Contact Address Details:
West Coast Radio (WCR)
Head Office Manjai Kunda
(Near SOS junction)
The Gambia, West Africa
4461193 / 4460911
9910959 / 9918280
Radio Co. Ltd. began transmitting in June 1997 after being bought to the
nation by Melbora, its parent station located in Holland and headed by
Hans Vans Zeldfe. It was founded in Gambia by the
current proprietor and journalist Peter Gomez.
WCR is an independent private commercial FM radio station located in Manjai Kunda
quite close to the SOS children's village and broadcasts on the
frequency of 95.3 FM.
The radio station is popular and delivers good
reception at the frequency of 95.3 FM while its programme reaches all of
Banjul and as far as Farafenni and parts of Senegal. Most of
its broadcasts are in Wolof and English.
In the entertainment sections WCR plays a selection by DJ Owl and DJ Mo of R&B and Reggae music with
news (no politics), health reports, sports (Sportsfile)
and announcements of events.
Aminatta Dibbasey is the Business
Development Manager of WCR. They have plans to go live on the internet
along with their net developers at Quantumnet.
Their presenters are:
Maimuna Bah-Njie, Sony Otache.