fm gets its licence to entertain!
left to right) Members of the Siyaya fm Sicelo Xulu (Station
Nokuthula Mvuba (Women’s Programme Host), Thobeka Debe (Youth
Talk Show Host)
and Bheki Majola (Drive Show Programme Host). The
Ekuphileni Clinic along Bellair Road
may have to relocate to the proposed health care centre.
news that Siyaya fm has been granted a 30 day licence to
broadcast on its own frequency gives the people of Cato
Manor cause for celebration. The first 24 hour broadcast
is expected to take to the airwaves at the beginning of
October, barring any glitches. Siyaya fm will be broadcast
throughout the greater Durban area and beyond on 96.8 fm.
Their studio will be temporarily located at Intuthuko Junction.
Xulu, Siyaya fm station manager was overjoyed when he was
informed by the Independent Communication Authority in South
Africa (ICASA) that the community radio station was granted
say we are excited is an understatement. ICASA does not
grant licences easily. We must be doing something right.
What is most exciting is that it was our first attempt to
apply for a licence,” said Sicelo
granting of the licence comes shortly after Siyaya fm clinched
a deal with the organisers of the great Celebrate Durban
Festival. Siyaya has been granted official media partnership
status at the Festival. They will be broadcasting various
promos, interviews and religious programmes during the festival.
Durban is organised by the Ethekwini Municipal Authority
to give the city of Durban a brand. Various cultural events
were arranged to commence in
mid-September until the end of September.
events include colourful displays of the city’s diversity
through music, exhibitions, prayers, sports, and seminars
on various business related issues designed for the corporate
sector, SMMEs and NGOs.
at the Celebrate Durban Festival will provide us with a
forum to market ourselves both internationally and nationally.
People must remember that Durban has established partnerships
with other cities such as Leeds and Rotterdam,” said Sicelo.
is over a year since Siyaya fm began broadcasting news relating
to the Cato Manor Development Programme. Siyaya fm is made
up of 15 community based broadcasters. At present it is
broadcasting on 101.5 fm, a frequency which is allocated
to Highway Radio.