Radio station helps connect African immigrants to their roots – News – The Columbus Dispatch


Sometimes, when Harrison Poku-Yeboah hosts his weekly show for WCRM (102.1 FM), he puts on a little bit of a West African accent.

That’s because Poku-Yeboah knows his audience — the African immigrant community in Columbus.

“We’re just trying to talk to the community,” said Poku-Yeboah, who is of West African heritage but was born in Italy and came to the United States in 2000. “We want to give information to our people. We do care about our people.”

On a recent evening, Poku-Yeboah interviewed Columbus immigration attorney Inna Simakovsky for his weekly “Community Corner” show that airs on WCRM at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday. The two discussed Simakovsky’s background and some tips for finding a trustworthy immigration attorney.

Joining them in the studio, though behind the scenes, was…

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