Welcome to Radio Apac 92.9 FM

Who we are
Radio Apac is a community radio station that broadcasts educational & developmental programmes and entertainment to the community. Radio Apac was incorporated in July 1999 by members of the Apac community and launched on October 16, 1999 by Hon. Jovino Akaki Ayumu, Minister of State for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, and member of parliament for Maruzi county, Apac District. Radio Apac is powered by a 300Kw transmitter in Apac and is relayed using a 100Kw transmitter in Lira. Radio Apac 92.9FM/106.5 FM is a limited company. Our head office and Studios are located at Media House, Biashara Street, Apac. Our branch offices are in Lira, White House Hotel, and Kampala, Dharas Building, Plot 21 Nkrumah Road. This profile shows the current operations of Radio Apac and its future plans. This profile has been written by Jimmy Okello, a founder and board member of Radio Apac. The purpose of this profile is to illustrate the operation of the radio station. The key person at Radio Apac is Mrs Joy Ebong, P O Box 4005 Kampala. Tel 077 455593, jebong@infocom.co.ug.

Our Mission
Our vision at Radio Apac is to operate a comprehensive Media Centre to serve the communities of Apac. This will include Radio broadcast services, Telephone and fax service for public access, Film video recording and editing, Audio recording and editing and an Internet access for the community. Providing secretarial and desktop publishing services for the communities are and will continue to be provided by the Media centre to the community.
Through quality service delivery approach and community participation, Radio Apac shall broadcast programs aimed at improving the livelihood of the community. Radio Apac designs, develops and markets media services for sale on the basis of messages being clearly delivered to the community of Apac in the way the community will best understand them. This will be in the language they understand, during appropriate programs for the community and specially targeted times and audience to meet the needs of the customers groups via our channel in Apac and Lira. We intend to develop new services by means of technological improvements.

Radio Apac is proud to call itself a community radio station because of its strong outreach policy to include the communities in participation in production of the radio programs. This same approach is extended to all our customers and stakeholders so that they feel that the radio station is an extension of their businesses.
Our objectives are

  • To support the community and stimulate rural development by facilitating access to information.
  • To stimulate and create capacity building from the community by providing access to local, national and international information services and resources.
  • To import skills in information searching including the use of modern information technologies.
  • To generate, record, broadcast and store local information and knowledge from resources available to the community.
  • To conduct relevant training for building entrepreneurial skills of the women and youth in the community.

The town of Apac
Apac town is the main town of Apac district, which lies in the North of Uganda above Lake Kyoga. Apac town is 450 Kms away from Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. The terrain in Apac is flat with undulating hills, a few tress and shrubbery.

Traditionally Apac is a producer of cereal crops such as maize, simsim and millet. Cotton is grown as a cash crop. In addition cattle keeping was practised as a way of storing wealth and as a source of income. Today there are small to medium sized development activities such as construction and grain milling. Many NGO's are now operating in Apac.

Over the last years Apac like its neighbours in Northern Uganda suffered from civil strife that has stagnated the development of Apac relative to rest of the country. Fortunately since 1998 Apac has enjoyed a good measure of peace. Apac needs to rebuild its communities and to do this education of its communities is crucial.

Radio as a communication technology has the enormous potential for community education in Apac and Northern Uganda because: there is no need to set up telecommunication infrastructure and power cabling in order to access users, considering the very limited infrastructure available in Apac.Many members of the community already posses radio receivers and are thus readily able to access the radio service.

Remarks by Mr. Oyugi Onon Quitinus, Director Marketing, Radio Apac
 

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