Week One: Introduction to Interactive Radio Discussion

Hi everyone, My name is Alex Wandeba and I come from the Eastern part of Uganda from a place called Bududa; one of the most fertile places in the country. Bududa is on the slopes of Mount Elgon at the boarder with Kenya and really mountainous.
I live and work in Kampala the capital city of Uganda, working with Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) Radio , am a news anchor for the National News, producer and presenter of the daily news magazine called News Hour on UBC Radio. The program is a production of the News and Current Affairs Section of UBC Radio comprising a team of reporters and correspondents reporting on the occurrences across the country daily, run from 8pm to 9pm local time.
Am happy to all of you on this platform.

Hello @Wandeba

You are welcome!
We are glad to have you in this platform and we are looking forward to shared experiences.

Enjoy the discussions!

My name is Apamaku Gaetano. I am a Producer of several Programs including Farm Talk. I work with Radio Pacis that is a Value Based Community Radio in Arua located in the North Western part of Uganda. My station studio can accommodate up to 4-Guests for Live discussions, and it has both the Presenter/host and the Guests seated at a form of round table for On-air Discussion.

Hello Apamaku

You are welcome!

It is good to meet in this platform and we believe through sharing of experiences we will learn from each other.


Dear all,

Thank you for the introductions and thank you for participating in the icebreaker activity. If you have not participated yet, you still have time before moving to week 2.

Please also note that we have started a WhatsApp group. I have sent emails to all requesting WhatsApp numbers. If you have not sent yours you can still send on email busingc@gmail.com or send a private message to me on this platform. If you are not on WhatsApp you can still send me your number and let me know you are not on WhatsApp.


Hi all,

I am going to join and introduce myself this week as last week I was in Dodoma, the Capital :slight_smile: with broadcasters from Mwangaza FM. My name is Kassim Sheghembe and I work with Farm Radio International as ICT Officer. I am working with broadcaster to make Radio more interactive and respond to farmers/listeners need.

I have trained more than 15 radio stations in Tanzania and I have been exploring tools and ways to make radio more interactive. I strongly believe that radio is a very powerful tool for raising voices of unheard. But this is possible and even more effective when radio integrate feedback from listeners.

I am very fortunate to be in this discussion and I hope to learn more from all of you on tools and ways you use to make radio more interactive.

Thank you :slight_smile:

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Hi team,
I am Josephine Mdenyo working with mulembe fm,a radio station that broadcasts in luhya language.It is located in Nairobi.
I am the presenter of the mid-morning show that highlights development. The show is interactive and interesting especially when discussing with farmers and business people.Radio is powerful with immediate feedback.
I am happy to join this discussion. Yearning to learn more on tools and ways to make radio more interactive! Thank you team.

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Hello Kassim

You are welcome!

We are looking forward to hearing more about the tools you use to assist stations to make radio interactive.


Hello @Josephine_Mdenyo

You are welcome! We are happy to have you here. Please note that we are now in Week 2 and we would like to hear your views on what interactive radio is.


Hello @Josephine_Mdenyo

You are welcome! We are happy to have you here. Please note that we are now in Week 2 and we would like to hear your views on what interactive radio is.


Hello All,
My full names are Gift Malambo, I am a reporter, producer and presenter of one of the popular radio program in Zambia called “Farming Today”. The program is aired on national broadcaster (Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation- ZNBC Radio 1) every Saturdays at 13:30 hours local time. This program has been on air for more than 30 years now. Due to popular demand, some times the same program is translated into local languages and broadcasted through some local community radio stations dotted around the country.

Being a reporter, I enjoy my work because it has given me the opportunities of interacting with different kind of people of different professionals in our communities. I do interact with farmers, experts in agriculture, NGOs, agricultural companies, politicians and name them.

I hope to learn from my fellow participates on how they are servicing the communities in their respective countries and communities through radio.
Thank you all

Hello ,
Thought am rate, welcome me in the discussion .Am Victor Asumani working with with Nkhotakota Community Radio Station as an agriculture producer in Malawi Central Africa…
Great to meet you friends here, lets help one another in doing the job.

Hie,my name is Rashidah Matandika,am working with Dzimwe Community Radio Station in a town called Monkeybay in Malawi.its nice being here with you guys

Hello and welcome to all who joined us this week. We are happy to have you. We are in Week 2. Kindly find your way there, we would like to hear your understanding about interactive radio.

@victorasumani @Rashidah @Gift

My names is Ephraim Nyirenda I work with Tuntufye FM of the Catholic Diocese of Karonga, Malawi. Iam a producer of Farm radio Program. Nice to be here!

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Here i come , so sorry i had log in issues, Sarah Natoolo working with Uganda Broad Casting Corporation UBC
I am very sure this is a good plat form to enable us learn, and interact with people. i do a news magazine program called news hour , i take most of my time in a production studio than on air , however very willing to share my studio picture with time, i will shortly join into the discussions.

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Hi Everyone and nice to meeting. My name is Rashid, I am a broadcaster and I work for Kapchorwa Trinity Radio-KTR 94.1FM in the Eastern Uganda. I like discussions on issues related to agriculture which is the main occupation of over 80% of Uganda’s population.Iam very happy to join you in the discussions.


@Wandeba @Rashid @Ephraim

You are all welcome. We are happy to have you taking part in the discussion. We are now in Week 2, discussing understanding of interactive radio and sharing experiences

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Dear Kochieng, i do not really get anything from your submission. The text with scrolls i mean.

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