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Jakarta Post

No new radio for Denpasar, Badung: Bali Broadcasting Commission

  • Wasti Atmodjo

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 12 2008   /  10:49 am

The Bali Regional Broadcasting Commission (KPID) announced that Badung regency and Denpasar municipality would not be receiving new radio stations. "All the allocated radio frequencies in Badung and Denpasar have been filled by the existing stations, so these two areas no longer have any available frequencies for new stations," KPID chairman Komang Suarsana said recently. Currently, there are 62 radio stations operating on the island. A large majority of these stations, according to Suarsana, are based in Denpasar. "We are still receiving applications for the establishment of new radio stations. We advised the applicants to relocate their radio's operational bases to regions outside Badung and Denpasar," he said. The Commission has received as many as four applications for new radio stations. "Two stations will be operating in Bangli regency and another two will be in Kara...