Radio

A year on: James Agyenim-Boateng checks on Radio Gold; it is still off-air (Video)

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A year after the closure of Radio Gold and other Radio Stations across the country by the National Communication Authority, the Chief Executive Officer of Network Broadcasting Corporation, owners of the Radio Gold, James Agyenim-Boateng has painfully noted, maybe for the umpteenth time that the Station is truly off-air.

In a video posted on his Facebook page, the radio dial of James Agyenim-Boateng was seen on Radio Gold’s frequency, 90.5FM perhaps hoping for a miracle of a sort, but to his disappointment, Radio Gold is still out of reach.

“Exactly a year ago – 9th May 2019 – the government shut down both Radio Gold and Radio XYZ. Many other stations were subsequently closed down and have remained shut down till today”, he noted.

Background

Radio Gold, the pro-opposition Radio Station was shut down by the National Communication Authority on 9th May 2019 for as the NCA put it, non-renewal of their operating license. The move was widely criticized by many Ghanaians and institutions including the opposition National Democratic Congress and the Ghana Journalists Association, most of whom believe the closure was politically motivated.

A year on, efforts have been made by the managers of the Station and many well-wishers – including a direct appeal to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, but sadly, the Power Station is still off-air, necessitating the post by their Chief Executive Officer.

Please watch the video below:

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