The emergence of radio in Ghana started in the nation's capital, Accra during the colonial era where the British colonial government in 1935, the Gold Coast first operated a Broadcasting outlet called radio ZOY.
After attaining independence in 1957, the first President of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah established the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) to replace the broadcasting operation by the British Rule.
Today, state-owned and private radio stations are spreading throughout the nation with over thirty (30) operating in Accra.
We at MyTUNEiN.CoM have decided to bring you the list of the top 20 most listen-to radio stations in Accra.
20. Uniiq 95.7 FM
Uniiq FM is also known as Radio Ghana which is owned by the state (Government of Ghana) and has been operating since 1994. It remains as one of the most listen-to station in Accra for their morning, afternoon and evening news bulletings.
Programs at Uniiq FM are aired in English which are also rebroadcasted on their sister stations in sisteen regions of Ghana.
19. Pluzz 89.9 FM
The Santa Maria based radio station is one of the leading urban radio station in Accra which started official broadcasting on 1st June, 2011.
It is a contemporary adult station targeting the general public through a blend of quality music, sports, lifestyle programs and events.
18. Happy 98.9 FM
Happy FM is a commercial radio station in the capital known for its sports, entertainment and news content. It is a subsidiary of Global Media Alliance which has been operating since 2003.
Currently, Happy FM starts their weekday with Happy Morning show anchored by Samuel Eshun, Raymond Nyamador and Fati Shaibu.
Two-hour Happy FM Sports which airs from 9:00am to 11:00am is the one of the most listened and followed sports program in Accra.
With afternoon political shows, Happy FM also boasts of Nsem Pii and Epa Hoa Daben hosted by Nyansa Boakwa and Kwabena Prah (Don).
17. Kasapa 102.5 FM
Despite the mass exit of top presenters from all EIB networks in the last four years hasn't affected Kasapa FM which is still commanding the airwaves with their programs aired each day.
Kasapa FM is a privately owned urban, lifestyle radio station, which focuses on music, entertainment, lifestyle-led talk programmes and sports. Kasapa FM is a multilingual radio station that broadcasts from Feroah Avenue, Adabraka, Accra, the capital of Ghana, and can be listened both on 102.5 MHz and online.
16. Radio Gold
Yes, Radio Gold is getting its listeners back after several years of shut down by the National Communication Authority (NCA) following the expiration of their license.
Founded on March 6, 1996, Radio Gold 90.5 FM, has grown to be the source of authentic news in Ghana with their programs such as Gold Morning Conversation, Gold Business Report, ‘Agoro Drive’, Feel Good Friday, ‘Pampaso’ and the famous current affairs program Alhaji & Alhaji.
15. Oman 107.1 FM
Oman FM is also popular in the nation's capital with its political shows such as Boiling Point, Oman FM Morning Show and the popular afternoon drive show ‘Yeko Fie’ hosted by Silva Lady.
14. Kessben 92.9 FM
Kessben 92.9 FM is one of the newly-established private commercial frequency modulated radio broadcasting station serving the people of Accra and its environs with news, entertainment, sports and lifestyle programs.
13. 3FM 92.7
3FM 92.7 is a distinctively urban English language radio channel that provides the best news, current affairs, music, sports, and lifestyle programmes for the young-at-heart and ambitious Ghanaian looking for an enriching radio experience. Located within the premises of TV3, Adesa We.
3FM boasts of the most thought-provoking morning show that defines the news agenda for the day, Sunrise, the award-winning mid-morning show Urban Blend.
Ghana’s leading community-focused programme dedicated to resolving challenges in the inner cities, Community Connect, the refreshing drive time programme, Easy Stream among other leading news, current affairs, and entertainment programmes.
12. Y 107.9 FM
YFM Ghana is the most listen-to urban radio station in Accra with a programming focused on entertainment and music.
YFM begins each week day with its entertainment morning show dubbed ‘Ryse N Shyne’, Myd Morning Radio Show, Shout on Y, Dryve of Your Life and Y Lounge and Friday Nite Mix on Fridays. On weekends, YFM serves its listeners with Wake N Bake, Weekend Mashup, Pop Central, Party Pressure, Weekend Rush and other exciting programs.
