About Naledi FM:
Naledi Community Radio was formed in June 1997 an initiative by local community volunteers who felt that local people wanted to hear programming that would help them develop self-empowerment skills; fund jobs; improve knowledge; inform about local government administration and services (basic services such as housing and infrastructure); and to entertain them with local music. In May 1999, the station obtaining a four-years Community Broadcasting License from ICASA. Then Minister of Communications Dr. Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, in the presence of Premier of the Free State, Me Winkie Direko, officially opened this project on 28 January 2000 at Botshabelo.
Regular programme content includes: talk shows; sports; interviews; dedications; competitions; religion; children’s programme; women’s programme featuring different topical issues; music; biographies; competitions; youth afternoon drive-show; current affairs; traditional content; and discussions. The station reaches Senekal/Matwabeng; Marquad/Moemaneng; Hlohlolwane/Clocolan; Rosendal/Mautse; Paul Roux/Fateng-tse-ntsho; Arlington/Leratswana; Steynsrus/Matlwang-tlwang; Lindley/Ntha; Ventersburg/Mamahabane; Virginia/Meloding; Henneman/Phomolong; Winburg/Makeleketla; Excelsior/Mahlatswetsa; and Petrus Steyn/Mamafubedu. This also includes over 200 farms surrounding these towns. Languages used at the station reflect the population of this area; this includes 74% in Sesotho; 15% in English; and 11% in Afrikaans. Its primary goal is to provide a community radio broadcasting service; offer access to media instruments; and to produce programmes.
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