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Kaart van radiostasies in Suider-Afrika / Mapa das estações de rádio em África Austral / Carte radio de l'Afrique australe


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Radio stations in South Africa / Radiostasies in Suid-Afrika

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    Radio broadcasting in South Africa began in 1923 (JB, Johannesburg), FM broadcasting introduced in 1961. South African Broadcasting Corporation – SABC is the national broadcaster with 19 radio networks in different languages and shortwave station Channel Africa . Broadcasting is regulated by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa – ICASA . Currently there are 250 private or community radio stations in South Africa; 986 FM and 68 AM transmitters. International broadcasters use powerful Shortwave transmitter in Meyerton. Primary languages on radio are English, Afrikaans, Sotho–Tswana, Xhosa, Zulu.
    Area: 1 221 037 km²; Population: 56.7 million; ITU country code: AFS; callsign prefix: S8, ZR~ZU

Radio stations in Lesotho / Liteishene tša seyalemoya ea Lesotho

Maseru radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Lesotho began in 1964 (Basutoland radio service). State-run Lesotho National Broadcasting Service – LNBS operates two radio networks. Broadcasting is regulated by the Lesotho Communications Authority – LCA . Currently there are 11 private or community radio stations in Lesotho; 41 FM transmitters and 2 Mediumwave transmitters. Primary languages on radio are Sesotho and English.
    Area: 30 355 km²; Population: 2.2 million; ITU country code: LSO; callsign prefix: 7P

Radio stations in Eswatini / umSakato wemoya aseSwatini

Mbabane radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) began in 1965 (SBS). State-run Eswatini Braodcating and Information Services – EBIS operates two radio networks. Broadcasting is regulated by the Eswatini Communications Commission – ESCCOM . Currently there are three non-government radio stations in eSwatini (religious radio with two channels and one community station); 29 FM transmitters; TWR operates powerful Mediumwave and Shortwave transmitters. Primary languages on radio are Siswati and English.
    Area: 17 363 km²; Population: 1.3 million; ITU country code: SWZ; callsign prefix: 3DA~3DM

Radio stations in Namibia / Radiostasies in Namibië

Windhoek radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in today's Namibia began in 1949 (Radio South-West Africa), FM broadcasting introduced in 1969. Namibian Broadcasting Corporation – NBC is the national broadcaster with 10 radio networks in different languages. Broadcasting is regulated by the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia – CRAN . Currently there are over 20 private or community radio stations in Namibia; 423 FM transmitters. Medium wave transmissions ended in 2012. Primary languages on radio are English, Afrikaans, German, Oshiwambo, Nama.
    Area: 824 116 km²; Population: 2.5 million; ITU country code: NMB; callsign prefix: VP

Radio stations in Botswana / Seteiene sa seyalemowa ya Botswana

Gaborone radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in today's Botswana began in 1936 (ZNB, Mafeking, Bechuanaland). Radio Botswana operated by the Department of Information and Broadcasting (DIB) of the Botswana Government is the national broadcaster with two radio channels. Broadcasting is regulated by the Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority – BOCRA . Currently there are three commercial radio networks in Botswana; 66 FM and 47 AM transmitters. Primary languages on radio are English and Setswana.
    Area: 582 000 km²; Population: 2.3 million; ITU country code: BOT; callsign prefix: 8O, A2

Radio stations in Zimbabwe / Redhiyo nenhepfenyuro muZimbabwe

Harare radio stationsBulawayo radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Southern Rhodesia began in 1932 (ZEA Salisbury). Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation – ZBC is the national broadcaster with 5 radio networks in 16 languages. Broadcasting is regulated by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe – BAZ . Currently there are 11 private or community radio stations in Zimbabwe; 110 FM transmitters. Primary languages on radio are English, Shona and Ndebele.
    Area: 390 757 km²; Population: 16.5 million; ITU country code: ZWE; callsign prefix: Z2

