Hello FM

Hello FM is a private, predominantly Akan speaking station, which began commercial operations in August 2004 in the Ashanti Region.

GeoPoll's survey report on the performance of radio stations puts Hello FM at number five nationwide in the first quarter of 2017, with an audience share of 4.38%. The station is especially strong in the Ashanti Region (ranks 2nd, audience share: 12.85%) and in Brong Ahafo (ranks 1st, share: 13.28%) The station broadcasts a wide variety of contents such as local, national and international news, sports, business, current affairs, information and much more.

Hello FM according to information from National Communication Authority is registered to Neat FM Company Limited which operates ultimately under the Despite Group of Companies. The Despite Group runs several outlets such as Peace FM, Okay FM, and Neat FM. The Despite Group of Companies was founded and is owned by Osei Kwame ‘Despite’, one of the richest businessmen in Ghana. The idea of setting up the station was conceived by Osei Kwame to serve the people of Ashanti and beyond, after serving residents of Accra with Peace FM. Despite Group of Companies has other non- media businesses, include salt mining, food processing, savings and loans among others.

Key facts

Audience Share

4.3%

Ownership Type

Private

Geographic Coverage

Ashanti Region, Brong Ahafo

Content Type

free content

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Media Companies / Groups

Despite Group of Companies

Ownership

Ownership Structure

Hello FM is registered to Neat FM Company Limited acoording to National Communications Authority. Based on online information Hello FM is operated by Despite Group of Companies. The Group is wholly-owned by Dr. Osei Kwame. However, there was no company profile available of Neat FM Company Limited at Registrar General's Department, thus the connection cannot be established in legal terms.

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General Information

Founding Year

2002

Founder

Osei Kwame

Affiliated Interests Founder

Osei Kwame is a media entrepreneur with a chain of media outlets in the name of Despite Group of Companies and through a daughter company, U2 Company Limited. He also operates companies in the food business.

Ceo

Osei Kwame

Affiliated Interests Ceo

see above

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Other Important People

Fadda Dickson

Affiliated Interests other important people

Fadda Dickson is the Director of Administration & Finance at the media wing of the Despite Group of Companies, and one of its three directors according to the Registrar General. He has received several awards in recognition of his exploits in radio managemen.

Contact

Neat FM Company Ltd. P.O. Box 17470, Accra; Tel.: 0322080861 /0264233405/ 0264233405

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