THIS FOLLOWS millions of rands worth of equipments’ were looted and trashed by residents who went amok in the Alexandra township early this week, as part of former President JG Zuma’s incarceration.
The station’s plight was heard by private sector, Skyside SA that came on board and provided the donation.
Alex FM after it went mute, returned to air this morning.
Alex FM station manager Takalane Nemangowe says they have started rebuilding.
“We have managed to put the station back on air. We started broadcasting yesterday at 6 o’clock in the morning because we worked overnight to ensure that we get the station back on air,” says Takalane Nemangowe, Station manager – Alex FM.
I am glad and happy about the donations we have been getting and we really appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts, he said.
Skyside South Africa human resources manager, Cheryl Katzen says, community radio is an integral part of building communities.
“We just happen to have effectively a recording studio, the equipment functions. It is not the newest equipment but is functioning equipment and we would love to donate it,” said Katzen.
Primedia joined other donors and provided R50 000 and skills programme to help staffers get back on air.
The minister of Communication and Technology Stella Ndabeni- Abrahams also visited the station and promised to offer help.
Alex FM is one of the oldest community radio stations in the country that is celebrated for having a close relationship with its community.
Image (Bac’ on air. Alex FM that was looted returns to air after receiving broadcasting equipment’s from donors).