The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has named Accra-based Montie FM as the radio station which recorded the highest number of indecent expressions in the month of May.
According to the “Monitoring of Indecent Campaign Language on Radio” report by the MFWA out of the 40 radio stations monitored, 16 recorded indecent expressions.
“Montia FM scored 16 interms of indecent expressions recorded within the period. Happy FM, also based in Accra, followed with 13 indecent expressions which were mostly recorded on its democracy programme. Oman FM in Accra and Kumasi-based Ashh FM followed with 12 and 10 indecent expressions respectively,” the report revealed.
“As noted in the first report, a significant number of the indecent expressions recorded over May 1-15, 2016, were made by hosts and presenters. Out of the 31 indecent expressions attributed to individuals whose political affiliation could not be established on the programmes monitored, more than half (17) were made by programme hosts and other journalists,” the report explained.
The MFWA therefore called on radio hosts and presenters in the country to fully assume their gate-keeping role as moderators and encourage those who feature on their programmes to be savoury in their language.
“We also urge them to desist from the use of indecent expressions so they can be good examples to those who appear on their programmes.”