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NCA sanctions 131 radio stations; Radio Gold, Atlantis, XYZ affected

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has sanctioned 131 radio stations for violating certain aspects of the Electronics Communications Act (2009), Act 775.

    The stations include Accra-based Radio Gold, Atlantis Radio, Radio XYZ, Atinka FM, and Vision 1 FM.

A further 13 FM Authorisation Holders have also been issued with reprieves as pertains to their authorisations.

Thirty-four radio stations have had their authorisations revoked completely for failing to renew their licences after they expired over several years. 

The sanctions follow the completion of a nationwide FM Spectrum Audit conducted this year to determine compliance of Authorisation Holders with their Authorisation conditions and to determine which FM stations were in operations or otherwise, a statement released by the NCA on Thursday said.

Of the notable stations, Radio XYZ has been fined GH¢4,090,000, Atinka FM fined GH¢ 14,800,000 whiles Radio Gold and Atlantis Radio picked up the heftiest fines with GH¢61,330,000 and GH¢ 60,350,000 respectively.


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