The history of Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS) dates back to October 1, 1960 when the Eastern Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation (ENBC) came into existence.
The ENBC consisted of a Radio – Television Station located at the ACB Building at No. 1 Ogui Road Enugu. The Radio System had a medium wave and short-wave transmitter at the Hill Top, Ngwo, near Enugu and FM Link relayed signal from the ACB Building to the transmitter.
The TV Channel of ENBC originally had a 100 watts transmitter which was powerful enough to cover only Enugu Capital Territory. The installation of a 6kw transmitter at Ogbor Hill Aba ensured that the whole of Eastern Nigeria and beyond were satisfactorily covered giving credence to the stations foundation slogan of “Second to None” in the whole of Africa.
Then Anambra State Civilian Government of Chief Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo established a UHF Television Station in 1981, the Anambra
Television Channel 5-0.
On the 27th August 1991, Enugu State came into being. Consequently, Enugu and the new Anambra States created in the 1991 shared the then ABS facilities and those for Enugu came to be known as the Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS), Radio and Television. The AM station had over the past years collapsed and no longer in use.
Today the ESBS is a two-channel station namely:
– Sunrise FM 96.1