…You are very ready – NBC
Ahead of the switch on of the newly licensed Radio station based in the city of Ibadan owned by the ace broadcaster and mediapreneur, Yẹmi Sonde popularly known as “Jigan Akala”.
The National Broadcasting Commission Team led by the Director Engineering and Technology, Engr. Victoria Eke informed the management of 101.7 Yes FM Ibadan the need for professionalism in line with the ethics of regulations and proper inspection of the station’s facilities for the commencement of test transmission and thereafter commercial transmission of the radio station due course.
Engr. Eke who toured the media empire housing the radio station was hosted by the proprietor of the radio, Yemi Sonde.
In her words, the NBC Director of Engineering and Technology who checked through all the Broadcasting equipments set for the radio station commended the management for putting the state of the art digital Radio facilities in place for the Broadcasting on both digital and terrestrial platforms.
The team was thereafter taken on a tour of the facility at the transmission Site of the Yemi Sonde Media House where all outdoor facilities were placed for adequate and effective broadcasting services the station is bringing forth.
The inspection team also visited some other facilities in the media house to make the broadcasting job seemless for personnel during the discharge of duties, one of such is the conducive rooms for personnel on night duties to sleep and refresh for the next day while the Academy was visited for training and retraining of personnel.
Engr. Victoria Eke who emphasized the need for the NBC DG to visit the media house based on the state of the art facilities housed in the media empire.
The Yes FM studio equipments and the conducive rooms housing the two studio were highly appreciated by the NBC representatives. Engr. Eke commended Yemi Sonde for putting things together rightly and professionally while she said “Yes FM is more than ready”.
She advised the Radio Don on the need for sustainability, maintenance and putting up the standards due to his long time collaboration with the regulators in his biennial NBC/Yemi Sonde Broadcast Media Stakeholders Forum.
The 101.7 Yes FM live studio was named after the mentor of Yemi Sonde, late Atobatele Tajudeen Opaleye “Toba Opaleye Live Studio”
Mr. Yemi Sonde informed the NBC delegation that they were fully prepared for the test transmission and commercial transmission of Yes! FM Ibadan. He also briefed the team that, based on their research, citizens were also ready and looking forward to the radio in the State.
The NBC team also had Mr Raphael Akpan Zonal Director NBC Ìbàdàn who confirmed the giant strides of the radio station that is yet to commence transmission such as the training and purchase of over 50 copies of NB Codes for all radio personnel, Engr. Ayo Ogunkorode from Lagos Zonal office many others while the Yes FM team had the GMD; Yemi Sonde, GM; Fola Folayan, HR & Admin; Chinaza Egelemba, Engineering team of Yes FM and many other personnel who received the NBC team.
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