Geographic Collection – Southern Africa

100 years of radio in South Africa – and still going strong

Monday, 18 December 2023 marks 100 years since radio was introduced in South Africa, with the first experimental broadcast going out from Railway Headquarters in Johannesburg on 18 December 1923.

The incredible reach of the Eswatini transmitter

Less than 2 percent of the Yao population are Christian. Abdi and Shafiq are just two of the many Yao Christians and population that TWR reaches from the Eswatini Transmitter.

LM Radio Museum and Sound Archive

In our travels around the internet we came across the website of the LM Radio Museium and Sound Archive which records the history of Radio…

Looking Back: New radio service goes on air

The Herald, 1 November 1960 NEW broadcasting transmitters which will enable the African service of the Federal Broadcasting Corporation to “go regional” come into operation…

Tristan da Cunha – ZOE Radio Tristan 3290 kHz – A rare QSL from the world’s most remote inhabited archipelago.

Tristan da Cunha, the main island of the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world, is situated in the south Atlantic Ocean, 2 805 km…

Covid-19: Why community radio is needed now

Opinion: By Stanley Tsarwe Given present challenges posed by Covid-19, there are plenty of reasons to argue for the establishment of community radio stations from…

Radio as a Form of Struggle

Scenes from late colonial Angola Published: December 3, 2019 One August night in 1967 in the village of Mungo in central Angola, the local colonial…

Sentech Shuts Meyerton Shortwave Site

Planned closure of the South African station comes after years of financial losses By Hans JohnsonRadioWorldJuly 2019 MEYERTON, South Africa — South Africa-based public broadcast…

Radio Veritas Reaches South African AM Dial

Nautel & Radio Veritas Bring the Good News Radio Veritas is no stranger to the South African broadcast landscape. Having started its operations in 1999,…

Radio Pretoria, South Africa

Radio Pretoria is a community radio station broadcasting from the capitol of South Africa. The station operates a
network consisting of 10 transmitters. On the 19th of September 2012, the same day that Radio Pretoria turned 19
years old, Vaughan Taylor from Taylor Engineering installed a Nautel VS2.5 FM transmitter at their ‘Kleinfontein’
site close to Pretoria.

Mix FM Midrand, South Africa

Mix 93.8 FM is a licensed community radio station broadcasting from Midrand, South Africa, serving the local area and north-western parts of Johannesburg. In an effort to minimize costs and keep things simple, the station’s transmitter is co-located at the studio premises.

BBC Radio Station On Board Ship?

This article was first broadcast on Adventist World radio and now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media…

Radio Mozambique – The History

This article was originally broadcast over AWR in their “Wavescan” program and now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to…