Friday, August 01, 2008

Nigeria's Borno State TV to broadcast on shortwave

Borno State Government in Nigeria has bought new equipment and facilities for its radio station, Borno Radio Television (BRTV). Also, the radio station has expressed its readiness to extend it coverage to most states in the Northeastern parts of the country and the neighbouring countries of Cameroon, Niger and Chad.
The General Manager of the station, Alhaji Babakura Abba Jato, said that the equipment, costing hundreds of millions of naira, was brought in from Italy and would be immediately installed in order to commence broadcasting on both AM and FM. Jato told journalists that the station was at 85 per cent completion stage.
Jato explained that after the installation the coverage area of the AM/FM stations of the organisation will be beyond the state boundaries. He said that the station is going to transmit on the shortwave band based on the new licence it has obtained from the NBC.
(Source: ThisDay online/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)