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Zimbabwe: ZBH to Launch New Short Wave Radio Station

Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings is next Friday -- on Africa Unity Day -- expected to launch a new short wave radio station, The Voice of Zimbabwe, a Zimbabwean news and news analysis station that will broadcast internationally.

"The station will be Zimbabwe's first world station. It will broadcast initially for just two hours a day and gradually increase its broadcast time until it becomes a 24 hours a day news and talk station," ZBH said in a statement.

It said the station would broadcast from well-equipped studios in Gweru, adding world television broadcasts would be added to the station during the course of the year. The new station is headed by Happison Muchechetere, who is the station's general manager, and has more than 20 years experience in broadcasting.

He joined the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation as a reporter in 1984 and has held a number of senior positions with ZBH, having at different times been head of Television Productions, Head of Current Affairs Productions and Assignments Editor. He trained in radio and television production in Tunisia, Holland and at Stanford University in the United States. He was head of Electronic Services at New Ziana for the past five years.

The Herald (Harare), 19 May 2007

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