NBC to revive shortwave frequency


THE National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) will revive its shortwave (SW) frequency and upgrade from the analogue system to digital to improve its service in the rural areas.
To help this move, Minister for Information and Communication Technology and Energy Sam Basil and NBC executives made a fact-finding visit to Morobe and Madang at the weekend.
Basil said the aim was to visit all provincial radio stations under the NBC banner and see what is needed to improve the service.
Basil was accompanied by NBC board chairman Timothy Tala, managing director Kora Nou and executive director national television service Joe Wafewa.
Basil said that after visiting all provincial radio stations, a report will be compiled highlighting the needs and costs of equipment needed to get the shortwave frequency functioning again.
Basil said that a new transmitter has been bought and will be installed at Nobnob in Madang before June.
He also proposed new radio stations for Jiwaka and Hela provinces.
Station managers will be required to generate income for local needs and report on how the funds are acquired and used.

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