Monday, February 11, 2013

Namibia: [Some Details] Oranjemund's first-ever community radio OFM

Oranjemund's first-ever community radio has been launched.
Oranjemund Frequency Modulation, or OFM, broadcasts on 91 FM.
The radio station is located in the Namdeb radio workshop building that was revamped for that purpose.
OFM will predominantly broadcast in English, but will also have some programmes in Oshiwambo and Afrikaans.
Namdeb Brand Manager Pauline Thomas told the Namibia Press Agency, Nampa, that they would continue to investigate the needs of the community to determine whether other languages would also feature.
She explained that the decision to start a community radio service was taken after the community of Oranjemund approached Namdeb with a request for such a service. 
The company has fully sponsored the establishment of the radio station by making 400-thousand dollars available for its creation. 
Thomas noted that Namdeb has been working on the idea of establishing a community radio service since 2011, after earlier requests by community members.
The Communication Regulatory Authority of Namibia, CRAN, issued the licence in December 2012 and the OFM was launched on Friday. 
The launch coincided with Namdeb's annual sports day.

[My earlier post on this radio is little details, here's some details information] [Md. Azizul Alam Al-Amin]

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