The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has assigned fresh FM frequencies to licensed radio stations, which will come into effect in January 2024. This information is outlined in a statement signed by MACRA’s Director General, Daud Sulemani. During this process, MACRA has also earmarked available FM frequencies to be allocated to potential new radio stations.
“The project has ensured that the current solution will withstand the current demand and remain useful for many years to come,” said Suleman.
Among various benefits, these assigned frequencies will allow the stations to function in all regions of the country, making it simple for listeners to associate each radio station with its specific frequency.
MACRA initiated the FM Spectrum Re-farming Project last year, with the objective of creating available channels within the 87.5 – 108 MHz range to accommodate additional licensees.