Thu. May 6th, 2021

History

The BCA was established by edict No. 4 of 1991 promulgated by the then military Administration  of Group Captain Frank Ajobene following creation of Abia in 1991, from its initial location at 70 Aba road Umuahia as its headquarter. Since inception, the corporation acquired a piece of land along the government station layout as its permanent location in 1998 which was commissioned by His Excellency the Military Administrator of Abia state Col. Moses O. Fasanya (Fss, Mss, Psc) on Friday 17th July, 1998and this site today has been developed and is presently housing the corporate Headquarters of the station with slogan “The Station Born To Lead’’.

The BCA operates with two channels of the communication namely Radio and Television. The BCA Radio: 88.1fmMHz came on air on 16th November 1992, while the Television arm which is on channel 47UHF band went on air on the 14th of August, 1994. The two channels are headed by Director-General who is the Chief Executive of the Corporation and oversees the day to day running of the corporation though under the supervision of either the |Governing Board, Ministry of Information or Head of Service as the case maybe. However for effective operation the corporation is classified or grouped under departments and each of the departments is manned by a Director, who is responsible to the Director-General as the Directors report to him for smooth and effective operation.

Since inception, the corporation acquired a piece of land along the government station layout as its permanent location in 1998 which was commissioned by His Excellency the Military Administrator of Abia state Col. Moses O. Fasanya (Fss, Mss, Psc) on Friday 17th July, 1998and this site today has been developed and is presently housing the corporate Headquarters of the station with slogan “The Station Born To Lead’’.

The BCA operates with two channels of the communication namely Radio and Television. The BCA Radio: 88.1fmMHz came on air on 16th November 1992, while the Television arm which is on channel 47UHF band went on air on the 14th of August, 1994. The two channels are headed by Director-General who is the Chief Executive of the Corporation and oversees the day to day running of the corporation though under the supervision of either the |Governing Board, Ministry of Information or Head of Service as the case maybe. However for effective operation the corporation is classified or grouped under departments and each of the departments is manned by a Director, who is responsible to the Director-General as the Directors report to him for smooth and effective operation.

Since its inception, the BCA has had Eight Director-Generals as follows;

  • Chief Anyim Ude………………..…………………….………………………1991-1996
  • Chukwunenye Enwere………………………..………….…………………1997-1997
  • Chief Chuzi Iboko…………………………………….……………………….1999-2003
  • Mr. Mike Alaukwu………………………………………….…………………2003-2007
  • Chief Chinedu Ogbuagu…………………………..………………………  2007-2011
  • Mr. Tito Ezemdi Ukeka……………………………………………………   2011-2015
  • Chief Sir Alozie Ndulaka………………………..………………………… 2015-2016
  • Sir Uchenna T. Dike …………………………………………….……………..2016-2019
  • Anyaso Anyaso O. ……………………………………………………………….2019 Till Date