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15 aspiring radio broadcasters apply for license
July 05, 2011
Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) on 30 June 2011 said that a total of
15 aspiring radio broadcasters submitted applications for the two
advertised free to air national commercial radio licenses.
the State owned The Herald of 1 July 2011, the BAZ Chief Executive
Officer, Mr. Obert Muganyura said that all 15 applicants met all
the requirements as stated in the call made on 26 May 2011.
has noted the requisite adverts by some prospective broadcasters
in the national newspapers. These include Voxmedia Productions trading
as Voice of People FM, Thonet Investments trading as Radio Africa,
AB communications Pvt Ltd, Black Thing Communications and Seddon
In terms of
Section 10 Subsection 3 of the Broadcasting
Services Act, applicants are required to publish their applications
in a national paper within 7 days of submitting their applications.
The processing of applications by the BAZ is upon proof of production
of the advert. Members of the public are also given a 14 day window
period to comment about the applications to the authority and lodge
any objections about an applicant.
The BAZ, which
is the regulatory board for the broadcasting media established in
terms of the Broadcasting Services Act of Zimbabwe, invited applications
from prospective broadcasters for two 10 year licenses for free
to air national commercial radio licenses on 26 May 2011, setting
30 June 2011 as the deadline.
Should the BAZ
grant the license, it would be the end of Zimbabwe Broadcasting
Corporation's (ZBC) monopoly on radio broadcasting field.
Currently ZBC runs four FM radio stations namely, Power FM, Spot
FM, Radio Zimbabwe and National FM.
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