Starting a TV or Radio Station in Kenya

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In today’s article we are going to focus on the requirements on how you can register or the ways of starting a tv or radio station in Kenya.

Here are basic factors to be considered on starting a radio station in Kenya.

The first step for any investor would be to get information about licences from the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK). There are differennt categories of Licences based on the type of radio station you would want to start. The three types of licences include:

Starting a TV or Radio Station in Kenya
Starting a TV or Radio Station in Kenya
  • Public Broadcasting (KBC is the only designated public broadcaster)
  • Commercial/Private broadcasting service
  • Community Broadcasting services
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Other Licencing to think about are the following:

  • MCSK Licence (cost is determined by the scope and nature of the use of music)
  • Music rights

The type of licence you decide to choose will determine the factors of the costs of equipments to be purchased, and the licence to be applied. The materials below will determine the needs of a station to run smoothly:

  • Antenna
  • Equipment Racks
  • Power supply
  • Coaxial cable
  • Connectors
  • FM radio Transmitter
  • UPS
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We have compiled for you the audio equipments needs are as follows -:

  • Limiter – compressor
  • Tape decks
  • Mixing tables
  • Cd players or a PC
  • Noise free boom Microphone
  • Amplifiers
  • Monitor Speakers
  • Speaker Mounts

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