About Us

BRIEF HISTORY OF IBC

The Eastern Heartland, Imo state was created from the defunct East-Central state in 1976 and Imo Broadcasting Service (IBS) was established by edict No. 15 of 1976. The administrative headquarters was temporarily cited at Ajoku street, Owerri from where it was moved to the Government Trade Center and later on to Egbu Road, with the Transmitter located in Orji.

The IBS was at that time an AM station, transmitting on channel 721 kilohertz on the medium wave band. In March 2008, IBC was moved from Egbu road to its present location in the heart of Owerri on Achike Udenwa Avenue, New Owerri.

IBS was a single channel station until the TV arm, Imo television (ITV) channel 59 was established by law No 23 of 1981 and was located on the same premises with the radio station. There was a merger in 1984, of the radio and TV channel which gave rise to the Imo Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) with Elder Anyim Ude as the first Director General of the new IBC. In 2019, the Radio channel was renamed Orient 94.5FM

FUNCTIONS OF IBC

The IBC is saddled with the responsibility of providing quality news broadcast, interesting and educative programmes while beaming to the world, content that tells our story, projecting our culture and tradition through our different content on Radio and TV

MANAGEMENT

DIRECTOR GENERAL

MS. IFY LILIAN ONYEGBULE (FCAI, FIOGR)

Ms. Ify Onyegbule is a strategic Media and Communications expert, Director General and Board Member, Imo Broadcasting Corporation, a trained Investigative Journalist at the RNTC, a consummate Broadcaster, a social critic, Publisher, Author and Activist on Women issues.

Her application of Communication insight brings to bear, a Niche and Brand that has defined her in the Journalism world with experience spanning 23 years across 18 different Radio and TV stations in Nigeria.

Ms.Onyegbule has been Station Manager of Rockcity FM, Abeokuta, General Manager of the Reach FM Owerri, Pioneer GM of Toast FM Owerri before being appointed the Director General of IBC

She is the Author of How Did We Get Here? an Experiential/Instructional book about the 25 mistakes that every Radio and TV presenter must avoid as they set out to build a career in the Media.

This Award-winning Broadcaster is a Media Trainer and has consulted for various Radio and TV stations, training personnel in corporate organization and On Air Personalities.

Dr Joyce Unegbu

Director Programmes.

Engr Chris Ononiwu

Head of Engineering

Mrs Juliet Anaele

Head of Admin

Ms. Ada Nwana

Director Commercials