A new radio station, Asaase Radio, goes live in Accra on June 14.
The station is operating on the 99.5 frequency and has been running a test transmission in the last few weeks.
The Accra-based station is being run by the same owners of the Daily Statesman newspaper, which has Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko as the frontman – this website can state.
The station operates under the tagline “The Voice of Our Land”, is poised to compete with other vibrant, English-language radio stations.
Asaase Radio becomes the latest addition to Accra’s growing radio ecosystem.
With captivating content, placing special emphasis on business and current affairs, as well as culture, entertainment, lifestyle and sports, Asaase Radio is determined to capture the airwaves and online platforms.
The channel will treat radio lovers globally to progressive and entertaining content. Asaase aims to strengthen and enrich our society by growing a credible network of multimedia platforms and employing a professional team of motivated reporters, broadcasters and support staff who work to grow and sustain the brand and its loyal audience.
A statement issued by the management of Asaase Radio 99.5 said that the media house has emerged to showcase professionalism and serenity in the media landscape, with accurate and authentic news, devoid of falsehood and misrepresentation.
The statement further said that the station will provide an innovative, Pan-Africanist, multimedia network that engages and enriches lives. The platform will inform and entertain from a strong cultural base of belief in the individual’s freedom and well-being, taking Ghana to the world, and the world to Ghana.
The budding radio station is determined to develop essential and indispensable content which will ensure the growth and sustainability of the relationship with its audience. Great focus will be placed on bringing accurate and balanced news reportage without embellishment to its listeners. This will be achieved by gathering professional and motivated journalists who have great respect for the practice and ethics of journalism.
Speaking to reporters, the chairman of the Asaase Radio Steering Committee, Nana Opoku Antwi Agyeman, said that the main vision of Asaase Radio is to become the most trusted voice of the motherland, Ghana, by building a credible, fearless, independent and quality national radio network. Inculcating good social values and developmental attitudes in Ghana’s citizens will be the primary focus of the station.
“We are focused on developing for subscribers a powerful radio network with an audience as diverse as our programming and the communities we serve. Our ultimate quest is to find ANSWERS and SOLUTIONS to the problems and opportunities of our society,” Nana Opoku Antwi Agyeman said.
The zeal of management and staff of Asaase Radio 99.5 reaffirms the station’s commitment to delivering news and current affairs. Asaase Radio’s General Manager, Cyrus deGraft-Johnson, reiterated the station’s determination to be a contributing hub for disseminating accurate news. It will be a go-to for people who seek authentic information and news, he said.
Cyrus deGraft-Johnson said that the station will adhere to all appropriate rules and regulations, as well as uphold the highest standards of media practice.
“We as a radio station are prepared to collaborate with the regulatory bodies in adherence to all media regulating practices. We assure our audience of accuracy, trust, integrity and creativity in our operations. In fact, Asaase Radio will be the place to go to be certain,” Cyrus deGraft-Johnson said.
The station, which is set to launch on 14 June, will be competing with other large newsgathering organisations in the English-language radio market.
For more information please call: +233 30 279 5599 / +233 20 000 0995 or email [email protected] Website: www.asaaseradio.com