It might be one of the biggest surprises on radio yet that Richard Ntow Gyan has quit Dinpa FM. A source told BA News that the most popular sports presenter and head of sports at the Sunyani-based radio station has already taken up a new appointment at Nkoranza-based Akyeaa FM which has been test-transmitting for almost three months now.
BA News had picked intelligence about Ntow’s imminent departure from his former place of work but needed confirmation before going public with the issue. Sources at Akyeaa FM indicate that Ntow was approached with a mouth-watering contract including a four-digit enticement fee which was very difficult to reject.
Our sources also say that it was quite difficult for the sober sports celebrity to decide due to his strong allegiance to his former employers. But with Ntow’s unflinching love for the Multimedia Group especially Adom FM for whom he runs commentary and occasionally features as guest presenter, joining Akyeaa FM was on the way coming considering that Akyeaa FM is the latest affiliate of Adom FM in the Brong-Ahafo region…And coming at a time when his former employers have severed ties with the Multimedia Group, Ntow had no choice but to accept the juicy deal offered by Akyeaa FM and move on with his career.
Sogasty joined Adepa FM in 2007 from Yankee FM in Sampa and for close to two years he had been a constant voice on that station until he was transferred to strengthen the sports department of Dinpa FM when they began full transmission in 2009.
For now, the question to ask is whether Ntow’s exit would be a curse to Dinpa FM or a blessing to Akyeaa FM and that is where a little bit of patience would clear the air just a bit.