Truth be told, the market place is already overcrowded, yet, the dearth of quality radio that satisfies the needs of the audience remains a serious challenge. But the good news is that Capitol FM radio, which is set to launch this December, is refreshingly different from the rest of the herd, in that it combines a comprehensive and credible news function, backed by innovative listener-driven on-air programs, and exciting promotions with vibrant audience participation.
Who We Are
Capitol FM is an urban contemporary radio that operates an urban-lifestyle programming, driven by events, music with an eclectic mix of credible News/Talk and Sports dedicated to a broad spectrum of Liberia’s population. The station vows to be the platform and advocate for business, technology, and social issues ranging from family life, career counseling, road safety, sanitation, education, good health care, security, among others.
“We are about to set the Gold Standard for broadcasting,” says Capitol FM Station Manager Chris Wolo.
“Our strength,” Chris maintains “is in our programming, content and presentation. All of our programs are listener-sensitive and personality driven. We provide an alternative and more refreshing radio experience with music and entertainment-fueled lifestyle programs to the public backed by a strong news team. We want all others who want to enter the field to see Capitol FM as an example to emulate, as we provide ethical, respectful, professional broadcast quality radio to enhance the lives of our listeners.”
Considered one of the nation’s foremost authorities in Liberian entertainment with a keen eye for talent, Chris has managed some of Liberia’s best talents, including our living legend Miatta Fahnbulleh, Moses Swaray, Nicholas Buigar, Princess Pittman and Theo Dankuan.
He is the local Manager of Liberia’s International actor Van Vicker and the Country Representative of West Africa biggest singing competition Project Fame West Africa.
The Capitol FM Station Manager has hosted and interviewed renowned personalities such as Dbanj, Ofori Amponsah, and many major players in entertainment as well as politicians local and international.
Capitol FM On-air Personalities
Boakai Fofana of AllAfrica Global Media fame comes to Capitol FM with a wealth of experience in issues analysis, social media narratives and an extraordinary worldview of global events. Watch out for Boakai on Capitol FM’s Breakfast shows.
Patrice Juah, a Mandela Wahsington Fellow for President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a poet, an accomplished activist, a writer, and an epitome of the modern African career woman. She brings to Capitol FM and Liberian radio a fresh breath of unparalleled inspiration.
Samantha Carter is well-groomed on-air personality, who’s a well versed television and radio newscaster and presenter, scriptwriter and documentary producer. She brings on board the Capitol FM family more than 13 years working experience.
Joseph Zangar Bright also known as “Mr. Biggs” has music and entertainment literally coursing through his veins. An accomplished promoter of artists, “Biggs” makes his debut as a broadcaster and radio personality on Capital FM, bringing a twist to the Liberian air waves that will keep listeners glued to their monitors.
Henry Flomo of ELBS fame is no strange name in Liberian broadcasting. From general news analysis to specific sports commentary, Henry has always kept the flame of good old broadcasting burning. He brings to Capitol FM a sense of stability in the studio and the news room.
Noosevett Janice Weah brings to Capitol FM a unique blend of marketing and broadcasting savvy.
Matthias S Daffah, as news editor and commentator, combines a wealth of hands-on and academic experiences that qualify him as a topnotch news editor for Capitol FM.
Our programme format is 60% music and 40% talk. We focus on providing good music and talk content that ﬁt the lifestyle and behavior pattern of our target listeners.
• The 60% music content will have a combination of foreign and local hits. The music content will comprise music from the following genres: Hip- Hop, R&B, Hip-co, Afro Pop, Highlife, Gospel – Foreign and Local, Country Music, Soul Music, Lovers Rock, etc.
• The 40% talk content will focus on Entertainment, a Lifestyle-led segment, Sports & News (Current aﬀairs, business, sports, and entertainment news).
Capitol Breakfast Club (6 to 10 am Mondays to Fridays) – with Boakai Fofana and Noosevett Weah showcases an early morning interactive conversation on trending issues designed to give listeners a sense of direction through positive quotes, fresh insights on African proverbs, local and international News, historical happenings on the day and lot more.
Ten to Two – With Patrice Juah (10am – 2pm Mondays to Fridays); a Brunch and Lunch time program with Lifestyle, News, motivation, career counseling and more.
Plus 231 – With Alline Dunbar/Ladymai Hunter-Summer (2-3pm Mondays to Fridays), is a phone in request show with wide variety of great music.
Route 897 – With Samantha Carter (3-6pm Mondays to Fridays). That’s your aﬅernoon drive time show that helps you stay safe with music on the beat, bumper to bumper, with a quizzing segment to keep drivers alive and conscious.
News 360 – From Monday to Friday 6 -7 pm, our News Team present major news stories, sound bytes, weather, UN News, Business report, Short Interviews on major news items, Summary of the dailies, etc.
Frontline - A documentary of events, places, things that aﬀect you comes on every Monday at 7-8pm.
Late Edition (9 to 10pm Mondays to Fridays) – with Jeddi Armah, is a wrap up and analysis of the day’s major events, live discussions with movers, shakers and decision makers, Interactive, set the tune for the next day.
Total Package comes on 9am to 1 pm every Saturday, with Zanga Bright/Mr. Biggs. It’s a Roundup of the week, and a fun look at lifestyle, information on what’s going on, interviews with Joe Public, music, time with the kids and much, much more.
The Insider (7-8pm Sat-urdays), provides an in-depth analysis from the Capitol Insider Magazine.
Easy with Mr. Biggs is your Sunday morning mix of country gospel and soul music....with motivational thoughts, stories, and counseling on keeping marriages safe and more. The show runs from 6 to 10 am on Sun-days.
Weekend File (2-4pm on Sundays)- is a no holds barred look at the Media in Liberia in an eﬀort to improve the standard by the professionals themselves.
Capitol Nights (10-11pm Sundays) with Chris Wolo, gives insight into Liberian entertainment, the entertainer’s hangout, and listeners’
guide to every that’s happening on the entertainment scene.
Roundtable – With Stephen Johnson comes on every Wednesday. Roundtable brings subject matter experts together to discuss critical issues of national concern.