The Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) has inaugurated a 10kw transmitter on Globe FM, Bauchi.
At the team’s unveiling on Saturday, Acting CEO Micheal Oluwale stated that it was part of an effort to get the station to compete favorably with other media organizations in the country.
He said the installation of the transmitter was part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts to turn the station into a modern broadcasting organization.
In his words “The facility will also give potential staff and young people who want to be broadcasters a chance to excel.
“This will also encourage and attract employment for the large number of young people who are zealous in broadcasting,” he said.
He urged the zone director, FRCN, northeast, Alhaji Abdullahi Maikano, to make sure the transmitter is properly maintained.
For his part, Mr. Sabo Askira, Director of Engineering Services at FRCN, said that the Federal Government has fulfilled its previous promise to install a transmitter at Globe FM Bauchi.
“The Federal Government approved the supply and installation of 10kw transmitters to 12 FM stations throughout the country.
“There are plans to install the same 10kw transmitters in three other FM stations, to boost transmission and compete favorably with the country’s mega stations.
Askira urged station engineers to protect and maintain the transmitter for effective performance.
In his contribution, Maikano thanked the president and CEO for providing the station to the station.
It ensured constant maintenance and efficient service delivery to the station’s overwhelming audience.
Earlier, the contractor, Mr. Muhammad Merhi, who is from COMSAN Nigeria Limited, explained that the 10kw transmitter was very sophisticated and the latest in the industry.
“A Canadian product, the transmitter can run without power for 27 hours without stopping.
“This product has been installed in 100 broadcast stations around the world and can operate for 25 years,” said Merhi.