ZBC has added another baby to its list of radio channels, Central FM radio which went on air at mid-day today, giving the residents of Gweru and surrounding area a platform to interact.
The two disc jockeys (DJs), The Real Ngamla and Samaita oozing with confidence rocked the airwaves at exactly 11.am, officially taking the radio station live on air.
Central Radio becomes the second local commercial station for ZBC after the Bulawayo based Khulumani FM which went on air on the 2nd of March this year.
Although a bit jittery and nervous 15 minutes before officially going on air, the two DJs who will be in charge of Good Morning Midlands, a breakfast show for the radio, said they were excited being on radio for the first time and promised their listeners many surprises.
Later, ZBC CEO, Mr Patrick Mavhura walked into the studio and had a brief interview articulating the vision of the national broadcaster.
He said the new station is a platform for the province to engage and interact.
In a media briefing, Mr Mavhura expressed confidence in the new crop of presenters and commended the Central FM team for completing the project within the 100 day plan of the government’s rapid results initiative.
ZBC Acting Head Radio Services, Mr Albert Chekayi and Gweru-based reggae artist, Mr Tawanda Nhara encouraged the Gweru community to take advantage of the new platform that has been created by the ZBC to interact and discuss various issues that can help develop the community.
From the transmitter, Central FM covers a radius of 130km and can be accessed on 95.8 fm frequency in the Midlands Province.
The commercial radio station will be officially launched at a date yet to be announced.