Q8 Pulse launches ‘Sana Al-Kuwait’
KUWAIT: The popular radio station ‘Q8 Pulse’ (Nabd Al-Kuwait) 88.8 FM unveiled the new style and contents of the Sana AlKuwait program, which is broadcast from Sunday to Thursday from 6:30 am - 9:30 am. Salman Al-Najadi, the anchor of the program, said listeners will enjoy the new look of the program this season. “This program is a challenge for us and the management put great trust in us with a threehour live broadcast. We will double our efforts to do a good job and meet expectations,” he said during a press conference on Tuesday at the radio station’s headquarters at 360 Mall.
“A three-hour on-air broadcast is a great responsibility. But this way, we will give a chance to most people to hear us, as our show is aired during the most important hours when people are driving to school, work or breakfast. We realize that all categories are listening to us, so we talk about different issues of their interest,” added Najadi.
Feedback is important
“I review feedback on various social media sites and criticism I receive to correct my mistakes. People are looking forward to listen to our show. Last season, we were receiving phone calls of listeners before even the show started. We try hard to be close to people. We are funny sometimes, and serious at other times,” he explained. The show sources news from the dailies. “We make a summary of the most important news published in all newspapers and only broadcast good and positive news.
We are the sunrise, as the show starts in the beginning of the day,” stressed Najadi. Sana Al-Kuwait tackles a diverse range of subjects. “It has cultural, scientific, artistic, musical, social, technological and sports content. The show includes a short daily weather forecast with Eisa Ramadan, the current traffic situation and shorts on Kuwaiti and Arab soap operas, football matches, cooking and popular personalities in the community,” said Zainab bint Ali, the other anchor of the program.
“The show includes a health segment one about cardiac diseases and another about skincare and dermatologic diseases. Then we have segments about books, the latest Kuwaiti smartphone apps, horoscopy and important events that took place in the past on this day. We also have weekly segments such as ‘fish market’, ‘Thursday music mix’, and a segment from Bahrain,” Ali added.
Talal Al-Yaqout, CEO of 88.8 FM, said more programs will be broadcast on ‘Q8 Pulse’, including social, political and health programs. “These programs should meet the taste of all age categories with their different subject matters from all fields,” he pointed out.
KUWAIT: Salman Al-Najadi (left) and Zainab Bint Ali, the two anchors of the Sana Al-Kuwait program. —Photo by Joseph Shagra