GBC to establish Volta Star TV to boost public service mandate

Management and staff of GBC’s Volta Regional branch, Volta Star Radio in Ho, have launched the silver jubilee of the station with a call on its stakeholders to support its transformational drive.

After 25 years of its establishment, Volta Star Radio remains the source of reliable information and entertainment in its catchment area, more than most radio stations in the region.

Speaking at the launch, the Acting Volta Regional Director of GBC, John Gadawusu disclosed that management intends to use the celebration to inaugurate Volta Star TV and acquire a transmitter with support from stakeholders of the station.

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation’s Volta Star Radio in Ho was inaugurated on 16th November 1996 by  former Head of State, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings.

The station has the widest broadcast coverage in the Volta Region as a result of its transmitter locations at Ho, Akatsi and Amedzofe, the highest human habitat in the country.

As a result, Volta Star Radio reaches parts of Greater Accra, Eastern, Bono, and Northern Regions. Its reception also goes as far as Togo, Benin and fringes of Nigeria. However, the station is challenged with frequent breakdown of obsolete equipment and power cuts at its Amedzofe and Akatsi sub stations because of outstanding electricity bills.

The Acting Regional Director of GBC, John Gadawusu said despite the challenges, management is poised to turn the fortunes of the Station around but appealed for assistance from business entities and the public.

Mr Gadawusu, said the Corporation will soon establish Volta Star TV to boost the Station’s public service broadcasting mandate.

The silver jubilee celebration is expected to be climaxed on November 16.

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