The hard work and dedication by Despite Media have paid off as it bagged several awards at the 24th Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards held on Saturday, November 23 at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra.
UTV’s Heritage Ghana won the Best TV Programme in Akan and Peace FM’s flagship programme 'Kokrokoo' was adjudged Best Morning Show (Akan).
UTV and Peace FM grabbed the Best Television Station (Akan) and Best Radio Station (Akan) respectively while Anim Addo of UTV won the Best Agric Reporter (TV).
Honorary awards were also presented to other personalities including Dr Osei Kwame Despite and Dan Kweku Yeboah of Peace FM.
The awards ceremony which was the high point of the 70th Anniversary celebrations of the GJA was on the theme, “Democracy, Freedom and Independence of the Media in Ghana.”
Awards Won At The 24th GJA Awards
- Best Television Station (Akan) – UTV
- Best Radio Station (Akan) - Peace FM
- Best Regional FM Station– Hello FM
- Best TV Programme in Akan - Heritage Ghana on UTV
- Best Morning Show (Akan) – Kokrokoo on Peace FM
- Best Agric Reporter (TV) - Anim Addo
RTP Awards won by Despite Media for THE YEAR 2018/19
- MEDIA GROUP OF THE YEAR-DESPITE MEDIA GROUP
- RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR-PEACE FM 104.3
- RADIO MORNING SHOW HOST OF THE YEAR-KWAME NKRUMAH TIKESIE – (OKAY FM)
- RADIO MID-MORNING SHOW HOST OF THE YEAR-KOFI KUM BILSON– (PEACE FM)
- RADIO SPORTS SHOW HOST OF THE YEAR-DAN KWAKU YEBOAH – (PEACE FM)
- RADIO NEWSCASTER OF THE YEAR (LOCAL LANGUAGE) - AKOSUA AGO ABOAGYIE – (PEACE FM)
- RADIO DEVELOPMENT SHOW HOST OF THE YEAR-NANA YAA KONADU – (PEACE FM)
- TV STATION OF THE YEAR-UTV
- TV PROGRAM OF THE YEAR-ADEKYE NSROMA – (UTV)
- TV MALE ENTERTAINMENT SHOW HOST OF THE YEAR-ABEIKU SANTANA —(UTV)
- TV ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM OF THE YEAR-MCBROWN’S KITCHEN — (UTV)
- TV LOCAL SERIES OF THE YEAR--BOYS ABRE – (UTV)