Richard Fallah, manager of Montserrado county District-15 FM station, Bushrod Radio (D-15 Radio) has announced his official stepdown from the institution.
After nearly ten-years serving in different capacities at the station, Fallah announced his departure on Saturday, noting that he was happy to give way for others to step in and take new responsibilities.
While sounding clear that his departure was not because of dissatisfaction or bitterness with the institution, he also noted that as he leaves D-15 radio, he was also leaving the independent media landscape.
“In as much, I will miss this cherished and passionate profession, I am also aware that we have so much work to do for our Country in different ways and directions; a responsibility that we must and cannot escape,” he also wrote on social media.
He thanked the founder of the station, the late Representative Adolph Lawrence, for the opportunity provided him to serve, and Cyrus Smith for his recommendation.
“I am thankful to the team for the privilege to have served the institution at different levels and capacities: Newscaster, Senior Reporter, Editor/Director of News and lastly, Station Manager. All [may] not have been possible with God first, without the approval and trust of my late boss, AKWE (the late representative), he never stopped believing in my ability and results, I am grateful to you wherever you are now, sir.”
He also praised the widow of Rep. Lawrence, who is now the President Protem pore of the Liberian Senate, Senator Nyonblee Karnga Lawrence, for continuing to trust and work with him after her husband’s death, and even elevated his role from Director of News to manager of the station.
“I will never forget such proud you brought to me in the media landscape of our Country, Liberia,” he told Madam Lawrence.
He further praised his colleagues who worked with him during his nearly ten years of service at the station.
Earlier before he announced his resignation, many had speculated that Fallah was taking on a new role in the office of the new Senate Protem Pore.
One of them, Weeks Setijaleh Clefus wrote on Facebook congratulating Fallah for his new role “in the office of President Pro Tempore of the Republic of Liberia, Madam Lawrence. “Your stay at Radio Bushrod Fm 98.1 was a remarkable achievement. Your voice will be missed on the Round Table at 4:00 pm,” he wrote.
To this speculation, the outgoing station manager declined to clarify, but responded in this way, “[I] will officially announce the next or new destination or assignment shortly.”