Khonza Nathi Igagasi Lobunye
KNI Radio, Postnet Suite 220, Private Bag X817, New Germany, 3620, South Africa.
KNI RADIO - PROFILE
KNI Radio was formed in the year 2000 by the joining of Radio-KN and Igagasi Lobunye. Unable to get a full-time Community license, KNI focussed on short-term event broadcasts for ten years from 2001 until 2011, and grew in popularity, hosting many great public events in and around Durban.
In 2009, the licensing authority (ICASA) invited commercial companies to apply for the 103 FM channel used by KNI for event broadcasts, and KNI partnered with One Gospel in their successful bid for a commercial station, later re-named Vuma 103FM. Both One Gospel and KNI Radio have subsequently sold their shares to the Times Media Group.
In April 2015 KNI applied for a community radio broadcast license for the Valley of 1000 Hills area.
KNI is currently engaging with ICASA on the outcome of this application, and other possible opportunities in line with its constitution:
The objectives of KNI Radio are:
To apply for and obtain a Community Broadcasting Service licence, and to operate a Community Broadcasting Service in order:
(1) To assist the community at large especially the needy and the historically disadvantaged individuals for them to regain their morals, through the gospel message.
(2) To produce and to ensure the broadcast of Christian radio programmes of high standards with respect to content, programme format, speakers' qualifications and ethical practices.
(3) To produce and to broadcast programmes relating to all matters of life, e.g. family, health-care, lifestyle and education from a biblical perspective.
(4) To encourage co-operation with Churches and other organisations, to better serve the community.
(5) To broadcast mainly local gospel music, and to promote local gospel artists.
(6) To be a responsible shareholder in Vuma FM (Pty) Ltd.
KNI Board Members:
Chairperson: Rev Siziwe Chili
Secretary: Mrs Thandi Gumede
Treasurer: Mrs Nomvula Xaba
Pastor S Gwala
Mr L Mkhize
Rev A Mbatha
Contact number: 082 090 9695 (Chairperson).
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