Radio Broadcasting

Oct 22, 2019  |  43 Community Radio Stations Face Closure In South Africa

Over 40 community radio stations across South Africa are facing a shut down because of a lack of funding, licences and overwhelming amounts of debt. Thabang Pusoyabone, the Secretary for the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF), said that community radio ...


Jul 30, 2019  |  Zimbabwean Govt Funds New Community Radio Stations After Cyclone

Zimbabwe’s parliament has revealed that the Zimbabwean Government has provided $180 000 for the building of community radio stations in cyclone-hit Chimanimani and Beitbridge and Binga. Speaking at a Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) broadcasting conference in Harare last ...


Jul 29, 2019  |  Suspension Of Nigeria's Fulani Radio Fuels Clashes Between Farmers And Herdsmen

The Director-General of Nigeria's National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Is 'haq Kawu Modibbo and the Executive Secretary at the National Commission for Nomadic Education, Prof. Bashir H. Usman have blamed the suspension of Fulani Radio in Nigeria for the increase in ...


Jun 05, 2019  |  China Radio International Resumes Broadcasts In Africa

China Radio International resumed its shortwave broadcasts from a relay site in Mali, in March this year. The facility had been inactive for over a year. The site comprises of two 100 kW transmitters from the Beijing-based BBEF Electronics Group, ...


Sputnik Widens Its Reach In Africa

Russia’s Sputnik news agency and radio has entered into a partnership agreement with Congo’s national broadcaster, RTNC (Radio Television Nationale Congolaise). The deal was signed recently in Moscow as part of the Congolese delegation’s visit to Russia. The document was ...

Media Council Reveals That Radio Still Has The Largest Audience In Kenya

The Media Council of Kenya has congratulated Kenyan radio journalists for overcoming all obstacles to make sure that Kenyans stay informed through the broadcasting medium. While speaking in celebration of World Radio Day, MCK’s Deputy CEO, Victor Bwire revealed that ...

Great Zimbabwe University Launches State-Of-The-Art Campus Radio Station

The Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) has built a state of the art radio broadcast studio at the campus in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, positioning itself as the front-running institution in hands-on training following countless calls from the media industry for the specialised ...

FG Rolls Out 5 Mobile Radio Frequency Monitoring Equipment In Nigeria

Debayo Shittu, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, has introduced five mobile radio frequency monitoring equipment and a national spectrum management system for the effective monitoring of the frequency bands used to offer radio communication services in Nigeria.   The minister said ...

Zimbabwe Prepares For Launch Of New OTT Broadcasting Player -HStv

Zimbabwe’s largest media house, Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) is getting ready to roll out HEART & SOUL Broadcasting Services (HStv) and is almost done with the preparation of programming as well as talent scouting. The online radio station was granted ...

African Media Entertainment Has Trimmed Its Interim Dividend

South Africa’s African Media Entertainment (AME), which mainly focuses on radio broadcasting, trimmed its interim dividend after the recent weakening of profit signals when turnaround efforts at recent acquisitions proved to be tougher than expected. AME announced an interim dividend ...

ICASA Shuts Down FS Community Radio Station

ICASA Shuts Down FS Community Radio Station  In the Freestate region, South Africa, a dysfunctional community radio station in Sasolburg has been taken off the air by the Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) with immediate ...

South Africa Is Ready To Implement Digital Radio Transmission - Communications Minister

South Africa's Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has announced to all broadcast media stakeholders that she will issue a policy directive to the country's media regulator, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), in the next few weeks to hasten the ...

Nigeria: Rebranded 102.3 Max FM Clinches No.1 Music Station In Lagos

The rebranded 102.3 MAX FM is shown to have increased its audience share from 14 percent in March to 26 percent in April  according to figures just released by All Media and Products Survey (AMPS) Max FM has been now ...

Rwanda: US-Owned Gospel Radio Station License Revoked For Disparaging Comments About Women

The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has shut down, Amazing Grace Christian Radio, a community Christian radio station for saying women are evil. The radio station that airs religious sermons was shut down after one of its presenters, Nicolas Niyibikora, ...

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