A Man of “Action”……Markland Edwards
Markland ‘ACTION’ Edwards’ new home is now RJR 94FM. He personifies good vibes, pure fun, talk-di-tings-ablity, and the wit and charm to pull it all off. His pure silk voice can be heard over the air waves Monday to Friday, from 2pm-5pm. as one half of The Too Live Crew with “Action & The Burgerman”, and Saturdays, he’s on “Da SPOT” from 1pm-5pm providing an exciting and engaging entertainment, showcase.
Markland is the founder and president of ACTION Entertainment, a registered Gospel promotions company, which provides professional Artiste management Services including Booking, Production and Promotions of Gospel events. He applies a high level of professionalism and expertise, to the production and promotion to the staging of events to date resulting in major success over the years
Markland is a well-known personality with over two decades of experience in commercial radio, concert promotion and event production. Markland’s mastery as a MC and radio broadcaster started in 1993 when he started his career in media as a continuity announcer on Jamaica’s first religious radio station LOVE FM. Markland gave new life to night-time radio. His programme ‘Echoes in the Night’ was popular with both the young and older folks alike.
Desirous of novel opportunities for professional development, Markland migrated to Canada in 1998 where his career continues to loom on the international scale. He continued his stint on radio and hosted ‘The Word’ on Toronto’s only urban station FLOW 93.5 FM and then moved on to CJMR 1320.
In 2008 Markland return to his native land as CEO/host of the Entertainment Office, on Nationwide 90FM, the station’s flagship entertainment programme, aired Monday to Friday from 2pm to 5pm.
His energy on stage is unmatched. His experience on the microphone is evident as with much exuberance and excitement he’s able to rally small and large audiences at concerts, weddings, conferences and every like event that requires his services and expertise.
A man from the old school but who has certainly immersed himself into the contemporary genres of gospel music, Action is able to skillfully cater to the needs of his audience via the airwaves or part of a live audience.
Action’s involvement with the local gospel fraternity for almost two decades has made him a household name on the gospel concert scene. One could easily say that Markland is the resident MC of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDCJ) gospel song competition as he has served as MC for both Children and Jamaica gospel song finals for the past 5 years consecutively.
As President of ACTION Entertainment it’s Markland’s desire is to represent the gospel music industry with the highest level of professionalism and excellence while providing a platform through its myriad of services to enhance the ministry and career of industry colleagues.
A Spirit- filled and powerful ministry accounts for Markland’s increasing acclaim and recognition in the promotion of gospel music internationally. Charisma and numerous occasions of interfacing with individuals from diverse backgrounds enable him to transcend denominational, cultural, racial and ethnic barriers and bridge even the widest generation gap. Markland “Action” Edwards remains unyielding and devoted to the edification of the body of Jesus Christ and the promotion of gospel music on the global arena.
Committed relationship to local church (Power of Faith Ministries Int’l – Portmore)
Fun personality with great love for people
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND SINCE 1993
2011 – Present – RJR 94FM (Jamaica)
ACTIVE IN CONCERT PRODUCTION SCENE FOR OVER 15 YEARS
PRODUCED SHOWS IN EXCESS OF – 3,500 PEOPLE
GOSPLASH – August 1, 2013, Annually to date (Jamaica)
FIRST FEST – January 1, 2014 Annually to date (Jamaica)
GOSPEL EXPRESS – January 2006 (Toronto)
CARLENE DAVIS in Concert – Spring 2000 (Toronto)
PAPA SAN in Concert – Summer 2000 (Toronto)
KIRK FRANKLIN & 1NC in Concert – Fall 2000 (Toronto)
FORMER PRESENTER ON
CJMR 1320 ( Joy1250) – Toronto
Flow 93.5FM – Toronto)
- Justice of the Peace – Parish of St. Catherine – 2017 – present
- Vice Chairman – Board of Management – Braeton Primary and Junior High School
- Recipient RJR Communications Group Award 2013
- Recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award (2nd annual Caribbean Gospel Music Award- New York, USA – June 2002)
- Certificate of Merit Awardees (1st Annual Caribbean Gospel Music Oscar Awards – Broward County, Florida June 2002)
- Ranked no. 6 of 47 in the All Media Personality Survey (Jamaica 1995).
- MC and Co – MC of national and international gospel concerts and other events in Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Connecticut, New York, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto
- Co. – MC with Candi Staton – Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) USA.
- Member of the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JARIA)