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Change of Frequency PDF Print E-mail

The Fundraising Committee of Voice of Africa Radio 94.3FM will appreciate your support towards the change of frequency to 94FM.

For your convenience, please find our bank details:

Bank of Scotland

A/C NAME: VOICE OF AFRICA RADIO

A/C NO.: 06610761

SORT CODE:12-24-81

REF: 94FM

You could use the secure Paypal facility to your right of this page or pop into our office during office hours with your donation.

VOAR is counting on your support.

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LETTER FROM OFCOM Listeners, please read and add comments

Wednesday 2nd Dec ‘09

Dear Space,

VoA: possibility of change to frequency

Thank you for your email. As you may know, Ofcom has done a great deal of work in the last year on looking at the transmission arrangements of community radio services in London, especially of those which suffer from interference from illegal operators.

As I have told you in the past, in the case of Voice of Africa, we are NOT able to make changes to your existing frequency (in terms of power or antenna height for example) because this would cause interference to other services. However, we do have an alternative that we are now able to offer you.

I am sorry it has taken so long to get to this point, but the option we can offer now is only available because we have been able to move another station to an alternative location and frequency. (We needed to wait for that to happen before we were able to make this opportunity known to you, and there were complications after the service moved.)

We can offer you a change of frequency, and an increase in power as follows:

94FM MHz,

We believe this change will improve the robustness of Voice of Africa's reception in its core area. You may wish to seek professional technical advice on this matter. If you do decide to take up this option, we will need to put it through a formal frequency clearance process which will take 4-6 months.

I look forward to hear from you, and would be grateful if you could let us know your decision on this matter by Thursday 17 December.

Yours Sincerely,


:: Ofcom
London

 


 

A LETTER FROM MANAGEMENT OF VOAR TO OFCOM

Subject: OFCOM MUST ACT


For the past three weeks the 'LEGAL' pirate stations are now operating directly on 94.3FM with impunity 24/7.

Voice of Africa Radio is a legally licenced radio station, but we don't have clear signal in many parts of Newham let alone in East -London. We are consistently being bombarded with complaints from our listeners that they cannot hear us clearly as possible. Potential advertisers are taking away or refusing to place adverts on our station because they can't hear us.

We have spoken and written to OFCOM about this many times and still the problem has not been resolved, we are seriously confused as to why VOAR a licenced radio station has to put up with this constant interference from 'legal' pirate stations on our dial. Infact, Ofcom doesn't see anything wrong about this; hence it's inability to deal with the interference.

This continual interference has seriously disrupted our services to the community not only in terms of listenership but also financially. The moral of presenters and staff has been negatively affected resulting in many fully qualified trainees leaving VOAR to join pirate stations because of their unrestricted transmitter power and freedom.

We do not wish to take the law into our own hands but VOAR is seriously being FORCED to think otherwise because Ofcom cannot or will not help.

Thank you for reading this letter.

Best regards,


Space Clottey

Voice of Africa Radio

020 8471 9111 / 07950 819 519

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Last Updated on Friday, 11 February 2011 15:02
 

Comments  

 
-1 #45 Guest 2011-03-06 18:50
Drugmoney from African mules and money from lost lonely people have paid for your station,
Less preaching and more doing!!
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0 #44 Guest 2010-11-07 14:51
VOAR has done wonders by achieving their feat in gaining their license to serve our African communal families across the world.

I will support whatever Voice of Africa Radio in uplifting Africans as a whole as it should be doing and may it do so.

But I still think it isn't worth us changing the 94.3 to the new 94FM dial, because we know that there are those with their wicked and immature agenda will block our path, but as Africans we shouldn't give in to them, but to make Voice of Africa and the family of our great Pan-African radio frequency continue to grow from strength to strength.
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+1 #43 Guest 2010-11-03 17:13
Are you moving to 94 FM? I am still receiving you on 94.3 today and your website says to move by 30th october. I am confused.
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+2 #42 Guest 2010-10-31 21:52
Moving frequency is a good thing because we are gonna get a stronger signal....can't wait! I'll be able to listen much clearer

94.3 is close to 94.0 its not 88.8

It's a POSITIVE not a negative
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-1 #41 Guest 2010-10-22 16:02
i think that you are trying to get something out of nothing 25watts is what you are allowed as a community broardcaster you are in london ofcom cannot be expected to spend thousands of pounds getting pirates off ure frequency when u give them a very small fraction of money compared to the big comercial stations that spend thousands you need to look at the big picture pirates do things so they dont get caught thats why they are on ! the pirates are the ones that dont care not ofcom they are the ones that silence you
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+1 #40 Guest 2010-10-05 09:37
I have a question for Offcom, by moving voa to another frequency 94fm be feasable and would there be any more interference when they move?

U r a pushed about by Offcom and what they r doing is illegal because u r a legal radio station. Is it because u r a black african licensed radio station? What is the point of voa radio station being the first black licensed radio station but without no good/clear frequency.

This is ridiculous and racist, and since u have agreed to move to 94fm due to circumstances beyond your control...let hope that there would be no more interference.
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-1 #39 Guest 2010-06-22 10:21
Brother Dan, I echo your views totally.

You see, when we have people who come out with their ignorant views, it doesn't get us nowhere.

Delotta Brown is one of those brainwashed so-called non-African wantabee, who isn't only in-tuned, but it is so bitterly undecided.

Voice of Africa Radio will get better and better and the 94.3 frequency, should be left alone.
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-1 #38 Guest 2010-06-22 10:19
Brother Dan, I echo your views totally.

You see, when we have people who come out with their ignorant views, it doesn't get us nowhere.

Delotta Brown is one of those brainwashed so-called non-African wantabee, who isn't only in-tuned, but it is so bitterly undecided.

Voice of Africa Radio will get better and better and the 94.3 frequency, should be left alone.
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+1 #37 Guest 2010-05-14 19:44
Delotta Brown, you honestly sound like a wounded lion and a very jealous African, just envious of this GREAT media institution in the UK. The fact is that no neo-colonial, pro-imperialistic institution or body will like to support any media outlet like VOAR which speaks it's mind without fear, favour or ill-well.

If what you are saying has any basis please provide the facts and don't hide behind anonymity. We love VOAR as the voice of the voiceless.
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-1 #36 Guest 2010-05-03 19:54
Voice of Africa Radio's current broadcasting and financial predicament is a direct consequence of their disnonest dealings with those who have sought to support them, as even the most basic research will reveal. Commercial institutions will not support them, local authority handouts have dried up, and their own dishonesty has resulted in them shooting themselves in the foot financially as no-one in the community trusts them any longer. The chickens are coming home to roost.
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