BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Ace broadcaster and owner of Yes 101.7 FM, Mr Yemi Sonde on Thursday, disclosed that no politician contributed to the establishment or funding of the organization.
Sonde while speaking on the vision and objectives of the radio station, hinted that, ” Yes FM is established, basically to benefit mankind by educating, entertaining and adequately informing Nigerian people on matters of public and current interests”.
Emphasizing that nobody contributed money in the establishment of Yes FM, Sonde said he deliberately wanted to avoid undue interference in the policy of the station, despite having many top politician friends who could have offered help if approached.
” Yes FM is out to disseminate information and perform other relevant duties, making objectivity and fairness to all, the focal point of its activities, while creating an atmosphere where the people come first and things work”, he said.
Expressing his determination to succeed with Yes FM, Sonde said “thorough research and feasibility studies were done, with systematic income generation ideas formulated to ensure that we’re far from farce and Yes FM has come to stay”.
Pointing out that effective administration is key, Sonde stressed that ” decent work environment and motivation are necessary, to gain human capital commitment from all characters involved and ensure that lofty heights are attained constantly.
“This Station is not established to front for any politician, I have all top politicians anyone can talk of, from various Parties as close friends, but we shall be fair and objective in the way we do our job without allowing anyone to influence or dictate to us”.
Speaking further, Sonde pointed out that media industry in Nigeria has contributed a lot to nation building and that Yes FM has come with many innovations, aiming to further raise the bar.
He then expressed appreciation to the on-line viewing audience of the Station, assuring that the organization would always go extra mile to satisfy and induce them to patronize Yes 101.7 FM.