A veteran broadcaster once listened to some recordings of my radio show on hulkshare @ http://www.hulkshare.com/KwameDadzie and asked what I was doing in Koforidua with such a talent.
In fact, I didn’t like his comment because for someone who always believed in the ”Kofcity Dream,” I felt I could stay here and still make an impact.
Few years on, I am beginning to appreciate the truism in his advice that I relocate to Accra to do radio if I really want to excel and be recognized.
I have seen this year’s nominations for the Radio and Television Personality Awards and it’s the same old 98% Accra domination story.
Should that be the case? Well, no! But that is the reality on the ground. So shall we all leave for Accra and add on to the already choked environment?
The underlying implication is this: if you can’t be heard in Accra forget it – you are not good.
I have challenged Prince Mackay several times that he does no research across the country as in monitoring radio stations and their presenters. If he did, he would know there are guys elsewhere who are doing far better than some of the well-known ones in Accra who usually get nominated in awards of this nature.
There may not be as many good presenters outside the Greater Accra region as there are within, due to managerial problems, lack of logistics, small coverage, among others – but the out-Accra presenter is under represented in the RTPs; at least a 30% representation won’t be bad.
Anyway, congratulations to all the nominees!!!