The first privately-owned radio station in Cross River State, Hit FM, has been commissioned in Calabar.

The station’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Patrick Ugbe, said the station was set up to give Cross riverians an alternative voice in radio broadcasting.

“Hit FM has come to stay. We will provide our audience with the best of music, sounds, news, and talk shows.  We will also partner with the state government in projecting her developmental strides to the people,’’ he said.

Governor Ben Ayade urged Cross riverians to evolve the spirit of setting up small scale businesses that would make them entrepreneurs and employers of labour.

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Deputy Gov. Prof Ivara Esu flanked by Chief Executive Officer Hit FM Calabar Mr. Patrick Ugbe

Represented by his Deputy, Prof. Ivara Esu, Ayade said setting up of the station shows that Cross riverians were beginning to invest in their home soil in other to drive the economy of the state forward.

The event was graced by popular Nigerian artists including Don Jazzy, Rugged Man, Sunny Neji, Dr Sid, MC Galaxy and others.

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