Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS) Warri is one of the parastatals of the State Ministry of Information, Asaba. The station was established in July 1991, and became autonomous in July, 2001, when two different managements were approved to run the two stations DBS Warri, and DBS, Asaba.
To broadcast efficiently and effectively throughout Delta State and beyond; to attract and sustain maximum viewership/listenership; to foster co-existence amongst the different ethnic groups in Delta State and project Delta State and her people, in line with our motto: ‘Beaming signals of unity” for Radio and Television arm
To inform, educate and entertain using the concept of transmission and reception.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF DELTA BROADCATING SERVICE, WARRI
Delta Broadcasting Service, DBS, came into being when the defunct Bendel state was split into Delta and Edo states on August 27 1991 by former Military Head of state, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babaginda.
The first military administrator of the state was Group Captain Luke Ochulor (retired), and by virtue of the state creation, Delta Broadcasting Service Warri emerged from the former Bendel Broadcasting service, Benin City, which later became Edo Broadcasting Service (EBS).
Before the birth of Delta Broadcasting Service, there were two transmitting sub-stations of the old Bendel Broadcasting Service.
There were: Radio Bendel and Bendel Television, in Warri and Ubulu-uku respectively.
Warri sub-station later became a full-fledged station three years after the creation of Delta State.
News and Current Affairs
ICT [Information Communication Technology] Special Duties and ICT Units were created on February, 9th 2016.
The Establishment’s Radio arm is called Radio Delta Warri on a frequency of 88.6 FM with a call sign “Melody FM”.
The Television arm is called Delta Rainbow Television and transmits on channel 31 UHF.
However, the corporate name is DELTA BROADCASTING SERVICE, WARRI. It has over 200 staff strength.
Delta broadcasting service, Warri has its main office at NPA Edjeba Expressway, Warri.
This main office accommodates principal management staff and other staff. We have the following facilities:
Two 40 kilo watt UHF television Transmitter.
Two 20 kilo watt solid state Radio Transmitter [FM].
One outside broadcast van for Radio/TV Broadcast.
One 50 KVA Generator and 350 KVA Generator.
UPS of 80 KVA and 120 KVA for Radio and television respectively.
One 500 KVA PHCN Transformer.
Radio/ Television Broadcasting and recording studios
Two staff canteens
Very spacious land that could be utilized for event and occasions.
Our radio and television signals when on full capacity transmission will be received throughout Delta State and beyond.
Since October, 2013, our broadcast outfit has been on STARTIMES CABLE NETWORK on channel 113, CTL 0020
In term of programming, we have the following for radio and television.
Family Affairs Programmes
News and Current Affairs Programmes
DELTA BROADCASTING SERVICE, WARRI ORGANOGRAM