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
19:23 - 19:27 Monday 17 Jun
Report by Irwin Chifera
17:30 - 17:59 Monday 17 Jun
An innovative news program in which listeners set the agenda [30 minutes]
17:20 - 17:39 Sunday 16 Jun
An innovative news program in which listeners set the agenda [20 minutes]
17:20 - 17:39 Saturday 15 Jun
15:25 - 15:26 Saturday 15 Jun
19:38 - 19:45 Friday 14 Jun
17:30 - 17:59 Friday 14 Jun
14:47 - 14:48 Friday 14 Jun
17:30 - 17:59 Thursday 13 Jun
14:26 - 14:27 Thursday 13 Jun
20:32 - 20:38 Wednesday 12 Jun
Mr. Tsvangirai says the election timeline set by the court is not feasible as key democratic reforms should be implemented first ahead of any fresh election. The premier said the constitution does not allow the president to unilaterally declare the date of an election without consulting him. Mr. Tsvangirai said there was no need for Harare to rush into another election whose results would be contested.
17:30 - 17:59 Wednesday 12 Jun
17:11 - 17:12 Wednesday 12 Jun
Cabinet approves Electoral Law Amendments as Zimbabwe inches closer to general elections
22:02 - 22:08 Tuesday 11 Jun
The laws that need to be aligned with the new constitution include the Electoral Act, the Public Order and Security Act, Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Broadcasting Services Act, the Police Act and the Defence Act
17:30 - 17:59 Tuesday 11 Jun
15:02 - 15:03 Tuesday 11 Jun
Cabinet discusses the need to harmonize the country’s electoral laws ahead of this year’s elections as two people go to the courts to challenge the Constitutional Court decision saying elections should be held by July 31
14:37 - 14:38 Tuesday 11 Jun
20:35 - 20:41 Monday 10 Jun
Zimbabwe’s Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede on Monday appeared before a parliamentary committee where he was quizzed about his department’s ability to capture all eligible voters for registration ahead of this year’s election. Though complaining the government has given them less money for voter registration, Mudede said Zimbabweans should not wait until the last minute to register to vote.
17:30 - 17:59 Monday 10 Jun
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.