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Radio station

Unread post by aqua5 » Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:25 pm

good afternoon,
i was at kruger a few years ago and there was a station dedicated to wild life talks and animal traits etc only.
is this station still available at kruger?
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Re: radio station

Unread post by Imax » Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:28 pm

Safari FM.

As far as i know, they dont.

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Re: radio station

Unread post by aqua5 » Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:34 pm

that would be a shame, as it was excellent.
i wonder what happened to have it discontinued?
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Re: radio station

Unread post by Imax » Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:43 pm

I think it was a case of too few listeners leading to reduction in advertisers and escalating cost.

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Re: radio station

Unread post by aqua5 » Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:55 pm

perhaps we could find out who presented it, and come up with a plan to get it re introduced.
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Re: radio station

Unread post by Maargat G » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:02 am

Yeah Aqua i also remember this station as a child listening to it when we were in the park! its sad they dont excist anymore!
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Re: radio station

Unread post by Imax » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:11 am

Wonder wats keeping Gerhard awake :hmz:


Aqua, it was the brain child of Andre Walters after he left 50/50. I dont know what he is involved in today, but probably still some concervation and media related activities.


The problem in reviving it, is to convince advertisers that it would work again after the first attempt, and they are your bread and butter.

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Re: radio station

Unread post by aqua5 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:56 am

hi imax
any ideas as to how to contact them?
this was an educational programme, which was great to listen to while siting at water holes.
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Re: radio station

Unread post by Imax » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:53 am

Unfortunately no. You could perhaps google his name, and take the discussion up with him as to how it could be revived.

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Re: radio station

Unread post by robertson » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:34 am

Just to put my 2 cent's in The Radio station i think if i can remember was 107.2fm
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Re: radio station

Unread post by namkram » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:34 pm

hi,
i've also been to kruger several times since they closed down and miss them like mad.
two ways to try and find details of the people that ran it would be to contact sabc directly or call telkom enquiries in nelspruit where they were based.
good luck.
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Re: radio station

Unread post by francoisd » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:33 am

aqua5 wrote:imax, can't find him.
perhaps someone will see this thread and let us know if they do.

Did a Google search:

André Walters runs a company called EnviroWorld Productions. There are contact numbers on the home page and a "Email André Walters" link at the top of the page
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a Kruger Park radio station

Unread post by Eddie29 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:46 am

Now this is only a thought but would it not be a great help if the Kruger park had a radio station that broad casted latest sightings or useful tips, animal info things like that they could be in radio contact with field rangers and other visitors that would phone in any sightings?

Now this is only a idea!

What do you think?
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Re: a Kruger Park radio station

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:21 am

Good in theory - but you would then have folk driving around with radios blaring as they listen for the latest sighting, and then speeding off in that direction and causing huge tin can jams at the sighting.........

I like the idea of hints and tips, plus reminders of the rules and regulations though.
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Re: a Kruger Park radio station

Unread post by Eddie29 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:36 am

Even just animal sounds or quizzes for the kids, you have a point about people speeding to sightings that might be a problem but maybe just some general info on camps, events or just stuff that the kruger visitor might find helpful!

This needs a lot of planning but still a good idea!

Well thats my opinion!

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