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Radio in Accra: A confluence of National and Traditional Representations.
Unformatted Document Text:  Radio in Accra 3 INTRODUCTION The development of radio broadcasting in Ghana started with the establishment of a BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) radio relay service by the British East African Company in 1927. The relay station received its broadcasting signal from Nairobi, Kenya. In 1932 the British colonial administration established an Empire Service to provide news services to all its colonies, including Ghana (Head, 1974). The actual initiation of radio service in Ghana was on July 31, 1935, when “Station Zoy” was established in Accra the capital of Ghana. Later relay stations were added to regional capitals of Sekondi, Kumasi, and Koforidua. 1 The colonial officials operated the earlier stations, but between 1936 and 1937 Ghanaian nationals were involved in the running of the broadcasting services. Consequently, three local languages, Akan (Twi), Ewe and Hausa were used in addition to English as languages of communications. And by the mid 1940s Nzema and Dagbani were intoroduced in radio broadcasting (Kublenu, 1974; Bonnah-Koomson, 1994). The local Ghanaian languages can be classified into four main groups, the Akan, Ewe, Ga Adanbge, and Mole-Dabgani. Ghana obtained independence from the British in 1957 after which the existing broadcasting network was handed over to the native government of Ghana. Under the Ghanaian government of Kwame Nkrumah, broadcasting was used for nation building. Since then broadcasting as a political tool has been exploited by successive Ghanaian governments until the 1990s when liberal political and ideological changes in government led to a change in broadcasting practice in Ghana. The word liberal is derived from the Latin word liber, which means free. The Merriam-Webster dictionary, (2002) defines liberal as, the quality or state of being free, or the power to do as one pleases, or the freedom from physical restraint or freedom from arbitrary or despotic control, or the positive enjoyment of various social, political, or 1 Capitals towns the Western, Ashanti and Eastern regions of Ghana.

Authors: Boateng, Kwasi.
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Radio in Accra 3
INTRODUCTION
The development of radio broadcasting in Ghana started with the establishment of a BBC
(British Broadcasting Corporation) radio relay service by the British East African Company in
1927. The relay station received its broadcasting signal from Nairobi, Kenya. In 1932 the British
colonial administration established an Empire Service to provide news services to all its colonies,
including Ghana (Head, 1974). The actual initiation of radio service in Ghana was on July 31,
1935, when “Station Zoy” was established in Accra the capital of Ghana. Later relay stations
were added to regional capitals of Sekondi, Kumasi, and Koforidua.
1
The colonial officials operated the earlier stations, but between 1936 and 1937 Ghanaian
nationals were involved in the running of the broadcasting services. Consequently, three local
languages, Akan (Twi), Ewe and Hausa were used in addition to English as languages of
communications. And by the mid 1940s Nzema and Dagbani were intoroduced in radio
broadcasting (Kublenu, 1974; Bonnah-Koomson, 1994). The local Ghanaian languages can be
classified into four main groups, the Akan, Ewe, Ga Adanbge, and Mole-Dabgani.
Ghana obtained independence from the British in 1957 after which the existing
broadcasting network was handed over to the native government of Ghana. Under the Ghanaian
government of Kwame Nkrumah, broadcasting was used for nation building. Since then
broadcasting as a political tool has been exploited by successive Ghanaian governments until the
1990s when liberal political and ideological changes in government led to a change in
broadcasting practice in Ghana. The word liberal is derived from the Latin word liber, which
means free. The Merriam-Webster dictionary, (2002) defines liberal as, the quality or state of
being free, or the power to do as one pleases, or the freedom from physical restraint or freedom
from arbitrary or despotic control, or the positive enjoyment of various social, political, or
1
Capitals towns the Western, Ashanti and Eastern regions of Ghana.


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