I’ve heard so many gists on the ownership this station. Since my last post about the test transmission of Planet FM 101.1 which happens to be the first privately owned radio station in Akwa Ibom State, I’ve had several calls. The callers always wanted to know who owns the station.
Now, the gist going viral in town is that it is E-101Magazine group that owns the Uruan based radio station. Could that be true? Hmmmm…Others have actually mailed me that it is owned by Commissioner for Information, Mr. Aniekan Umanah. The name of Mr. Aniekpeno Mkpanang, the Director of Protocol, Akwa Ibom State has also popped up while Mr. Michael Bush is also rumoured to be the man behind the new broadcast heavyweight simply because he is from Uruan where the station is located and that he has always hinted that he will run a private radio station.
This one sounds true. I’m told a certain engineer, Tony Afia whose mansion is opposite the premises of the radio station is said to be owner. Who do you think owns the wave making Planet FM? Please drop your comments.