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Radio Station Licensing

Under the IBA Act No. 26, 2010, the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) is mandated to issue out Radio Broadcast Licences. The following are the new categories of Radio Broadcasting Service Licences:

  • Commercial Broadcasting Licence
  • Community/Religious Broadcasting Licence

A Community or Religious broacast service licensee may provide educational service such as those of College or University Radio Broadcast Stations.

Applicable Service Charges: To Be Advised (TBA)

The following are the old Service Charges.

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Submissions for Radio Broadcast Licensing Requirements

All applications for the provision of broadcasting services (both Radio and Television) must be solicited for by the Authority. All applicants are to respond to the Authority’s public invitation to provide Radio Broadcasting Services.

Documentation to Accompany the Official IBA Application Form:

  • Business Plan
  • A certificate of registration i.e. PACRA or Registrar of Societies in the case of Community or Religoius Radio Broadcast service
  • A list of the applicant’s Board members with their respective curriculum vitae attached
  • A Certificate from the Civil Aviation allowing applicant to put up a Mast or memorandum of understanding in cases where space is rented
  • A letter confirming whether the applicant will be using their own buildings or renting buildings for the radio studios
  • A list of fixed assets
  • The Programming schedule for the station
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