YFM characterizes its core audience as “young Ghanaians who are imaginative, curious and ambitious. They are continuously seeking new ways to improve their lives and their communities so that they are able to lead successful and rewarding lives.
11. Starr 103.5 FM
Starr FM is a privately owned urban, lifestyle radio station, which focuses on the delivery of compelling programmes through good music, entertainment/lifestyle-led talk programmes and sports for its target audience and a member of the Excellence In Broadcasting (EIB Network).
10. Angel 102.9 FM
Since the birth of the 102.9 FM in Accra by the Angel Broadcasting Network (ABN) in 2020, Angel FM is currently ranked among the most listen-to radio stations in the capital with the varieties of Entertainment, Sports, Political, Current Affairs and lifestyle program.
Angel 102.9 FM can boast of the the most listen-to evening sports show in Accra which is anchored by young enterprising journalist Saddick Adams popularly known as ‘Sports Obama’.
Angel Drive, Angel Morning Show dubbed ‘Anopa Bofo)’, News and Mid-morning show are also leading the radio airwaves in the capital.
9. Asempa 94.9 FM
Asempa FM is the only 24 hour, all talk, Akan radio station and is located in Accra. Asempa FM has a heavily male skewed content profile, featuring sports, politics and social discussions for the mass audience.
Asempa FM is a privately owned commercial radio station in Accra, the capital of Ghana. The station is owned and run by the one of the media group companies in Ghana known as Multimedia Group Limited. It is one of the radio stations in Ghana which do well in local news, entertainment, political talk shows, and sports.
Asempa FM covers a very wide range of programs for both International & Locally listeners. Programs like Sports Morning Show 6am - 10am Monday - Friday, Live Worship by Nana Yaw Sarfo , Ekosii sen political program with OB, 2:15pm - 6pm Monday to Friday, Health Talk, News bulletin- 6pm Monday - Friday via Adom FM, among others.
8. Hitz 103.9 FM
Hitz FM is positioned to provide a total entertaining experience. It is a youth focused station based in Accra. The station plays a mix of contemporary local and foreign music interlaced with entertainment tit bits.
It is a privately owned and a commercial radio station in Accra, the capital of Ghana. The station is owned and operated by Multimedia Group Limited.
7. Onua 95.1 FM
Onua FM 95.1 was officially launched on the 16th of January, 2016 at Kasoa in the central region. It is a mass-market community-focused radio business. Onua FM serves the best mix of current affairs and social issues on ONUA MAAKYE morning show hosted by vociferous Captain Smart and OFIE NE FIE afternoon drive daily.
In keeping with their tag line, “Yedwene wo ho”(we think about you), Onua FM, the sibling that cares, intentionally shares with its audience information and solutions to community/people challenges as caring siblings do.
The Corporate Social Responsibility program dubbed ‘Boafo Yʒ Na’ is one, of many, that makes Onua FM a solution-oriented/community-
Currently, Onua FM covers the whole of Greater Accra region, part of Central, Eastern, and part of Volta regions.
OKAY 101.7 FM is an entertainment oriented private radio station operating under media conglomerate Despite Media Group. It is one of the most listen-to in the Ghana's capital, Accra.
Okay FM is noted for its authentic entertainment programming and relevant interviews-cum-news value. The station has a knack of playing contemporary local songs interlaced with a bit of foreign musical genres to spark up youthful exuberance.
The station has presenters such as Abeiku Aggrey Santana, Kwame Nkrumah Tikese, Halifax Ansah Addo and others.
Asaase Radio Accra is an English-language radio channel that provides the best news, current affairs, entertainment, culture and sports programmes.
In 2020, the Asaase Broadcasting Company (ABC) shocked the entire nation with the birth of 99.5 FM in the capital. Asaase Radio 99.5 has the tagline as “The Voice of Our Land”.
Asaase Radio 99.5 is a source of credible information on a wide range of subjects shaping people’s lives – from business, politics and governance to health, entertainment and sports. Asaase provides listeners with objective news, pertinent facts and expert analysis to make critical decisions.
