Prokonnect Limited, the mother company that runs the most comprehensive magazine radio show in Ibadan, Oyo State: “Parrot Xtra Hour On Radio,” has announced that the programme will now be aired on one of the town’s most listened-to radio stations, Space 90.1FM.
In a special statement on Sunday, the Publisher of Parrot Xtra Magazine, who also doubles as the Parrot Xtra Hour On Radio’s Crew Leader, Olayinka Agboola, said the move was necessitated by the need to expand the scope and listenership of the radio programme.
Agboola, a former Press Secretary to late Governor Lam Adesina of Oyo State, explained further that the radio show now has a better corporate outlook and was ready for sponsorship by corporate bodies from anywhere in the world.
His words: “We are now properly connected to the world. Our listeners can now watch us live on AfroSpace Television, on Facebook, Instagram and others.”
While thanking all those who have proudly associated with the radio show so far, Agboola pledged to ensure that quality and professionalism are upheld at all times, saying: “We are serious about what we do. That is why anybody who appears on our show will be live on television, the transcript will run on our website, pmparrot.com, as well as our glossy tabloid, Parrot Xtra Magazine. I don’t think there is any media network or organization that does this anywhere in Nigeria. We thank God for the inspiration.”
Parrot Xtra Hour On Radio, which hit the airwaves on January 7, 2020, has so far hosted the leader of the Yorubas, Prof. Banji Akintoye; Oyo state Commissioners for Information, Culture and Tourism and Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun and Prof. Dahud Shangodoyin, who is now in charge of the Ministry of Establishment.
The radio show, which also hosted Architect Muyiwa Ige; ex-Nigerian international, Dimeji Lawal; and others, has about five segments, including My Conscience, which is used to search for and select extremely indigent students of public primary and secondary schools to be supported with “pseudo-scholarships”.
Parrot Xtra Hour On Radio is aired every Tuesday between 3pm and 4pm on Space 90.1 FM, located along Liberty Stadium Road, off Ring Road, Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State.