Wednesday, January 30 2013
It's about two days since Radio One transmitters were switched off due to an outstanding debt amounting to Shs 1.8bn that is yet to be paid to Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC).
Radio One (90FM) broadcast in English and Radio Two also known as Akaboozi (87.9FM) for the Luganda listeners are both owned by Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka. Radio Two is currently on-air.
Radio One's grabber statement is: ''Where Your Car Radio Stops'' and this works for most adult listeners and lovers of old music while driving now that most car audio stops at FM 90 short of that, one tries another English FM station, Sanyu (88.2 FM) which targets widely the youth.
Lovers of popular programs like Talk Back and Spectrum are feeling the pinch. Some sources attribute the delay to relocating of the mast from UBC land to their private land. There's no communication on Twitter or their website on how soon they will be back on air.
Did Ginimbi and Mimi Moana know they were about to die?