Sharing Life issues with Chaz B
With his distinct voice purring through Rhythm Fm’s network airwaves Monday through Fridays, you will hear, “Guard your heart with all diligence for out of it flows the issues of life…” which is the sign-in signature of Chaz B for his soulfully refreshing programme, “Sharing Life Issues with Chaz B.” It is a daily evening programme that made Chaz B popular among massive radio listeners because of the way he maturely handles topics of discourse each day.
The programme which maintains a phone-in format is done in partnership with MTN, and anchored by Charles Bruce Chukwuma popularly known as Chaz B where different issues are discussed and efforts are made to provide solutions as much as possible. With spiritual connectivity in interacting with his radio listeners, Chaz B uses his own challenges, experiences and that of others to encourage, counsel, advice, encourage his listeners on topics ranging from romance, marriage, family issues, domestic violence, health, dating, self esteem, business development and other general issues.
Callers also contribute to the topics of discourse as well. Sometimes, Chaz B co-hosts the programme along with his friends, Chike and Stephen, with the aim of touching lives through the programme. The programme has lots of good sides to it. Firstly, it is not limited to the learned. It is meant for everyone. Even if a caller speaks in pidgin English, they would still have a say. People also phone in to thank Chaz B for saving their relationship, marriage or even business because of the wise counselling or advise he gave when they called-in maybe weeks or months earlier.
On Thursdays, professionals in different fields are invited to talk on their area of specialization ranging from doctors, business development experts, business experts, entrepreneurs and so on after which phone lines are opened for the guest to answer bugging questions begging for answers from callers. Some listeners also call to clarify certain issues related to the topic discussed. Since the programme airs at 5:30pm, many people tend to use the programme to catch up in traffic. If you call-in while driving, you will be asked to call back or find somewhere to park for safety reasons.
Most would rather park because the chance of getting through again is very slim. And callers have the right to mention their names or remain anonymous to participate in the programmes. If a listener calls and needs counsel or advice considered delicate and cannot be discussed immediately on air, the caller is urged to send a text message to a particular phone number or email with the issue as the subject .
That way, he gets a prompt response. In life as we know, whatever has a good side also has some bad sides. The programme which airs at 5:30pm takes a break at 6:00pm for the news then continues at 6:15pm. In reality, this may cause a sort of disconnect with the listeners because they must have set their minds that it is an hour programme so it should flow. Also, sometimes callers complain that getting through to the programme is difficult hence they have to keep trying for weeks or even months. It is really annoying and embarrassing when a caller calls-in a few minutes to 6:00pm and is urged to hurriedly speak because it is almost time for the news.
Most times, such callers actually mix up or even forget what they have to say. As much as the programme has large listeners, it would be proper if the programme is aired without any break for proper connectivity with listeners. Also, calling in should be made easy for listeners to participate in the programme. Chaz B does not forget to emphasise the “God” factor in everything you do because according to him, he is not ashamed to be associated with Christ. His aim is to make a difference in people’s lives through his radio programme, “Sharing Life Issues with Chaz B.”
By Angela Davies/New Telegraph
Nov 08, 2014
WHEN HE RETURNED 2YRS AGO AFTER KIDNEY TRANSPLANT (KIDNEY DONATED BY HIS WIFE)
The Assistant Head of Programmes and one of the top On-Air-Personalities at 92.3 Inspiration FM, Chaz B is back at his duty post.
The anchor of the MTN-sponsored relationship programme on radio, Sharing Life Issues resumed duty on Thursday September 27, 2012- hale and hearty.
Sources claimed it was an emotional episode as fellow colleagues at Inspiration FM serenaded him endlessly.
The winner of the prestigious Nigeria Media Merit Awards for 2010 best On Air Personality had been off the scene for a while due to ill health.
The manner of his going off the scene- against the backdrop of his popularity had attracted wide spread concern and speculation among friends, fans and colleagues.
But to everyone surprise, he resumed back to his duty post on Thursday after 9 months break.
The highly revered broadcaster is said to be striving to catch up with the backlog of ‘work’ days of absence distracted him from.