General News of Sunday, 28 October 2018
Citi FM’s flagship programme, the Citi Breakfast Show, has been adjudged the Best Morning Show (Radio), at the 2017 GJA Awards held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra.
The 23rd edition of the GJA awards honoured several journalists and media houses in various categories for their outstanding works.
Meanwhile, the host of the Citi Breakfast Show, Bernard Koku Avle, also took the ultimate award for the night, after he was named the 2017 Journalist of the Year at the 23rd edition of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards.
Citi News’ Kojo Agyeman, also picked up a special award on the night, the second time in a row for his sustained reports on illegal mining.
Bernard is the next to win the award after it was won by Peace FM’s Kwame Sefa Kayi in 2016.
Bernard in an interview with Citi TV after picking the award, said “I’m happy because this is a recognition of just what I have done, but what Citi stands for. This radio station has given me the opportunity for the past 14 years to prove myself. So if being one of the leading presenters on Citi, I win this award, it’s a Citi award. So I’m grateful to Sammens and the team for the support, encouragement and guidance and for Team Citi for pushing me.”
About the CBS
The show has over the years committed to touching on human-centered issues that are otherwise relegated to the background and speaks to the needs of citizens.
Through consistency and hard work, it has grown to be a leading platform for public advocacy and campaigns for and against activities that affect communities and the country at large.
The station changed the format of Radio Morning shows by tackling critical national issues more objectively using its own journalists and experts when necessary, and also allowing interactivity, which was a shift from the usual political discussions which are inundated by reps of the two main political parties, the NDC and NPP.
2016 Awards for Citi CBS
It would be recalled that at the 2016 GJA Awards, the Citi Breakfast Show was named the best talk-show on radio, adding to the award it won at the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) awards also in 2016.
In total, Citi FM picked up six different awards at the 2016 GJA awards.
Citi Breakfast Show adjudged 2016 CIMG Radio Programme of the Year
The Citi Breakfast Show, which has undoubtedly been the favourite for most discerning listeners in the country, was given the honour at the CIMG Awards which was to recognize organizations and brands for their demonstration of excellence for 2016.
The 2016 award from the CIMG was the third time in 4 years that the Citi Breakfast Show had been adjudged the Radio Programme of the Year by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG).
“You are noted for keeping an audience captive every morning with your in-depth, thought provoking and unparalleled show which remains in a league of its own. You have scored highly as your assessors realized your ability to deliver on promise. Your ability to blend information, relaxation and entertainment served with admirable affability has become your main stay and hallmark thus making your listeners’ choice in the morning,” a citation presented to the Citi Breakfast Show stated.