Looking Back Looking Forward (LBLF) originated as a weekend, news round-up, discussion programme on Newstalk 93 FM radio (Jamaica ) in 2007. After four years, LBLF grew to become the station’s and the country’s number one listened to current affairs programme. It also developed a large and loyal international following.
LBLF, conceived, produced and hosted by Lloyd D’Aguilar was discontinued in March 2011 after D’Aguilar was summarily fired by Newstalk at the instigation of the country’s Broadcasting Commission for speaking out against the firing of fellow talk show host Kingsley Ragshanti Stewart from Nationwide News radio, also at the instigation of the Broadcasting Commission.
D’Aguilar has since been prevented from working at another radio station by the Broadcasting Commission.
Undaunted by the heavy hand of censorship, LBLF represents a transition to this new uncensored internet format to continue the mission of facilitating radical discussion of international and local Jamaican politics.