Radio Broadcasting

Feb 23, 2021  |  Radio: New FM Bands To Facilitate Digital Sound Broadcasting In Africa

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 's Radiocommunication Bureau, in collaboration with the African  Telecommunication Union (ATU), organised the first virtual frequency planning and co-ordination meeting last week with the focus of helping African nations strengthen their FM radio broadcasting platform ...


Feb 04, 2021  |  BMA And 2Gwana Media Collaborate On Community Radio Broadcasting Programme

Radio remains a powerful broadcast medium. As broadcasting platforms become digital, Radio broadcasting, and especially Community Radio Broadcasting, will be expected to realise its potential as the primary medium for social information, entertainment and education. In light of this, Broadcast ...


Jan 21, 2021  |  Streaming And Online Audio Is Now More Than Digital Sound Broadcasting - Broadcaster Tells Regulator

Media group and broadcaster Primedia has recommended that the Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) ensures final Digital Sound Broadcasting (DSB) regulations make no mention of the switch-off of analogue sound broadcasting services. This statement comes as the regulatory authority is currently ...


Jan 15, 2021  |  Radio Broadcasting: Nigeria's Hit Music Radio Station To Join Apple's Rap Life Radio

Nigeria's hit music radio station Cool FM and Apple Music are teaming up to broadcast Apple Music's Rap Life Radio and Africa Now Radio on Cool FM every Saturday and Sunday at 6 pm starting on the 16th and 17th ...


Radio France International (RFI) Commences Broadcasting In Fulani Language

Radio France International (RFI), the international arm of France's public radio broadcasting service have announced that it has completed transmission testing and have officially started it "Fulani Language" broadcast from Monday 14th December 2020.   According to the media news ...

Radio: DAB/DAB+ Is Up Across Europe And Asia-Pacific As Interest Grows In Africa

The latest market report from the WorldDAB showed that by the end of the second quarter (Q2) of 2020, the sales of its receivers in Europe and Asia-Pacific had reached 93 million.   The report said that "DAB is now ...

Nigeria: "RED Radio" Is Launched As An Online Entertainment Platform

A prominent Nigerian Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA), is deepening its venture into the media sector with the launch of a new online radio channel - "Red Radio". Powered by its existing "lifestyle" web platform, Red Radio, according to ...

Southern African Broadcasting Association (SABA) Collaborates To Deliver Digital Radio In The SADC

Southern Africans will soon enjoy digital audio broadcasts, thanks to the strategic initiative brought on by the collaboration between the Southern African Broadcasting Association (SABA), T&A Associates and SENTECH.   The Secretary-General of the SABA, Mr Cecil J. Nguvauva, announced ...

Apple Launches 2 New Live Global Radio Stations - Available In 165 Countries

Apple has announced the launch of two new live radio stations - named Hits and Country - that will be made available immediately to 165 countries across the globe. The brand new radio stations will play music from the 1980's, ...

A Focus On The BBC "Focus On Africa Radio Service" At 60!

The "Focus On Africa Radio" service has been a staple on the BBC World Service schedule since it was launched in 1960 as a 15-minute programme, three-time a week. The programme has exploded to become immensely popular with its audience ...

Uganda: Regulators Asks Radio Broadcasters To Re-Apply For Licenses

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) - responsible for regulating the telecoms and broadcasting industry in Uganda - has requested all radio broadcasters in the country to re-apply afresh for all licenses of their choice - and the have till 31 July ...

South Africa Govt. Publishes Policy Direction Digital Sound And Radio Broadcasting

South Africa's Communications Minister, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has issued the country's policy direction on digital sound and radio broadcasting with a call for the fast-tracking of licences for digital radio broadcasting services in South Africa.   In a Government Gazette ...

South Africa: Community Radio Stations Call For Covid-19 Relief

Community radio stations in South Africa are severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. And s such, the South African Community Radio Foundation (SACRF) is crying out for emergency financial relief from the SA government.   SACRF's Director, Mr Phanka Sakoane, ...

MALAWI: Court Overturns Regulator Ban On Radio Stations Phone-In Programmes

Malawi's Constitutional Court has ruled that the ban imposed on all phone-in programmes run by all private radio stations in the country was illegal.   The ban was imposed by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) in the run-up to ...