Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sudan's Miraya launches new programming

Station, Miraya FM officially launched its new national and regional program on 15 February, in an effort to keep its listeners better informed and closer to the current affairs of Sudan. Three programs of the national stream, namely “Good Morning Sudan”, “Sudan at Noon” and “Sudan Tonight” broadcast news in classic and simple Arabic and English, as well as features on economy, sports, civic education and general information.
Studios in Khartoum and Juba have been linked to enable North-South debates and ensure the participation and feedback from the citizens. From six in the morning until eight in the evening, listeners are updated with news on the top of the hour.

The new program of Miraya brings a further two regional streams for northern and southern Sudan produced by the Khartoum and Juba studios respectively and broadcast twice a day. “Current Affairs” and “Social and Entertainment” programs inform on regional news, popularise traditional music and provide an interactive format to discuss topics of special interest to women (from 10:00 to noon) and youth (from 15:00 to 17:00)

The programs follow the Miraya long established tradition since its launch in June 2006 to address issues that are important to communities across Sudan and to promote better understanding of each other and themselves.

Miraya is preparing special electoral programming. Its electoral coverage is governed by the Miraya Electoral Charter, available on-line at http://www.mirayafm.org/ .

Following Miraya’s policy of promoting the local culture and the Sudanese artists, the sound of Miraya is original music produced by northern and southern Sudanese musicians performing with traditional and modern instruments.

Miraya is a 24 hour, seven day a week radio operated by the United Nations Mission in Sudan in partnership with Fondation Hirondelle, a Swiss non-governmental organization.

How to listen to Miraya:

Miraya broadcasts on 101FM in southern Sudan through 15 transmitters and relays in Juba, Malakal, Wau, Rumbek, Torit, Maridi, Yambio, Bor, Yei, Bentiu, Aweil, Nasser, Melut, Raja and Kapoeta.
Miraya is also available on the internet (http://www.mirayafm.org/)
Miraya broadcasts on the audio channels of NileSAT (search menus for “Miraya”)

Miraya broadcasts six hours a day of news and information on shortwave at 0300-0600 UTC on 7385 kHz and 1400-1700 UTC on 15670 kHz. The broadcast includes “Good Morning Sudan” and “Current Affairs North and South” as well as “Sudan Tonight” and news on the hour in three languages.
(Source: Mission of UN in Sudan/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)

Frequency and time change of Miraya FM Radio via IRRS SW:
0300-0600 on 7385 RSO 150 kW / 165 deg to EaAf En/Ar, additional morning transmision:
1400-1700 new freq 15670*RSO 150 kW / 165 deg to EaAf En/Ar, ex 1500-1800 on 9825
* co-ch Radio Mada International in French 1530-1600 Sat/Sun
Time change of morning txion of European Gospel Radio in English from Feb.1
0600-0700 on 5990 RSO 150 kW / non-dir to Eu/ME/NoAf Mon-Thu, 0530-0630
(DX Mix News 612, wb, Germany, Jaisakthivel, India)