18 December 2012

South Africa: Broadcasting Live From...


The news about WhatsUpANC went live on Free State community radio station, Motheo FM (88.5MHz). The two of us were interviewed by Thembekile Mrototo, who is a second-year journalism student working at the station while studying. Our interview was broadcast to 329 000 Motheo FM listeners.

Podcasts of the interview were then streamed to 65 of the 120 community radio stations in the country, reaching 7.8million listeners. Those who did not get the live-stream, were updated via telephonic conduct with the support of the Media Development Diversity Agency (MDDA).

This has increased interest in the blog with many youth enquiries coming into the station, according to reports from Thembikile.

Motheo FM is broadcasting from the 53rdANC National Conference and streams podcasts of all news related to the conference to a host of other community radio stations. All the current affairs shows and news broadcasts are done live from the live broadcasting marquee at the conference.

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