Radio Rivers 99.1 (also known as Radio Rivers 2) is the first state-owned FM radio station in Rivers State, and the second FM radio station to launch in Nigeria. It is run by Rivers State Broadcasting Corporation (RSBC) and operates on 99.1 Megahertz. The station first signed on the air on Saturday 2 May 1981.[1]

Radio Rivers FM
Broadcast areaRivers State
Frequency99.1 MHz FM
Language(s)Mixed indigenous and English
First air date
2 May 1981
Technical information
Transmitter coordinates
4°49′46″N 7°4′31″E / 4.82944°N 7.07528°E / 4.82944; 7.07528

Radio Rivers FM broadcasting studio is located along Degema Street in the heart of the old Port Harcourt township commonly referred to as 'Town'. The station's transmitters are based in the Port Harcourt neighborhood of Elelenwo from where it transmits to various towns and municipalities of the state and beyond.[2]



Radio Rivers has a broad range of programming. This includes news and information (particularly on the native ethnic groups of Rivers State who don't receive wider coverage on other stations), local sport, music, arts and culture and public announcements. It is the only major radio station existing that is devoted to promoting Riverians and their local vernacular languages.[1] [3]

See also



  1. ^ a b "Radio Rivers At 33". The Tide. Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Rivers State Newspaper Corporation. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Thieves Invade Elelenwo Station Of Radio Rivers …Cart Away Gen Set Parts". The Tide. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  3. ^ Uwalaka, Temple. "Audience Assessment of News Commentary on Radio Rivers 99.1FM: A Port Harcourt City Survey" (PDF). Retrieved 17 May 2014.