The newly appointed managing director of Unique FM radio (100.7), one of the leading radio stations in the country, has expressed his resolve to move the radio to another level.
John Mendy (Abdoulahi), commonly known as Pacco, thanked the Almighty Allah and Lamin Manga, the CEO of Unique FM for the trust and confidence bestowed in him to steer the affairs of the radio, where he has worked for quite a long time.
"It is a challenge for me to be given this post. I started working in The Gambia as media practitioner at Unique FM and was part of the team that set up this radio. After few months, I went to set-up Teranga FM radio too but nonetheless I was still part of Unique FM family and am now back as the manager," he disclosed.
Mendy was speaking to this reporter at his office in Bakau on Wednesday. According to him, he had never dreamt of managing Unique FM but he was very committed to the job as a broadcaster, noting that his hard work brought him back to Unique FM. "I received the news from Lamin Manga that he would like me to be the manager which I could not refuse because he is the man behind all my success after God. I told him if you wish you take me back to Unique FM or leave me at Teranga FM; Ihave no problem," he further disclosed.
However, he was quick to mention that his managerial post coincided with his return as a mere staff at Unique FM, noting that he knows the staff very well. Mendy added that he met an active team at the radio and expressed hope that there will be positive changes at the radio.
He called for mutual support among the staff, noting that the progress of the radio lies in the hands of the general staff. He urged them to put the radio's interest first, saying the managerial post is less important to him but the progress of the radio is what concerns him.
Basse Unique FM
Mendy revealed that he had visited Basse Unique FM to acquaint himself with the situation on the ground and that he would do his utmost best to lift the radio to another level in terms of programmes and operation. "In fact, someone has been deployed there to manage the programmes because we want the locals to feel ownership of the radio and that is to give them programmes that they will enjoy," he added.
He assured all Unique FM listeners of more unbeatable programmes on the radio, while thanking Lamin Manga for the trust and confidence and assured him that he would do everything possible not to fail him.