Malawi’s celebrated UK based online radio , Radio 247 Malawi has taken a huge step embracing the modern technology by launching its own smartphone app .
The app which can be downloaded from Google play by those that have android system phones, directly links you to the radio station where you can listen to all the shows that are featured on the station.
In a statement made by the station director Dave Chirwa, the station decided to have its own app to make it easy for its listeners to listen to the station “ At first, being an online radio, we used to rely on Tune in or people coming to our website www.247malawi.com to listen to us. We thought of developing this app so that listeners don’t have difficulties to access and listen to our station” said Chirwa.
Another director of the station Amos “Amophi the DJ” Phiri expressed his excitement highlighting that this is a welcome development for the station especially at a time when efforts to open their FM station in Malawi is at an advanced stage . Amophi said “ very soon 247 Malawi will no longer just be an online station but will have an FM presence in Malawi. This app will even be helpful for all our listeners worldwide”.
The Radio 247 Malawi app can be downloaded by searching its name on Google play for android system users. Efforts are being made for the app to be available on Apple store for iphone and iPad users as well as on windows phone platforms.
Business Development Manager for the station Chalo Banton also highlighted that this is just one of the big steps that the station want to take. He said the aim is to make the station name a big brand in the media industry,
Radio 247 Malawi was established 2 years ago as an online radio station aimed at bringing Malawians in diaspora together. It has so far widened its listenership both in Malawi and across the globe.
Malawi President, Peter Mutharika has hailed the Muslim Community for complementing government’ effort towards the country’s development.
President Mutharika made the remarks Monday at Sanjika Palace
when he hosted officials from the Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi.
Mutharika noted that the Muslim fraternity was undertaking a number of developmental activities in areas like health and education that were assisting Government to transform the country.
“My Government appreciates the role the Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi plays in enhancing the country’s development and I strongly believe that the association will continue embracing the pillars of development that include hardworking, patriotism and integrity,” said President Mutharika.
General Secretary of the Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi, Karim Osman pledged the association’s commitment towards assisting Government in developing the country.
Meanwhile, the Muslim Community has asked President Mutharika to attend Eid ul-Fitr celebrations expected to take place on July 17/18 in Machinga.
Established in 1992, the Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi undertakes a number of activities in areas of health and education, among others