Radio Gold, XYZ, and 131 other stations have their licenses ‘approved’ by the NCA.


The National Communications Authority’s (NCA) Governing Board has authorized the licenses of 133 radio stations to operate in the country.

The stations’ licenses were withdrawn after an audit in 2017 that affected Radio Gold and Radio XYZ, according to a statement from the NCA.

“At a Board meeting held on October 11, 2021, the National Communications Authority (NCA) approved the grant of a total of 133 FM radio broadcasting authorizations, including new applications from entities whose FM radio stations were closed down after the 2017 FM Audit, as well as existing stations who applied for renewal of their expired authorizations.”
FM Radio Broadcasting Authorizations,” the NCA said in a statement.

The clearance is “conditional on the applicants completing a sensitization session on the rules and circumstances of FM radio broadcasting authorisations,” according to the announcement.
“The training will define the establishment’s legal, regulatory, and technological requirements,” it stated.