Monday, February 11, 2013

Cape Town, South Africa: A new FM Radio station backed by South African film producer is to be launched

February 7, 2013, A new FM radio station backed by South African film producer Anant Singh is expected to be launched in Cape Town as early as next month. 

Nilesh Singh, spokesman for Anant Singh, would not confirm the date of the launch, but told the Cape Argus an announcement would be made in the next few days. 

The bilingual station is expected to broadcast in Afrikaans 60 percent of the time and in English the rest of the time, with an equal split on talk and music shows. It is expected 50 percent of the music is to be local. 

Anant Singh, a film producer from Durban, is not new to Cape Town or radio. He is chairman of Cape Town Film studios and has served as chairman and board member of East Coast Radio, a community radio service in Durban. Singh also served as board member of Radio Oranje (OFM). 

Singh and his team declined to divulge the new radio station’s name. 

(Source: Independent Online (IOL), South Africa)

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