BY ANDREW IKEHI
General Manager of Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS), Asaba, Mr. Albert Oshogbor says plans are underway for a 24-hour transmission by both the radio and television arms of the state-owned broadcast station.
Oshogbor told our reporter in an interview in Asaba that the move, which is part of the transformation agenda of the new DBS management, aims at keying the station into the global trend of modern broadcasting.
The General Manager also disclosed plans by the station to launch into satellite broadcasting as well as transmission through the Internet (podcasting) and on Ipad.
“We intend to be part of the global village because we have since discovered that it is not too difficult. If states like Lagos are on DSTV, then it is possible for us here at DBS to be on DSTV.
“So, we will soon launch the station on the Internet and Ipad. It is possible and we are working assiduously towards achieving the dream,” he said.
To this end, Oshogbor disclosed that management is already training the station’s staff, whom he described as committed, dedicated, resourceful and some of the best brains in the country’s broadcast industry.
He commended Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Chike Ogeah (Esq.) “for their determination to make DBS, Asaba and its sister station in Warri among the best in the country.
Oshogbor said the new management was committed to justifying the state government’s investment in the station through effective broadcasting.
Acknowledging the current lack of DBS television signals in parts of Delta North, particularly Agbor axis, the GM disclosed that a new transmitter of wider coverage is being provided by the state government and would be installed at the Ubulu-Uku sub-station to address the problem.
While calling for more dedication and commitment from staff of the station, the DBS boss said his administration was irrevocably committed to improving on workers’ welfare.
He, however, emphasised that workers who fail to brace up to the challenges of the transformation agenda would be left behind in the scheme of things.