Uganda: Star FM to Be Refurbished

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Star FM, a government-owned radio station based in Kampala, is to be revamped. Uganda Broadcasting Corporation spokesperson Jane Kasumba, on Wednesday announced that the station would acquire a new frequency of 87.5 FM from 100 FM.

"This will enable motorists listen to it, which was not possible earlier," she said. The measure is meant to boost the performance of the station and ensure that it competes favorably. Kasumba said the station will acquire modern equipment including studio equipment to boost its signal.

She added that they would recruit new staff. "We are open to new talent but we also want to retain the best." The station has over 40 staff. Kasumba, however, denied allegations that the staff went on strike on Monday.

(New Vision (Kampala), 12 July 2007)