Entertainment of Monday, 23 February 2015
Radio Gold‘s Kofi Okyere Darko is leaving the station, enewsgh.com has this on good authority.
18 years after joining what for years became one of urban radio’s most listened-to stations, KOD as he is popularly known, is exiting this week.
He effectively takes a bow from Home Touch, the show he’s been hosting for some time now, on Friday February 27, we can say.
Colleagues at the station have since been informed of his departure – an announcement that has saddened quite a number.
enewsgh.com sources at the station say even though his exit was predicted (as far back as last year), the general consensus is that he’s paid his dues. The station’s handlers have given him their blessings, we understand.
One of the early disciples of mainstream urban radio, he for years became a must-listened-to voice at the station.
After dropping his initial dream of becoming an air force person, he charted a career path in broadcasting. He joined the Larterbiokorshie-based station in 1997, at a time when commercial radio had barely peaked. KOD learnt the ropes of radio from his cousins Kwesi Kyei Darkwah (KKD) and Yaw Addo Darkwa.
Over the last eighteen years that he was with Gold, he hosted almost every programme from the morning show to the evening drive.
Born at Winneba in 1977, he hails from Ashanti Mampong, and Akrokyere. He is also a Fashion Designer, Television Presenter, an Events Host and Artiste Manager.