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Tommy Annan Forson: I got into radio by mistake

"I got into radio by mistake, it wasn’t my destiny, I trained as a mechanic," the veteran broadcaster told Between Hours host Naa Ashorkor

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  • "My dream was to have my own workshop garage, and I was saving towards that because I was training under a couple of people. I was ready for that until I fell sick that’s when I realised you can have all the plans you want but if God says 'this is the destiny, I have for you,' that’s the path you take. I believe everything was planned by God almighty."

Tommy Annan Forson, the legend in the world of broadcasting, on Tuesday (22 March) said that he went into radio by accident as it was never his calling.

“I got into radio by mistake, it wasn’t my destiny, I trained as a mechanic,” the veteran broadcaster told Between Hours host Naa Ashorkor.

At a young age, Forson developed an interest in mechanical engineering, but his fate was to be redirected in a different route.

“I had a little radio back then and I decided to start listening and I heard a voice, the person spoke so well. I listened and said ‘wow who is this?’ That was how my interest in broadcasting started,” the host of Vinyl Conversations on Asaase Radio said.

“I drove to GBC to meet the voice I heard on radio, Jim Amentofor. He was the same size as me, very unassuming, very friendly, and a broad smile. He got me a job in DJ-ing, it was difficult in that I didn’t have the result GBC required but I was given a chance because they thought I spoke well that was how I actually got into radio,” the former morning show host recalled.

Childhood dream

Uncle Tommy, as he is affectionately called, said his childhood dream was to have his own workshop garage, as he was saving for it while learning under a handful of mentors.

“My dream was to have my own workshop garage, and I was saving towards that because I was training under a couple of people. I was ready for that until I fell sick that’s when I realised you can have all the plans you want but if God says ‘this is the destiny, I have for you,’ that’s the path you take. I believe everything was planned by God almighty,” Forson added.

Listen to the full interview in the attached video below:

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