Monrovia – Liberia, The Management of the Liberia Broadcasting System says it is currently working along with the government to restore the television and radio facilities of the system.
The management said the Liberia National Television (LNTV) and ELBC Radio are experiencing serious technical problems due to constant lightning strikes.
The LBS Management, however said its latest engagement with the Government is to secure funding, in the coming weeks, to obtain the necessary spare parts and equipment to restore LNTV and the Radio.
The statement also quotes the LBS Management as saying, its Technicians are making strides to improve the quality of radio broadcast.
The LBS Management also said the transmission system of Radio France International is affected by the lightning strike.
Read more from the full statement below.
The Management of the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) informs the public that both ELBC Radio and the Liberia National Television (LNTV) Services are experiencing major technical problems due to constant lightning strikes on these broadcast facilities.
According to a press statement, also affected by the lightning strike is the transmission system of Radio France International.
The LBS Management says due to the level of damage done to these installations, LNTV is now off the air and so will remain until the necessary replacement equipment damaged by the lightning are ordered from overseas and brought to the country for installation. This will take weeks.
For ELBC Radio, LBS Management says, while the Technicians have managed to painstakingly restore the broadcast, there are still critical technical issues with the radio transmission and production systems that have to be addressed before it is completely revived.
The complete functionality of these systems can only be done when the needed spares and equipment are procured and installed.
Management is therefore working with Central Government to secure needed funding to have these issues fully addressed in the coming weeks.
LBS Management therefore implores the listening and viewing public to exercise due understanding as all is being done to restore the system quality transmission on radio and television.
Meanwhile works to have RFI rebroadcast resumed is continuing with the arrival of the needed spares.