SMS Anchor, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah with some guests in the studio
The enhanced and reformatted Super Morning Show got off to an electric start Monday morning with Super host Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah back in the seat and his able lieutenant Bernard Nasara Saibu serving listeners with a bouquet of thought-provoking questions on major issues facing Ghana today.
The show remains four hours long, but today’s content was markedly different than that of previous Super Morning Shows.
Bright Simmons, Dr Sodji Sodji Tettey, Edgar Wiredu and Nana Ansah Quao, the four guests, or co-hosts, if you will, brought a new dimension to the repackaged, reinvigorated morning show, splitting hairs on a number of controversial topics including the headlines in today’s newspapers.
In the 30 minute segment of news review, the guests had a splendid but crisp chat on the headlines in the dailies as well as on the internet, with Myjoyonline.com featuring prominently in their discussions.
The new morning show’s ambiance affected even the Sports team, with Head of Sports Nathaniel Attoh and his vivacious female colleague Rashidat Kadiri dishing out the latest in sports, including Ghana's run to the Semis in the AFCON as well as the unusual 37 minute power outage at the Super Bowl in the US.
A new segment on the show dubbed “the Big Stories” had Kofi Ampomah Benefo, a research scientist at the Institute of Industrial Research, teasing out some innovative ways to help a country suffering from persistent load shedding, which has become known as "dum-so-dum-so".
Ampoma Benefo was on top of his game but had a lot of convincing to do as the four co-guests greeted his innovations with constructive criticism.
Whether by coincidence or not, Bui Dam laborers whose work aims to increase Ghana's energy production capacity, ostensibly to end the dum-so-dum-so, announced a sit-down strike.
As news of the strike came in, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah quickly got on the line with an anonymous source in Bui to get a sence of the situation there and its implications to the country.
Callers, who are perhaps the most important part of the show, got a chance to express their sentiments, especially on Information Minister Mahama Ayariga’s recent reversal on the controversial issue of how long the president has known gay author Andrew Solomon.
It was indeed an electric start, but there is plenty more to come on the Super Morning Show. Watch out for You're Hired, your radio HR programme to provide real jobs for the unemployed right on air. Stay tuned!!!