Eye Radio, formerly Sudan Radio Service, is a 24 hours radio station based in Juba, South Sudan. The radio is available online.[1]

Eye Radio
Broadcast areaSouth Sudan
Frequency98.6 FM
FormatFM broadcasting
First air date
30 July 2003 (as Sudan Radio Service)



The radio station was established as Sudan Radio Service (SRS) on 30 July 2003 in Nairobi as an USAID-funded Education Development Center (EDC) project and aired in shortwave broadcast. Initially, the radio broadcast news summaries and music for one hour and was available in English, Arabic, Dinka, Azande, Shilluk, Nuer, Bari, and Moru. In 2005, the radio aired the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.[2][3]

In June 2010, SRS went on air from its station in Juba.[4] The radio replaced its name from Sudan Radio Service to Eye Radio in August 2012.[2] The South Sudan government suspended Eye Radio on 11 November 2016 after airing Riek Machar voice clip from Al Jazeera TV interview.[5][6] On 19 November, the government lifted the ban and the Eye Radio resumed its broadcasting.[7]

In 2019, Eye Radio reported on police extortion towards motorists over factory tints. Following this report, the government arrested 85 police officers and fired eight of them.[8]



Eye Radio has 11 repeaters in Yambio, Wau, Aweil, Kuajok, Renk, Malakal, Baliet, and Bor.[4] Through solar panels, the radio is able to be on air for 24 hours.[9] Eye Radio broadcasts news in English, Arabic, and other national languages, entertainment shows, live peace talks, and sports shows.[2] USAID provided funds to support Eye Radio's operations.[3]


  1. ^ Abeka, Moses. "Media and music in South Sudan". musicinafrica.net. Music in Africa. Retrieved 11 March 2024.
  2. ^ a b c Eye Radio, Eye Radio. "About Us". eyeradio.org. Eye Radio. Retrieved 11 March 2024.
  3. ^ a b Ninrew, Chany. "Eye Radio at 12: A Story of Success and Sustainability Challenge". eyeradio.org. Eye Radio. Retrieved 11 March 2024.
  4. ^ a b Ninrew, Chany. "Eye Radio voted South Sudan's Most Trusted, Most Listened-to-Radio - Survey". eyeradio.org. Eye Radio. Retrieved 11 March 2024.
  5. ^ Sudan Tribute, Sudan Tribute. "South Sudan radio unveils clip that led to closure". sudantribune.com. Sudan Tribute. Retrieved 11 March 2024.
  6. ^ Dumo, Denis. "South Sudan authorities shut down popular radio station". reuters.com. Reuters. Retrieved 11 March 2024.
  7. ^ Sudan Tribute, Sudan Tribute. "South Sudan lifts ban on Eye Radio". sudantribune.com. Sudan Tribute. Retrieved 11 March 2024.
  8. ^ Internews, Internews. "Eye Radio Helps the Public Fight Corruption by Police". internews.org. Internews. Retrieved 11 March 2024.
  9. ^ Inter News, Inter News. "Eye Radio Sustains Airtime with Solar Power". internews.org. Inter News. Retrieved 11 March 2024.