Radio Banadir

Radio Banadir 103.4FM

HQs: Mogadishu

Coverage: Mogadishu and Surrounding areas

Radio Banadir is a privately owned station which was founded in 21 February 2000 in Shibis district. It was closed in 2010 and reopened in January 2012 in Karan district, Mogadishu. The station broadcasts news, entertainment, sports, social affairs and religious programmes as well as music.

It is on air for 13 hours a day; 7:00-10:00 and 13:00-23:00. The station has a fairly wide coverage area which includes Mogadishu, Middle and Lower Shabelle.

It employs 25 staff and 6 trainees and is a member of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ).

Two staff were wounded in 2010 in Mogadishu with stray bullets. Radio Banadir was closed between early 2011 to January 2012 after Al Shabaab fighters used the radio building as shelter during the fighting in Mogadishu.

Somali Media Mapping report