Kunene Community Radio coming soon

25 Jan 2017 08:00am
OPUWO, 25 JAN (NAMPA) – The Kunene Region will soon have another community radio station in addition to the one in Khorixas.
The new radio station to be known as Kunene Community Radio (KCR), will be based in Opuwo.
Youth activist and brains behind the station, Tjizumaue Undari, confirmed this to Nampa on Tuesday.
He said the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRAN) of Namibia approved their application for frequencies to cover the geographical area of Opuwo with an output power of 500 watts.
The radio station is 100 per cent Namibian-owned and according to Undari, it will be operational no later than May this year.
Tjikunda Kulunga, board chairperson of the station, told this agency the broadcaster will be of great benefit to the local community because the majority of them are illiterate and depend on the radio for information on current affairs.
He said they are considering broadcasting in Otjiherero, Oludhimba, English and Oshiwambo.
The approval letter by CRAN indicates that the area has sufficient frequencies available for new entrants in the broadcasting market.
“The authority is of the opinion that the addition of another broadcaster will be beneficial to all Namibians living in and travelling through this area,” reads the letter.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has injected N.dollars 689 000 into the project, which will be used to cover the capital outlay for a 500-watt transmitter and other technical equipment required to set up a radio station.