THE Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) yesterday said it had shortlisted 18 applicants for commercial radio broadcasting licences.
BAZ said it was ready to conduct public hearings on a date to be advised.
In a statement, BAZ chief executive officer Obert Muganyura said the authority received 21 applications from nine out of 25 areas they were invited for.
It hopes to complete the process by July this year.
“Out of these 21 applications, the authority has shortlisted 18 applicants who will be subjected to public hearings to determine their suitability to be licenced as required in terms of the Broadcasting Services Act (Chapter 12:06),” Muganyura said.
“The authority will formally advise all the applicants of the outcome of this short-listing process,” he said.
BAZ said it was now preparing to hold public hearings on dates, venues and times to be advised through written and published notices.