Ibadan — The Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala has approved the change of the nomenclature of Radio O.Y.O. 2. located at Mapo Hill, Ibadan.
With effect from Tuesday, December 1, 2009 , the Station will assume a new Call Sign to be known as OLUYOLE 98.5 FM. Ibadan.
The Governor said that the change of name of Radio O.Y.O 2 has been approved in order to harmonise the manner in which the radio stations under the umbrella of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State , BCOS are being branded.
Already, the BCOS FM Station in Ogbomoso is known as AJILETE 92.1 FM, Gambari, Ogbomoso while that of Oyo North radiates with the Call Sign, OKE OGUN 96.3 FM, Alaga.
Radio O.Y.O 2, with its new name, OLUYOLE 98.5 FM, Ibadan has therefore fallen in line with the new trend of naming radio stations in the stable of BCOS.
The change of the Call Sign of Radio O.Y.O 2 to OLUYOLE 98.5 FM, Ibadan also coincides with the introduction into the service of the Station, two brand new 10-kilowatt transmitters which the Oyo State Government has just provided to enable the Station to take its rightful place in the competitive environment of broadcasting in the State.
Radio O.Y.O which transmits on Medium Wave band will however retain its name and will henceforth serve as the network point of all radio stations of BCOS.
The Oyo State News bulletins will henceforth be broadcast across the four radio channels, two times daily in English and Yoruba, using Radio O.Y.O as the broadcast point for the bulletins.
This has become feasible with the recent resuscitation of the BCOS relay facilities in Ilora.