Mosupatsela FM goes digital

Presenter Refilwe Rathiba during the lunch hour show.

The 19-year-old Botshabelo-based community station, Mosupatsela FM, has gone digital form analog, after using the loveLife Youth Centre’s kitchen as a temporary studio.
Station Manager, Jowane Fubane, said working at loveLife was not easy at all, because the listeners could hear everything that was happening at the youth centre in background. “However, we are happy to say, that episode belongs in the past. We were lucky enough to have received a donation from the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) for a multimillion rand digital studio, which is sound proof and has quality production facilities. We are extremely grateful towards the MDDA for this state-of-the-art studio, because it will boost the morale of the presenters who have been complaining about the quality of production.
“They felt it was not listener-friendly as everything that was happening in the background could be heard by the listeners. But today we are happy that we were not left behind when it comes to technology. The technicians already came to show us how everything works. We are slowly but surely getting the hang of it.”
Pulane Makatse, Mosupatsela FM’s news editor, is just as happy about the new digital studio. “Christmas came early for us this year and we are grateful for this wonderful gift. When we were using the loveLife kitchen it was difficult because even when our visitors started their cars, the listeners at home could hear it. However, the new studio has boosted our morale to do our job and our dignity is back.” – Lebakeng Nkabi