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SW Radio Africa to close

From a press release to news@media.info
Posted 5 August 2014, 1.46pm edt

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(Gerry Jackson, founder of SW Radio Africa, sends us the following press release. For background to SW Radio Africa, Gerry spoke last year at the Next Radio radio ideas conference. You should watch the video.)

It is with regret that SW Radio announces that it is closing down. We recently stopped our shortwave transmissions but have continued to provide broadcasts via our website and other formats, but these too will cease.

We’d like to thank the organisations and individuals who have supported us for the past 13 years and the contributors to our programs who have given so willingly of their time and expertise.

In particular we’d like to thank our listeners, who have shared their lives, hopes and dreams and helped us to tell the story of Zimbabwe’s sad decline to the world.

We hope that one day Zimbabwe finally has a government who understands that its sole responsibility is to ensure a safe, healthy, prosperous life for every man, woman and child in the country.

Our first broadcast was on 19th December 2001. Our last broadcast will be on 10th August 2014.

It’s been a privilege.