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NCA approves licenses of Radio Gold, Radio XYZ and 131 others

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has restored the radio broadcasting authorizations to Radio Gold, XYZ and 131 others.

These stations have been authorized to operate subject to some conditions spelt out by the NCA board.

This was the outcome of the Authority’s Governing Board meeting held on October 11, 2021.

In a statement, the Authority indicated that the beneficiaries 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.”

In May 2019, the NCA shut down Radio Gold 90.5 FM and Radio XYZ 93.1 FM based in Accra.

The license of NDC affiliated Radio Gold and Radio XYZ were revoked over their refusal to pay operating license fees and expiration of their licenses.

The approval is subject to the applicants attending a sensitization workshop on the terms and conditions of FM radio broadcasting authorizations.

It said provisional authorizations shall be issued to the successful applicants at the end of the workshop and frequencies shall be assigned to the applicants only upon the fulfillment of the conditions of the Provisional Authorization.

Below is the full statement by the NCA.

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