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Radio in Accra: A confluence of National and Traditional Representations.
Unformatted Document Text:  Radio in Accra 10 This form of dominant cultural representation of national identity is not oppressive, because it endeavors not to practice the “politics of otherness” by creating separate ethnic and political spheres within which the various Ghanaian groups operate. The concept of hegemony like cultural imperialism depends at heart on a notion of imposition and coercion. But if Ghanaians listen to some forms of Akan music and, listen to radio programs that use Akan literal forms of representation willingly without having it imposed on them. Then the dynamics of representation cannot be explained in the strict sense of hegemony, but rather as a non-intimidating form of hybridized media practice. Hybridization in radio programming in Accra happens without resort to political force. It occurs in a diverse cultural environment that is influenced by a quest for traditional Ghanaian forms of representations, with Akan ethnic culture providing the means for representation. All this happen in a socio-political environment where the search for traditional forms of representation consciously or unconsciously has contributed to the use of local languages, especially Akan, in radio programming. RADIO PROGRAMMING Commercial radio programming in Ghana since the mid-1990s demonstrates an increase in the use of local languages as preferred medium of communication. In the dynamics of post 1995 radio broadcast programming Akan has emerged as the dominant language and cultural form on some radio stations in Accra. Many of the early private radio stations and most of the new stations have resorted to the use of native languages. Radio Gold, Vibe FM, Choice FM, Peace FM and Adom FM are some of the stations that experimented and stuck with the use of local languages in the creative presentation of programs. This form of programming reflects the

Authors: Boateng, Kwasi.
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Radio in Accra 10
This form of dominant cultural representation of national identity is not oppressive, because it
endeavors not to practice the “politics of otherness” by creating separate ethnic and political
spheres within which the various Ghanaian groups operate.
The concept of hegemony like cultural imperialism depends at heart on a notion of
imposition and coercion. But if Ghanaians listen to some forms of Akan music and, listen to
radio programs that use Akan literal forms of representation willingly without having it imposed
on them. Then the dynamics of representation cannot be explained in the strict sense of
hegemony, but rather as a non-intimidating form of hybridized media practice. Hybridization in
radio programming in Accra happens without resort to political force. It occurs in a diverse
cultural environment that is influenced by a quest for traditional Ghanaian forms of
representations, with Akan ethnic culture providing the means for representation. All this happen
in a socio-political environment where the search for traditional forms of representation
consciously or unconsciously has contributed to the use of local languages, especially Akan, in
radio programming.
RADIO PROGRAMMING
Commercial radio programming in Ghana since the mid-1990s demonstrates an increase
in the use of local languages as preferred medium of communication. In the dynamics of post
1995 radio broadcast programming Akan has emerged as the dominant language and cultural
form on some radio stations in Accra. Many of the early private radio stations and most of the
new stations have resorted to the use of native languages. Radio Gold, Vibe FM, Choice FM,
Peace FM and Adom FM are some of the stations that experimented and stuck with the use of
local languages in the creative presentation of programs. This form of programming reflects the


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