Rural radio wins top award
18 November 2009
Kwazulu-Natal rural community radio station Maputoland Community Radio
has put the country, region and community radio on the world map after
winning an international award for its contributions to children's
The Unicef award is granted to stations in the southern hemisphere for
their contribution to International Children's Day for Broadcasting, which
is held annually on the first Sunday in March.
The awards are announced in November in the United States.
"On the day we dedicated our programming for and about children," said
station manager Simon Ntsele.
"We allowed children to be part of the programming where they talked about
their hopes and dreams and shares information with their peers.
"This year 77 stations competed ," he said.
Ntsele made the trip to New York last week where he received the award at
a glittering gala dinner.
The station is based in north-east Kwazulu-Natal in the uMkhanyakude
district and broadcasts to 119000 listeners.
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