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What ever happened to the radio station in Kruger??

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What ever happened to the radio station in Kruger??

Unread postby claireannecarter » Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:15 pm

Hello All.

Dunno if anyone remembers, but years ago there used to be a radio station that you could tune into when you entered the Kruger? Does anyone know if it still exists, and if not, what happened to it?

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Re: What ever happened to the radio station in Kruger??

Unread postby AKadwa » Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:18 pm

WOW at last... the myth about the mysterious radio station in Kruger has been confirmed!!!
I've only heard about the station. I've tried to tune in during the last two years on my trips and i've heard only static.
I'd also like to know if the station ever was or ever will be operational.

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Re: What ever happened to the radio station in Kruger??

Unread postby claireannecarter » Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:22 pm

Yep, it definitely was operational, but many, many years ago....

It really does need to be reinstated.

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Re: What ever happened to the radio station in Kruger??

Unread postby MATTHYS » Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:29 pm

Welcome to the forums, Claireannecarter :D .

More info and comments on the radio station to be found here.
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Re: What ever happened to the radio station in Kruger??

Unread postby AKadwa » Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:30 pm

I agree with you. A radio station aABOUT the kruger IN the kruger would be amazing.
What sort of things were on the station? I heard that people use to call in "post" sightings, is that true?

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Re: What ever happened to the radio station in Kruger??

Unread postby Vlakvarkvrou » Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:47 pm

It will be wonderfull if the radio station could make a comeback. We listened to it the whole time we were in the Park in July 1999. On our return after a few years "absence" from the Park, it was gone.

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Re: What ever happened to the radio station in Kruger??

Unread postby GlenD » Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:32 pm

I listen to enough media broadcasts outside the park, so the precious few days a year that I do get to KNP, is definitley not spent listening to any radio. In fact my car radio gets switched off as I am approaching the entrance gate on my arrival, and stays off the whole time im there.
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Re: What ever happened to the radio station in Kruger??

Unread postby Rooies » Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:43 pm

Glen79 wrote:I listen to enough media broadcasts outside the park, so the precious few days a year that I do get to KNP, is definitley not spent listening to any radio. In fact my car radio gets switched off as I am approaching the entrance gate on my arrival, and stays off the whole time im there.


Agree :thumbs_up: , no radio, no CD, no TV, no aircon!! Just pure nature.
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Re: What ever happened to the radio station in Kruger??

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:53 pm

While watching game tentativey inching to a waterhole, I can seriously do with out a car arriving with 'dum klap dum klap dum klap dum klap' that was 'Jungle music' by Jungle boyz, and now for the latest sightings on the H7 we cross to our man on the spot J......

PLEASE spare me. :wall:
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Re: What ever happened to the radio station in Kruger??

Unread postby claireannecarter » Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:03 pm

Gosh, didnt think Id get that response!

Please dont get me wrong, I TOTALLY agree with Glen79, Rooies and Bush Baptist, there is nothing worse than hearing loud, blasting music when you are in the bush. I too enjoy the peace and tranquility that nature has to offer.

The beauty with the radio station in Kruger was that it was topical and educational. Many interesting topics were dicussed and even more interesting stories were told.

I am certainly not endorsing the "boom boom pow" within the reserve :naughty:
but on those looooong, hot drives from one area of the park to another, it is refreshing to listen to something other than your sibling moaning or you parents attempting to sing their version of the latest pop song to hit the airwaves....

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Re: What ever happened to the radio station in Kruger??

Unread postby Rooies » Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:32 pm

Claire, no offence intended, but if you start browsing through the posts, you will realize that there are a couple of purists, like me, who are constantly complaining about the overcrowding of Kruger, the excessive noise, speeding, disobeyance of the rules, etc. So if somebody is in favour of the introduction of another source of noise, we sometimes over react.
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Re: What ever happened to the radio station in Kruger??

Unread postby ndloti » Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:39 pm

Include this purist in that list .
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: What ever happened to the radio station in Kruger??

Unread postby Sprocky » Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:28 pm

And this one!!! :rtm:

It was called Radio Safari, and was good when I lived in Nelspruit, they had great talk shows and very informative chats. Even then, when I went into the park the radio was off! :thumbs_up:

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Re: What ever happened to the radio station in Kruger??

Unread postby Mgulube » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:25 pm

Man the good old days. These days we don't even think about switching the radio on (mind you, the reception is sooooo bad up here at Pafuri), but I can clearly remember being a kid and listening to the radio station in Kruger :D
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Re: What ever happened to the radio station in Kruger??

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:27 pm

Welcome to the forum Claire. :clap:

You still have to discover that a lot is said here with tongue firmly in cheek! :wink:

But radio is not really necessary. The music & poetry of the bush more than make up for it.

There are a lot of experienced 'bushmen & women' on the forum and surfing here will get you just about all you need to know. :thumbs_up:
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