Radio Atlantis 107.9fm Atlantis Cape Town SA
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Radio Atlantis is a community radio station situated in Atlantis, on the West Coast, about 50 km outside Cape Town, in the Western Cape Province. It has been established seventeen (17) years ago, on 1 September 1995, and acts as a medium to empower the community in its broadcasting area, through education and information and providing a voice to such communities.A secondary purpose is the training of community historians and media practitioners. Radio Atlantis aims to promote an awareness and culture of human rights by enabling individuals and organisations to tell their stories to the public through radio and a variety of media forms and projects.Our broadcasting area includes amongst others Atlantis, Mamre, Witsand, Pella, Duinefontein, Klipheuwel, Melbosstrand, Tableview, Nuwedorp, Milnerton, Darling and all the other surrounding farming areas on the West Coast. We broadcast 24-7 in Afrikaans, English and isi-Xhosa. Our community is predominantly Black and female. Our programming schedule covers all age groups and all social sectors. We have a listenership of between 30 000 - 90 000. The radio station is under the control of a Board of Directors, made up of members of the community elected at the AGM. RAFM has ten (10) board members including the SM who is ex-officio and meets quarterly. The SM manages the day to day running of the radio station. Volunteers from our communities, mostly do all our on-air work. The Station Manager is Rachel Watson (nee) Visser who has a long history of service to the struggle for freedom in South Africa. Her working life has been dedicated to work within the Labour and NGO movement. Rachel has been in the employment of the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) for 15 years, working as an Organiser. She also held the position of National Media Officer from 1998-2006. She is one of the founder members of RAFM. She joined Shirley Gunn at the Human Rights Media Centre in 2006 and produced and co-edited the Award winning book Labour Pains for the Nation. Rachel was employed in July 2007 as Station Manager at RAFM.
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