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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Samuel Adu Boakye quits Kessben FM

One of the most listened to gospel presenters in the Kumasi metropolis, Samuel Adu Boakye has resigned from Kessben FM following some disagreements over what he described as administrative lapses.
Boakye, the presenter of Church Bells and Streams of Life on Kessben FM who enjoys a lot of listenership in Kumasi has been off air for the past one month but no official reasons have been given.
This had culminated in rumours some of which said he had been poached to another station whilst others said he was on a long leave.
Before he joined Kessben FM four years ago, Adu Boakye worked with Kapital Radio.
He became famous at Kessben where he hosted Church Bells, a religious exhortation programme on Sundays from 7am to 10am and Streams of Life, also another gospel devotional programme intended to prepare listeners for the start of day which aired between 4am and 6am every day.
His programmes also enjoined a lot listenership on the internet from Ghanaians abroad who also phoned in to his programmes many of the times.
It was gathered that Adu Boakye resigned over some disagreements with his employers over administrative lapses.
A staff at the radio station, speaking on condition of anonymity, said: “it is true that Sammy has resigned”.
The source said Sammy had been complaining for some time now about some administrative lapses at the radio station which to him management was doing nothing to resolve.
The source said Sammy had been complaining about the unavailability of a producer to handle his programme at the station and that he lost his temper recently and decided to quit when he walked out of the studio to find out that a front desk executive who was to divert phone calls to the studio during his programme had abandoned post and went out of the office.
“Sammy had opened the phone lines and was expecting calls to come in but when he waited for a while and realised that there were no calls coming in, he decided to walk to the front desk only to discover that the front desk assistant had abandoned post and the phone was continuously ringing. So he decided to call it quits” ”, the source said.
When approached for comment on his resignation, Adu Boakye only confirmed his action and refused to give further details.
When asked whether he had received a juicy offer from other radio stations which culminated in his action, he said no.
Mr Andrew Danso Aninkora, General Manager of Kessben FM told Showbiz on telephone that he was not aware of the resignation and that he knew Sammy was in discussions with Mr Kwabena Kesse, Chief Executive of Kessben Group of Companies for a re-alignment into another section of the company.
Kessben FM is well noted for listenership when it comes to sports programmes in Kumasi but after sports Samuel Adu Boakye’s gospel programmes were the most listened to.
He is noted to have interviewed many of the big gangs in the Christian fraternity on his programme, Streams of Life.
Most Reverend Peter Akwasi Sarpong, the Catholic Archbishop of Kumasi who recently went on retirement offered to give his farewell message on the Streams of Life programme.
Sammy’s unique style of presentation on Sunday morning for the past four years made him the most preferred radio personality in the gospel seen. His music selection was well appreciated.
He is a graduate of University of Education Winneba, Kumasi campus, Kumasi Polytechnic and Adisadel College in Cape Coast.