The West African Radio Review broadcasts on Mondays from 10AM to 11AM. This program highlight issues that affect the Sierra Leonean community in Franklin and surrounding towns. Along with information about events and topics of interest to all residents from the West African nations, it’s informative and entertaining.
The host of the program is Alex Mansaray, who was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa, attended elementary school there and later proceeded to Lagos, Nigeria, to complete elementary school and continue to high school. He graduated from Albert Academy Methodists High School. Moving to the Ivory Coast, he acquired a BA degree at the University of Abidjan. It was there that he had the opportunity to work in the petroleum equipment industry for a large American corporation.
After emigrating to the United States in 1989, he lived briefly in New York City and then moved to Franklin Township. Alex and his wife, Glenna, a nurse, have been together for 25 years, having seven children and have several grandchildren. Alex is a past president of the Lions Club and a former member of the Franklin Township Planning Board.