Okay 101.7 FM’s ace broadcast journalist, Abeiku Santana, seems bent on becoming the most-listened-to radio presenter in the country after Synovate, an international market research organization with offices in 80 countries worldwide, recently ranked the station as the second most-listened-to radio station in the country.
Though Synovate ranked Peace 104.3 FM ahead of Okay FM, Abeiku’s ‘Ekwanso Dwodwo’ evening show has apparently earned the largest radio audience in the capital city, especially with its newly-introduced segment, ‘People’s Court’.
During the show, almost every commercial driver within the city and most shops have their radio frequencies turned to 101.7 and there is hardly any street or corner where Abeiku’s voice will not be heard blaring through radio speakers.
He simply hijacks the airwaves with the show. Another segment known is ‘Akeka-akeka during which Abeiku uses innuendos to describe public figures and then broadcast jaw-dropping secrets about them.
Abeiku’s show has become very popular and a source of the hottest gossips about celebrities, politicians and public figures.
Last year, hell broke loose at the station when, during the ‘Ekwanso Dwodwo’ show, Ghanaian musician Mimi Divalish angrily stormed the station, using foul language and threatening to drum some sense into the head of Abeiku.
Okay FM shares the same office building with Peace FM and 28-year-old Mimi did not spare the workers of both stations in her fury. She rained insults on anyone in sight. Mimi was incensed about what Abeiku had said about the panties of an unnamed (but well-described) musician. She held the office reception hostage, demanding Abeiku’s head as she rained insults too vulgar to be published.
The two stations belong to the Despite Group of Companies and are predominantly Akan speaking.
Peace FM, on the other hand, has the corporate brand ‘Obiara Se Eye’, which literally means “everyone says it is good” and the station has received several awards, especially for its morning show, ‘Kokrookoo’, hosted by Kwami Sefa Kayi. ‘Kokrokoo’ won the CIMG Radio Program of the Year Award (2004 and 2007), and the Radio and Television Programme Award (RTPA) for Best Morning Show, 2010.
Sefa Kayi also scooped the morning Show Host of the Year (Radio) at the same RTPA. Then at the 20th Arts Critics and Reviewers Association of Ghana Awards in 2008, Sefa Kayi was adjudged the Best Male Radio Personality.
Peace FM’s drive-time programme hosted by Fiifi Banson, ‘Ekwanso Brebre’, was adjudged the CIMG Radio Programme of The Year for 2010.