List of FM radio stations in Western north region of Ghana
List of FM radio stations in Western north region of Ghana authorised by the National Communications Authority (NCA).
 

List Of FM Radio Stations In Western North Region

 
OVERVIEW OF FM RADIO BROADCASTING STATIONS IN GHANA: Section 2 of the Electronic Communications Act, 2008, Act 775 mandates that the National Communications Authority;
 
• “shall regulate the radio spectrum designated or allocated for use by broadcasting organisations and providers of broadcasting services”;
 
• “… determine technical and other standards and issue guidelines for the operation of broadcasting organisations …”
 
• “… may adopt policies to cater for rural communities and for this purpose may waive fees wholly or in part for the grant of a frequency authorisation”.
 
The Broadcasting service is a communication service in which the transmissions are intended for direct reception by the general public. The sound broadcasting service involves the broadcasting of sound which may be accompanied by associated text/data.
 
Sound broadcasting is currently deployed in Ghana using analogue transmission techniques: Amplitude Modulation (AM) and Frequency Modulation (FM). Over the last two decades, AM sound broadcasting has faded, leaving FM radio as the only form of sound broadcasting in Ghana.
 
FM radio broadcasting stations are classified for the purpose of regulatory administration of the service towards the attainment of efficient use of frequency. The following is the classification of FM radio broadcasting stations in Ghana.
 
 
(1) Classification by Purpose:
 
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
 
 
(2) Coverage classification:
 
a) Maximum coverage radius is 45km for Commercial and Public Foreign FM radio broadcasting
stations.
 
b) Maximum coverage radius for Community and Campus FM radio broadcasting stations is 5km. In cases where the definition of the community and the terrain require a variation, the Authority shall make extensions to the coverage area but this shall not exceed 25km in any case.
 
c) There is no coverage limitation on the Public FM radio broadcasting stations.
 
d) The signal strength at the periphery of the coverage circle/contour with the authorised radius shall not exceed 54 dB(µV/m). This does not mean the station cannot be heard beyond the circle/contour, because the ITU Recommendation BS.412-9 gives a field strength requirement of 34 dBμV/m for ‘acceptable’ service. The Geneva 1984 Agreement governing Sound Broadcasting services in the frequency band 87.5 – 108 MHz sets the field strength of 54 dB(V/m) as the threshold for coordination of the FM radio broadcasting service in the frequency band.
 
 
(3) Location classification:
 
a) Urban Type 1: - For the major metropolitan assemblies e.g. Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi.
 
b) Urban Type 2: For the other metropolitan cities that are not as economically viable as the above cities such as Tamale and Cape Coast, as well as the other regional capitals such as Koforidua, Sekondi, Ho, Bolgatanga, Sunyani, and Wa.
 
c) Sub-Urban Type 1: For the capital of some municipal assemblies and some major towns, e.g. Tarkwa, Oda, Berekum etc.
 
d) Sub-Urban Type 2: For locations that have moderate economic activity and moderate population, including some district capitals such as Bibiani, Sefwi Bekwai, Somanya etc.
 
e) Rural: - The rest of the country.

 

 
S/N NAME OF STATION
ASSIGNED FREQUENCY LOCATION (TOWN/CITY) TYPE
 1  TWIN CITY FM RELAY (GBC) 101.1 MHz SEFWI WIAWSO PUBLIC
2 UNIIQ (GBC) 95.1 MHz OSEIKOJOKROM PUBLIC
3 TWIN CITY FM RELAY (GBC) 94.9 MHz ENCHI PUBLIC
4 LIBERTY FM 92.7 MHz SEFWI WIAWSO COMMERCIAL
5 VISION FM 102.7 MHz SEFWI DEBISO COMMERCIAL
6 RADIO RAINBOW 107.7 MHz SEFWI JUABOSO COMMERCIAL
7 DE BEAT FM 95.5 MHz SEFWI ASAWINSO COMMERCIAL
8 LORD FM 107.1 MHz SEFWI BEKWAI COMMERCIAL
9 AKWAABA FM 106.7 MHz SEFWI BODI COMMERCIAL
10 RIVERS FM 90.1 MHz WASSA AKROPONG COMMERCIAL
11 APOLLO 99 FM 92.7 MHz BAWDIE DOMPIM COMMERCIAL
12 NORDEN 9 CO. LTD 106.7 MHz BAWDIE COMMERCIAL
13 FAITH FM 98.7 MHz SEFWI WIAWSO COMMERCIAL
14 STYLISH FM 102.1 MHz BIBIANI COMMERCIAL
15 EVENEVE MULTIMEDIA NETWORK LTD 91.7 MHz ASANKRAGUA COMMERCIAL
16 BEACON MEDIA LTD 99.3 MHz SEFWI WIAWSO COMMERCIAL
17 AHOBRASEYE FM 98.5 MHz ASANKRAGUA COMMERCIAL
18 GOLDEN POD FM 105.5 MHz SEFWI JUABOSO COMMERCIAL
19 WINNERS FM 104.9 MHz SEFWI ESSAM COMMERCIAL
20 NOKWARE FM 97.1 MHz BONSU NKWANTA COMMERCIAL
21 BOAFOƆ FM 89.9 MHz SEFWI ADABOKROM COMMERCIAL
22 OKYEAME FM 99.7 MHz BIBIANI COMMERCIAL
23 GYEDIE FM 100.3 MHz BIBIANI COMMERCIAL
24 VELVET BEAM FOUNDATION 92.9 MHz ASANKRAGUA COMMUNITY
25 MAX FM 102.7 MHz ENCHI COMMERCIAL
26 GREEN GOLD FM 93.9 MHz SAMREBOI COMMUNITY

 

Last Updated: July 23, 2020 At 13:33:48 GMT