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Radio Nigeria Positive 102.5FM Clocks 18

Encomiums have continued to pour in for Radio Nigeria Positive FM, Akure on the occasion of its 18th anniversary.

The station which came with a bang was one of the 32 FM stations project established in the country by the Federal government.

Located on a hill in the capital city of Ondo state, Akure, Radio Nigeria Positive FM came on air on the frequency modulation 102.5, after being inaugurated by former President OlusegunObasanjo on 20th of April, 2002.

Though a federal government owned medium, the station has rather remained committed to serving all, uplifting the people and uniting the nation.

The pioneer General Manager was Alhaji Kola Animasaun with four others staff, while the then Executive Director of FRCN Ibadan was Princess BankeAdemola. 

In his contributions on the programme, the pioneer General Manager, Alhaji Kola Animasaun appreciated God for bringing the station thus far stating that the beginning was rough, but progress was achieved through hard work and dedication. 

AlhajiAnimasaun appreciated the people of Ondo state for receiving the station with warm hands at inception. 

The pioneer general manager urged staff of the organization to continue to be dedicated and professional just as he called on traditional, religious leaders, clients, fans and all stakeholders not to relent in giving support to the station. 

Also Speaking, the Zonal Director, Ibadan National Station, Alhaji Mohammed Bello, appreciated listeners and workers of the station for their dedication to duty. 

He promised to look into some of the challenges the station was facing like obsolate equipment and staff welfare. 

Alhaji Bello added that the station would not relent in bridging the gap between the people and government with unbiased news and programming. 

In a response, General Manager, Positive FM Akure, MrTundeAbiodun, appreciated the anniversary messages saying, it reflected the love for the station.

MrAbiodun also enjoined the listeners and clients of the station to keep faith in the station.

For 18 years, Positive FM has engaged in the delivery of quality programming in its news, program contents and other corporate responsibilities

In an interview a business woman,MrsDorcasAjayi said the rich and up to date early morning news on positive FM was something she always looked forward to.

An artisan and a school teacher,Mr Tope Oluwole and TolulopeOlatunji also commended the consistency in programs that cut across all classes and professions.

An online listener from Lagos,MrsOpeAjibowu said the audio streaming of the station had further expanded its reach.

The Monarch of Oka, Oba AdeboriAdeleye, an ardent listener commended the display of professionalism, while Oba Samuel Agunloye of AugaAkoko hailed the station for spreading its tentacles to the grassroots giving the rural dwellers a voice.

Others who praised the station for living up to expectation over the years however appealed for more funding for all government owned media establishments to meet up with digital broadcasting in line with global best practices.

Staff reporter, Oluwatosin Ighoteguono, who monitored callers on the station’s special edition of A.M Safari, files in the report.

Also, Isaac Afolabi, was in town to sample views of residents on their perception of Positive FM in the last eighteen years.

Isaac Afolabi/ Tosinighoteguono

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