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Spring Radio expects to resume airing as normal on Monday afternoon

The management of Spring Radio broadcasting station is due to meet with secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) at about 10 am on Monday to discuss the temporary shutdown of the station.

Management of Spring Radio FM 98.5 MHz said in its webpage on Sunday evening that they expected to resume broadcasting as normal as of noon on Monday following the meeting with NBTC secretary-general Takorn Tanthasit.

Earlier Spring Radio management said in its Facebook page that the station was verbally notified by an official of the NBTC office at about 4.15 pm of April 13 to suspend its airing of news content and commercials except music as of 00.01 am of April 13 until midnight of April 17.

The official claimed that the suspension order came from NBTC secretary-general but he could not offer any clarification about the breaches allegedly committed by the station, said the management, adding that the official just told the station to send someone to meet the NBTC secretary-general on Monday.

Spring Radio management further said that they learned later on that the suspension order stemmed from complaints to the NBTC about certain aired programmes which were deemed inappropriate which might threaten national security and public order.

The station tried to contact several news sources to find out the truth about the blackout of the station, but to no avail, said the management.

The station had rechecked all its contents broadcasted in the past week and didn't find any of them which could be construed as threatening national security or public order, said the management, adding that the complaints against the station could be a smear campaign to discredit the station.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)