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Taranga FM back on air

Jan 6, 2015, 10:15 AM

Gambian authorities closed Taranga FM Radio from 1 to 3 January 2015, sources from Taranga FM told this paper.

Taranga FM Managing Director Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay was arrested and detained at the Yundum Police Station from 1 to 2 January and granted bail to report every day.

“No official reason was given to us for the closure of the radio. We have been asked to resume duties with effect from the weekend and play only music; no press review.”

Taranga FM is one of the popular radio stations in The Gambia, especially for its review in vernacular languages of local newspapers.

It would be recalled that Taranga FM was closed in 2013 and January 2014, and has resumed broadcasting as authorised by the authorities.