The licenses of 133 radio stations have been approved by the Governing Board of National Communications Authority (NCA) which gives them the mandate to operate in the country.
Per a press release by the NCA, stations whose licenses were revoked after an audit in 2017 but now have their licenses approved include Radio Gold and Radio XYZ.
“The Governing Board of the National Communications Authority (NCA), at a Board meeting held on 11th October 2021, approved the grant of a total of One Hundred and Thirty-Three (133) FM radio broadcasting authorizations which include new applications from entities whose FM radio stations were closed down after the 2017 FM Audit as well as existing stations which applied for renewal of their expired FM Radio broadcasting authorizations,” a statement from the NCA said.
The approval, according to the statement, is “subject to the applicants attending a sensitisation workshop on the terms and conditions of FM radio broadcasting authorisations.”
“The workshop shall clarify the legal, regulatory, and technical requirements for the establishment,” it added.