(Source: Radio Tamazuj via Andy Sennitt)
The independent broadcaster Radio Tamazuj has launched a new shortwave frequency to help expand its listenership in South Sudan.
Broadcasting daily in colloquial Arabic from 7:00-7:30 a.m. and 6:00-6:30 p.m., Radio Tamazuj focuses on providing listeners with uncensored news and information.
At its inception in 2011, the broadcaster initially targeted only northern parts of South Sudan and bordering areas of Sudan – the mixing or ‘tamazuj’ zones between the two countries – though broadcasts could be heard with varying signal strength across much of South Sudan.
The new frequency will improve reception for listeners in southern South Sudan, including the Equatorias, and for South Sudanese refugees in the neighboring areas of Gambella in western Ethiopia, northern Uganda and northwestern Kenya.
Morning frequencies are 15550 on the 19 meter band, 11940 on the 25 meter band, and 7315 on the 41 meter band. Evening frequencies are 15550 and 15400 on the 19 meter band and 13800 on the 22 meter band.