Star FM Radio still on-air

Contrary to some rumours speculating that one of the commercial radios in Malawi Star Radio had died a natural death, reports have indicated that Star Radio is very much alive and broadcasting.

Rumours were rife that the Blantyre based station had died when it had its equipment seized by Plantation House managing agency, Knight Frank for failing to pay monthly rentals.

On the contrary, Star Radio had relocated from Plantation House to its own building in Blantyre.

Msiska: Live and broadcasting
Msiska: Live and broadcasting

In an exclusive interview with Nyasa Times, Star Radio’s Station Director Wonder Msiska, laughed off the speculations about the demise of Star Radio.

Msiska told Nyasa Times that in fact Star Radio had been updating its equipment and carrying out major maintenance work on all its existing sites in the country.

He further said, currently Star Radio is broadcasting in better quality than before after re-installing new transmitters replacing the old ones.

Msiska assured his listeners to tune in to Star Radio to sample what he termed high definition digital sound and quality.

He said Star Radio had been working behind the scene to improve its transmission both in quality and quantity ahead of this year’s tripartite elections.

Msiska disclosed that the Blantyre based station has since moved to Capital Lilongwe Area 47 sector 5 in order to centralise its operations.

In Blantyre and surrounding areas, Star Radio is on 88.7 MHz, while in Lilongwe and surrounding areas, the station is on 98.5 MHz and In Mzuzu and the surrounding areas, one can catch Star Radio on 96.5 MHz, and meanwhile the station is planting its transmitters in Ntcheu and Dedza.

The station intends to have other transmitters in Zomba, Nkhotakota, Karonga and Mangochi by April this year.

Star Radio which was opened in 2006 is among others popular for business programs and broadcasting Barclays English Premier League in local language courtesy of Multi Choice Malawi.

Other reports indicated that print media giant Nation Publication Limited (NPL) wanted to purchase Star FM, but the deal is not yet done.

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