Broadcasting to Zimbabwe recalls broadcasting to Rhodesia.

Posted: 04 Nov 2007   Print   Send a link
"During the liberation struggle, as the colonial regime disregarded media freedom and stubbornly maintained the Rhodesia Broadcasting Corporation (RBC) monopoly, the leaders of the struggle, many of them still wielding power today, launched a pirate radio station. Voice of Zimbabwe became the alternative voice to the sole broadcaster on the land - RBC. That pirate station operated from Radio Mozambique every night at 20:00 hours on 25, 31, 41, 49, 60 and 90 metres on short wave and 407 metres on medium wave frequencies. The station had to broadcast from without the borders of Zimbabwe, then Rhodesia, because Rhodesian rulers wouldn't free the airwaves. The station became popular." Financial Gazette (Harare), 1 November 2007.