S3E6 Community Radio: WRFG Atlanta, Bush Radio and Alex FM
03 Mar 2022
Our sixth episode is devoted to community radio in South Africa and the USA.
Jacob Ntshangase, head of Wits Radio Academy at Wits University, Johannesburg, chairs the conversation. He is joined by guests from Atlanta, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Dázon Dixon Diallo is producer and host of “Sisters’ Time/WomxnSpeak” on WRFG. Brenda Leonard is Bush Radio’s Managing Director and Takalane Nemangowe is Station Manager of Alex FM.
They reflect on their stations’ history and radio as a voice of resistance; the vital role played by community radio; reproductive, racial and social justice; the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown; collaboration and the power of conversation.
In this episode we stand in solidarity with journalist, editor and writer Paola Ugaz, from Peru. She is facing a campaign of harassment, threats, and defamation lawsuits, including allegations of crimes, due to her investigative work. You can read more about her case here: https://pen-international.org/news/peru-author-paola-ugaz-at-risk-of-arrest
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