Thursday, 16 September 2010

Re: [creative-radio] South Africa: Sentech gives dead air to deadbeat radio: Community Radio Forum says none of their stations were shut off


Ummm.... this seems more like Southern Africa, and is certainly not India. While
we do have a network called Community Radio Forum in India, I don't think it
would comment on African affairs.


Sorry about that.. Its the result of posting too late one night after a long day

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>From: George Lessard <>
>Sent: Thu, 16 September, 2010 11:02:39
>Subject: [creative-radio] INDIA: Sentech gives dead air to deadbeat radio:
>Community Radio Forum says none of their stations were shut off
>Sentech gives dead air to deadbeat radio
>September 16, 2010
>By Asha Speckman
>RT @creative_radio: INDIA: Sentech cuts off deadbeat radio
> National Community Radio Forum says none of their
>stations were shut off
>Sentech, which is battling for funding to stay afloat, escalated its fight
>with clients that were behind on payments by shutting down the
>broadcasting signal distribution services of about 40 customers yesterday.
>Sentech refuses to name the defaulters. It is understood, however, that
>among the defaulters are Tshwane University of Technology's campus radio
>station, owing Sentech about R4 000 on a 30-day period; Ubuhleshowe in
>Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, owing R211 000 - the most debt owed by a community
>radio station; and the radio station Vukani in Cala, Eastern Cape, owing
>R16 500.
>Sonnyboy Masingi, the chairman of the National Community Radio Forum
>(NCRF), said last night he was not aware of any stations that were shut
>"We know that there are some stations owing Sentech, but it's not
>something that can necessitate the closure of signal to these stations. On
>my side I see this as a public relations exercise and a cover-up of their
>own problems," said Masingi.

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