Ownership of Accra-based Voice of Moderation Radio has changed hands, enewsgh.com can confirm.
The station, which started some three years ago, has been acquired by Groupe Nduom, the successful local business story headed by Businessman/Politician Paa Kwesi Nduom. The newly acquired property will fall under its Ghana Media Group (GMG) unit, we’ve gathered.
The new station is to trade as Easy 107.5 FM, and is currently running a test transmission that is already heavy on commercials from the Group’s other business interests.
Enewsgh.com can add that Easy 107.5 FM is currently operating from Avenor in the capital, Accra, and shares the same premises as the TODAY newspaper and Spyderlee Entertainment, all two also owned by GMG.
The VOM acquisition is the Group’s first major takeover in radio in the Greater Accra Region; it operates other channels in other regions of Ghana.
GMG also owns the First Digital TV pay-tv service as well as a good number of commercial radio and television brands including:
Ahomka Fm (Elmina)
Enyidado FM (Awutu)
Agoro FM (Berekum)
Golden Pod (Sefwi Juabeso)
Okyeman FM (Akim Oda)
Amansan Television (First Digital TV)
BTA (First Digital TV)
Hedjorl3 online radio
Ghanaian Journal (Online newspaper)
Kasapreko FM (Wassa Akropong)
Oceean1 Tv (Elmina)
Light FM (Aflao)
Wa FM (Wa)
Ahomka Radio (UK)
Adehyi3 FM (Bibiani)
Suhupieli FM (Tamale)
Ahoto FM (Kumasi)
Ghana’s radio and television landscape continues to grow.
As of June this year, the total number of TV operators authorized by the National Communications Authority (NCA) stood at 75.
Of the 75 TV stations, 21 stations are Analogue Terrestrial Television (Free-To-Air), 29 Satellite Television Broadcasting (Free-To-Air Direct-Home Single Channel), 7 Satellite Television Broadcasting (Pay TV Direct-To-Home Bouquet), 6 Satellite Television Broadcasting (Free-To-Air Direct-To-Home Bouquet), 5 Digital Terrestrial Pay Television (Service and Frequency), 5 Digital Terrestrial Free-To-Air Television Programme Channel, 1 Digital Terrestrial Pay Television (Service Only) and 1 Digital Cable Television. A total of 34 stations were on air as at the end of June 30, 2016.
Authorised FM Radio Stations as of December, 2015 stood at 412. Of the tall list, 313 were operational.
- 30 Public radio stations
- 5 public (Foreign) radio stations
- 68 Community radio stations
- 17 Campus radio stations and
- 292 Commercial radio stations