Shutting down Joy FM and Asempa FM ‘fake news’ – NCA


The National Communications Authority (NCA) has reacted to rumours that the authority is intending to shut down two radio stations belonging to the Multimedia Group, Joy FM and Asempa FM.

Rumours that made rounds on social media indicated that the authority was planning to in the coming days shut down the two radio stations.

The rumours which was started by a former Journalist with the media brand, Manasseh Azuri Awuni, failed to tell the reason behind the NCA’s decision to shut down the two radio stations.

However, the NCA has reacted that it has no intention of shutting down the stations.

It explained in a release copied to that the authority has been sued by The Multimedia Group for deciding to implement the 2011 National Coverage Reclassification Policy which mandates the NCA to limit the coverage of commercial radio stations from 100km to 45km.

The release by the NCA continued that all radio stations except Joy and Asempa FMs have complied with this policy.

“The Authority only seeks to ensure compliance with the 2011 National Coverage Reclassification Policy, which all other radio stations except Joy 99.7FM and Asempa 94.7FM, are complying with. Obviously ensuring compliance with national coverage requirement in line with the law and policy has nothing to do with a shut-down of a radio station. The NCA therefore entreats the general public to disregard the falsehood being circulated in the media,” the release concluded.

Below is the full statement:

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