In the northern district of Gulu, at the spot where the Union Jack was lowered at Independence 50 years ago, now stands a vibrant radio station -102 Mega FM. A monument has been erected at the site in memory of the event, to capture its historical significance.

Mega” – Luo for “mine“- became operational in October 2002 and is bubbling on the frequency 102.1 and 103.1 FM, Mega FM. It is an editorially and financially independent community radio station and cuts an impressive rating of being the leading radio station in Northern Uganda.

Set up with 100% funding from the British government through its agency, Department for International Development (DFID), the day-to-day running costs are entirely met by revenue generated by the station.        

The radio was established to bridge the information and communication gap with the view of enhancing the peace process and aimed at increasing opportunities for engagement in peace building and development in the region.


We are transmitting on two transmitters both of 2kw. One at the station in Gulu town on 102.1 FM and a relay at Moro hill about 40 km transmitting on 103.1 FM. These make it possible for us to broadcast about 200 km around Gulu town covering the districts of Gulu, Amuru, Nwoya, Kitgum, Pader, Lamwo, Agago, Lira, Kole. Alebtong, Otuke, Apach, Adjumani, parts of Masindi district, Eastern Congo and Southern Sudan.


To be the number one station in Northern Uganda


Committed to providing the Luo communities particularly those in northern Uganda access to relevant and timely accurate information aimed at increasing opportunities for engagement in peace building and development.


Our programming is geared towards the age bracket of 18-55.


The station is informative, educative and entertaining with a lot of focus on the Luo speaking communities affected by the two decade insurgency in northern Uganda, 80% of the radio programs are in Luo, a language widely spoken by about 90% of the people. English, Kiswahili and Madi languages constitute 20% of the programmes. 

As a result, focused and quality programming, coupled with a wide coverage of region, Mega FM has been able to maintain a leading position as the most listened to and favorite radio station in Northern Uganda. This is evident in the recent survey conducted by Synovate Ipsos Research Services.

The chat above shows Mega FM’s share of listenership with a command of 29% the previous year and 31% this year out of over 20 radio stations broadcasting in the region.



Mega Fm advertising has an Innovative, creative thinking team with the expertise of running campaigns. We offer a wide range of options to market your products /services /brands through spots, mentions, classified spots, announcements, sponsorships and live in studio and pre-recorded talk shows.

Our duty is to convert our huge audience into revenue for your business. Mega Fm offers a large range of advertising and marketing packages giving direct access to our audience, so you reach more customers. No matter what your target audience or budget, we can devise a campaign to suit your needs.

Mega Fm regularly partners with research bodies/partners to analyse its performance in the region so you can trust us to know and provide insights into the northern market.

Advertising services include:-

  • Talk show
  • Interviews
  • Announcements
  • Mentions
  • Sponsorships
  • Insertions/activations
  • Radio adverts
  • Classified adverts
  • Digital Marketing

Contact Us

Station Manager 

Atek Irene Jovia 

+256775 254464, +256772 704447

Programs Officer/Traffic officer 

Afa-ei Nicky
+256 711 111 666, +256 783 – 948646

Studios Lines 

+256 393-228681, +256471440063, +256 757 873704.

For Ladies STRICKLY 

+256 783 893704

WhatsApp: +256 786 131260

Postal Address
P.O. Box 358 Gulu, Uganda

Plot 11/13, Olya Road.
Gulu Uganda, East Africa

Commercial / Liaison Office
Arach Betty
+256 782 424 862

Plot 17-19 Nile Avenue, Broadcast House Kampala Uganda, East Africa