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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

It's a milestone for Mbaitufm

Mbaitu FM has finally gone
live on three frequencies

By Anchor Reporter

It is a major breakthrough for the pioneering Kamba fm station that first went on air in 2005 on 100.3 Mhz. but was moved to 92.5Mhz by the then Communications Commission of Kenya(CCK).

The station has had to endure with the single frequency even as competitors were given four frequencies till a year ago when the regulatory authority- Communications Authority (CA) granted two new frequencies- 100.4 and 100.5.
The station, incorporated under Eastern Broadcasting Corporation activated 100.5 at Mbui Nzau hill last year and in April 2016, activated 100.4 at Kyalilini Hill in Kitui.
100.5 Mhz covers particularly Makueni County and is heard along Nairobi- Mombasa road from Salama down to Voi and Taveta in Coast region, Loitokitok in Kajiado County, Kitui South and parts of Arusha.
100.4 is dedicated to Kitui and Mwingi people though it spills to parts of Makueni, entire Yatta, Masinga, Mwea and Embu.
The mother frequency of 92.5 Mhz that beams a powerful voice from the heights of Kisekini on Iveti Hills covers vast areas of the three Ukambani counties and is outstanding in Machakos County in particular. Its footprint is unmistakable in Machakos Town, Kathiani, Athi River, Kangundo, Kiambu and Thika. It also hits Kitui and Mwingi townships, Mbooni, Kilome, and Kajiado.
Mbaitu fm streams live on its website, streamer, runs a fan page on facebook- mbaitufm-The Radio Station a twitter handle @mbaitufm.
The big upgrade has seen the station acquire new and powerful transmitters for the sites, upgraded studio equipment to produce what is arguably the most powerful voice on the stable of teaming Kamba vernacular stations.
“This is the first step we have made to face this competitive market and the fight for the airwaves will be unrelenting”, said Managing Director Martin Masai. He thanked the multitude of listeners who daily tune to Mbaitu, adding that the upgrade was in response to the fans’ unshakable loyalty to the station.

Other Kamba stations include Syokimau Fm, Musyi, Athiani, Wikwatyo, County, Mwatu and Thome FM.

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