The story of a little known pirate station in Zimbabwe
Kanyi Pamukwendengwe writes in the Mail & Guardian online: “What began as idle village talk over tea and tobacco quickly became reality when the son of my late uncle smuggled in a cheap Chinese radio transmitter from South Korea. For a week what was probably the first independent village radio in Zimbabwe rocked our little, insignificant village. ”
The station, called Pachindau People’s Radio, with a range of 7km, went on air from 6pm to midnight, powered by a diesel generator for seven solid days. But it was raided by the authorities and its equipment was confiscated.