TWO NATIONS REPORTER
BEITBRIDGE–Lotsha FM is holding a fundraising soccer and netball tournament at Dulibadzimu Stadium tomorrow (Saturday) to purchase a generator and other broadcasting equipment.
Station manager Progress Moyo confirmed the fundraising to Two Nations.
She said the Musina community radio station and Musina FC are joining them for fundraising.
“We are being affected by long hours of load shedding, which impact our broadcasts as we do not have backup power. Our priority is to fund raise enough money to buy alternative power sources so that we will run uninterrupted broadcasts to keep the Border community informed.
“A sports and entertainment fundraising draws large crowds and different age groups. We believe that many people will come and participate as well as assist in the fundraising. It’s open to everyone,” she said.
Musina FM station manager Justice Langa confirmed the development in a telephone interview.
“We are supporting Lotsha FM because the station is a newbie in the industry and needs a lot of resources and financial support. Musina FM has been in the industry for a long time. We are supporting them to buy resources needed at the station for sustainability,” he said.
Kids tickets for the fundraiser are US$1, adults US$3 and VIPs US$5 at several shops across the border town.
The tournament will feature Lotsha FM and Zim Boarders FC. Netball teams include Lotsha FM, Lutumba, Donsa, and Tshigomele. The games will start at 10 am.
Several artists will perform, including Bhadilah, Krystal, Lizzy Bae and Charks SA.
The radio station first broadcasted in December 2022. It is one of 14 community stations in the country.