Antoine Mensah, host of Live FM‘s Drive Time show, Route919 has earned a nomination at the 2017 Radio and Television Personality (RTP) Awards.
Mensah was nominated in the ‘Best Late Afternoon Show Host of the Year‘ category.
Anita Erskine (Starr FM), Giovani Caleb (Starr FM), Lexis Bill (Joy FM), and Abeiku Santana (Okay FM) are the other nominees.
Nominations for the seventh edition of the awards scheme were unveiled at an event at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Accra on Tuesday afternoon.
It recognises outstanding media personalities whose work show exemplary leadership towards building a vision and a future for Ghana.
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Antoine Mensah’s radio journey personifies what it means for someone’s career to come full circle.
Mensah’s career started in 2010 hosting 233Live, an entertainment magazine show on Saturdays on the then VIBE 91.9 FM which is now LIVE FM. He hosted the show for some two years.
During his stay at the station, he was asked to sit-in for the regular host of Traffic Jam (the station’s drive show). His performance impressed Station Executives who gave him the job as the regular host of the show.
He hosted the station’s flagship show whilst studying for his first degree at the University of Ghana.
“I had the liberty of learning on the job which I did because I was passionate about it, going in and out. I got a lot of negative comments but I loved where I was, the room it gave me developed my talent and the opportunities it brought my way.” reminisces Mensah.
In 2013, Micheal Cooke, owner of VIBE FM agreed on a partnership with Dream Holdings, leading to a name change to LIVE FM. The new team relocated from Ring Road Central (Pyramid House) to Tesano (Dream Holdings Building).
Mensah stayed on as a member of the ‘new’ station, hosting a number of the station’s flagship shows. He won ‘Worker of the Year’ during the station’s end-of-year-awards in 2014.
When EIB Network took over the management of the station in early 2015, he was one of the talents asked to stay on by the new owners.
In July 2016, he was appointed Programmes Director of the Adabraka-based station.
Mensah currently hosts Route919, the station’s Drive show on weekdays and ENTLive, an entertainment magazine show on Saturdays.