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Radio Nigeria

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About Us

The Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria is the pioneer broadcast organization in Nigeria with a rich culture of excellence. The Corporation has evolved through different stages to become what it is today-the largest Radio Network in Africa.

Available records reveal that Radio Broadcasting was introduced into Nigeria in 1933 by the then Colonial Government. It relayed the overseas service of the British Broadcasting Corporation through wired system with loudspeakers at the listening end.

The service was called Radio Diffusion System, RDS.

From the RDS emerged the Nigeria Broadcasting Service, NBS in April 1950. Prior to the NBS, the Colonial Government had commissioned the Nigeria Broadcasting Survey undertaken by Messrs Byron and Turner which recommended the establishment of stations in Lagos, Kaduna, Enugu, lbadan and Kano. Mr. T.W. Chalmers, a Briton and Controller of the BBC Light Entertainment Programme was the fist Director-General of the NBS.

The Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation, NBC came into being in April 1957 through an Act of Parliament No. 39 of 1956. The Director General was Mr. J.A.C Knott OBE.

In 1978, the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation was re-organized to become the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN. The NBC was instructed to handover its stations that broadcast on Medium Wave frequencies in the States to the State Governments and it took over Short Wave Transmitters from the States. The Broadcasting Corporation of Northern Nigeria, BCNN, was merged with the NBC stations in Lagos, Ibadan and Enugu to become the present day FRCN. The Reverend Victor Badejo was the first indigenous Director-General of Radio Nigeria.

The present Management of the FRCN has transformed the Corporation to truly “Uplift the People and Unite the Nation”, a responsive radio catering for the diverse needs of Nigerians.

 Today the FRCN, as a public service broadcaster, with its headquarters in Abuja, has National Stations in Enugu, Ibadan, Kaduna and Gwagwalada FCT, plus a Lagos Operations Office. These National Stations and Lagos Operations Office, control all the 37 FRCN FM/MW/SW stations spread across the country reaching more than 100 million listeners, broadcasting in 15 languages, catering to the diverse broadcasting needs of a multi-ethnic Nigeria, uplifting the people and uniting the nation.

The Corporation also has five of its stations streaming live audio on the Internet at thus reaching millions more in the world.

Contact Us

FRCN National Headquaters,
Radio House,
Herbert Macaulay Way
Area 10,
PMB 452, Garki,

Director General
Telephone: -09-8734228, 09-7804331

Legal Adviser/Secretary


Network News:
12TH Floor, Radio House, PMB 452, Garki, Abuja
Tel: 07025131212


Telephone: 08036419010



Broadcasting House, Ikoyi,
Tel: +234(1) 7946076

The Marketing Bureau, FRCN HQ,
Radio House,
Garki, Abuja.
Tel: 234-9-2345247


Corporate Development and Communication:


Admin and Supplies:

Telephone: 08060508983

Engineering Services:

Finance and Accounts:


Training School:



Head Audit

Telephone: 08023051206

MD Radio Nigeria Investment Ltd

08037216295, 08057373398


National and Zonal Stations


Ibadan Nationa Station

02- 8717068, 2414106


Enugu National Station

08033333661, 08023261352


Abuja National Station

08027222869 , 09- 8705838


Kaduna National Station

062-245390, 245392


Lagos Operations Office




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