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UAE's Radio 1, 2 set to return to airwaves following closure

Abu Dhabi Media reportedly confirms that it has assumed management of Radio 1 and Radio 2

UAE's Radio 1, 2 set to return to airwaves following closure

UAE-based radio stations Radio 1 and Radio 2 are reportedly set to return to the airwaves just weeks after being closed by Gulf News Broadcasting

The stations, which went off air on June 30, will now be operated by Abu Dhabi Media Company – the licence holder for the stations, the Media Network reported.

It quoted Abdul Rahman Awadh, executive director, Radio, Abu Dhabi Media, as saying: “Abu Dhabi Media confirms that it will assume management of Radio 1 and Radio 2 at the end of July 2016.

“The radio stations were originally owned by Abu Dhabi Media and will continue to reflect Abu Dhabi Media’s ongoing commitment to providing diverse content that appeals to all aspects of society.

"Both radio stations will resume broadcast on the same frequencies, for which Abu Dhabi Media holds exclusive rights. We are currently investing in bringing new concepts and ideas to the content of Radio 1 and Radio 2.”

It was reported last month that Abu Dhabi Media had reclaimed the licence amid a dispute over the frequency licences.

Abu Dhabi Media manages Abu Dhabi Classic FM and five other radio stations, among them Star FM and Quran Kareem.

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