Radio Gold and Radio XYZ go off air during NDC press conference


Two radio stations in Accra, Radio Gold and Radio XYZ have gone off air.

Reports indicate officers from the National Communication Authority (NCA) and armed police officers stormed the two stations Thursday afternoon to shut them down.

The two radio stations are said to have failed to renew their operating licences which have expired.

The shut down happened around 2pm on Thursday, at a time Radio ZYZ in particular had started a live broadcast of a press conference organised and was being addressed by the Council of Elders of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the party’s headquarters in Accra.

The NDC Council of Elders was reacting to a police invitation to National Chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo to report to the CID as part of investigations into recent kidnappings and fire outbreaks said to be linked to Mr Ampofo.

Radio Gold on its part was however not broadcasting the press conference live.

Credit: Graphic Online

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