Vayo - FM 105.5
Vayo FM was launched in 2010 in Battambang province by Ung Dipola and Seng Pisey, the owners of Eye Care, one of the leading optician chains in Cambodia. In 2011, the station moved to Phnom Penh. It relays its programs to Battambang (FM 88), Siem Reap (FM 88) and Sihanoukville (FM 102.5), since then.
Vayo FM mainly focuses on news and music. However, most of its staff are members of the newsroom as 20 out of 30 are journalists. Vayo FM belongs to VAYO MEDIA GROUP CO, LTD., a company registered at the ministry of Commerce. According to Dipola, his family started the radio station for business purposes and to participate in developing to human resource in Cambodia.
Media Companies / Groups
Vayo Media Group Co., Ltd
Ung Dipola; Seng Pisey - Ung Dipola and Seng Pisey are also the owners of Eye Care, one of the leading optician chains in Cambodia.
Building No. 216B, 7th Floor, Norrodom Blvd. Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia(PHONE) 077 60 85 88 (MAIL) firstname.lastname@example.org (WEB) wwwl.vayofm.com
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Email correspondence with Ung Dipola, license holder of Vayo FM (available upon request)
The Cambodian media landscape counts at least two new outlets, a TV and a newspaper. Since the former started its daily activity and the latter its broadcasting in 2015, MOM decided not to include as most relevant medium. With less than a year of existence, the audience shares would not be representative of their popularity.
It can be highlighted, however, that their growth is taking place rapidly and their strategy seems more aggressive than the existing media on the market. Both are now hiring journalists and newsroom staffs from existing newsrooms, heightening the competition on both TV and print sectors, which are already highly concentrated.