Sunday, 23 August 2015

Nigeria’s First Women Radio Station WFM 91.7 Hits Airwaves

The stage is set for Nigeria’s first ever radio station exclusively for women folk and the family to hit the air­waves as the National Broad­casting Commission (NBC) recently issued licence to St. Ives Communications.

Christened WFM 91.7, it’s the brainchild of Dr. Wale, Chief Medical Director, St. Ives Specialist Hospital, Lagos, and veteran broadcast journalist, Toun Okewale Sonaiya, a Director of St. Ives Communications.

WFM 91.7 will formally com­mence operations in preparation for its test transmission after it wraps up its selection process for OAPs.


According to Sonaiya: “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.”

On his part, Dr. Wale said that he believed that the initiative will improve the lot of Nigerian women as the radio station will provide a platform to engage on issues of local, national and inter­national importance for Nigerian women, and its programming will be targeted towards the advance­ment and the social wealth of Nigerian women and their families and provide the womenfolk access to a quality, informative and enter­taining programming that will cut across business, politics, sports, news and entertainment from the perspective of women.

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