Coast 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 Greater Banjul and as far as Farafenni and parts
of Senegal. Most of its broadcasts are in Wolof and
In the entertainment sections WCR plays a selection
by DJ Owl and DJ Mo of R&B and Reggae music with
the occasional 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.