Radio Broadcasting

Jun 29, 2020  |  South Africa: Community Radio Stations Call For Covid-19 Relief

Community radio stations in South Africa are severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. And s such, the South African Community Radio Foundation (SACRF) is crying out for emergency financial relief from the SA government.   SACRF's Director, Mr Phanka Sakoane, ...


Jun 02, 2020  |  MALAWI: Court Overturns Regulator Ban On Radio Stations Phone-In Programmes

Malawi's Constitutional Court has ruled that the ban imposed on all phone-in programmes run by all private radio stations in the country was illegal.   The ban was imposed by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) in the run-up to ...


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 ...


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 ...

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 ...