Radio Hot100 is going to take retirement

Radio Hot 100FM ceased broadcasting on their known frequency 100.9MHz on Friday, March 11, 2022, bringing their 20-year service to Uganda’s radio industry to a close.

After closing their services, the radio management made a statement in which they stated that the time has come for them to move on to different ways of serving the audience “by using newer and more efficient platforms”.

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“Platforms that improve engagement and value,” the statement reads.

The station will contact advertisers to ensure that contractual obligations are met, and reconciliations are completed.

Furthermore, they added in their statement that “We do thank you for all the effort and the support which you give us through the years, and also for the confidence which you guys showed us, you placed in Hot100.

However, the management team of Hot100 did not mention the reason and detail why are exist from the market but as per sources that the station was bought off.

At the end of Last year, in 2021, there was a rumor that the radio would be closing following years of persistent failure to break even. However, the radio survived, despite its presenters deserting to join other stations.

About radio Hot100 :

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Radio Hot100 is basically a Kampala based radio channel. Their leading focus on the younger listeners, Hot100 is a radio station that broadcasts from Kampala and can be listened to online or on 100.9 FM. This radio plays a mix of R&B and Hip Hop.

They mainly cover Music and Comedy and sports, music, news, and podcasts.

Top Uganda Radio Stations
1. Radio Simba 97.3.
2. Galaxy FM.
3. Akaboozi.
4. 96.3 Beat FM Uganda.
5. Radio One FM 90.
6. Sanyu FM.
7. CBS 88.8 FM Buganda.
8. Radiocity.

Reports:

The Uganda Media Landscape Reported that a majority of the Ugandan adult population at 87 per cent had radio access, 74 percent had access to a mobile phone, 34 percent had a working television. In contrast, only 13 percent had access to the internet within their household.

Uganda’s media landscape is dynamic, diverse, and rapidly evolving, with more than 309 radio stations, numerous public and private TV stations, and rapid internet accessibility and usage growth.