Tuesday, March 13, 2007

New English Language Radio Station

There's a new English language radio station in town: RAM 93.6 FM. I found it by accident a few days ago, and I liked some of the music, although the playlist is fairly pablum.

A little Googling picked up the following information from Haaretz:
An English-radio station based in Ramallah and financed by a Jewish South African will go on air live beginning Wednesday morning.

The station, 93.6 RAM FM, aims to provide a platform for "peaceful dialogue" and is based on the popular South African radio station, 702 Talk Radio, which the station's founders believe played a key role in the transition from the country's apartheid regime to democracy.

The format will include adult contemporary music, as well as hourly news updates provided by the station's service, Middle East Eyewitness News.


"We're committed to telling both sides of the story," Andrew Bolton, the station's news editor said. "We are apolitical and will not toe any political line, other than peace."

Bolton said the news program would therefore not include either terms like "martyr" or "terrorist," both of which he called "loaded." (full story)
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