RADIO NIGERIA LECTURE

The lecture was full of fun and ended on a successful note. It started on 07-03-2012 and ended on 08-03-2012 at the popular Josemillia Hotel and Resort, the hotel which was commissioned by the formal governor of Ondo state. The lecture was organised by Olusegun Ayantoso, GM Positive fm 102.5, Akure with the support of Radio Nigeria Ibadan network office. It was aimed at improving broadcasting and many dignitries and broadcasting giants were at the event. Chief Sanya Oyinsan, Chairman BOD Ondo State Radio/vision Corporation, Chief Bamiji Ojo, the pioneer of Phone-in Programme in Nigeria, Mr. Femi Oloruntola, Ag. Zonal Director of Radio Nigeria, Alhaji Kola Animasahun, first General Manager Positive fm, Akure, Mr. Gabriel Onaforome, Mr. Solomon Peter, Mr. Bisi Asiwaju, FBAN President Ondo State Chapter, and the representative of the Ondo State Commissioner for Information, just to mention a few. In spite of the dominance of the staff of Radio Nigeria Positive Fm 102.5 Akure, the lecture was also witnessed by other media practitioners, students, people interested in broadcasting, members of FBAN, etc. and everybody held a jotting file that was distributed along side a programme sheet that says thus: PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR A TWO-DAY IN-HOUSE TRAINING FOR CONTENT PROVIDERS OF RADIO NIGERIA’S POSITIVE FM 102.5 AKURE HELD AT JOSEMILLIA HOTEL BETWEEN WEDNESDAY 7TH AND 8TH THURSDAY MARCH 2012. Day One- 1. Opening Prayer 2. Introduction of Management, Resource Persons and Guests 3. Welcome Address By The General Manager 4. Key Note Address By The Ag. Zonal Director 5. Goodwill Messages: i. Chief Sanya Oyinsan (Chairman BOD OSRC) ii. Ondo State Commissioner For Information 6. Tea Break 7. Vote of Thanks 8. Group Photogragh 9. Technical Session 10. Challenges Facing Translators On Air And The Way 11. Programme Production and Commentary Writing. The first session of the day-one lecture ended with Chief Bamiji Ojo’s moderation in Yoruba language. The second session of the lecture commenced some minutes after the pounded yam lunch and ended with closing prayer immediately after the six o’clock rain ceased. The day-two lecture began with a similar note; similar place, similar people, similar lines of menu: rich tea, burgar, toast bread, ginger sweet, kolanut, rice and beef stew, pounded yam with vegetable soup. Chief Bamiji Ojo anchored the programme with postmortem of some of the station’s programme. He also pointed out a lot of funy strange words and phrases that are begining to crawl into Yoruba language and he warned the Yoruba language broadcasters to cease using them. Before the came to an end, he also helped broadcasters and the Yoruba people to see to the fact that some strange English phrases were given suitable Yoruba names. Few of the words are i. Cashless policy=Ilana ma gbowo rin koo to nawo. ii. Cashless society=Awujo ma gbowo rin koo to nawo. iii. Boko Haram sect=Egbe eesin o koku. iv. Larser fever=Aarun iba ti eku n fa, etc. Samuel Enunwa 12-03-2012.
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