Studio 7 for Zimbabwe provides comprehensive and reliable radio news seven days a week on AM, shortwave and satellite
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 7:00-8:00 p.m., on Intelsat 10 repeats M-F 9-11 p.m.
Local Time: 7-9 p.m.
UTC Time: 1700-1900
Duration: Weekdays: 2 hours; Weekends: 1 hour
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14:18 - 14:19 Thursday 16 May
20:48 - 20:54 Wednesday 15 May
Speaker of parliament, Lovemore Moyo, announced that no lawmaker had opposed the passage of the Bill and all the 148 present voted in its favour. The Bill will now be sent to President Mugabe, who is expected to sign it into law as early as Friday, clearing the path for general elections which he insists should be held by June 29 when parliament’s five-year term draws to an end.
17:30 - 17:59 Wednesday 15 May
An innovative news program in which listeners set the agenda [30 minutes]
19:09 - 19:14 Tuesday 14 May
The Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Number 20 Bill now goes back to the lower house so lawmakers can address issues raised by the Senate before President Robert Mugabe can sign the draft charter into the country's supreme law. All senators present voted in favour of the draft, which was put before them by Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Eric Matinenga.
17:30 - 17:30 Tuesday 14 May
14:14 - 14:15 Tuesday 14 May
A showdown is looming between President Robert Mugabe and SADC as the president moves to proclaim a date for Zimbabwe's next elections.
19:24 - 19:30 Monday 13 May
17:30 - 17:59 Monday 13 May
14:38 - 14:39 Monday 13 May
Police arrest Election Resource Centre and MDC-T officials for engaging in the mobile voter registration exercise in Harare’s Borrowdale and Glenview suburbs.
14:24 - 14:25 Monday 13 May
Police arrest election resource center and MDC-T officials for engaging in the mobile voter registration exercise in Harare’s Borrowdale and Glenview suburbs.
17:20 - 17:29 Sunday 12 May
An innovative news program in which listeners set the agenda [20 minutes]
17:20 - 17:29 Saturday 11 May
19:42 - 19:48 Friday 10 May
Concerned by problems that have plagued the mobile voter registration exercise since its launch two weeks ago, political parties in the unity government Friday requested the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to extend the exercise saying the on-going program is fraught with irregularities that may disenfranchise some Zimbabweans as the country heads for crucial polls whose date is yet to be announced.
17:30 - 17:59 Friday 10 May
19:17 - 19:20 Thursday 9 May
After the third reading, the Bill was put to the vote, requiring a two thirds support from lawmakers for it to proceed to the Senate. While the House of Assembly is usually divided along party lines when it comes to voting over issues, today all the 156 legislators present voted in favour of the Bill.
17:30 - 17:59 Thursday 9 May
17:30 - 17:59 Wednesday 8 May
19:22 - 19:28 Tuesday 7 May
Raphael Khumalo, chief executive officer of Alpha Media Holdings, publishers of the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper, said the publication’s editor Dumisani Muleya and senior reporter Owen Gagare were arrested Tuesday after handing themselves to the police. Khumalo said detectives visited the newspaper’s offices Monday and summoned the two journalists to report to the local station.
17:30 - 17:59 Monday 6 May
17:20 - 17:39 Saturday 4 May
Studio 7 has been providing Zimbabwe with objective, reliable and balanced radio news broadcasts since 2003 and has become a highly valued alternative point of reference on the airwaves for many thousands of Zimbabweans.
Studio 7 covers politics, civil society, the economy, health, sports, music, the arts and other aspects of life in Zimbabwe.
Studio 7 in Shona, English and Ndebele can be heard each Monday through Friday evening in Zimbabwe and elsewhere in the Southern African region from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. followed by LiveTalk with hosts Blessing Zulu and Gibbs Dube from 8:30 to 9 p.m.
On Saturday and Sunday Studio 7 news runs for an hour from 7 to 8 p.m.
Studio 7 broadcasts at 909 on the AM or medium wave band, and on shortwave on the 4930, 7210 and 12120 kiloHertz frequencies. Listeners in the Harare region in particular may experience jamming on 909 AM.
Studio 7 can also be received on free-to-air satellite devices during our normal time slot of 7 to 9p.m. and as a repeat of the Shona, English and Ndebele news programs plus LiveTalk from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Tune to Studio 7 on Intelsat 10, Virtual Channel (VC) 23. The channel is called VOA Southern Africa and carries other VOA language broadcasts including English, Portuguese and French.
The downlink frequ3ency is 12.602 mHz and the symbol rate is 26.6. Downlink polarization is V or vertical. FEC or forward error correction is 1/2.