Radio stations in Zambia / Mawailesi mu Zambia

Lusaka radio stationsKitwe radio stationsLivingstone radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Northern Rhodesia began in 1941 (Radio Lusaka). Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation – ZNBC is the national broadcaster with 3 radio networks in 7 languages. Broadcasting is regulated by the Independent Broadcasting Authority – IBA . Currently there are 60 private or community radio stations in Zambia; 136 FM transmitters, 2 Shortwave stations. Primary languages on radio are English, Bemba and Nyanja.
    Area: 752 612 km²; Population: 17 million; ITU country code: ZMB; callsign prefix: 9A~9J

Radio stations in Malawi / Ma wailesi ku Malaŵi

Lilongwe radio stationsBlantyre radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Nyasaland began in 1964 (Radio Nyasaland, Blantyre). State-run Malawi Broadcasting Corporation – MBC operates two radio networks. Broadcasting is regulated by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority – MACRA . Currently there are 40 private or community radio stations in Malawi; 175 FM transmitters; 7 AM transmitters. Primary languages on radio are Chichewa and English.
    Area: 118 484 km²; Population: 18 million; ITU country code: MWI; callsign prefix: 7Q

Radio stations in Mozambique / Estações de rádio em Moçambique

Maputo radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Mozambique began in 1933 (LM Radio, Lourenço Marques). Rádio Moçambique is the national radio broadcaster with one national network and 10 regional stations in 15 languages. Broadcasting is regulated by the National Institute of Cimmunications of Mozambique – INCM (Instituto Nacional das Comunicações de Moçambique). Currently there are 90 private or community radio stations in Mozambique; 146 FM and 10 AM transmitters. Primary language on radio is Portuguese.
    Area: 799 380 km²; Population: 29.7 million; ITU country code: MOZ; callsign prefix: C8~C9

Radio stations in the Seychelles / Stations de radio aux Seychelles

Victoria radio stations

    Radio broadcasting the Seychelles began in 1943 (Seychelles Radio). Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation – SBC is the national broadcaster with two radio stations (AM and FM), transmitting in 3 languages. Broadcasting is regulated by the Department of Information Communications Technology – ICT . Currently there are four private or community radio stations in the Seychelles; 15 FM and 1 AM transmitters. Primary languages on radio are English, French and Seychellois Creole.
    Area: 457 km²; Population: 95 thou.; ITU country code: SEY; callsign prefix: S7

Radio stations in Mauritius / Stations de radio à Maurice

Port Louis radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Mauritius began in 1944 (Radio Maurice). Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation – MBC is the national broadcaster with 7 radio stations (AM and FM), transmitting in 12 languages. Broadcasting is regulated by the Independent Broadcasting Authority – IBA . Currently there are four private or community radio stations in Mauritius; 34 FM and 3 AM transmitters. Primary languages on radio are English, French, Mauritian Creole and Hindustani.
    Area: 1 969 km²; Population: 1.2 million; ITU country code: MAU; callsign prefix: 3B

Radio stations in Réunion / Stations de radio à La Réunion

Saint-Denis radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Réunion began in 1929 (Radio-Saint-Denis). Réunion la 1ère is the public broadcaster, serving the island on 17 FM frequencies. Broadcasting is regulated by the French Superior Audiovisual Council – CSA (Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel). 58 private and community radio stations; 280 FM radio transmitters in Réunion. Medium wave transmissions ceased in 2017. Primary language on radio is French.
    Area: 2 513 km²; Population: 877 thou.; ITU country code: REU; callsign prefix: FR

Radio stations in Ascension Island

Georgetown radio stations

    Radio broadcasting from the Ascension Island began in 1964 (BBC Atlantic Relay Station). British Forces Broadcasting Service, BBC World Service and American Forces Network operate radio stations in the island; 9 FM, 1 AM and powerful Shortwave transmitter stations. Primary language on radio is English.
    Area: 88 km²; Population: 0.8 thou.; ITU country code: ASC; callsign prefix: ZD8

Radio stations in St. Helena

Jamestown radio stations

    Radio broadcasting on St. Helena Island began in 1967 (ZHH - Radio Saint Helena, St Paul's). Two local radio networks on the island; 10 FM transmitters. Medium wave transmissions ceased in 2012. Primary language on radio is English.
    Area: 122 km²; Population: 4 thou.; ITU country code: SHN; callsign prefix: ZD7


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