Skyz Metro FM broad­casts via internet

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Bon­gani Ndlovu Show­biz Cor­re­spon­dent

BU­L­AWAYO based com­mer­cial ra­dio sta­tion Skyz Metro FM has cre­ated a web­site from which lis­ten­ers will be able to lis­ten to broad­casts through live stream­ing.

Broadcasting on 100.3FM to a 40KM ra­dius of the city, the ra­dio sta­tion’s web­site – www.skyzmetro­ra­ went live on Wed­nes­day.

Brezh­nev Mathonsi, the sta­tion’s head of sales and mar­ket­ing said they in­tro­duced live stream­ing in or­der to cater for au­di­ences out of Bu­l­awayo.

“Peo­ple in the Di­as­pora and out­side Bu­l­awayo re­quested that we live stream our broad­casts so they also tune in. We de­cided to fol­low in­ter­na­tional trends and launched the web­site which also has pro­files of our pre­sen­ters and their dif­fer­ent pro­grammes,” said Mathonsi.

The web­site’s home page has the live stream play but­ton, Kasi Top 20 list, and shows the pro­gramme that will be air­ing at that par­tic­u­lar time.

As one scrolls down the page, the sta­tion’s vi­sion is ex­plained be­fore the pre­sen­ters of the show are in­tro­duced as well as the pro­gramme sched­ule.

Mathonsi said they wanted to make the web­site as in­ter­ac­tive as pos­si­ble for lis­ten­ers and artistes.

“We want peo­ple to in­ter­act with the web­site as much as pos­si­ble. There’s a ‘Sub­mit your Mu­sic’ tab where if one clicks it’ll lead artistes to an email where they can send their mu­sic. The other fea­ture is a chat win­dow which when on­line, a per­son can send a shout out or ask ques­tions and get an im­me­di­ate re­sponse,” said Mathonsi.

So far, the sta­tion which started broadcasting last month has pro­grammes like The Vuka Vuka break­fast show pre­sented by Babongile Sikhon­jwa and Zwa, The Vibe with BK and Kya Dras­tiq, Byo Top Shots – Mjoks and TKP, Singa­bantu Banye – Daniel Ku­lube and Ma­nurse and Morn­ing Gospel with Les­ley Phiri.

The full list of win­ners. Jah Prayzah

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