Good Morning Angels supports local community radio station Kofifi FM

Jacaranda FM has announced that its Good Morning Angels initiative is extending its support to the South African radio community by empowering local community station Kofifi FM with power.

Kofifi FM is located in the Johannesburg suburb of Westbury, near Westdene, Melville and Sophiatown.

Jacaranda FM says that Kofifi FM stands as a beacon of hope in a community often overshadowed by stories of crime, drugs, and gang violence.

It says despite these challenges, community members remain hopeful for a brighter future for their children. One such community member is Joseph Cotti, who left his position as a founding technician at M-Net to help the Westbury Community Development Centre Trust establish Kofifi FM.

Named to reflect the vibrant music and cultural heritage of neighboring Sophiatown, Kofifi FM focuses on the positives rather than the hardships. Over the past 14 years, the station has become the heart and voice of Westbury society, providing vital information, entertainment, hope and opportunities for training and upliftment, according to Jacaranda FM.

Recent load shedding and power instability have threatened the station’s survival, imposing a significant financial burden as it was forced to broadcast from another studio at great expense, adds Jacaranda FM.

Jacaranda FM says that through its Good Morning Angels initiative, Rentech will assist Kofifi FM with inverters and battery power at the Westbury station and transmitter site, valued at R70 000, ensuring that it remains on air amid power supply challenges. Additionally, Rentech will provide maintenance and services for these systems for two years.

To further assist and empower the community of Westbury, the Good Morning Angels Fund will support the Westbury Community Development Trust with R50,000 towards its community training and upliftment projects, says the radio station.

Jacaranda FM concludes that Kofifi FM is a recipient of assistance through the Jacaranda FM Community Station Initiative (JCSI).

This initiative, started by Jacaranda FM, aims to provide assistance, mentorship and training to qualifying community radio stations as a service to the South African radio industry.

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