Interview with Martin ASSEMIAN (Director of RJN Programmes) :

“New programs for our listeners”

It’s back to school on RJN (96.6 FM), Côte d’Ivoire’s first sports radio station. A back-to-school schedule is planned with crispy programs. Martin OBINIBA, Director of Programs, gives us an update. 

Can you give us the exact start date for the new RJN Program Grid? 

A back-to-school schedule starts on August 13, 2019, starting at 6 a.m. We have just finished the CAN for which we proposed a custom grid. The CAN Grid was followed by 2 weeks of a lean program and now it’s time for a resumption. Our team has filled up with energy for the happiness of our listeners and partners… With the great return of Arnauld DIDI and his frantic sporting morning. Many listeners wished this return. Well, he will be there from August 13th to transport them with as much emotion as they wish.  

We note in this new grid the return of some big productions such as THE EXPERTS, the Shareholders’ Show…

Indeed, the show THE EXPERTS resumes its rights to RJN as well as the Shareholders’ Show. There are still many of them, the men and women who have given a lot to ASEC Mimosas. The Shareholders’ Show will continue to pay tribute to them. 

There is also LIGUE 1 TOUR. The National Ligue 1 Championship starts on August 17, 2019. LIGUE 1 TOURre comes to take stock of each day with sound illustrations. With this show, you’ll relive the games as if you were there. We do not forget “DIASPORA” which will continue to reveal Ivorian and African players scattered around the world. “TOUR D’EUROPE” will take a look at European sports news while “TOUR D’AFRIQUE” looks back at major sports news on the African continent. “THE PASSIONATES” will still be there to dissect the sports news in a stormy way with a disconcerting fair play.

There is also talk of “ASEC MIMOSAS FAN-CLUB.” Why the return of this show to the stage which, in our opinion, has not been as successful as expected? 

That’s a very good question. “ASEC MIMOSAS FAN-CLUB” is a skylight for Shareholders for their mobilization activities. It is first and foremost the matter of the Shareholders. RJN simply wants to play its score by accompanying the Shareholders’ Committees. It is a question of relaying all the major activities of CNACO, Zone Sud and Zone North Central, the digital hub and all the entities of ASEC MIMOSAS. It is up to the Shareholders to own the show. We believe that with the craze that has been re-creating around the club in recent times, “ASEC MIMOSAS FAN-CLUB” will fully hold its place in our grid. 

Have you considered new productions?

Absolutely! “THE HONOR SALON” is a new production. He will receive an important sports personality once a month. The SPORTS MAJEURS show will give a nod to sports other than football in 30 minutes, every Tuesday, starting at 10 a.m. There will be several new topics for our listeners. 

How about closing this interview?

Since 2013, we have been the media in Côte d’Ivoire that broadcasts the entirety of Ligue 1 and major African and international competitions. It goes without saying that since the date indicated the best radio in Côte d’Ivoire in terms of coverage of sporting events. We are in our role and we will always do our job.