Radio 034 which is considered to be one of the most popular go to Youth Radio station for the Amajuba District Population is actually shutting down. And the reason for the shut down is that they are not able to earn revenues. And another major reason is that Radio 034 had its sponsors pull out which has made the station Survival impossible.
The station was founded in 2017 by Siyabonga Mthethwa & Nozipho Sibiya with a vision of promoting fresh ideas to facilitate youth as producers of radio programmes, and makes them to adept technology to imbibe the spirit to create, participate, learn, explore, and network and share their views, stories, and voices to the world on a digital/online radio platform to bring a positive change in the society.
According to the station closing statement made by Siyabonga Mthethwa on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/siyaisambane ,Thursday evening,He said “We wish to inform all our listeners and supporters that the station is now closed.
We have not been able to secure the much needed sponsorship towards making this station a success. We received zero sponsorship support since it was established till now from any of our local councils and little support from local businesses.
This is indeed a sad loss from the community and the youth that has been part of the station as our vision is to empower them.
We are sad but we thank each and everyone of you that has supported us since day one.
We hope that our councils will feel the loss and be back on air again”
The station wont be streaming or playing music with the operations closing down completely.
For more information regarding this,don’t hesitate to contact Siyabonga Mthethwa – Station Manager at 079 718 9765 or via email at email@example.com”