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BBC World Service increases presence in Botswana

Category : World Service
Date : 30.04.2004
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Listeners 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 development."


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


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 which attracts around 200 million unique visitors a month.



Category : World Service
Date : 30.04.2004
Printable version


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