Authorised FM Radio Stations as at Third Quarter of 2017


Authorised FM Radio Stations as at Third Quarter of 2017

The National Communications Authority (NCA), has given frequency authorisations to 471 FM Radio Broadcasting Stations in Ghana. Out of the total number of authorized FM Broadcasting Stations, 367 stations are currently operational as at 30th September, 2017.

Stations whose authorisations were revoked during the third quarter of 2017 have been removed from the list of authorized stations resulting in a reduction of the total number of authorized stations at the end of the period.

Below is a breakdown of Authorisations in Classification groups:

  • 31 Public radio stations
  • 5 public (Foreign) radio stations
  • 74 Community radio stations
  • 21 Campus radio stations and
  • 340 Commercial radio stations

Below are the definitions of the various classification of FM Stations:

a)   Public – all stations owned and operated by the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and/or any other station established by the Government of Ghana by a statutory enactment.

b)  Public Foreign – stations established by Foreign Governments through diplomatic arrangements to rebroadcast/relay content from foreign countries e.g. BBC, RFI, VoA.

c)   Commercial – those that are privately owned and operated for profit and controlled privately by independent commercial groups or individuals.

d)  Community – a non-profit broadcasting service provided for a specific marginalised community by a radio or television station whose ownership and management are representative of the community for which the service is provided.

e)   Campus – a station operated within the ambit of educational institutions.

The details of the authorised FM radio broadcasting stations can be downloaded here.