By Peterking Quaye , Correspondent for Shout-Africa.com in Accra, Ghana – After several years of been in the doldrums of television industry veteran broadcaster Mike Eghan has announced the re-launch of his successful 1970’s talk show, ‘The Mike Eghan Show’ on etv Ghana.
At an impressive launching at the Accra Mall ,the show comes back on the same premise as “everyone have something to say” it promises to set the household conversation ,drive the youth to the television set and change the static political issues engulfing the society at the moment .
The talk show will broadcast every Sunday from 7pm to 8pm, According JOT, A senior Staff at e-Tv .
Mike Eghan is celebrated for his eloquence in the English Language and also as a performer. He worked extensively with the BBC where the programme he hosted became one of the most laudable achievements ever by a Ghanaian at the time. He also worked with the GBC as the Assistant Program organizer of Live Entertainment. He has been awarded a Grand Medal Civil Division for his praiseworthy service in the media. He sojourned to worked with BBC,after working with Barclay Bank ,Volta River Authority and GBC in the 1960’s he has no doubt acquired vast experiences and now he has settled with Providence Insurance Company and promises to let his presence be felt with the show and says viewers “expected every show with a surprise ”he said .
In an interacting with the media he answered questions pertaining to the show as with respect to the densely populated television industry of Ghana compared to the 1970’s when it was only GBC .
An Insurance enthusiast said ,with the team of a very dedicated team ,the promises to leave nothing from the old but research into what will make it the best ,as it was in those days .
The popular 1970’s ‘Mike Eghan Show’ featured an exclusive guest line up including Mariam Makeba, Ephraim Amu and the Captain of Ghana’s First Black Star line, Captain Tachie- Menson. It undoubtedly generated a lot of excitement amongst Ghanaians at the time and producers of the new show have said that the new version will be even better.
According to Gideon Aryeequaye, Head of News at etv Ghana, “etv Ghana is thrilled to be introducing the Mike Eghan Show to its portfolio. This move marks a historic moment in the broadcasting landscape as etv is going to showcase one of the Broadcasting ICONS in Ghana’s history. We believe in breaking frontiers and it is very symbolic that the Mike Eghan Show has now joined the etv portfolio. Mike Eghan defined broadcasting during his era; he was one of the drivers of social discourse in Ghana.”
For his part, Mr. Mike Eghan added that his show “will be based on the premise that everyone has something interesting to say; things which most people overlook. The ‘Mike Eghan show’ will be unique in that regard and will seek to address a wide range of issues. The aim of this show is to redefine talk show broadcasting and I can guarantee our viewers that we will do just that; there are exciting things ahead.’
e.tv Ghana has already endeared itself to the hearts of many television viewers in Accra with its high quality programming. e.Sports (with Yaw Ampofo-Ankrah), e.News (the channel’s flagship news bulletin at 8:00pm with Gideon Aryeequaye) and Be Bold (with Christal Jeanne) are currently among the most watched local television programmes in the capital city.
‘The Mike Eghan show’ officially airs on etv Ghana on Sunday 27th March 2011 at 7.00pm.