MP3 player keeps Mudzi Wathu Community Radio Station on the air

    | December 17, 2007

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    With innovation, determination, and the help of some new technology, the Mudzi Wathu Community Radio Station in Mchinji District, Malawi kept their listeners informed and entertained even when their Studio-To-Transmitter Links (STL) were disrupted. This community station has been on the air for almost two years, and counts about 90 per cent of Mchinji residents, or 300,000 people, as listeners. The attached case study describes how station staff and volunteers used an MP3 player connected directly to the transmitter (and their own feet!) to continue programming until a new STL link was received and installed. Click here to read the full story: