DIVINE TOUCH FM SHUT DOWN
By: Nomvula Ndlovu
Hammersdale local radio station Divine Touch 107.2 FM is now closed due to ownership controversy.
The radio station was a non-profit Christian station. After making massive success and gaining support from local residents, their listenership was on a hike.
This then attracted local businessmen and women who wanted to fund the station. After telling their listeners about the grace the business people wanted to do for the station, rivalry began.
“The station was and still is non profit, all the stuff members are volunteers. Now that the station is going to get funded, people are coming forward to say I played a role in building this station,” said Divine Touch Fm news editor, Sthembiso Khuzwayo.
Listeners are said to be outraged by the immediate shutdown of the station. Gloria Shange (66) said that she is angry about the closing of the station because it helped her grow in her spirituality since it was a Christian station.
However, another listener of the station, Zanele Mwandla, was not exactly disappointed by the shutdown.
“It was a good thing that they shut down the station because it did not cater for all religions,” Mwandla mentioned.
Khuzwayo said that there is little hope that the station will re-open soon because the matter is still under investigation and is being dealt with accordingly.