The Information Ministry has rejected a request by Mam Sonando, the owner of popular Beehive Radio, for a relay station to broadcast deeper into provincial areas and permission to open a TV station. An assistant to*Mr. Sonando said that he had asked the ministry for permission for a relay station and a TV channel on January 2, but received a rejection letter Tuesday. “We got the answer from the Ministry of Information today [Tuesday] that they don’t have the space” on the frequency spectrum for a relay station or TV Channel, Huon Pannary, Mr. Sonando’s assistant, said Tuesday.
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