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Carte radio de l'Afrique de l'Ouest / Mapa das estações de rádio em África Ocidental


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Radio stations in Nigeria

Abuja radio stationsLagos radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Nigeria began in 1933 as a wired service (Radio Distribution Service, Lagos) and on-air in 1948 (Radio Nigeria, Lagos). Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria – FRCN is the public service with 32 AM/FM stations across the country and an international shortwave station Voice of Nigeria . Broadcasting is regulated by the National Broadcasting Commission – NBC . Currently there are over 150 private or community radio stations in Nigeria; 235 FM and 36 AM transmitters, including Ikorodu high power shortwave station. Primary languages on radio are English, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba.
    Area: 923 768 km²; Population: 190.9 million; ITU country code: NIG; callsign prefix: 5N~5O

Radio stations in Benin / Stations de radio au Bénin

Cotonou radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Dahomey began in 1953 (Radio-Cotonou). Office de radiodiffusion et télévision du Bénin – ORTB is the national broadcaster with 5 radio stations in 18 languages. Broadcasting is regulated by the High Authority for Audiovisual and Communication (Haute Autorité de l'Audiovisuel et de la Communication, HAAC). Currently there are 70 private or community radio stations in Benin; 1 Medium wave and 104 FM transmitters. Primary languages on radio are French, Ewé, Kabiyé.
    Area: 114 763 km²; Population: 11 million; ITU country code: BEN; callsign prefix: TY

Radio stations in Togo / Stations de radio au Togo

Lomé radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Togo began in 1953 (Radio-Lomé, French Togoland). Public radio stations Radio Lomé and Radio Kara are operated by Radiodiffusion Togolaise (RDT). Broadcasting is regulated by the High Authority for Audiovisual and Communication – HAAC (Haute Autorité de l'Audiovisuel et de la Communication). Currently there are 70 private or community radio stations in Togo; 114 FM transmitters. Primary languages on radio are French, Ewé, Fon, Gouin, Yoruba.
    Area: 56 785 km²; Population: 8 million; ITU country code: TGO; callsign prefix: 5V

Radio stations in Ghana

Accra radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Gold Coast began in 1935 as a wired service (Accra Rediffusion Service) and on-air in 1940 (ZOY Accra). Ghana Broadcasting Corporation – GBC is the national broadcaster with 10 regional and 5 district radio stations. Broadcasting is regulated by the National Communications Authority of Ghana – NCA . Currently there are 250 private or community radio stations in Ghana; 307 FM transmitters. Primary languages on radio are English, Akan, Hausa.
    Area: 238 537 km²; Population: 28.8 million; ITU country code: GHA; callsign prefix: 9G

Radio stations in Ivory Coast / Stations de radio en Côte d'Ivoire

Abidjan radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Ivory Coast began in 1949 (Radio-Abidjan). Radiodiffusion Télévision Ivoirienne – RTI is the national broadcaster with two national radio channels. Broadcasting is regulated by the High Authority for Audiovisual and Communication – HACA (Haute Autorité de la Communication Audiovisuelle). Currently there are 130 private or community radio stations in Ivory Coast; 239 FM transmitters. Primary language on radio is French, with some stations in Bété, Baoulé, Dyula, Malinké and Senufo.
    Area: 322 463 km²; Population: 24.3 million; ITU country code: CTI; callsign prefix: TU

Radio stations in Burkina Faso / Stations de radio au Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Upper Volta began in 1959 (Radio-Haute-Volta, Ouagadougou). Radiodiffusion Télévision du Burkina – RTB is the national broadcaster with one national and three regional radio stations. Broadcasting is regulated by the High Council of Communication – CSC (Conseil Supérieur de la Communication). Currently there are 70 private or community radio stations in Burkina Faso; 99 FM transmitters. Primary languages on radio are French, Mossi, Dyula, Fulfulde.
    Area: 272 967 km²; Population: 19.2 million; ITU country code: BFA; callsign prefix: XT

Radio stations in Niger / Stations de radio au Niger

Niamey radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Niger began in 1958 (Radio-Niger, Niamey). Office de Radiodiffusion et Télévision du Niger – ORTN is the national broadcaster known on-air as "La Voix du Sahel". Broadcasting is regulated by the High Council of Communication – CSC (Conseil Supérieur de la Communication). Currently there are 40 private or community radio stations in Niger; 134 FM transmitters. Primary languages on radio are French and Hausa.
    Area: 1 267 000 km²; Population: 21.5 million; ITU country code: NGR; callsign prefix: 5U

