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Radio stations in Ethiopia / በኢትዮጵያ‎ ራዲዮ ጣቢያዎች

Addis Ababa radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Ethiopia began in 1935 (Radio Addis Ababa). Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation – EBC (ኢትዮጵያ ብሮድካስቲንግ ኮርፖሬሽን) is the national broadcaster with 3 radio stations transmitting on MW, SW and FM. Broadcasting is regulated by the Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority – EBA (የኢትዮጵያ ብሮድካስት ባለሥልጣን). FM broadcasting started in 2001, several private stations operate since in 2006. Currently there are 44 FM radio stations and 34 AM stations in Ethiopia. Primary language on radio is Amharic, with regional services in Afar, Oromo, Somali, Tigrinya etc.
    Area: 1 104 300 km²; Population: 105 million; ITU country code: ETH; callsign prefix: 9E~9F, ET

Radio stations in Eritrea / ኤርትራ ራዲዮ ጣቢያታት

Asmara radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Eritrea began in 1942 (Radio Marina). State-run radio station Dimtsi Hafash (Voice of the Broad Masses) began broadcasting in 1979 and today operates 3 radio stations on MW, SW and FM in 9 languages. Broadcasting is regulated by the Ministry of Information (ሓበሬታ ሚኒስትሪ). Three private FM radio stations. Primary language on radio is Tigrinya.
    Area: 117 598 km²; Population: 5.2 million; ITU country code: ERI; callsign prefix: E3

Radio stations in Djibouti / Stations de radio à Djibouti

Djibouti radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Djibouti began in 1943 (Radio-Djibouti, French Somaliland). Radio Television of Djibouti – RTD (Radiodiffusion Télévision de Djibouti) is the national broadcaster with 2 FM radio stations. Broadcasting is regulated by the Ministry Communications – MCPT (Ministère de la Communication). Currently there are 16 FM radio stations and 1 AM station in Djibouti. Primary languages on radio are French and Arabic.
    Area: 23 200 km²; Population: 957 thou.; ITU country code: DJI; callsign prefix: J2

Radio stations in South Sudan

Juba radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in South Sudan began in 1974 (Radio Juba). South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) is the national broadcaster with 10 regional radio stations on MW and FM. Broadcasting is regulated by the South Sudan Media Authority. Over 30 private or community radio stations; 84 FM transmitters. Primary languages on radio are English and Arabic.
    Area: 619 745 km²; Population: 13.2 million; ITU country code: SSD; callsign prefix: Z8

Radio stations in Somalia / Idaacadaha raadiyaha ee Soomaaliya

Mogadishu radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Somalia began in 1938 (Radio Mogadiscio). Federal Government's radio station Radio Mogadishu (Radio Muqdisho) operates nationwide on FM. Broadcasting is regulated by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism – MOI (Wasaaradda Warfaafinta, Dhaqanka iy Dalxiiska). Currently there are over 70 local radio stations in Somalia. Primary language on radio is Somali.
    Area: 500 057 km²; Population: 11.3 million; ITU country code: SOM; callsign prefix: 6O, T5

    Radio stations in Somaliland / Idaacadaha raadiyaha ee Somaliland

Hargeisa radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in British Somaliland began in 1941 (Radio Kudu). Government-owned Radio Hargeisa (Radio Hargeysa) operates nationwide on FM and Shortwave. Broadcasting is regulated by the Somaliland Ministry of Information, Culture and Guidance (Wasaaradda Warfaafinta, Dhaqanka iyo Hagidda). Currently there are several private radio stations in Somaliland. Primary language on radio is Somali.
    Area: 137 600 km²; Population: 3.5 million; ITU country code: SOM (as part of Somalia), SML (unofficial); callsign prefix: 6O, T5

Radio stations in Kenya / Vituo vya redio nchini Kenya

Nairobi radio stationsMombasa radio stationsKisumu radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Kenya began in 1927 (VQ7LO, Nairobi). Kenya Broadcasting Corporation – KBC is the national broadcaster with 3 national radio networks and 10 regional stations transmitting on MW, SW and FM in 19 languages. Broadcasting is regulated by the Media Council of Kenya – MCK and the Communications Authority – CA . First private radio station started in 1995. Today, number of private radio stations is over 140. Currently there are 385 FM and 11 AM transmitters in Kenya. Primary languages on radio are English and Swahili, with regional services in Kalenjin, Kamba, Kikuyu, Luo, Maasai, Somali etc.
    Area: 591 958 km²; Population: 49.7 million; ITU country code: KEN; callsign prefix: 5Y~5Z

Radio stations in Tanzania / Vituo vya redio nchini Tanzania

Dar es Salaam radio stationsZanzibar radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Tanzania began in 1951 (Sauti ya Dar es Salaam, Tanganyika and Sauti ya Unguja, Zanzibar). Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation – TBC is the national broadcaster with 3 radio stations transmitting on MW, SW and FM. Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation – ZBC is public broadcasting of Zanzibar autonomous region. Broadcasting is regulated by the Media Council of Tanzania – MCT and Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority – TCRA . First private radio station started in 1994. Currently there are over 279 FM and 11 AM transmitters in Tanzania. Primary languages on radio are Swahili and English.
    Area: 947 303 km²; Population: 57.3 million; ITU country code: TZA; callsign prefix: 5H~5I

Radio stations in Uganda / Mukutu gwa leediyo mu Yuganda

Kampala radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Uganda began in 1953 (Kampala). Uganda Broadcasting Corporation – UBC is the national broadcaster with 11 radio stations transmitting on MW, SW and FM. Broadcasting is regulated by the Media Council of Uganda and the Uganda Communications Commission – UCC . First private radio station started in 1993. Today, number of private radio stations is over 100. Currently there are 244 FM radio stations and 3 AM stations in Uganda. Primary languages on radio are Luganda and English.
    Area: 241 550 km²; Population: 42.8 million; ITU country code: UGA; callsign prefix: 5X

Radio stations in Rwanda / Amaradiyo mu Rwanda

Kigali radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Rwanda began in 1961 (Radio Ruanda). Rwanda Broadcasting Agency – RBA is the national broadcaster with 1 national and 6 regional radio stations on FM. Broadcasting is regulated by the Media High Council – MHC and the Rwanda Media Comission – RMC . Powerful Deutsche Welle Shortwave facility operated near Kigali from 1965 to 2015. First private radio station started in 1994. Currently there are 64 FM radio stations in Rwanda. Primary languages on radio are Kinyarwanda and English.
    Area: 26 338 km²; Population: 12.3 million; ITU country code: RRW; callsign prefix: 9X

Radio stations in Burundi / Amaradiyo mu Burundi

Bujumbura radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Burundi began in 1959 (Radio Usumbura, Ruanda-Urundi). Burundi National Radio and Television – RTNB (Radio-Télévision Nationale du Burundi) is the national broadcaster with 2 FM radio stations. Broadcasting is regulated by the National Council of Communication – CNC . First private radio station started in 1995. Currently there are 54 FM radio stations in Burundi. Primary languages on radio are Kirundi and French.
    Area: 27 830 km²; Population: 10.8 million; ITU country code: BDI; callsign prefix: 9U


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