On Saturday 7th July, Kalleone Entertainment and Sport (KES) Radio and Newspaper celebrated its first anniversary. KES which is arguably one of the leading medium in soft news, organised a series of events which eventually climaxed the celebration on Saturday.
At a dinner on the eve of the celebration at the Old Skool Complex, KES Station Manager, Abubakarr Kanu (ABK) gave a run down of all the programm the station has been broadcasting.
He disclosed that when KES started a year ago it was not, “an easy path for us to tread,” adding that without the support of their listeners and the general public at large they would not have survived.
Kalleone, he said, “is a baby with a very tall ambition…the baby is an early riser, it starts operations in the morning at 5:30 with its wakeup call, calling on people to wakeup from their slumber and put their shoulder to the wheel for the betterment of Sierra Leone.”
ABK continued, “Thereafter the baby would come with the breakfast show, to entertain the young, the old, the jobless, the employed…”
After the breakfast show, he explained this baby would present to you one of the most listened to present day sport programme in Sierra Leone, ‘Midday Sport’ adding that “this is followed by the Fresh and Funky Show presented by DJ Lebbie and Coolest.”
Subsequent to the Fresh and Funky Show the baby would come up with the evening show which would be followed by the midnight show, he said.
Then on weekends, ABK continued, “the baby would come up with Sierra Leone top 10…” which is one of the numerous exciting programmes broadcast on Saturdays.
On Sunday, he explained that the baby would come up with the spectacular and the oldies library among other stirring features.
ABK explained that the growth of this baby station is marvellously incredible; noting that it is growing as if it was “5years older.”
Kalleone Managing Director DJ Boxx thanked the numerous advertisers and sponsors for their support over the past few months.
KES was established by Sierra Leone’s football star Mohammed Kallon of Inter Milan fame with the intention to give soft news, thereby deviating from the political trend which is often captured by other mediums.