Less than twenty four hours after it was gutted by an inferno, the radio arm of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS), Oluyole FM has resumed transmission.
The resumption of the radio arm of BCOS, Oluyole FM is a temporary arrangement initiated by the station’s engineering crew to manage the extensive damage caused by the inferno.
While inspecting the level of damage caused by the fire incident with the members of Management team, the Executive Chairman of the BCOS, Prince Dotun Oyelade regretted the serious damage done to three of the Corporation’s studios.
Prince Oyelade however assured that everything would be done to ensure that there is temporary semblance of normal transmission.
He cited three major reasons BCOS and Oluyole FM cannot afford to go off air.
The reasons, according to him, are airing of commercials, performance of social responsibility in publicizing government programs and to sustain the Corporation’s tradition of consistency over the past 47 years.
The Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State, BCOS, was on Wednesday afternoon gutted by fire triggered by a power surge caused by the sudden restoration of electric power by the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).
The areas affected by the fire incident are the studio where the station’s dispute resolution program ‘So daa bee’ is recorded, the make-up studio and the television studio.
OYO NEWS understands that valuable materials and equipment worth millions of naira were destroyed by the inferno.