Malmesbury’s Newest Community Voice
Radio 7441 100.1 FM Unveils State-of-the-Art Studio in Malmesbury
Empowering Community Voices and Cultural Expression
The Media Development & Diversity Agency (MDDA), led by Deputy Minister Thembi Siweya, proudly announces the unveiling of Radio 7441 FM’s cutting-edge broadcast studio in Malmesbury. This community radio station, nestled in the Swartland municipality of the West Coast district, is set to empower local voices, facilitate cultural expression, and foster community engagement. Below, discover more about the launch of this exciting radio endeavour and the positive impact it will have on the residents of Malmesbury.
A Vibrant Community Radio for Malmesbury
Radio 7441 FM, one of the two radio stations in the Western Cape broadcasting in IsiXhosa (80%) and English (20%), stands as a beacon of community representation in Malmesbury. With a broadcast coverage area encompassing West Coast and Table View, the station aims to serve and connect with the diverse population of over 133,762 residents in this rapidly developing region. Operating 24/7, Radio 7441 FM is committed to providing a platform for local voices to be heard and celebrated. Tune into 100.1FM to listen live.
State-of-the-Art Studios Delight the Community
The launch of Radio 7441 FM’s new state-of-the-art broadcast studios has brought immense joy to the station’s board members, senior management, staff, and the people of Malmesbury. This cutting-edge facility sets the stage for innovative programming, superior audio quality, and immersive listener experiences. With meticulous attention to detail and the latest technological advancements, Radio 7441 FM is ready to deliver a truly exceptional radio experience to the community.
Empowerment through Media and Local Talent
Radio 7441 FM envisions itself as a catalyst for community empowerment, media development, and the nurturing of local talent. As expressed by station manager Norman Mazibuko, the mission is to build leadership, amplify community voices, and provide a platform for cultural expression. With a commitment to training presenters, volunteers, and interns, the station aims to create opportunities for learning and personal growth while producing curated content that resonates with the diverse interests of the community.
A Platform for Community Engagement
Deputy Minister Siweya emphasizes that Radio 7441 FM will be a platform for community discussion, debate, and political engagement. With the ownership and control of media in the hands of historically disadvantaged communities, the station becomes the voice of the people. Siweya encourages the Malmesbury community to cherish and protect this state-of-the-art broadcast facility, as it represents a significant opportunity to exercise their rights of access to information and freedom of expression.
MDDA’s Commitment to Broadcast Excellence
The Media Development & Diversity Agency (MDDA) has been at the forefront of promoting media diversity and community empowerment for over 18 years. With plans to launch and hand over 16 additional broadcast studios across the country, MDDA aims to satisfy the communication needs of communities nationwide. Radio 7441 FM stands as a shining example of its commitment to fostering vibrant, inclusive media landscapes that empower and uplift historically marginalized voices.
The unveiling of Radio 7441 FM’s state-of-the-art studio in Malmesbury marks a new era of community radio in the region. Through its commitment to empowering community voices, facilitating cultural expression, and fostering community engagement, the station aims to become the vibrant heartbeat of Malmesbury. With cutting-edge technology, dedicated talent, and a strong vision for community-driven programming, Radio 7441 FM is poised to enrich the lives of its listeners and strengthen the fabric of the local community.