Category : World
Date : 30.04.2004
in Botswana will have more opportunity to hear BBC World Service programmes
from Monday 3 May.
Gabz FM 96.2 will start broadcasting BBC English
for Africa programme Network Africa in the capital Gaborone.
Simon Kendall, Business Development Manager for BBC World Service Africa
and Middle East Region, said: "We are delighted listeners will
be able to hear Network Africa in crystal clear FM quality in Gaborone
and we are grateful to our partner station Gabz FM 96.2 for this exciting
Josph Warungu, Editor, Network Africa, said: "I
hope Network Africa is a hit with listeners. They will be able to enjoy
a lively mix of news, sport, features and music."
Yarona 106.6 FM in Gaborone has been broadcasting
BBC English programme Heart & Soul since January 2004.
Notes to Editors
BBC World Service in English broadcasts more than 25
hours of programmes a week specifically for Africa.
Network Africa sets the day's agenda with a popular
mix of news, sport, features and music.
Further information including an audio of the latest
programme can be found at bbcworldservice.com/networkafrica.
BBC World Service broadcasts programmes around the world
in 43 languages in short wave, medium wave and FM.
It has an FM presence in more than 140 capital cities
and a global audience of 150 million.
It is available on radio and online at bbcworldservice.com
which attracts around 200 million unique visitors a month.