Radio Rivers 99.1

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Radio Rivers FM
City Port Harcourt
Broadcast area Rivers State
Frequency 99.1 MHz FM
First air date 2 May 1981
Language(s) Mixed indigenous and English
Transmitter coordinates 4°49′46″N 7°4′31″E / 4.82944°N 7.07528°E / 4.82944; 7.07528Coordinates: 4°49′46″N 7°4′31″E / 4.82944°N 7.07528°E / 4.82944; 7.07528
Owner RSG

Radio Rivers 99.1 (also known as Radio Rivers 2) is the first state-owned FM radio station in Rivers State, and the second FM radio station to launch in Nigeria. It is run by Rivers State Broadcasting Corporation (RSBC) and operates on 99.1 Megahertz. The station first signed on the air on Saturday 2 May 1981.[1]

Radio Rivers FM's studios are based in the Port Harcourt neighborhood of Elelenwo from where it transmits to various towns and municipalities of the state.[2]


Radio Rivers has a broad range of programming. This includes news and information (particularly on the native ethnic groups of Rivers State who don't receive wider coverage on other stations), local sport, music, arts and culture and public announcements. It is the only major radio station existing that is devoted to promoting Riverians and their local vernacular languages.[1] [3]

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  1. ^ a b "Radio Rivers At 33". The Tide. Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Rivers State Newspaper Corporation. 2014-05-07. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Thieves Invade Elelenwo Station Of Radio Rivers …Cart Away Gen Set Parts". The Tide. 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  3. ^ Uwalaka, Temple. "Audience Assessment of News Commentary on Radio Rivers 99.1FM: A Port Harcourt City Survey" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-05-17. 

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