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Monday, 2 July 2007

My Visit To Maputo



Until recently I had never visited the Radio Clube or LM Radio. Two weeks ago my wife and spent a few days in Maputo during which time I was given the chance to visit Radio Mocambique in Rua de Radio and also to look around the transmitting station at Matola. It was eirie walking around the radio station and visiting the studios and corridors where all those famous broadcasters of the 60s worked. I even got to sit in the announcer's chair in studio L4 which was one of the two main LM Radio on-air studios. Interestingly the studio is still equipped with the original RCA broadcast console which was used in the 60s and still used today for the special English programme of Radio Mocambique, called Mocambique corridor radio.


My hosts at the radio station were Carlos Silva who has worked there since 1951 and Loice Matusse (see inset picture). Carlos though he has officially retired still produces four progammes a week and oversees the training of new broadcasters. Thank you to both of these people and to Hermen Mula who took the time to show me around the transmitter site. Visit www.lmradio.org to see some of technical details I discovered on my visit. I am planning to return in the first week of September this year to gather more information and take a few more photographs. It truly was a great experience and I am looking forward to my next visit with great expectation. Chris

5 Comments:

  • At 31 July 2008 at 19:41 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank you Chris from the bottom of my heart, to bring L M Radio back to us all.

    You have no idea how many warm, happy memories you have bought to us all.

    I remember L M Radio been a innovative, vibrant and with soul radio station in those day and you have made it happen again.

    May God bless you and those who made it happen.

    All the best
    Miguel Nunes

     
  • At 31 July 2008 at 19:50 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank you Chris from the bottom of my heart, to bring LM Radio back to us all.

    You have no idea how many warm, happy memories you have bought to us all.

    I remember LM Radio been a innovative, vibrant and with soul. The very best radio station in those day for all ages and you have made it happen again.

    I was born in Mocambique - Lourenco Marques in 1962 and unfortunately forced to leave the country in September 1974. I grow up in my young day with LM Radio virtually 24 hours a day.

    May God bless you and those who made it happen.

    All the best
    Miguel Nunes
    miguel@aquabud.co.za

     
  • At 11 November 2008 at 06:16 , Anonymous Inari said...

    This is great info to know.

     
  • At 8 June 2009 at 05:18 , Anonymous radio ads said...

    Thanks for sharing the information:

     
  • At 1 January 2010 at 15:22 , Anonymous Joca said...

    I almost had a heart attack when I heard Evenly announce - this is LM Radio! You gave me back many years. LM city does not return. But what counts is the spirit LM. And this is all with this LM Radio. Thank you for that. I hear it from the moment I turn on my PC!
    I'll advertise it on my site.

     

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