Kakaaki Ondo, an indigenous newspaper, is a leading media brand in the city. The first edition was published in 2006 as Ondo Trumpet Newspaper, the official launch of the brand coincided with the coronation ceremony of HRM Oba (Dr.) Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo Jilo III.
Last year Kakaaki was granted community radio license by the NBC. The 100.1fm frequency was recently confirmed and they will be on air before the end of February 2015.
Prince Adebola Wilson Adeyileka the MD/CEO while speaking with EkimogunMirror’s Adegunloye Kayode said the community radio is meant for the people and the programmes are to make them active participators, “the people have been deprived of information that concerns them, all the radio station we have around are interested in formulating programmes that they would use to make money but this will focus on giving the people of Ondo the real information and make them owners and participators not onlookers like other radio stations”.
He stated that non Yoruba speaking inhabitants of the city would also have programmes designed to cater for their interest “The people will have access to the radio, we will not be restricting anybody we will have programmes for even the non-indigenes like the Igbos and Hausas, we belief we are one but the larger chunk of it will go to the indigenes of Ondo city”.
Despite the dying spirit of volunteerism, the resilience and tenacity of Prince Adeyileka will make Ondo city home of the first community radio in South West Nigeria.
Kakaaki Radio 100.1fm is at the final stage of completion and by God’s grace will be jamming across the airwaves by February.