an invitation was extended by Suzy Maduro, an Aruban government employee, to do his tourism radio show in Aruba . . . and enthusiastically supported by numerous members of the Aruba media, Dick brought The Dick Miller Show to Aruba.  The Dick Miller Show is now in its 15th year of broadcasting in Aruba, and can be heard on the Internet worldwide by clicking on our HOME PAGE nightly at 7:00 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time.

 

     For seven successful years The Dick Miller Show was broadcast in St. Maarten / St. Martin at 5:00 p.m. daily, where Dick Miller was affectionately known by the locals as "The 5 O'clock Man," and also in Aruba, where he was labeled "The Night-life Man" for broadcasting at 7:00 p.m.

 

     The Dick Miller Show went on to enjoy a ten year uninterrupted run in St. Maarten / St. Martin until the devastating hurricanes of 1995.  Dick Miller came back on the air after the hurricanes, and refused to charge his advertisers any money, due to the tremendous financial beating the island took.  For one year The Dick Miller Show was broadcast as a public service and as a morale booster for the island residents, with the hopes that the tourists would return the following season.

 

     Unfortunately, due to the shortsightedness of the local radio station owner in St. Maarten, who wouldn't allow Dick Miller to work out a plan to continue The Dick Miller Show for the 1996-97 season, the show went off the air on August 31, 1996.

 

     Dick Miller felt very sad about leaving St. Maarten / St. Martin, but seized the opportunity to concentrate his efforts in promoting tourism exclusively for Aruba and the wonderful, warmhearted Aruban people, who he has come to love so much.  

     The Dick Miller Show happily continues on the island of Aruba where it airs 7-nights-a-week on Canal 90 FM (89.9), and is listened to by thousands of visitors and local residences nightly . . . and enjoys a worldwide audience on more than 70 Internet web sites!

     The Dick Miller Show is a fast-paced, fun-filled hour of music and information that you will look forward to listening to daily during your vacation.  Dick Miller will make you feel at home, and will make the difference in providing you with a wealth of island information about Aruba . . . for a better vacation.

     Dick Miller's wife and co-host, Deborah Miller, has become an important part of The Dick Miller Show.  As mentioned above, Deborah is a professional singer-actress who has starred in Broadway touring shows, and who made her professional debut at age 22 as a coveted member of the Metropolitan Opera House Company in New York City. She can be heard daily, broadcasting tourism news on The Dick Miller Show.

     On December 7, 2002, the island Government of Aruba and the Aruba Tourism Authority together created a title and appointed Dick and Deborah Miller as Aruba's first two people to be named: Ambassador of Goodwill for Aruba The official occasion was celebrated at a lavish luncheon for more than 200 attendees, which was held at the Radisson Aruba Beach Resort & Casino.  To read more about the Ambassador appointments click on "Ambassadors."


     Whether you're a repeat visitor or you have just discovered our Aruba Web site for the first time, and are curious about Aruba, we want to inform you and keep you connected to Aruba through our award winning radio show.


     Welcome to The Dick Miller Show Web site, and we hope you enjoy listening wherever you live or wherever you travel throughout the world.  We are your friends away from home in Aruba, and will travel with you on the net to always remind you that Aruba is the island Where Happiness Lives TM.

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