Oct 31, Colombo: The Director General of Sri Lanka's Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Anusha Pelpita says that the frequencies of the local FM radio channels will be streamlined from Thursday, November 01.
The official said that this step was initiated under the guidance of the President Mahinda Rajapaksa in order to better the audibility for the listeners.
Under the new method, the FM radio channels can broadcast their programmes throughout the island on the same frequencies. This method is expected to minimize the jam in frequencies and barriers in communication.
Sri Lanka Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has granted approval for 45 FM radio channels.
The radio channels that presently use five frequencies will be reduced to the use of two frequencies. Most of the channels will have only one frequency to broadcast island wide.
Currently, 45 radio channels operate between 87 to 107 MHz. Radio channels are given several frequencies for broadcasting in various areas in the island. Listeners in some areas have complained to the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission regarding the problems in listening to radio due to overlapping of channels.