The opposition National Democratic Congress received some good news in the course of the week when the National Communications Authority released the licenses of some closed radio stations. Radio Gold and Radio XYZ were given back their licenses and granted new contracts to start prepare to start operations. It can be recalled that a number of stations in what the NDC have called a political attack were closed down in 2019.
One of the unsettled questions is whether the stations will get back their radio frequencies per the new directive given to them. For Radio Gold which is a brand name, many are wondering what will happen to their 90.5 frequency. On TV3’s The Keypoints, Dzifa Bampoe the host asked Gary Nimako, a member of the NPP legal team in the 2020 election petition on whether the old frequency should be returned.
According to Gary Nimako, he cannot compel the NCA to give back the same frequency. He called on a peaceful collaboration between the handlers of the station and the NCA. He called on the NDC to drop their boisterous posture and come fresh to the NCA and corporate. He tasked them to go to the NCA with a palatable language and tone down and see if their licenses to them. He explained that if the station doesn’t come humble it will be difficult to get back their old frequency.
According to Sam George it will be disastrous if the old frequencies are not returned because of the economic implications with the brand. He noted that it will be prudent for the old frequencies to be returned if it has not been already being given out. According to him jingles of 90.5 are already there and identities and brand are already there and so it will be convenient for same frequencies to be returned. He noted that the handlers of the station are ready to corporate to make sure that all ends well.
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