Two more radio stations to hit the airwaves

─ Brutal Communications Incorporated of Brutal Track Records and Blackman & Sons Incorporated

─ stations given end of August to have fully established operations

─ GNBA expects “the frequencies will be properly utilised in accordance with the license.”

Two newly licensed radio stations are expected to go on air by the end of August and December 2018, respectively.

These are Brutal Communications Incorporated of Brutal Track Records and Blackman & Sons Incorporated.

Chairman of the GNBA, Leslie Sobers
Chairman of the GNBA, Leslie Sobers

During a follow-up visit by the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority’s (GNBA) Chairman, Leslie Sobers stated that stations were given until the end of July to have their operations fully established.

“We have discovered that that was a probably a little bit too short a time for them and the extended time is now by August month end.”

Sobers said the purpose of these visits is to ensure that the agencies are working towards a state of readiness and that the frequencies issued are not hoarded.

He noted that the GNBA expects “the frequencies will be properly utilised in accordance with the license.” It was noted that if it is found that a frequency is not being utilised, the GNBA “may be inclined to revoke the license and with the revocation of the license, the frequency would have to be withdrawn”

The GNBA Chairman visited five of the six newly licensed radio stations today but was only able to meet with three of the five broadcasters.

It was noted that due to unforeseen circumstances, CNS Incorporated is set to begin broadcasting in December 2018.

Last January, the GNBA granted broadcast licenses to Brutal Communications Incorporated of Brutal Track Records, Blackman & Sons Incorporated, CNS Incorporated, Pinnacle Communications Inc, National Media and Broadcasting Company, and Two Brothers Incorporated.

Source: Anara Khan – DPI

Images: Jameel Mohamed