The Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) has dedicated its first national music and entertainment radio station, named: ELBC Metro FM 89.9, as part of the station’s effort to expand its coverage in information dissemination and entertainment programs.
The new station was dedicated as part of LBS’s five-year strategic plan in collaboration with the People’s Republic of China.
The stations were launched by Mr Ledgerhood Rennie, Liberia’s Minister of Information.
Both Metro 89.9 FM and ELBC 99.9 are located at the once-abandoned ELBC radio broadcast studio that have been modified.
The Minister commended the administration of LBS Director-General Estelle Liberty-Kemohor, for living up to the task as his successor at LBS.
Liberty-Kemoh noted that the Metro radio project is part of a growing and successful partnership between Liberia and the Government of China.
According to Liberty-Kemoh, Metro 89.9 FM will assist the LBS team in expanding its services by introducing exclusive entertainment on the station as well as working with the Ministry of Education to present an educational radio and TV program titled: “Teach by Radio and Television”.
She further asked the Liberia Ministry of Post and Telecommunication (MOPT) and the National Steering Committee to publish Digital Migration Policy Statement in Liberia.
“We want to thank the intervention of President Weah in renovating and upgrading the two abandoned television live recording studios that were unattended to for more than 30years,” Liberty-Kemoh added.