who we are
GARKUWA FM 95.5 Sokoto came live on air on February 1, 2017 as a vibrant Radio station on a mission to serve as the voice of the people without political affiliations and to excel over other Radio stations in Sokoto State by showing high professional standard in broadcasting through transparency, fairness and accuracy in the reportage of events. The station also serves as the best link between the Government and interests of the people in all aspects of life.
Our programmes are targeted to encourage good governance and enhance cohesion among the people. We consistently excite the hidden talents in our youth towards making them better citizens. The station enhances exchange of ideas for a well-informed and more peaceful society through educative and informative programmes. Our Programmes are tailored at 90% Hausa and 10% English, Yoruba, Fulfulde and Ibo. These languages constitute our daily programme mix.
GARKUWA FM has a mission to promote the rich historical endowments of Sokoto, the seat of the Caliphate and its neighbours in the areas of intellectual, socio-cultural and economic potentials. The station also serves as the best link between the interests of the people in all aspects of life with the Government. Our programmes are targeted to encourage good governance and enhance cohesion among the people.
We consistently excite the hidden talents in our youth towards making them better citizens. The station enhances exchange of ideas for a well-informed and more peaceful society. We engage the business community in the search for sustainable economic development and progress of our society through educative and informative programmes.
Our Distance of Coverage
We are listened to as per as Jibia in Katsina State (250km) North –East of Sokoto, as far as Chafe in Zamfara State (250km from Sokoto), as far as Koko in Kebbi State (200km) from Sokoto and inside Niger Republic in the North of Sokoto. We are also listened to throughout Nigeria and all over the world on TUNE-IN and MIXLR Apps @ garkuwafm.
GARKUWA FM 95.5 prides itself in giving quality service and adding value to our customers. We have fantastic Discount offers for our customers. We give up to 30% Discount on Volume purchase to APCON Registered Agencies in addition to other rewarding bonuses. Our bonuses include 10% extra slots per each 30 slots bought from us and free News mention for our corporate clients on events that affect them.
Our Programmes are tailored at 90% Hausa and 10% English, Yoruba, Fulfulde and Ibo. These languages constitute our daily programme mix. Our typical Day at Garkuwa FM has Newspapers Review in English and Hausa early in the morning, followed by a popular English Current Affairs Programme; Viewpoint which is replicated in Hausa at 9.00am, both of which are phone-in Programmes.
We have Regular News Bulletins Three Times daily both in English and Hausa, while Breaking News is announced immediately we got report of the happenings. We have many popular entertainment and educative programmes that are of high admiration of the listeners which include KOWA YA DEBO DA ZAFI…… A star Political Programme that analyses the Nigerian Political situation and brings Politicians to the front-burner to answer questions about curious happenings in their constituencies.
Why We Are Unique
Garkuwa FM is the first of its kind among the four stations in Sokoto State to meet the modern standards in radio broadcasting and in all its activities. The people of Sokoto State and beyond have embraced this new innovation and everyone is listening to Garkuwa 95.5 abandoning the old stations.
In order to maintain this standard, we have assembled a team of seasoned broadcasters, producers, marketers, social commentators and other allied professionals, who engage the business community, key opinion leaders and the general listening publics in the search for viable strategies for positive development and progress of our society.