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King Sunny Ade set to open radio station
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King Sunny Ade set to open radio station

Mfonobong Akpan

King of World Beat, Sunny Ade, is set to begin operating a radio station in his Ondo State hometown.

The station, M&C (Music & Culture) FM, which will operate from Ondo West, will be transmitted to major cities in Nigeria, pending the time the Master Guitarist will open another in Ibadan.

KSA, who deliberately took his time perfecting technical activities related to running a standard radio station, has formed a management team that has, as financial directors, apart from him as the chairman, one of Nigeria’s best media manager, a veteran journalist and a top broadcast engineer.

“Whatever is worth doing is worth doing well, he told R when asked why it had taken him almost a decade for his licence to be approved. He added that “the NBC has its operational standard, so do I. I deliberately took time off to carefully select a team of loyal partners who share same vision on what a music station should be. Don’t forget also that this will be the first radio station in Nigeria that will be solely devoted to promoting our culture and our music,” he added.

He applied for the licence in 2006 under the President Olusegun Obasanjo tenure and it will begin broadcasting before the end of this year, KSA promised.

Source: Nigerian Tribune