Riyadh: The Saudi Broadcasting Authority (SBA) will launch its first news radio station in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) on Sunday, February 13, coinciding with World Radio Day, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. .
Al-Ekhbariya radio is the first of its kind in the Kingdom, and it will be the radio branch of the official Al-Ekhbariya channel, in a step by which the authority aims to focus on local content and move towards specialization .
“This step is part of the authority’s strategy to spread the media discourse across all platforms and move towards specialized media to cater to the different tastes of society,” the SPA told SBA CEO Mohammed bin Fahd Al-Harithi.
The launch of the radio is part of the rapid changes the Kingdom is experiencing at all levels, which makes it urgent to satisfy the need for new information politically, mathematically and economically, Al-Harithi added.
The show will initially be available in the capital, Riyadh, the Red Sea city of Jeddah and Dammam in the eastern region. The signal frequency numbers are Riyadh – 93.00, Jeddah – 107.7 and Dammam – 99.00.
The radio station will broadcast a variety of reports, including press releases, brief updates, discussions on various issues of concern to Saudi society, and the latest world news.