The new station on the block is a gender sensitive stations as on September 9, 2015 WFM 91.7, the first ever radio station for Women in Nigeria and their families, was launched.
The faces and voices of its on-air-personalities were selected carefully from practising media experts who have been on the game for years.
The four voices selected, Abiola Grace, Funmi Jinadu, Bolatito Bez Idakula and Chinedu Faith Nwagha, were presented to the media as the leading voices and faces that will hold fort on WFM 91.7 as the station’s core on-air-personalities.
Presenting the young and talented broadcasters at the event which took place inside the cozy environs of Protea Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, Toun Okewale-Sonaiya, stated that the quartet were selected from over 5,000 applicants who showed interest in working for WFM 91.7.
“The selection process was thorough and painstakingly executed. We were lucky to have veteran broadcasters like Femi Sowoolu, Seun Olagunju, Sydney Ufeli of Spik Rait, Saund Rait, etc. on the selection panel. So, what we are serving the listening public are the best of our bests,” she said.
According to Toun, though WFM 91.7 prides itself as an ‘unapologetically for women’ radio station, she reiterated that “it is not just about women or straight-jacketed tailored for women; it is a radio station for women, the men in their lives and for the whole family. The station will cover and discuss every aspect of our lives, be it sports, business, politics, governance, economy, health, family, relationship issues, youth etc.
“However, all these issues will be presented from the women perspective. How we (women) see it.
“Though we are licensed for women, WFM 91.7 will also cater for the men and the family by engaging on issues of local, national and international importance for all. It will operate 24 hours of talk and less music. The station will address everyday issues for women and their families. It will be a reliable, leading and trusted source for all related news, information and matters of interests for women and their families”.