Farm Management Services Limited (FMSL Multimedia), operators of Rite 90.1 is celebrating fourteen years of operating in Somanya in the Eastern region.
The station which formally began operations on Kroboland on the 24th of September, 2004 has over the years remained the most vocal mouthpiece of the people of three Krobo districts including Yilo Krobo, Manya Krobo and Upper Manya Krobo.
The radio station which began operating in the eastern regional capital, Koforidua in 2002, moved to Somanya from where it has operated till date under the able leadership of Ghana’s 2009 national best farmer, chairman of the National Farmers and Fishermen Award Winners Association of Ghana, NFFAWAG and Board Chairman of Farm Management Services Limited, FMSL (Gh), Davies Narh Korboe.
Rite FM with focus on Agriculture and Social Development moved to Somanya in the eastern region in 2004 until 2009 when its focus was directed at agriculture and Social Development.
Chief Executive Officer of FMSL Multimedia, operators of Rite (90.1 FM) while attributing the successes of the station to its staff and listeners said its feat could not have been achieved without the dedication and commitment of staff and listeners.
Mr. Jonie Addo-Fening in expressing his appreciation said the continuous support of its listeners and perseverance from staff was the driving force behind the station’s successes.
“Our heartfelt appreciation to our numerous listeners within the Krobo communities and beyond for listening to Rite FM over the last fourteen years,” Said Mr. Addo-Fening, adding that the fourteen years of operation in Kroboland has been tremendous.
The station has over the years made strides in its focus areas of agriculture and social development, a feat Mr. Addo stresses has been largely achieved owning to the support of its Krobo listenership.
“On this special occasion, I extend my heartfelt appreciation to our cherished listeners and dedicated staff who continue to sacrifice for the growth of the institution even in the face of difficulties,” the CEO added.
The CEO urged its listeners, patrons and business partners to continue to support the station, adding that their continuous support will push the station to successfully discharge more of its social responsibilities.
On his part, General Manager of Rite (90.1) FM said the station was proud to share its anniversary moments with its listeners
Mr. Kenneth Oliver GM while recounting the successes chalked by the station since its switch to agriculture in 2007, asserted that the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in recognizing the vital role played by the station in the agric value chain, presented it with awards at both district and national levels.
Mr. Oliver eulogized both current and past staff of the institution for their tireless and invaluable dedication and contributions to the growth of the station over the past fourteen years.
Rite FM has received a myriad of awards during its fourteen years of service.
The station was in December 2017 honoured for its work in the radio industry for its exemplary commitment, dedication and professionalism by the Ghana Journalists Association.
This was after it was adjudged the ‘Best Rural Radio Station of the Year.’
Rite FM also won an award for the best reporter for reporting cocoa affairs from Cocobod in 2013 and in 2014 won the SMEGA best radio station for community business reportage.