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Calrec Type R Serves Community Stations

In South Africa, MDDA funding supports installations

The Calrec Type R Console at Eldos FM

From the Radio World Who’s Buying What page: Calrec said South African community radio stations are using its Type R for Radio consoles with the help of funding from the South African Media Development and Diversity Agency and systems integrator Experience Audio Solutions.

“The MDDA works with the South African government to assist in developing community and small commercial media across the country and provides funding and media education for local community operators,” Calrec wrote.

“More than 20 community radio stations have put in requests for quotes to upgrade their technology,” it stated. Eldos FM in Johannesburg is among those taking delivery of a Type R through MDDA funding. Southside FM in Durban is being outfitted with a Type R, and Giyani FM is planned.

Experience Audio Solutions works with Calrec’s South African distributor Wild & Marr on these projects.

“There are 285 licensed community radio stations in South Africa, 212 on air, and 156 funded by the MDAA. Community radio listenership in South Africa garners roughly 8 million people,” Calrec wrote.

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