The AfterParty Mixes

by BCR FM 104.1 on air

Barberton Community Radio was an initiative of a group of young people who were visiting towns lobbying for support of one of their friend who have enter the completion of future presenters in the SiSwati public broadcaster of the SABC (Radio Swazi) now known as Ligwalagwala fm. On their mission to visiting the different towns they came across the Community Radio in Bushbuck Ridge BBR and through that discovery the whole program changed course.
The group started engaging the community, influential members, business people, the local government and other stakeholders. This initiative had a positive respond to many and efforts were put into realizing this dream. From 1994 a group of executive member from different race groups was established. After a brief process of presentation were made to intuitions such as the IBA, SENTEC, Open Society Foundation, etc., the license to broadcast be grated.
There was a major excitement for the project and many people who saw the field of media as an unattainable dream rose today light. About 20 people were volunteers to the station since it started as a small institution with minimal funds. It later grows into one of the major local project run professionally with good governance structure and accountability thereof.
In the early 2000 the radio saw some of its member recruited by the SABC both radio and the Deletion. To date the radio has produced a total of 24 personnel that joined Ligwalagwala FM, 8 on SABC TV, 2 on the provincial Commercial Radio (Power FM) and many joining various government departments and the private sector.
In the recent years the radio lost its position in the society and fall back in both professionalism and support. This has seen the radio suffer financially and in its status in the society. It became a forgotten brand. The current leadership is faced with reclaiming the position of the radio in both the community and corporate world.
Core Business
The institutions core business is BROADCASTING for its main community of Barberton and the surrounding areas of Ehlanzeni District that incorporates the Greater Mbombela Municipality, the Albert Luthuli, and some areas of Nkomazi Municipality.
Listenership
BCR command a listenership of 120 000 with over 60% youth from all walks of life and different races.
Language Composition
60% Siswati 20% English and 20% Afrikaans

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Barberton Community Radio was an initiative of a group of young people who were visiting towns lobbying for support of one of their friend who have enter the completion of future presenters in the SiSwati public broadcaster of the SABC (Radio Swazi) now known as Ligwalagwala fm. On their mission to visiting the different towns they came across the Community Radio in Bushbuck Ridge BBR and through that discovery the whole program changed course.
The group started engaging the community, influential members, business people, the local government and other stakeholders. This initiative had a positive respond to many and efforts were put into realizing this dream. From 1994 a group of executive member from different race groups was established. After a brief process of presentation were made to intuitions such as the IBA, SENTEC, Open Society Foundation, etc., the license to broadcast be grated.
There was a major excitement for the project and many people who saw the field of media as an unattainable dream rose today light. About 20 people were volunteers to the station since it started as a small institution with minimal funds. It later grows into one of the major local project run professionally with good governance structure and accountability thereof.
In the early 2000 the radio saw some of its member recruited by the SABC both radio and the Deletion. To date the radio has produced a total of 24 personnel that joined Ligwalagwala FM, 8 on SABC TV, 2 on the provincial Commercial Radio (Power FM) and many joining various government departments and the private sector.
In the recent years the radio lost its position in the society and fall back in both professionalism and support. This has seen the radio suffer financially and in its status in the society. It became a forgotten brand. The current leadership is faced with reclaiming the position of the radio in both the community and corporate world.
Core Business
The institutions core business is BROADCASTING for its main community of Barberton and the surrounding areas of Ehlanzeni District that incorporates the Greater Mbombela Municipality, the Albert Luthuli, and some areas of Nkomazi Municipality.
Listenership
BCR command a listenership of 120 000 with over 60% youth from all walks of life and different races.
Language Composition
60% Siswati 20% English and 20% Afrikaans

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