The staff and management of Radio Lagos/Eko FM 89.75FM have been with joy since Thursday, January 21, 2016, when they took delivery of four new digital transmitters for the stations. The engineering department of the station, we gathered, threw a small impromptu party by sharing drinks with friends and well-wishers of the department who have come to celebrate the arrival of the new transmitters.
The General Manager of the station, Mrs. Funke Moore who could not contain her excitement and gratitude at the arrival of the new equipment took to Facebook to post this:
“The Lagos Radio Service owners of Radio Lagos 107.5FM and Eko FM 89.7FM have taken delivery of four new transmitters for the station and installation has began in earnest. Our on-air and production studios are also being upgraded.
“This is a beautiful time to head the two stations. All thanks to God, the Almighty who has used Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to bring about this much needed change in the state-owned radio stations.”
The transmitters are from Axel Technology and RVR both in Italy. The contractor who brought in the transmitters and will also be doing the installations is Ecalpemos headed by Mr. Olabanji Banwo and Cliff Adigwe.
The company, Ecalpemos is responsible for supplying and installing transmitters of many top radio stations in Nigeria. It installed transmitters and studios for Star FM, Lagos, Aso Radio, Abuja, Magic FM, Aba, FRCN Network Studios, Yenagoa, Joy FM, Otukpo, Radio Benue and many others.
The newsroom of Radio Lagos/Eko FM 89.7FM is also wearing a new look with each desk having its own personal computer (PC). Certainly, good times are here again at Radio Lagos/Eko FM 89.7FM.
Radio Lagos came on air in 1978 and operated on AM frequencies. In 2001, it embraced the Frequency Modulation (FM). The station caters for Yoruba and Egun speaking people of Lagos state and other states in the South West geo-political zone.
It is the number one indigenous language station in Nigeria and has won many awards. Its sister station, Eko FM 89.75FM came on board in 1997 and caters for the upwardly mobile young adults in the state and beyond.
Presently, the two stations are under one management headed by Mrs. Funke Moore, a graduate of Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIT), Lagos State University (LASU), and University of Lagos.
She’s a mother of two children and veteran broadcast journalist, who has been plying her trade in the same station for almost three decades.