J.A. Lester Spaulding was born in Jamaica on April 1, 1941. His career in broadcasting is associated with the Jamaica Broadcasting Company, then renamed Radio Jamaica and Rediffusion Limited and subsequently Radio Jamaica Limited which eventually became the parent company of the RJR Communication Group.
Starting in accounts, he became Managing Director in 1978, a position from which he retired in 2008. He has been Chairman of the Radio Jamaica Group since 1994.
He was president of the CBU from 1987 to 1991. During his term as President he formed a relationship with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung which led to the establishment of a television production and news exchange facility including the CBU’s acquisition of its own domestic satellite uplink.
He also contributed to the development of the Caribbean News Agency (CANA) as a director until 2011, and nurtured the formation of the Caribbean Media Corporation being its inaugural Chairman in 2000.
Lester Spaulding was inducted into the CBU Hall of Fame in 2011.