ZIMBABWE’S first private-owned commercial radio station ZiFM held a launch party in Bulawayo on Saturday night, bringing with it some of the country’s top music talents.
By Sindiso Dube, Own Correspondent
The party got into full swing at about 9pm, with DJs such as P-Styles and T-Base taking to the turntables.
Bulawayo was set ablaze at Horizon Night Club with a live performance from urban grooves artist Sani Makhalima.
Proceedings of the party were streamed live and broadcast on the station, a first in Zimbabwe.
The station’s DJs Tonderayi “TK” Katsande, Tinopa “TinTin” Katsande, Kimble Rodgers and Love Jones mingled with the crowd, as ZiFM aims at stamping its authority in the city.
“We are happy to be in Bulawayo to launch ZiFM as a brand since we started eight months ago, we are honoured by the response that we got from the lively people of Bulawayo and we promise more fireworks,” Geoff Masuta an official at the station said.
DJ Tinashe Chuma said this was the beginning of good things and promised that the station will always keep the city in mind.
“We are happy that the fans are excited about the station and we promise not to end there.
“We will continue to give fans the best of the hottest radio station in Zimbabwe,” he said.
The station’s programming is 70% music and information through talk segments and discussion topics.
ZiFM, headed by AB Communications chairman Supa Mandiwanzira, became the first local radio station to stream online.