By Roberta Gayode Modin
Ghanaian Broadcaster, Kojo Yankson has described his first appearance on national television last Sunday as a childhood dream come true.
According to the Super Morning Show host on Joy FM, he was inspired to become a journalist by idols like Tommy Annan Forson among others, whose talents were nurtured by GBC.
“This is my first time ever on GTV, and it is a childhood dream come true. Every time I thought of wanting to be on TV, it was GTV I was thinking about because growing up, it was the TV station we had. So I fantasized about this moment from childhood “, Mr. Yankson told Kafui Dey on the Special Roundtable Show.
The Special Roundtable brought together journalists of diverse generations to share their stories under the topic ” Journalism – The Whole Story”.
In telling his story of becoming a journalist, Mr. Yankson disclosed that he landed his first job in the media out of curiosity at the University of Cape Coast radio station.
” I was just walking past, they were setting up the studio, and I walked in curious to find out what they were doing. Before I knew it, I found myself recording a few liners for them and then they gave me the job. That was how I entered broadcasting”, he said.
He later practised as an estate developer in Nottingham and returned to work at ATL FM.
In 2014, he miraculously landed a deal with the Multimedia Group as host of the Joy FM Super Morning Show, and his first episode was aired on 7th April 2014.
He has won the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana Radio Programme of the Year, 2014 and eTV’s 100 Most Influential Ghanaians, 2016 awards to his credit.