A MEMORIAL service for Kwadwo Asare-Baffuor Acheampong (KABA), who passed away on Saturday, has come to a close.
KABA was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital where he had been rushed after he suddenly fell sick early Saturday, November 18.
He was 37 years old.
A book of condolence has been opened at the Front Desk of the Radio building of The Multimedia Group at Kokomlemle, in memory of the late KABA.
Emotions poured out as the memorial service, which is being held at the forecourt of the Radio Building, which houses Joy FM, Adom FM, Asempa FM and Hitz FM, drew tears.
Colleagues of the late Presenter from the different business units took turns to deliver emotional tributes.
Joy News Anchor and Editor, Israel Laryea, eulogised KABA’s warmth and affable personality.
Mark Okraku Mantey delivered a tribute on behalf of Hitz FM, touting the late presenter’s honesty.
KABA looked up to me for advice and direction
Friends and family of the popular radio talk show host, as well as renowned politicians and captains of industry, have been thrown into a state of shock as they grieve the broadcasters passing.
Veteran broadcaster, Tommy Annan-Forson, says KABA’s passing is “a huge shock”.
“I’ve known him for a very long time. He was one person who looked up to me for advice, for direction. He was very respectful, very hardworking and so it came as a huge shock…” he recalled.
Citi FM’s morning show host Bernard Avle also described KABA as a really nice guy and asked for prayers to be said for his wife and daughter who he left behind.
He was noted for his many anti-corruption campaigns.
He tied the knot last year with Class FM’s Valentina Ofori Afriyie and they have a daughter together.