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Rainbow Radio Uses Satellite to Reach West Africans in North America

Transmission services company WRN recently signed a contract with Rainbow Radio to start broadcasting to North America via the Galaxy 25 digital satellite at 97 degrees West longitude.
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Transmission services company WRN recently signed a contract with Rainbow Radio to start broadcasting to North America via the Galaxy 25 digital satellite at 97 degrees West longitude.

Rainbow Radio describes itself as "the premier-licensed Ghanaian/West African commercial radio;" it offers a music format playing hi-life, hip-life, zouk, makossa, Afrobeat, reggae, gospel and other styles.

The station airs in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Sky, for which WRN provides satellite and data services.

Rainbow Radio officials said they've had "huge interest" from the Ghanaian/West African community in North America. The station is already available in the United States to listeners on mobile telephones via the UpSNAP mobile radio service.

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