Today Marks World Radio Day – UNESCO

Today has been declared by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as WORLD RADIO DAY. In an official statement on their Website, UNESCO opines that “Radio is still the most dynamic, reactive and engaging medium there is, adapting to 21st century changes and offering new ways to interact and participate”

It continues “Where social media and audience fragmentation can put us in media bubbles of like-minded people, radio is uniquely positioned to bring communities together and foster positive dialogue for change. By listening to its audiences and responding to their needs, radio provides the diversity of views and voices needed to address the challenges we all face. Radio informs us and transforms us through entertainment, information and audience participation. Having a radio means you are never alone – you always have a friend in radio,”

Callers into the Global Morning Show enumerate a number of reasons why radio is more informative than social media. According to one caller, “Radio has the right content to be considered news unlike social media that has mixed the facts with falsehood.”

BACKGROUND OF RADIO IN GHANA

Broadcasting began in Ghana on July 31, 1935 (81 years ago) from a wired relay station opened in Accra. The brain behind the introduction of broadcasting into the country was the then Governor of the Gold Coast, Sir Arnold Hudson, affectionately known as the “Sunshine Governor”.

He was ably assisted by a British radio engineer, Mr. F.A.W. Byron. By 1700GMT on that historic day, gramophone records of martial and light music were relayed, and at exactly 1745GMT the voice of Sir Arnold Hudson came through to break the tension and the suspense with this explicit message:

“One of the main reasons for introducing the Relay Service is to bring News, Entertainment and Music into the homes of all and sundry. This will bring to an end the barriers of isolation and ignorance in the path of progress and also to enable the people of Gold Coast to improve on their very rich cultural music”.

 

RADIO IN THE VOLTA REGION

 

Name Frequency (MHz) Town or City
Jubilee Radio 106.9 Keta
ABAAC FM 105.7 Aflao
Light FM 101.1 Denu
Holy FM 98.5 Aflao
Victory FM 96.1 Awakome – Aflao
Lorlornyo FM 93.3 Hohoe
Volta Premier FM 98.1 Ho
Hope 93.1 Ho
Kekeli Radio 102.9 Ho
Volta Star Radio 91.3 Ho
Kaleawo FM 107.3 Akatsi
Shine FM 96.9 Akatsi
Hogbe FM 106.5 Anloga
Kuul FM 103.5 Ho
Radio Tongu 92.1 Sogakope
Tosh FM 103.9 Ho

Global FM                         105.1                                 Ho

Dela radio                         105.7                                 Adidome

Kaakye FM                                                                 Dambai

Sekpele radio                    104.3                                 Likpe

Heritage FM                      107.3                                 Hohoe

Oti Radio                                                                    Dambai

 

In all, there are 49 radio stations in the Volta region alone.

Global 105.1 FM came into the Ho municipality with diversity in radio in July 2016. Its motto “EXCEEDING THE LIMITS” clearly points to the fact that they are on top of issues in the Volta Region. It is one of the most listened to radios in the Volta region and beyond due to its broad spectrum of educative and entertaining programmes .

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Source: Globalfmonline.com/ fkmduhoe.gh@gmail.com

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