Capital FM

Capital FM
Serrakunda, The Gambia

On Air
May 2011

Frequency
100.4 MHz

Power
2000W

Introduction

Capital FM – “The Sound of a New Generation” – is an urban music station focused on the Gambia’s younger population.  It is the Gambia’s most powerful radio station, with the widest coverage on the FM band broadcasting on a single frequency, 100.4, covering the whole of the Gambia and beyond.

Capital FM plays a wide range of music, with a focus on dancehall, reggae, hip hop, RnB, Naija mix, Gambian music and much more.

About the project

Capital FM – “The Sound of a New Generation” – was set up by Saul Sowe in partnership with Global Properties and Q Cell Gambia and launced in May 2011.  From initial meetings in 2006, RadioActive worked with Saul and the team over a 5 year period to design the station, choose and supply the equipment and get them on the airwaves.

Capital FM has been entertaining listeners with a wide range of music and chat ever since.

Main Objectives

Capital FM is a commercial radio station, targeting young people in the Gambia, promoting new music from West Africa and beyond.

Our Role

RadioActive supplied and installed our Deluxe Complete Radio Station Package for Capital FM with a boosted 2000W FM transmitter and a studio to transmitter link to send the signal from the studio to the transmitter site on the other side of town.

RadioActive also provided ten days of radio presenting and production training to the Capital FM staff to help them prepare to go on air.  This training covered:

  • how to present a music show
  • how to present a talk show
  • how to use the studio equipment
  • how to do a field interview
  • how to edit audio using Adobe Audition
  • how to plan and produce a radio show

Partners

  • Capital FM