Two of Ghana’s hottest fm radio stations, Okay FM (based mostly in Accra) and Hello FM, (Based mostly in Kumasi) are again on air after a break in transmission which lasted for days.
The return of the 2 stations on air has despatched reduction to their listeners within the two areas in addition to the adverting neighborhood.
The 2 stations had been partially affected, along with different industrial, neighborhood and institutional radio stations throughout the nation which was sanctioned by the Nationwide Communications Authority.
Nonetheless, an announcement issued by the communication Minister, in session with the NCA, says the regulatory authorities have supplied some reprieve to the sanctioned FM stations.
Under Is The Full Assertion By Minister For Communications
Following the presentation of the Honorable Minister for communications on the ground of parliament, October 19, 2017, the Ministry of Communications Authority (NCA), has supplied the next reprieve for FM broadcasting stations which had been sanctioned for committing varied infractions.
Group and institutional fm broadcasting stations:
The pecuniary penalties which had been imposed on the FM Broadcasting station on this class have been waived. Along with this, these stations are to regularize their operations; pay their excellent indebtedness (Annual Regulatory and Spectrum charges) and submit renewal purposes and all excellent documentations relevant inside thirty (30) days from the date of this launch, Friday, 20th October 2017.
Failure to take action will outcome within the revocation of their authorizations.
FM broadcasting stations which had their authorizations revoked:
The stations on this class have the choice to petition the Honorable Minister for communications for a overview of the revocation of their authorization inside 10days from Friday, 20th October 2017. After receipt of their petitions, they are going to be reviewed on a case by case foundation, following which the Minister will decide the relevant sections.
Business fm broadcasting stations:
Defaulting industrial fm broadcasting stations that had been fined by the NCA have additionally had their fines diminished by 50%. They’ve 30 days kind October 20, 2017, TO pay the 50% diminished penalties or have their authorizations revoked.
It’s the expectation of the Ministry and the Authority that every one defaulting fm stations will make the most of this chance and guarantee compliance inside the shortest possible-time.