Voice of America’s popular radio programs to Zimbabwe are now available “direct to home” on satellite.
The free satellite feed on Intelsat-10 includes the VOA news program, Studio 7, which broadcasts to Zimbabwe in English, Shona and Ndebele, and Live-Talk, the Zimbabwe Services’s call-in program.
VOA Africa Division Director Gwen Dillard says home satellite use is growing around the world and this new service “demonstrates Voice of America’s commitment to bringing objective and reliable news programs to our audience on platforms they are comfortable using.” Studio 7 is also broadcast to Zimbabwe on shortwave, medium wave, mobile and streamed on the Internet.
In addition to Studio 7, VOA’s popular English to Africa programs, as well as VOA French to Africa and Portuguese language programs are also available on the new 24-hour a day satellite feed, which can be received on virtual channel (VC) 23, throughout Southern Africa.
Studio 7 has been providing Zimbabwe with objective, reliable and balanced radio news broadcasts since 2003 and has become a valued information alternative on the airwaves there.
The program covers politics, civil society, the economy, health, sports, music, and the arts, and can be heard evenings Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. local time, followed by LiveTalk with hosts Blessing Zulu and Gibbs Dube from 8:30 to 9 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, Studio 7 news runs for an hour from 7 to 8 p.m.
Studio 7 broadcasts at 909 on the medium wave band, and on shortwave on the 4930, 7210 and 12130 kiloHertz frequencies. Listeners in the Harare region may experience intermittent jamming on 909 medium wave band.
For more on the VOA’s Intelsat-10 feed, visit www.voanews.com/zimbabwe/news. To see this release online visit www.insidevoa.com. For more information about any of VOA’s language services visit www.voanews.com.
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