Segun Odegbami launches sports radio
Jan. 30 (THEWILL) — When Patrick Olusegun Odegbami applied for a radio license more than a decade ago, he never imagined his dream of joining the league of private sports station owners would take nearly two decades to come true. . His license was only approved in 2020 after applying for it since 2003. The legendary footballer announced the launch of the Eagle7 sports station, 103.7 FM last week. Located in Panseke, Abeokuta, Ogun State, the station may not have resumed full transmission, but it has started its test transmission.
The sports-centric station managed to make its first test transmission after some technical hurdles, which almost forced the footballing legend to give up on his dream. It was found that multiple attempts were made to start the transmission as technicians battled to correct the major issue with the transmitter. Despite obtaining Ecreso FM, which is the most advanced and sophisticated transmitter in the world, from Worldcast Systems, the equipment failed. But the technicians were able to fix it after several anxious hours. It was a magical moment for the former gubernatorial aspirant when the sound of Afro beat legend, Water no get enemy by Fela Anikulapo, crossed the sound wave and heralded the start of the operation. ‘Eagle7 FM. However, there is still a lot of work to be done in terms of rebuilding and refurbishing the transmitter which broke down minutes before take-off time. The studio and living room are still miles away from being ready, but musicals from selected artists would be looped while the test transmission is still in progress. After its boom, the radio will broadcast sports activities with an Afro-centric flavor.