Al-Ekhbariya Radio will initially broadcast via the FM wave in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam.
Saudi Broadcasting Authority has announced that it will launch the first news radio station in Saudi Arabia on February 13 to coincide with World Radio Day.
The station will be the radio branch of the state TV Al-Ekhbariya channel, and the move aims to help the SBA focus on local content and move toward specialisation.
Mohammed Al-Harithi, CEO of SBA, said that the launch comes within the framework of the authority’s strategy towards distributing media discourse across all platforms and shifting towards specialized media to meet the needs of segments of Saudi society.
Al-Ekhbariya Radio will be initially broadcast via the FM wave in three regions: Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam.
It will feature updated bulletins, news briefs and stories covering a variety of societal issues, and the most prominent international developments.