Radio Madang back on air

National, Normal

The National –Thursday, January 6, 2011

 THE people of Madang, especially in the rural areas, are now receiving latest news and information about the province after National Broadcasting Corporation’s Madang station – Radio Madang – resumed services on Saturday.

Station manager James Valakvi said the station had been off the air since last April 15 due to technical faults with its shortwave and FM transmitter.

“We apologise to our listeners that we were not able to put the station back on air as soon as possible. 

“We had difficulties searching for spare parts because the production of shortwave equipment is being phased out in the world market,” Valakvi said, adding that although the station was back on-air, it was not operating on its full power capacity but at 4kh as a precautionary measure on safeguarding the replaced equipment.

The return of Radio Madang has excited the people with many saying it was timely as they were able to receive first hand information on the election of Madang’s new Governor James Gau and updates on the status of the Manam volcano.