New Gulf radio station to be launched


Station would contribute to preserving GCC traditions, culture, art

Manama: Officials of government radio stations in the Arab Gulf countries support Bahrain’s initiative to launch “This is the Arabian Gulf” Radio Station in October this year, contributing to common GCC action, a Kuwaiti official said Tuesday, according to the Kuwaiti news agency Kuna.
Yusuf Mustafa, Information Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Radio Affairs, said the new radio station would contribute to preserving traditions, culture, art and literature of the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Mustafa was speaking after a meeting of senior radio officials in GCC countries.
He said participants approved initial launch of the Bahrain-based radio station through Bahrain Radio by end of this month.
The GCC countries will assess the new radio station for three months, said Mustafa, and engineers would determine the frequency modulation (FM) in every country.
GCC information ministers will be discussing the new radio station when they meet this month, he said. Once approved, added Mustafa, the Gulf radio stations would launch promotion campaigns for the new station.
Mustafa, meanwhile, said Kuwait Radio gave Bahrain Radio a copy of its programmes for non-Arab listeners in English, Urdu, Filipino and Persian languages.