Glamour As Glow FM begins operation in Akure

It was a carnival-like atmosphere when prominent traditional and religious leaders graced the commissioning of a new Radio Station, GLOW 99.1 FM in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Wednesday 21st February, 2024.

The media outfit is located at No. 1, Effon Alaye Street (Former Gani Fawehinmi building), Ijapo Estate, Akure.

During the commissioning, the Chairman and founder of the organization, Dr Ezekiel Kayode Akande noted that the inspiration behind the establishment of the radio organization is to give a voice to the people.

According to him, the radio station is set to empower youths and enable them to be self reliant.

“What prompted the business is through inspiration, I made it my ministry to empower young people, because young people are 70% of this country’s population, some people cannot even get a job, some are hopeless, rejected, they do not know what to do with their lives.

“Because government has failed them, and that is why we are determined to empower the youths and ask them to go deep and be independent as a thinker, and that is what we would be spreading on this radio, it is not just entertainment” Dr Akande affirmed.

The Chairman reiterated that the organization is well equipped with experienced professionals, which will enable it succeed.

“We are confident even if we have a saturated market, we have experienced people in the broadcasting world who are very creative, we have people who own their world, we are happy to have them.

“We do not want to do things the way it has been done before, we have talents all over the country from Osun, Lagos and other states that would work with us.

“My unique selling point is waking people up, I want to be the voice of the voiceless, I am from Akoko north west where majority do not have a voice, not Akoko alone, it is all over the country.

“People who do not have a voice, people are being ignorant, we want to enlighten them, I am also doing this to be able to walk the street, I want God to make it a success,” he added.

The Anesthesiologist also continued, that the radio is not just on profit but a ministry he has longed for.

During the official opening ceremony, Dr. Gbenga Abimbola, the Head of Mass Communications Department, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko and a seasoned journalist, while speaking, said there is a need for the station to survive in the present economic challenges.

He urged management of the radio station to give the public whatever they request for at all times.

“Give the public what they want because they are the major audience, not the politicians, radio is very good because of its simplicity, everyone can listen to it.

“There should be an editorial Independence, allow your audience to own decision, you have to be the voice of the people,” he said.

Dedicating the project, the founder of the Prayer Church of God, Prophet Samson Oluwamodede, pointed out that the development would move Ondo state forward.

“This development is a fantastic one, it would bring success to the state, I have been to many Radio stations, but this is unique, there is a difference in terms of equipments.

“My advice to the staff is for them to take this project as their own, as they do that, the company would move forward.

“I would also be one of those who would partner with the station, I must contribute my own quota,” he promised.

Notable personalities at the commissioning of the station were; the Deji of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi; the Osemawe of Ondo, Oba Victor Kiladejo; Founder of Prayer Center Church of God, Prophet Samson Oluwamodede; Chief Imam of Akure, Sheikh AbdulHakeem Yayi-Akorede; media professionals among other eminent personalities.