By Israel Babalola
Internet radio is primarily created for the purpose of communication of information to the general public. The internet radio is meant to break news or spread information; as well as create exciting, educative and entertaining programmes on air just like any other broadcasting medium.
The great city of Ibadan is not lagging behind with regards to this modern-day technology which has come to stay, as many internet radios have been born, and, are doing great and making waves in their respective positions.
Internet Radio Services which typically involves streaming of news, sports, talk, entertainment and various genres of music just has the same operation as Frequency Modulation Broadcast Radio Stations.
Interestingly, some of the household names on Ibadan radio have made internet radio more competitive and enjoyable for the people in the community, through the establishment of their various Online Radio stations.
Primus Media City, in her quest to tell it all, has listed below, 6 online radio stations owned by well-known Radio presenters in Ibadan.
Kaakaki Radio is an establishment of the versatile Fresh FM entertainment maestro, Dr. Adebayo Faleke “Bayo ooo”. The popular anchor of Bebe Nlo and the Yoruba newspaper review co-host on Fresh FM, Ibadan. Kaakaki Radio has been airing for a while, with the primary aim of promoting African heritage in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Kaakaki Radio is located at New Garage, Ibadan.
Yes Ma Radio
Yes Ma Radio is a Nigerian based online radio station established by the veteran Radio presenter, Mr. Yemi Sonde Johan of Splash 105.5 FM. Yes Media Academy Radio located at Felele, Ibadan, parades her lecturers as the top ranking media practitioners which includes veterans of the beautiful profession. The goal is to set a new agenda for the rebranding and rejuvenation of the media industry in Nigeria. Yes-ma Radio adopts the teaching and learning approach that gives room for lectures, discussions and keynotes from Media Icons.
Salt Radio is founded by the ace broadcaster, Mr. Seun Awodele of Lagelu 96.7 FM, with the pseudonym “the anointed presenter”. He is currently the Governor of Freelance Independent Broadcaster Association of Nigeria, FIBAN Oyo State chapter. At Salt Radio, they focus on Broadcasting and promoting quality contents that educates, empower and uplift spiritual, culture, social and economic life of families and communities. Salt Radio is located at Felele, Ibadan, Oyo state.
Prince Babatunde Balogun of Petals 102.3 FM is the proprietor of Prince FM Radio. It is a radio station which focuses on humanitarian, educative, informative and entertaining programmes located in Olodo, Ibadan, Oyo state of Nigeria. People listen to them from any part of the world through their Android mobile app and on the website. Prince FM Radio is one of the online radio platforms with large audience. Prince FM Radio Ibadan (PFR) is an outstanding Nigerian Radio Station based in the ancient city of Ibadan, Oyo State. Undiluted local and International news and updates on sports, politics, education, culture, arts and entertainment, business, finance, celeberities, gist and many more are offered regularly on the amazing radio station to keep their listeners updated and groovy.
Cone Radio is owned by Adesoye Omotosho, a freelance presenter at Lagelu 96.7FM, Pensioner 106.7 FM, and, former Petals 102.3 FM Head of Programmes, situated at Bodija Estate, Ibadan. The online radio has its primary aim, to expand the Yoruba as well as other content initiatives in the society.
“We’re Nigeria’s number one indigenous online radio established to promote her rich cultural heritage. We provide superb entertainment for all beyond borders”. You can listen live on the website or via their mobile app from anywhere in the world.
Ibile9ja Radio is owned by a vibrant radio presenter, Olushina Olabode, fondly called “Omo iya shina” currently working with Lead City 89.1 FM and Pensioner 106.7 FM. The establishment has the concept to maintain, sustain, promote and add values to the indigenous language. It also aims to be a point of convergence for indigenous broadcasting, by bringing entertainment, enlightenment and various information to their list, while adding inestimable value to the media industry.