Former Press Union of Liberia’s new tough talking radio show on Bana FM

Jallah E. Grayfield, who was Vice President of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) between 2013 and 2015, became popular for his punchy delivery of national issues when he was Station Manager at LIB 24 (Radio Station) owned by businessman Benoni Urey, who later founded a Political Party.

Under his control, the Station was petrol-bombed by “unknown persons” during the political fracas of Liberia’s Presidential elections in 2011.

A few years later, he joined OK FM where he co-hosted a predominately political talk-show with Clarence Jackson.

In 2020, he migrated to Bana FM (98.5), owned by a politician and current Representative of District #15, Montserrado County, Hon. Abu Bana Kamara, of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC)

“I produce and present a Talk-Show entitled Tough Talk,” Mr. Grayfield told at Bana FM (98.5) this week.

Tough Talk covers all subjects of national development. The tone of the presenter is mostly critical.

During the visit of, the former PUL’s VP was in studio with the Communications Director of the Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy (MLME).

“We were here to create awareness for a new program dedicated to the mining sector of Liberia, to be a special program on radio,” head of the MLME’s official spokes team said to after the discussion on Bana FM (98.5).

The majority of Liberian radio journalists believe punchy delivery of an issue being deliberated on their shows attract more audience attention to the show than a presentation in a soft tone would do.

Time will tell if the format will be successful for Mr. Grayfield at his new station.


Bana FM’s owner pictured on the station car.



Reporter: Samuel G. Dweh

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