USAID-Liberia Activity implemented by Internews-Liberia has completed the installation of modern broadcast equipment and technical upgrades at Prime FM105.5 in Monrovia, and Lux FM in Fendell, Montserrado county.
The move was in continuation of equipment distribution and installation at Internews partner radio stations, across Liberia.
On Monday June 5, the Deputy Director of USAID Liberia DRG Office, Mandy Dagold formally turned over broadcast equipment donated to Prime FM, one of the independent radio stations supported by Media Activity in Monrovia.
Key components of equipment provided to Prime FM include one a 1-kilowatt FM transmitter, including installation accessories; a hybrid broadcast console with Bluth tooth system; headphones; microphones; a telephone hybrid, and two studio speakers for monitoring on-air broadcast.
“We now have improved broadcast signal and coverage areas have widened based on the reception reports gathered by on-air staff over the last few days,” said Kelvin Demey, Manager of Prime FM.
“We now broadcast deep into Grand Cape Mount, Bomi, Margibi, and Grand Bassa counties. This was not the situation before the installation.”
Equipment upgrade is said to have been done at Lux FM, the student radio operated by the Communication and Media Studies department of the University of Liberia.