Radio stations in Mali / Stations de radio au Mali

Bamako radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in French Sudan began in 1957 (Radio-Soudan, Bamako). Office de radiodiffusion télévision du Mali – ORTM is the national broadcaster with two national and eight regional radio stations. Broadcasting is regulated by the High Authority for Communication – HAC (Haute autorité de la communication). Currently there are 120 private or community radio stations in Mali; 200 FM transmitters and 1 AM Shortwave station. Primary languages on radio are French, Bembara, Tamasheq.
    Area: 1 240 192 km²; Population: 18.5 million; ITU country code: MLI; callsign prefix: TZ

Radio stations in Liberia

Monrovia radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Liberia began in 1950 (ELBC Monrovia). Liberia Broadcasting System – LBS is the national broadcaster known on-air as "ELBC Radio". Broadcasting is regulated by the Liberia Telecommunications Authority – LTA . Currently there are 55 private or community radio stations in South Africa; 67 FM and 1 AM transmitters. Primary language on radio is English.
    Area: 111 369 km²; Population: 4.7 million; ITU country code: LBR; callsign prefix: 5L~5M, 6Z, A8, D5, EL

Radio stations in Sierra Leone

Freetown radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Sierra Leone began in 1934 as a wired service (Freetown Rediffusion Service) and on-air in 1955 (SLBS, Freetown). Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation – SLBC is the national state-owned broadcaster. Broadcasting is regulated by the National Telecommunications Commission – NATCOM . Currently there are 40 private or community radio stations in Sierra Leone; 58 FM transmitters. Primary language on radio is English.
    Area: 72 300 km²; Population:7.5 million; ITU country code: SRL; callsign prefix: 9L

Radio stations in Senegal / Stations de radio au Sénégal

Dakar radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Senegal began in 1939 (Radio Afrique occidentale française, Dakar). Radiodiffusion Télévision Sénégalaise – RTS is the national broadcaster with 2 national and 12 regional radio stations. Broadcasting is regulated by the National Council for the Regulation of Audiovisual – CNRA (Conseil National de Régulation de l'Audiovisuel). Currently there are 120 private or community radio stations in Senegal; 300 FM transmitters. Primary languages on radio are French, Wolof and Fula.
    Area: 196 712 km²; Population: 15.8 million; ITU country code: SEN; callsign prefix: 6V~6W

Radio stations in the Gambia

Banjul radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in the Gambia began in 1962 (Radio Gambia, Bakau). Gambia Radio and Television Service – GRTS is the national broadcaster with one radio station. Broadcasting is regulated by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority – PURA . Currently there are 21 private and 8 community radio stations in the Gambia; 32 FM transmitters. Primary language on radio are English, Mandingo, Pulaar, Wolof.
    Area: 11 295 km²; Population: 2 million; ITU country code: GMB; callsign prefix: C5

Radio stations in Guinea / Stations de radio en Guinée

Conakry radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Guinea began in 1953 (Radio-Conakry). Radio Télévision Guinéenne – RTG is the national broadcaster with two radio stations. Radio Rurale de Guinée is another government-owned network of local radio stations. Broadcasting is regulated by the High Authority for Communication – HAC (Haute Autorité de la Communication en Guinée). Currently there are 25 private or community radio stations in Guinea; 100 FM transmitters and 1 AM Shortwave station. Primary languages on radio are French, Maninka, Pular, Susu.
    Area: 245 857 km²; Population: 12.7 million; ITU country code: GUI; callsign prefix: 3X

Radio stations in Guinea-Bissau / Estações de rádio em Guiné-Bissau

Bissau radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Portuguese Guinea began in 1947 (CMQ Bissau). Rádio Difusão Nacional da Guiné-Bissau – RDN is the national broadcaster with 10 regional and 5 district radio stations. Broadcasting is regulated by the National Regulatory Authority – ARN (Autoridade Reguladora Nacional). Currently there are 40 private or community radio stations in Guinea-Bissau; 58 FM transmitters. Primary language on radio is Portuguese.
    Area: 36 125 km²; Population: 1.8 million; ITU country code: GNB; callsign prefix: J5

Radio stations in Cape Verde / Estações de rádio em Cabo Verde

Praia radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Cape Verde began in 1945 (Rádio Clube de Cabo Verde, Praia). Rádio Televisão de Cabo Verde – RTC is the national broadcaster with two radio stations. Broadcasting is regulated by the National Communications Agency – ANAC (Agência Nacional das Comunicações). Currently there are 17 private or community radio stations in Cape Verde; 70 FM transmitters. Primary language on radio is Portuguese.
    Area: 4 033 km²; Population: 546 thou.; ITU country code: CPV; callsign prefix: D4


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