Asaase Radio 99.5 can boost of top presenters such as Kwaku Nhyira-Addo, Nana Yaa Mensah, Elvis Crystal, Caroline Sampson, Naa Ashorkor, Kennedy Mornah and others.
4. Adom 106.3 FM
Adom FM is a mass market station broadcasting in the Akan language with a strong Christian feel. Targeting the lower middle to upper income listeners with a mix of news, talk and music-based entertaining programming, the audience profile is lightly female skewed.
Adom FM is a privately owned radio station in Accra, the capital of Ghana. The station is owned and operated by The Multimedia Group Limited
Adom FM carries major news bulletins which is also rebroadcasted by over 100 radio stations globally, the popular ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Morning Show, Mid-Morning show and others.
Peace FM remains the most listen-to Akan language mass station based in Accra. Peace FM is having the biggest political talk programmes in Ghana and beyond the country's borders. It is your go-to for factual, relevant and up-to-the-minute news reports, general information and enlightening interviews.
It is one of the leading radio stations in the country as it ranked first nationwide, with an audience share at 9.7%. Based on the same survey by GeoPoll for the first quarter of 2017, Peace FM is also placed first in the Greater Accra Region with an audience share at 14,7%, and popular in the Eastern (19.2%) and the Central (14.90%) Region. The audience uses Peace FM to get informed: During the Election Day in 2016 for example, Peace FM had the highest listenership peaking at 870,000 from 6-8am.
The station delivers services and programmes to platforms ranging from news, online radio and audio under its corporate brand, ‘Obiara Se Eye’ - Everyone Says It Is Good. Thus - more than just a traditional broadcaster - Peace FM is today evolving into a content company that produces local, national and international news, sports, business, current affairs, information and much more. The station’s contribution to national development has been acclaimed resulting in several awards: Peace FM has over the years been adjudged Radio Station of the Year and has also won awards for its morning show, Kokrokoo, hosted by Kwami Sefa Kayi.
Peace FM was a dream of Mr Osei Kwame, which became a reality on May 25, 1999 with the objective of demonstrating support for the local music industry which was on a rapid decline then, put Ghanaian culture above all else. Thus most of the programmes on the station are broadcast predominantly in Twi.
These are the programs of Kokrokoo, Asomdwe Nkomo, Wohaw Ne Sen, Entertainment Review, Mpom Te Sen, The Platform and others.
The stations can boost of presenters such as Kwami Sefa Kayi, Kwasi Aboagye, Nana Yaa Konadu, Nana Yaw Kesseh, Akosua Agoo Aboagye and Dan Kwaku Yeboah.
2. Joy 99.7 FM
Joy FM is the station for the discerning audiences. An English language station targeting middle to upper income listeners who are educated., employed and discriminating. The station's format consists of top quality news and talk programming interspersed with entertaining music-based programmes.
The station is owned and run by the media group company Multimedia Group Limited. It is arguably one of the leading radio station in Ghana that broadcasts in the English language since 1995.
Joy 99.7 FM airs Joy Morning Show, NewsFile, Drive Time, Sports Track, News Bulletings and others. These are some of Joy FM broadcasters, Gary Al-Smith, Doreen Andoh, Samson Lardy Anyenini, Daniel Dadzie, George Addo Jnr, Kojo Yankah, Evans Mensah and others.
1. Citi 97.3 FM
Citi FM, a private owned radio station based in Accra, offers a unique blend of credible, authentic and timely news, current affairs as well as compelling non- news programming.
It combines News & Current Affairs with music and engaging interactive audience programming. Citi FM is largely driven by social and community problems that require the attention of policy makers.
They lead the ranking with programmes such as Citi Breakfast Show, Citi Eyewitness News, Brunch in the Citi, Traffic Avenue, Sports Panaroma, Big Issues, Citi Countdown, Sister Sister and others.
Notable presenters at Citi 97.3 FM are Bernard Alve, Nathan Quao, AJ Akuoko-Sarpong, Umaru Sanda Amadu, Kojo Akoto Boateng, Samuel Atta-Mensah, Akoto Boafo and others.