As the world celebrate the World Radio Day, renowned Nigerian radio station has taken out time to celebrate the voices that make Radio such a rich and valuable medium.
While every February 13 of the year, is usually set aside to celebrate the World Radio Day, Rhythm FM on this significant day celebrates all the unique voices that have been heard on the station since its existence.
Rhythm 93.7 FM Lagos is a station broadcasts an urban contemporary radio format, playing a variety of music genres including R&B, hip hop, with a blend of culture and style.
Considering the plan to make more impact, the English-speaking commercial radio station located in Victoria Island, relocated its base which was in Lekki, Lagos state.
Since its relocation, the radio station which has made a lot of impact has churned out talented radio gurus who have been successful in their career.
It is owned and operated by Silverbird Communications under the Silverbird Group and is one of the most popular private radio stations in Nigeria.
Known to be a low-cost medium specifically suited to reaching remote communities and vulnerable people, radio has offered a platform to intervene in the public debate for over a century, regardless of the fact that the audience are educated or not.
Over the years, the medium has been used to play a crucial role in communication to inform, educate and entertain the masses in different regions and the world at large.
Going memory lane of the history of radio, it is generally believed that the first radio transmission was made by Guglielmo Marconi in 1895 and radio broadcasting of music and talk that was aimed towards a wider audience came into existence, albeit experimentally, sometimes around 1905-1906.
According to the UN the radio has the ability to “shape a society’s experience of diversity, stand as an arena for all voices to speak out, be represented and heard.”