Citi FM has become Ghana’s first Radio station to be verified on Twitter.
The station’s official Twiter account, @Citi973, is one of the most followed in the country and has been one of the most active in recent years.
The station’s tweets have consistently trended on Twitter in Ghana and in other countries including South Africa as well.
Exclusive hashtags like #CitiCBS, for the station’s breakfast show, #CitiSports, for sports updates, #SportsPanorama and #TrafficAvenue, the hashtag for the mid-afternoon radio show have become mainstays on the twitter trends list on a daily basis.
The station also provides regular news updates via the hashtag #CitiNews
Other hashtags including #BrunchInTheCiti, #EyewitnessNews and #TheBigIssue have also gained some traction in recent times on social media.
As of 7am on Thursday morning, the account had 219,231 followers
The familiar blue tick, denoting the accounts verified by the social networking site can now be seen beside the station’s handle (Twitter name).
It represents a milestone for the station which celebrated it’s 11th anniversary in November.
Followers of the station’s account have reacted to the verification by Twitter:
Yaay! @Citi973 is verified too… cc: @benkoku @MawuliTsikata @KojoAB @RichardDelaSky the City sounds better.
— Jessica OS (@jessicacitifm) December 10, 2015
@Citi973 congratulations with having your account verified by Twitter. https://t.co/UZMgoWQuVy — verified accounts (@verifiedstats) December 10, 2015
Finally…@Citi973 is verified!
— Mantsɛ TACKIE (@AlexTackie) December 10, 2015
@Citi973 Let’s pop the champagne today. Congratulations on your verification. So proud you guys #CitiCBS — #YN EARTHDAY (@NobleQuansah) December 10, 2015
@Citi973 verified! Congratulations!
— Efo Dela (@Amegaxi) December 10, 2015
So @jessicacitifm @Citi973 @benkoku all got verified Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayi congratulations guys next up @MawuliTsikata @KojoAB @RichardDelaSky — #sքɛʟʟɨռɢBɛɛ #NɛաGʊʏ (@kamafari30) December 10, 2015
By: Edwin Kwakofi/citifmonline.com/Ghana