Ogunmiloro urges listeners not to skip adverts, emphasizing that crucial information and opportunities may be embedded within.
Popular Sportscaster Kenny Ogunmiloro shares a pivotal moment in his life that unfolded over a radio advert broadcasted on Oluyole FM 98.5 about 13-15 years ago. The advert, a Personal Paid Announcement, unveiled a job vacancy at a prestigious hotel in Alulobosa G.R.A., Oyo State.
Ogunmiloro, then a determined job seeker, heeded the call he heard on the radio and applied for the position of I.T. Manager. Little did he know that this leap of faith would lead him on a journey to becoming a celebrated sportscaster.
The crowded scene at the hotel, with around 500 applicants, didn’t deter him. After enduring a rigorous three-day interview process, he emerged as one of the 20 successful candidates. Training from hotel experts in Paris marked the beginning of his career as the I.T. Manager.
Notably, it was at this hotel that Ogunmiloro crossed paths with Mrs. Jumoke Adesua, then the General Manager of Star FM 91.5. Their connection would later open doors for Ogunmiloro in the world of sports broadcasting.
Reflecting on his trajectory, Ogunmiloro emphasizes the importance of radio adverts. He credits Oluyole FM/BCOS TV for providing the platform that allowed him to showcase his skills, even without monetary compensation initially. It was at Star FM that he received his first salary as a sportscaster.
The story serves as a compelling argument for radio listeners not to underestimate the significance of commercial breaks. Ogunmiloro urges listeners not to skip adverts, emphasizing that crucial information and opportunities may be embedded within. He challenges the notion that advertisers would invest time, resources, and money in creating adverts if the information wasn’t valuable.
In a final plea, Ogunmiloro urges radio enthusiasts not to turn away during commercial breaks, highlighting the potential missed opportunities and valuable information that could be right at their fingertips. The message is clear: keep those radios on, as you never know what opportunities might be waiting for you.
“Ire oooo” – Good fortune to all radio listeners! 😊