Happy 98.9 FM: Happy FM is the #1 Sports station in Ghana. The station was recognized by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana (CIMG) as the Sports Station of the year consecutively in 2005 and 2006, then in 2010 for the best Sports Program of the year. Broadcasting in the local language Twi, and with a programming lineup including sports, news and politics, it speaks directly to the heart of the typical Ghanaian. Happy FM is streamed online making its programming available worldwide through the Happy FM website (www.happyghana.com).
ii. Happy FM was established in 2002 with the purpose of serving the wide public of Accra with news from the sports world. Sports is a top-of-the mind business to many people in Ghana and all over the world today, so Happy FM was a way to capitalize on this. From its early years, Happy FM took a commanding lead in Accra and surrounding areas by becoming the number one sports station consecutively in 2005 and 2006. Today, Happy FM is the eldest and most successful media channel of GMABC. With a wide coverage reach in Greater Accra, Eastern Volta, Central, Western and Ashanti regions, 2 million listeners stay tuned every day to Happy FM. Broadcasting both in Twi and English, several popular programmes have been the main choice for young adults to middle-aged Ghanaians.
Recently, Happy FM was given the CIMG award of Program of the Year for 2009 for its program Happy Sports, repositioning the station as the Number One sports station in the country. In addition to sports coverage, other social and political programs have been merged to the station’s schedule, adding value to its listeners.
Happy FM has set an online communication channel (http://happyghana.com), through which Happy FM fans can listen to the programs of the station online, all day long, while going through the recent news of Africa and the world. They can comment all articles posted on the website and initiate discussions around African news, world news, environment, politics, technology and web, business and finance and most definitely sports, issues that interest Happy FM community.
Committed to pleasing the local community, Happy FM organizes various events to enrich the lives of its listeners.
Valentine Mass Wedding
A free-of-charge wedding for couples who have various difficulties in consummating their marriage. In the past 4 years, more than 80 colorful marriages were put together, during this annual event which takes place on February 14th. The Valentine Mass Wedding in 2011 brought together 50 couples, making it the largest wedding in the entire continent of Africa.
Keep Fit Games
An olympic-style approach to health. This event brings together several different competitions, all in the name of leading active, healthy lifestyles.
Lakeside Marina / Happy Sports 5km Run
A run/walk held every Independence Day as a way to celebrate Ghanaian independence and promote independence from health-related issues by leading active, healthy lifestyles.