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“I had mixed feelings at RTP Awards night… “- Johnnie Hughes

Radio and Television Presenter, Johnnie Hughes has revealed he had mixed feelings at the just ended Radio and Television Personality Awards.

According to the Media General Morning Show co-host, winning the Best Radio Development Show did not surprise him despite the stiff competition in the category.

In an exclusive interview with Ghanagist on monday, October 30, Johnnie shared his experience in his seat as the moment for the Best Radio Development Show Host of the year arrived.

Without mincing words,  Johnnie Hughes mentioned that he had mixed feelings, though the award nomination didn’t come as a surprise due to their many success stories achieved in communities the previous year.

Admittedly, my contenders are heavyweights too and I enjoyed being in good company. On the night of the award ceremony, I flushed out all doubts and maintained my composure but the butterflies remained in my stomach. I was a very happy man!” he added.

For the TV and Radio presenter, the award comes as a great endorsement of the result oriented torch his outfit(Media General) and programme Community Connect bear in making sure holistic developmental change is achieved for all classes of people that follow and and contribute to the radio show – “Community Connect on 3fm 92.7.

Johnnie, acknowledged efforts from the teeming listeners and community members that contributed immensely through votes to make this achievement possible. He added the award comes as a credible endorsement and motivation to do more in the coming years.

 “To kick things up a notch higher just to bring out the smiles. Add to that, the votes gave an impression of the reach and spread of our work and how dear the people hold the exploits of community connect.” , Johnnie said.      

He mentioned that God has been the secret to his success and the award rather comes with a greater responsibility. He noted that the award has aroused the attention of many people in the communities across country to assess their productivity and that means the “Community Connect” team would have to intensify their contribution to do more to bring development to the communities.

Johnnie Hughes: “We can only do our best and play by the rules of journalism; our calling. Truth, integrity, balance, accuracy, objectivity, human interest and unconditional service to mankind. We must strive to step beyond the ordinary, with good judgement and sound perception. This will make us stay at the top of our game, until we become the topic someday when our work is done.”
By: Listowell Acquaye |

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