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Radio One

Radio One is among of the FM radio stations which operate under the umbrella of IPP Media Limited. Radio One started its operations together with ITV (television station) in 1994.

Radio One is a 24-hours free to air radio station and also the commercial radio station with its headquarter centered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Radio One programs covers a variety of issues from news, sports, current affairs show (local and international), lifestyle, entertainment, and others.

As stated by the Tanzania Media Measurement report by GeoPoll, with audience statistics for quarter of 2, 2018, Radio one audience share is ranked 5th with XX.XXX%  of the share market among the top 20 radio stations within the country.

When Radio One commenced broadcasting on a trial basis on January 23rd 1994 and opened its full service on July 11th of the same year, it soon became popular among young listeners.

According to information from IPP Media Limited, the Business Registrations and Licensing Agency (BRELA), TCRA and other sources as indicated below shows that Radio One is owned by Dr. Reginald Abraham Mengi and IPP Media Limited which againoperates television stations, radio stations and newspapers.

Mengi was born in 1944 in Tanzania. He is a Tanzanian philanthropist, industrialist, media tycoon and the founder/Executive Chairman of IPP Group. He also is the vice president of the National Board of Accountants and Auditors, Tanzania. Mengi was featured in FORBES’ ranking of Africa’s richest people with a fortune of more than $400 million in 2015.

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Media Companies / Groups

IPP Media Limited


Ownership Structure

IPP Media belongs to IPP Group, a privately owned group of companies that Dr. Reginald Abraham Mengi established in 1960s. Shareholder not available at TCRA.

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Agapitus Leons Nguma

former company secretary and shareholder. He passed away on May 1st, 2018. He was also Director of the Guardian Ltd. and Bonite Bottlers Ltd. Lawyer by profession.

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Founding Year

Date of registration: February 3rd 1994 Start: January 23rd 1994 on a trial basis, inauguration on June 11th 1994


Dr. Reginald Mengi - is a Tanzanian industrialist, media tycoon and the founder as well as Executive Chairman of IPP Group. He also is the vice president of the National Board of Accountants and Auditors, Tanzania. Mengi was featured in FORBES’ ranking of


Joyce Mhavile - worked previously as a radio and TV presenter at IPP (ITV and Radio One). Then she was promoted to be CEO.


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Radio One

P. O. Box 4374, DAR ES SALAAM

Tel: +255767777147

Fax: +255 22 2775915


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