LIBERIA: LTA To Revoke Frequencies of 21 Radio Stations

The Acting Commissioner of the Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA), B. Anthony McCritty, has said his institution will with immediate effect begin revoking the licenses of
21 radio stations for illegally operating in the country.

According to Commissioner McCritty, the 21 radio stations will face closure for failing to clear their arrears and rectifying their
licenses.

The LTA Boss made the assertion Thursday at the Ministry of Information regular weekly press briefing held in the Charles Gbeyon
Conference Hall on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.

He named the 21 radio stations as Kings FM 88.5, Destiny Radio 89.7,City FM 90.2, Radio Monrovia 92.1, Power FM 93.3, Radio Advent 93.7, Super FM 95.5, Teach FM 92.7, Radio VERITAS 97.8, United Methodist
Radio 98.7 and Voice of Hope 100.7 Fm.

Others are: Love FM 105.1, SKY 107, Destiny FM 101.9, Radio T-Five 107.7, HOT FM 107.9, Miracle FM 107.3, L-Net Radio 98.3, Radio Bethel 103.5 FM, FCA Radio and Nubian FM 96.7

He observed that the frequencies of radio stations are jamming because they are using those frequencies without the consent of the LTA; pointing out, “this is very troublesome because it makes it difficult
for them to provide quality broadcast for the people”.

McCritty disclosed that some of the radio stations involved in this unwholesome act had authorizations that have expired and have deliberately decided to default in renewing their licenses for years.

He pointed out that obtaining a frequency is a privilege and not a right and as such it is within the mandate of the LTA to revoke the license of any radio station that refuses to renew its license or that
will act outside of the code of ethics governing it.

According to Commissioner McCritty, the action to revoke the licenses of radio stations by LTA is not to create problems or target any radio station but to build a vibrant communication sector.

Meanwhile, McCritty has named Liberty Radio FM 88.1, Liberia Women Democracy Radio FM 91.1, Buffalo FM 94.1, Radio Al-Falah 95.1, Magic FM 99.2 and TRUTH FM 96.1 as radio stations that have complied and
cooperated with LTA by clearing their arrears and rectifying their licenses.

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