Alex Quarmyne

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Alex T Quarmyne "is a community radio volunteer. He started his broadcasting career in Liberia in the 1950s. His professional involvement with community radio began with the Pacifica station KPFK in Los Angeles in the 60s. He served UNESCO as a Communication Specialist of the Division of Communication and Information for 26 years, working throughout in the field in Asia and Africa. While serving as UNESCO Regional Communication Adviser for Africa, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Homa Bay Community Radio Station in Kenya, which, though short-lived, is credited as being the first community radio station in Africa. On retirement to his home in Ghana, his first activity was to facilitate the establishment of the community radio station, Radio Ada. As Executive Director of Ghana Community Broadcasting Services (GCBS), he is a volunteer both of Radio Ada and the community radio movement in Ghana. “ [1]

Married to Wilna Quarmyne.

Alex K. Quarmyne, a “communication expert and former chairman of Board of Directors of Graphic Communication Group Limited”. [2]

In 1995 he was appointed to the board of directors of the National Film and Television Institute. [3]

  • Former UNESCO Regional Communication Adviser for Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya [4]