New German station hits airwaves in July
A new German oriented private radio station will start broadcasting in Windhoek, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay by the beginning of July.
The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) has recently issued Hitradio Namibia with a broadcasting licence. Hitradio Namibia is another addition to Namibia’s colourful spectrum of private radio stations and 70% of the programme content will be in the German language.
“We are extremely excited and our first official broadcast is planned for beginning July 2012. Hitradio Namibia will broadcast in Windhoek on 99.5FM and at the Central Coast on 97.0FM. We wish to thank CRAN for the favourable consideration,” said Wilfried Hähner, CEO of Hitradio Namibia.
Hitradio Namibia will endeavour to objectively inform about happenings, especially in Namibia, and to support the Namibian government by informing the German-speaking community in Namibia about achievements and challenges of the various development plans, the owners said.
“Our emphasis will be on news-dissemination and nation building. This is a wholly Namibian-owned enterprise, broadcasting from its studios in Olympia,” Hähner added.
The shareholders are Wilfried Hähner as CEO and Sybille Rothkegel, taking care of financial management.
“We are overwhelmed by the positive response we have so far received from both Namibians and people abroad and the station, which can also be heard via internet stream, will be an important marketing tool for Namibia,” said Rothkegel.