ZNBC receives last consignment of FM radio equipment
Lusaka, March 11, ZANIS —The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) has received the last consignment of satellite signal equipment for frequency modulation (FM) which will help improve radio reception in rural areas.
ZNBC Director of Engineering and Technical Services Malolela Lusambo told ZANIS in Lusaka today that the satellite signal dishes measuring 3.7 metres arrived at Mass Media Complex this morning and will be installed at 20 FM transmitters dotted across the country.
Mr. Lusambo said the equipment, which is worth KR893, 000 (K893 million) is part of the project dubbed, "Rural FM" that is aimed at improving quality radio signal in the remote parts of the country.
He said ZNBC was implementing the project that will ensure that rural areas get the signal via satellite without interruption through-out the year.
He disclosed that three satellite dishes would be installed in each province before the end of this year.
"Yes, I can confirm that ZNBC has received the last consignment of the FM dishes from the United States. With this equipment as ZNBC, we are very sure of getting strong and reliable feedback signal even under fog environments. I would like to commend government for the gesture,” he said
He assured the ZNBC Radio listeners in rural areas that the national broadcaster was committed to improving the quality of radio reception in rural areas.
Mr. Lusambo however apologised to the ZNBC clientele for the delay’s corporation has taken in transporting the pieces of equipment.
And Mr. Lusambo has disclosed that 25 radio transmitters are expected to come from Italy next month.
On March 29 last year, ZNBC received similar pieces of equipment worth US$72, 000 (about K381.6 million) and it has been receiving various equipment for boosting airwaves in rural areas since then.