Accra based-Radio Gold, Atlantis Radio and Radio XYZ, are among 131 radio stations sanctioned by the National Communications Authority (NCA) following the completion of a nationwide FM Spectrum Audit. The sanctions meted out by the NCA ranged from fines to the total revocation of licenses.
During the inauguration of a nine-member governing council for the NCA in July, the Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu sounded a warning in this regard. 34 of the sanctioned stations had their licences revoked because their authorizations had expired and were operating illegally.
Aside the stations having their licenses revoked, other affected stations have also been given 30 days to settle their indebtedness or submit the relevant documentation as indicated in the letters sent them by the NCA. Of the notable stations, Radio XYZ has been fined GHc 4,090,000, Atinka FM fined GHc 14,800,000 whiles Radio Gold and Atlantis Radio picked up the heftiest fines with GHc 61,330,000 and GHc 60,350,000 respectively.
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