The first private radio station in Kumasi, OTEC FM has now been given a complete face-lift of its studios to meet standards.
Deployed with the latest technology and new set of equipment, the new studio is still located at its Asawasi premises, Kumasi, is a beauty.
A popular broadcast sports journalist with the Kumasi-based station, Seth Acheampong (Sir Scandy) posted a picture of the new studios on his facebook wall Monday morning:
BRIEF HISTORY ABOUT OTEC FM
In 1986, Mr. Bright Oppong Twumasi, then owner and founder of Oppong Twumasi Electricals Company (OTEC) commenced with the building of a radio transmitter at Krofrom CPC in Kumasi.
In 1990, he was done with the transmitter but then Head of State of the Republic of Ghana, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings ordered that all private owned radio stations to hold on with its operations in respect of conceived idea to establish a private radio station.
In 1994, a court ruling was announced which opened the doors for private radio stations to operate, there are far more of these in Ghana than state-owned stations.
Therefore there began a test transmission in Kumasi and its environs; and lo and behold in 1995, Mr. Oppong Twumasi (deceased) officially started Oppong Twumasi Electricals Company (OTEC) 102.9FM, making it the 1ST PRIVATE RADIO STATION in the Ashanti Region and Ghana in totality.
The station’s started its transmission from CPC in Kumasi, before it was relocated to its present place at Asawasi, near the Manhyia Palace roundabout.
Source: Evans Ofori/www.mediafillasgh.com