Overview of the Broadcasting
The government operates the only national television
station. The Gambia Radio and Television Service
has just one terrestrial channel covering most of
Most transmitters lie in the coastal region, in the Kombo St.
Mary area, in which the largest city Serekunda lies, as well as
in the capital Banjul. Apart from the office language English is
transmitted in the different national
languages such as Mandinka, Fulfulde, Wolof, Diola or Soninke.
There are other television companies broadcasting via subscription
The BBC and CNN is sometimes re-broadcasted by
satellite stations and the small radio stations.
Radio Syd - private station; the original Radio Syd broadcast
from a ship anchored off Sweden in the mid 1960s. Radio Syd's
Swedish owner was given a licence to broadcast in Gambia in
1970. It is now off the air.
Radio Gambia - national broadcaster, broadcasting in English and
vernacular languages on FM and MW.
There are five community radio stations. Brikama, Farafenni,
Basse, Kerewan and Yirriwa community radio and their programmes
cover issues based around community awareness.
Productions Ltd. is a small film maker.