BBC World Service has launched two new FM radio stations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Broadcasting in French, English and Swahili, BBC 92 FM in Lubumbashi and Kisangani will join continue the local partnership with Raga FM when they launch tomorrow (10th May).
The launch of the new relays coincides with the release of the BBC's first national survey in DR Congo. According to the survey, over 7 million people are regularly listening to BBC Afrique in DR Congo.
Head of BBC Afrique, Tim Cooke, said: "DR Congo is the jewel in the crown of BBC Afrique, with many millions of listeners right across the country tuning in regularly for news, sport and entertainment. It is wonderful that we can reach yet more people in FM quality with the information they crave.
"For us at the BBC, there is nothing more important than ensuring the information we provide is impartial, fair and balanced and includes a range of opinions over time to allow everyone to decide for themselves what they think. The warmest of welcomes to new BBC FM listeners in Kisangani and Lubumbashi!"
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