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Radio Gold resumes operations with test transmission

Radio Gold, one of Accra’s most popular radio stations, one of the many radio stations that were shut down in May 2019 by government, has resumed operation.

The station, which started operations on 6th March 1996, started test transmission on Wednesday, after the President Akufo-Addo government through the regulator, National Communications Authority (NCA) granted them approval to resume. 

A statement from Radio Gold’s Chief Executive, James Agyenim-Boateng, said the test transmission will last for a month before normal programming begins.

NCA officials in the company of police officers invaded and shut down the station in 2019. At the time of the shutdown, the station was broadcasting a live press conference by the Council of Elders of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) on a police invitation to the party’s National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo. 

The NCA also shut down many other radio stations. After four years of inactivity, the NCA approved the granting of 133 FM radio broadcasting licenses to various media firms, including Radio Gold, which was given the same 90.5 megahertz on the Frequency modulation spectrum (FM).

Radio Gold is owned by Network Broadcasting Company Limited and was in operation for more than 20 years before the shutdown.

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