Bahrain gets nod for Gulf-wide radio station

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share
(Photo for illustrative purposes only)

(Photo for illustrative purposes only)

Bahrain’s bid to launch a Gulf radio station next month has gained support with officials at other Gulf government broadcasters backing the move, it was reported.

Speaking after a meeting of senior radio officials, Bahrain Information Ministry assistant under-secretary for radio affairs Yusuf Mustafa said the new radio station would contribute to preserving the traditions, culture, art and literature of the six GCC countries, according to Kuwait state news agency KUNA.

Mustafa said participants approved the initial launch of the Bahrain-based radio station to be named ‘This is the Arabian Gulf’ and will be launched by the end of the month.

The GCC countries will assess the new radio station for three months with engineers to determine the frequency modulation (FM) in every country, KUNA reported.

Mustafa said that once approved, Gulf radio stations would launch promotion campaigns for the new station.

Mustafa said state-backed Kuwait Radio had given its counterparts at Bahrain Radio a copy of its programs for non-Arab listeners in English, Urdu, Filipino and Persian.

The GCC comprises Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the UAE and Oman.

Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Bringing Hollywood to the desert

Bringing Hollywood to the desert

The seventh instalment of Fast and Furious — one of the biggest...

Little-known investor poised to score big with Twitter IPO

Little-known investor poised to score big with Twitter IPO

New Yorker Suhail Rizvi has quietly amassed a $1bn 15% stake...

Location… twofour54

Location… twofour54

Is Abu Dhabi’s twofour54 the right place for you to set-up business...

Most Popular
Most Discussed