The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has congratulated Phoenix FM Zambia as they celebrate twenty-five years of broadcasting.
The IBA Director General, Josephine Mapoma said in a statement that Phoenix FM’s years of service as Zambia’s first commercial private radio station are noteworthy and are a delight to the Authority.
“Licenced in 1996, Phoenix FM inspired a good number of men and women that are now station owners or work in the broadcasting sector.” Mapoma said.
The IBA noted that the station’s programmes such as ‘Let the People Talk’, have provided a platform for the furtherance of freedom of speech and expression thus contributing to Zambia’s Democracy.
“The Authority wishes to commend the Station for its hard work and for labouring to inform, educate and entertain the communities in which it serves.” She said.
Meanwhile, the IBA further commends the Station for being professional and has since urged it to continue with the good work.