Thirtytwo FM, Nigeria’s first comedy-themed radio station, has launched in Ibadan, Oyo State State.
Thirtytwo FM was designed to create and broadcast provocative, entertaining, no-holds-barred humorous content and programmes on radio.
A number of comedians have been signed up to host shows on the station, including Woli Agba, humorously tagged Prophet of Instagram Parish Ministry, Shete, arguably Ibadan’s most refined comedy talent, Remote among others.
‘Shete’ whose real name is Akinshete Olakunle, is an award-winning act and the brain behind one of the biggest comedy events in Ibadan. Obama, a household name for indigenous comedy in Ibadan is also on the frequency and so also is Remote (another ‘crazy’, young but hot humour-merchant).
The radio station says it is deliberate on serving contents with a good doze of humour and defines her target audience as 16 years+ and lovers of humour.
Currently, thirtytwo FM has commenced full commercial broadcast and listeners in Ibadan are already describing its offering “as ridiculously funny”. thirtytwo FM plans to leverage the power of humour to take on tough, sensitive and socio-economically important themes that impact the society… across news, sports, politics, and religion. The radio station also promises to offer ‘mainstream’ daily and weekly programs from some of the most outrageously talented on-air personalities in Ibadan, giving both established and up-and-coming presenters a unique platform to showcase their skills.
Thirtytwo FM’s CEO, Tunji Abioye says: “I believe that laughter is a medicine this country needs to heal, so we started a radio station that is therapeutic, a radio station that accentuates the sunny side of life’’.
He said, “the launch of thirtytwo FM in Ibadan has been an instant hit for comedy fans and lovers of unique content on radio. The days ahead are looking really bright for the station and her stakeholders”.