Kwame Despite’s Hello FM closed down by NCA
The National Communications Authority (NCA) has revoked the license of 34 radio stations including Kumasi based Hello FM, which is affiliated to Accra based Peace FM and said to be owned by business mogul Kwame Despite following the completion of a nationwide FM Spectrum Audit.
21 of the affected radio stations are said to have failed to renew their license years after it had expired and their failure to respond to notices by the regulatory body to address the issue.
The remaining 13 FM Broadcasting stations had their authorisations revoked as they had failed to renew their licences for years since it expired and they were operating illegally but they, however, responded to the NCA’s queries requesting for extension of time, a situation the NCA found “unacceptable and declined”
According to the NCA, “the actions of the affected radio stations go against the Authorisations issued them before commencement of work. The validity period of the Authorisations are for a 5 year period, effective from the date of the Authorisation, and renewable 3 months prior to its expiration through any of the eight offices of the NCA nationwide.”
The details of the Thirty-four (34) companies whose Authorisations have been revoked