List of all Kamba radio stations and their frequencies in Kenya ▷ Tuko.co.ke
In recent years, Kenyan radio stations in Kenya have changed their communication strategies to appeal to local communities. As a result, many Kamba radio stations have gained popularity in the eastern region of the country and beyond.
As a medium, radio is a preference for many people. Compared to others, the radio is cheaper and easily accessible even via a cell phone. For some people, it also has an emotional connection as listeners interact with their favorite personalities. So how many Kamba radio stations do we have in Kenya?
The rise of Kamba radio stations has created several employment opportunities for Kenyans. The many options also provide various sources of entertainment. Here is the list of Kamba radios:
1. County FM
County FM is one of the leading Kamba radio stations in Kenya located in Kitui, Kenya and broadcasts its programs only in the Kamba language. In addition, the 24-hour station broadcasts cultural talk shows and plays a variety of African music. County FM began operations on September 1, 2013.
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The station broadcasts on four licensed frequencies, namely:
- 90.3 – Kitui
- 89.2 – Meru
- 89.5 – Kibwezi
- 91.8 – Mwingi.
It has reached 11 counties, including Machakos, Tharaka Nithi, Embu, Kajiado, Taita Taveta and Tana River counties.
2. Athiani FM
Athiani FM is one of the best Kamba radio stations. Who owns Athiani FM? Athiani Holdings Limited, a company aspiring to be Kenya’s leading cutting-edge media house, owns the station. Rumor has it that the company is affiliated with former vice-president Kalonzo Musyoka.
Athiani provides entertainment, programming and information media targeting a general audience between 18 and 50 years old. The radio station is located on the 11th floor of the FCB Mirhab building in Nairobi, along Lenana Road in Kilimani.
Athiani FM has frequencies in:
- Kibwezi (94.7)
- Machakos (99.2)
- Kitui (97.7)
- Meru (99.5)
Listeners can also connect live through the website. Athiani seeks to connect with the aspirations of the Kamba community, by delivering high quality radio programming.
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3. Mbaïtu FM
Mbaïtu prides itself on being the only FM radio station that reflects the hopes and aspirations of the Kamba community while creatively presenting their experiences through the slice of life factor. The Kamba station is in Upperhill, Nairobi, Kenya and has been closely linked with the Hon. Charity Ngilu, Governor of Kitui County.
You can listen to Mbaitu in Nairobi and Machakos counties on 92.5FM, Mwingi and Kitui counties on 100.4FM and Makueni county on 100.5FM. Fans can also listen to the station live on its website.
4. Musyi FM
Musyi FM operates under the aegis of Royal Media Services. The station was born on July 25, 2005, making it one of the oldest Kamba radio stations. It broadcasts on 102.2 FM in Nairobi, Mombasa and the greater Lower East region of Kenya.
Musyi means an arrow aimed at shooting with a bow, so the station broadcasts information quickly, protecting the Akamba people from exploitation by giving them relevant information and knowledge. Musyi also means home, so that listeners feel at home when listening to the station. Fans can also listen to their favorite songs or programs live on the station’s website.
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5. Syokimau FM
Syokimau FM 88.7 is another Kamba radio station based in Kitui Town, Kilungya Street. The station serves the lower eastern regions. The 24-hour station provides community information, discussions, news and traditional music and can be streamed live via the website.
6. Mwaki FM
Mwaki FM is another Kamba radio station owned by Balindiway Media. The station plays music that relaxes the soul, making listeners forget about their problems. The station is in Nairobi, Kenya, and listeners can flux online to listen to their favorite shows and music.
7. Radio Mangelete
Radio Mangelete is the oldest community radio station in Kenya, established in the 90s with a vision to empower and develop the local community. The station is a project of the Mang’elete Community Integrated Development Program (MCIDP), a community organization.
It broadcasts on frequency 89.1 in the Kamba language but with Kiswahili inserts. The station operates in the Nthongoni Mall, Kibwezi Sub-County, Makueni County, and operates daily between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
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8. Mwatu FM
KBC Mwatu FM is owned by the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC). It mainly serves people around Machakos Town and those along Mombasa Road. Listeners can tune to the station on 93.1 or listen to in line.
9. Sang’u FM
Sang’u FM is one of the new entrants to the radio scene. The online radio station is affiliated with KBC Radio and TV host Bonnie Musambi and his wife, Betty Musambi. Sang’u means ‘Too much sweetness’ and the station’s slogan is ‘Vaa nivo kwaku’ meaning ‘This is where you belong.’
10. Wikwaty’o FM
Wikwaty’o FM is a Christian denominational station in Kitui town with a frequency of 105.3. It is an affiliate of Adventist World Radio and operates under the direction of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Kamba music fans can now enjoy their favorite music and programs without any fuss. Thanks to technological advances, radio enthusiasts can now connect from the comfort of their portable devices. The entertainment scene will likely see more of these stations appear as existing stations strive to expand their reach.
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Maina Kageni of Classic 105 tops the list with a salary range of KShs 1.5 to 1.8 million. Maina started out as a truck driver and rose through the ranks to become one of Kenya’s top presenters. He also wins generously thanks to the brand mentions. Other well-paid personalities include Daniel ‘Churchill’ Ndambuki, who earns KShs 1 million. Check out the room and find out who the others are.