KAMPALA, UGANDA: Radio Hot 100.9 FM, a popular radio station in Kampala has closed its operations after over 20 years of operation on the Ugandan airwaves.
Popularly known for its hip-hop music, humor and comic shows, the Bukoto-based station announced in a statement that it will discontinue its known frequency of 100.9MHz effective Friday 11th March 2022.
“With effect from 11th March 2022, we will discontinue our official broadcasts as HOTIOO on the frequency 100.9 MHz,” reads the statement.
Adding; “To our advertisers, our team will be reaching out to you, to ensure that all reconciliations and contractual obligations are concluded, hassle-free. We do thank you all for your support through the years, and for the confidence, you placed in HOTIOO.”
Hot 100Fm a sister station to Radio Simba owned by business mogul Hajji Agga Ssekalala Jr started broadcasting on the Ugandan airwaves in 2002 and is popularly known for grooming top-notch Ugandan Radio Personalities such as Byg Kahuna, Bryan McKenzie, Emeka the Romantic Mukiga, and Lady Bezo among others.
At the end of Last year, there was a rumor that the radio would be closing following years of persistent failure to break even. The radio however survived, despite its presenters deserting to join other stations.
Although the management of the Radio station did not divulge details pertaining to its closure, this website has exclusively learned that it has been bought off, and will soon be rebranded to a different name and frequency, just like the former Ssuubi Fm 104.9 (now Success fm) and Juice Fm 103.4 (Now Radio 4).
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