Oman FM pulls out of RTP Awards

imagesAccra-based radio station, Oman FM has pulled out of this year’s Radio and Television Personality (RTP) awards scheduled to take place soon.

“The Globa RTP Awards is aimed at recognizing and rewarding seasoned Radio and TV personalities who have, over the years, contributed immensely towards the development of the industry in Ghana, and have also endeared themselves to listeners and viewers,” organizers of the award posted on their website as the aim of the event.

And since its institution, known Ghanaian Television and Radio personalities have been awarded some claiming the award is the best instituted to reward the hard work of journalists in the country.

Members of the public are given the opportunity to vote for their favourite nominee with a panel of judges determining who has the highest number of votes and qualifies for the award.

Health campaigner, Oheneba Ntim Barima warned listeners of the station during the late afternoon show of Thursday, 18thSeptember, 2014 not to continue voting for any personality from the station selected for the award since the management of Kencity Media Limited, operators of the station has decided to opt out of the awards.

He apologized to listeners for the announcement indicating the decision was arrived at by management in the interest of the station and their listeners.

A deep throat source at the station told Adomonline.com that the lack of fairness in the process is the reason for the decision.

“It’s not a fair process…they already have their favorites and have decided the ones they want to win the awards…They only want to make money out of innocent voters,” the source said.

Various radio and TV personalities have already started campaigning for their listeners and viewers to text to assigned text codes to vote for them.

source:

ghanaweb.com

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