Radio Broadcasting

Apr 30, 2020  |  Zimbabwe’s Radio Legend Peter Johns Dies

The Zimbabwean radio legend Peter Johns has died at age 60. The former Radio 3 presenter passed away on Monday at a hospital in London after battling a heart operation and three strokes, friends said. A childhood friend DJ King ...


Apr 24, 2020  |  Kaya FM Comes Out Victorious At The 10th South African Radio Awards

On 17 April 2020, members of South Africa’s radio fraternity tuned in from different parts of the country to celebrate outstanding achievements in South African radio broadcasting. Now in its 10th year, the highly prestigious South African Radio Awards were ...


Mar 16, 2020  |  South Africa’s SABC To Remove Separate Sports Bulletins From Radio Stations

The SABC has announced that it plans to remove all standalone sports bulletins from its radio stations in order to cut costs, according to a recent report by the City Press. As a result, more than 30 sports bulletin readers ...


Jan 20, 2020  |  Zimbabwean Govt Rolls Out New Community Radio Stations

Zimbabwe’s marginalised communities will now have their voices heard on the radio as the Government has launched a programme to set up new community radio stations throughout the country. The programme, which is managed by the Ministry of Information, Publicity ...


Trace Acquires And Rebrands Kenya’s Qwetu Radio

Kenya’s music radio station Qwetu Radio has been bought out by the French multimedia entertainment corporation, Trace, and will now assume the new name - Trace Radio. The company also rolled out a hub in Westlands, Nairobi, after the acquisition. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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