Abyan radio station to resume programming
An experimental broadcast aired this past Thursday.
Saleh Hanash, the radio station’s general manager, said the aim of the broadcast was to raise morale as daily life begins to normalize.
He said Thursday’s experimental broadcast was set in motion based on individual efforts and the help of a specialized team from Taiz and Lahj radio stations. He said the station’s FM machines were subject to looting estimated at millions. A new FM and a generator were stolen. Ansar Al-Sharia took control of the generator and sold it, according to Hanash.
Hanah said broadcasts would depend on rooms for relaying and recording programs. He said the governorate and the General Corporation for Radio and Television should make a collective effort to help the radio station restart its media-educating role.
In the past, Abyan radio station has been subject to robberies and destruction by Al-Qaeda militants. The station has a long history in media activities since its establishment in the 1970s. It was a pioneer in the media field through its production of educational and quality programs as well as its high news circulation.