Voice of Africa Radio was set up on 1st of January, 2000, to correct the exclusion and marginalisation of the African community from the electronic media. The station operated unlicensed at that time, covering London-wide. Its success and popularity went beyond description, achieving London-wide and international celebrity.
In June 2002, Voice of Africa Radio was awarded a trophy for excellence and communal spirit, presented by the Ghanaian High Commissioner, Mr. Isaac Osei, at an award ceremony held by the Ghana Union London and many other awards.
VOAR attracted a wide range of African businesses that advertised and sponsored most of its programmes. Listeners were mainly the Youth, but also attracted various African High Commissioners’ and Heads of State due to its comprehensive news bulletin, community information, quality interviews and programmes.
FM LICENCE AWARDED
Voice of Africa Radio (VOAR) finally won its bid of a 5 year permanent FM licence in London on the 16th of February 2006, after six years of tireless campaigning, making it VOAR the first and only legally licenced African radio station in the UK.
Apart from entertaining listeners with an exciting range of African music spanning the continent of Africa, VOAR also provides vast range of phone–in programmes discussing issues which are pertinent especially, to Africans at local, national and international level.
The popularity of the station is already evident and reaching over 600,000 listeners per month.
The station can be received globally via: www.voiceofafricaradio.com and on 94FM in Greater London.
We also request your support by advertisement and capital investment as these will contribute immensely to the growth of the radio station and enable it to serve the community with pride and dignity.
From everyone here at Voice of Africa Radio, we hope that you have a fantastic Holiday season and wish you all the best for 2016.