News bulletins from St Helena’s newest media organisation are now going out on the airwaves – before it has even launched its first radio station.
The St Helena Broadcasting Corporation has been publishing audio bulletins on its website since April, but now it has arranged for them to be transmitted on Radio St Helena – the station its services will eventually replace.
In recent weeks, Radio St Helena has been sharing material with its former rival, the independently-owned Saint FM.
The SHBC bulletins go out at 5pm, 8pm, 10pm and again at 7am, local time (Greenwich Mean Time).
SHBC is a “community-owned” company, set up and funded by St Helena Government with the aim of becoming financially self-sufficient as the island’s economy grows. It also publishes The Sentinel newspaper.