Fighting violence over the airwaves
I was highly disappointed the first time I entered what was considered as the standard size of a studio in a radio station. I was expecting something big with a lot of electronic accoutrements. Instead, here was this six by six cubicle with a microphone sitting on a round table.
The other visible instrument was what looked like an amplifier which whoever sat behind the microphone was supposed to manipulate.
It is, therefore, easy for anyone who finds himself in such a cubicle and with no one in sight to spew out anything. What that presenter may lose sight of is the fact that whatever he/she says is receiving the attention of millions of listeners all over the world.
And so it came to pass that a radio presenter called Blakk Rasta (real name Abubakar Ahmed), found himself in a studio and made a reckless statement which had a smear on Members of our Parliament.
The man has apologised for those unsavoury remarks with the explanation that the words came out of