Taranga FM Equipped
Monday, May 07, 2012
The Sinchu Alagie Village-based Taranga FM on Friday wrapped up a five-day training programme for its staff.
Funded by the United States Embassy in Banjul, the training sought to horn the skills of staff of the community-turned-commercial radio station on radio journalism.“Most of the work my staff do involve reviewing in local languages of press publications,” IsmailaSisay, Manager of Taranga FM, has said at the opening ceremony of the event on Monday.
He added: “Almost ninety-five percent of our programmes is done in local languages in order to better serve our listeners, especially those who could not understand the English language.
This, he said, has raised the profile of his media outfit, adding: “We have become a reference point for the whole country.”
Applauding the US embassy for the sponsorship, Sisay described the training as the best his staff have ever had, considering the quality of the course modules and the high-profile trainer from France.
Teranga FM Radio was established in 2008 and started full operation in 2009 as a community radio station before it changed status to commercial this year.
With the country’s rough media environment, it was the only privately-owned radio station broadcasting current affairs.
Author: Oumie Jallow