Diamond suffers major blow after his Radio Station was banned from broadcasting
Diamond Platnumz has suffered a major blow after his radio station Wasafi FM was issued with a seven day ban.
The ban which took effect on September 12th was announced by the Tanzanian Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) over what it termed as violation of communication regulations.
Speaking at a presser, TCRA Director-General James Kilaba said the station allegedly committed the infringement on August 1 and August 4 on two programs, ‘Switch’ and ‘Mashamsham’.
According to Mr Kilaba, the presenters aired abusive language, contrary to licensing regulations.
“From the moment I make this announcement, the station is required to stop regular programming and air an apology for the remaining hours of Friday, before effectively beginning to serve the ban on September 12,” Mr Kilaba said.
Following the announcement, Wasafi Fm management issued an apology on all their platforms.
The management also said they shall remain off air until September 18th 2020.
“In line with the TCRA directive, the management of Wasafi FM would like to apologize to TCRA and Tanzanians for using inappropriate language in our shows ‘Switch’ and ‘Mashamsham’ in violation of the communications act. We humbly accept the penalty from TCRA and sincerely apologize. We will also be going off-air until September 18.” Read the statement
A section of fans however took to Instagram to air out their frustrations on how things are run at the said radio station.
A section felt that seven days is too little while another section blamed the ban on uneducated radio presenters.