Newest radio station in Ibadan aims to protect Yoruba language from extinction


Veteran broadcaster, Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun, has established a radio station in Ibadan, Oyo state capital with the aim of saving Yoruba language from going into extinction.

The radio station devotes 50 per cent of its air time to Yoruba programmes, 30 per cent to Pidgin English and 20 per cent to English Language.

Addressing journalists yesterday as part of the activities to unveil Space FM 90.1 Radio Station in Ibadan, Osibogun, who is the Chairman, Board of Governors of the station, said Yoruba race with the seventh largest population in the world should be saved from having its language going into extinction.

He said information dissemination is a necessary tool for peace in the society.

“No amount of information disseminated is too much in order to enhance peace in the society,” he said.

According to him, the location of the new community radio station in Ibadan was “influenced by its philosophy of producing and presenting programmes that would appeal to diverse people, and indeed, programmes that would be researchbased and that should be able to inspire and accelerate the development of the environment.”

He said the station will set new standards in broadcasting in the country and has already started a 24-hour test transmission.

He said: “While we will always strive to be objective and balanced in our news reportage, we promise not to be partisan.”

This is the link to the station’s website which is currently under construction. It is also on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can also reveal that the station is located at 136/137, Liberty Road, Ibadan.


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