Malfunctioning shortwave transmitters prevent reception in remote areas of Zambia (updated).

Posted: 03 Mar 2010   Print   Send a link
"The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) shortwave transmitters that carry the Radio 1 and 2 signals in the short wave band have developed a technical fault. ZNBC Public Relations Manager Miriam Mtonga disclosed the development in a statement to ZANIS in Lusaka yesterday. Ms. Mtonga said the situation means that listeners in remote areas will not be able to access the service." Lusaka Times, 10 February 2010.
     Update: "Speaking at the China-Zambia Investment Promotion seminar held at the China Nonferrous Metal Corporation (CNMC) headquarters in Beijing yesterday, [Zambian] President [Rupiah] Banda ... said the Chinese had been involved in the implementation of some important projects in Zambia such as the construction of the TAZARA , construction and rehabilitation of roads, supply of shortwave transmitters to Zambia‚Äôs national broadcaster... ." Lusaka Times, 27 February 2010.