Harare, May 20, 2014-The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has released a list of 18 applicants shortlisted for local commercial radio licences.
In a statement to the ZBC News, BAZ CEO, Mr Obert Muganyura said applicants who have been shortlisted will be required to appear before public hearings to determine their suitability to be licensed as required in terms of the Broadcasting Services Act chapter 12.06.
He said since the licences are for the provision of local services, the hearings will be conducted in those areas where the services are to be provided to enable the communities hosting these stations to assist the authorities in determining the applicants’ suitability to be licensed in terms of the law.
Mr Muganyura added that the shortlisted applicants will be advised of the dates, times and venues of the public hearings through written and published notices.
The shortlisted applicants are as follows:
Carryslot Pvt Ltd trading as Capital FM
Yes FM Pvt Ltd trading as Yes FM
VoxMedia Productions Pvt Ltd trading as VOP FM
Kingstons trading as KE100.4 FM.
FairTalk Communications Pvt Ltd trading as Skyz FM
Skies Radio Pvt Ltd trading as Skies Radio
Carryslot Pvt Ltd trading as Skyz FM
Masego Multimedia Pvt Ltd trading as Bulawayos’ Finest.
AB Communications Pvt Ltd trading as Faya FM.
AB Communications Pvt Ltd trading as Gogogoi FM.
Zimpapers Pvt Ltd trading as Diamond FM
AB Communications Pvt Ltd trading as Highlands FM
Lupane FM Pvt Ltd trading as Lupane Radio
Bukisa Services trading as Isizwe FM
Mosie Radio Pvt Ltd trading as Mossie FM
FairTalk Communications Pvt Ltd trading as Breeze FM.
Ray of Hope Pvt Ltd trading as Ya FM
Kingstons Pvt Ltd trading as Nyami Nyami FM.