Atlantic (ATL) FM, based at the University of Cape Coast in the Central Region has been shortlisted for a World Quality Commitment Award in the Gold Category in Paris, France, for its contribution in terms of leadership, quality, innovation and excellence.
The award ceremony scheduled for Sunday, October 16, 2016 is an annual event organised by Business Initiative Directions (BID), an organisation working globally for the promotion and practical application of Total Quality Management Models.
A press release signed by Kwabena Antwi-Konadu, Station Manager and copied to the Ghanaian Times said upon receipt of the award, the station would join a select group of previous BID award recipients and as a result strengthen its prestige on the international front.
It referred to a letter signed by the President of BID, Jose E. Prieto to the Management of ATL FM, which stated that the decision to present the award to the station was as “a result of research and analysis carried out through quality hunters, leaders, entrepreneurs and experts in quality directed by BID.”
It said the selection committee considered a criteria used in the quality commitment of 100 total quality management model which in conjunction with BID’s quality mix technology, aimed at strengthening award recipients’ position by way of leadership and growth.
Organisations and leaders selected, it said, were those with verifiable quality values or have made exceptional contributions to quality culture in areas such leadership and management, excellence in products and services, brand prestige, innovation, development and technological production.
“Those nominated to receive the BID awards are selected through a process of consultation in which BID’s Honorary Members, Quality Ambassadors and Quality Hunters; participate, along with BID’s panel of experts”
According to the statement, the primary mission of the Business Initiative Directions is the recognition, education and promotion of quality culture among leaders of prominent companies and organizations.
“BID does its part every year by promoting, producing and sponsoring conferences, seminars, publications and awards which highlight the ideas and accomplishments of those leaders that relate to the implementation of Total Quality Management,” the statement stated.
ATL FM, transmitting on 100.5MHZ was started in 1989 by Kojo Ofori-Safo a student and the then Entertainment Chairperson of the Atlantic Hall of the University with the assistance of some colleagues. Initially serving the university, it has now stretched it reached beyond the even metropolis.
From Jonathan Donkor, Cape Coast