Radio 47, the newest kid on the block, is literally shaking Kenya’s airwaves. The management, led by Mount Kenya University (MKU) chairman and founder, Prof Simon Gicharu, recently launched the station.
The radio station is a sister company to TV 47 owned by Cape Media Company. The proprietor is understood to have acquired radio frequencies from a private investor who disposed of them after the elections.
The new radio has been in a recruitment spree, snapping up top talent across established media houses.
The biggest casualty of Radio 47’s assault has so far Radio Maisha, owned by Standard Group, which has lost a good number of presenters to Radio 47.
Radio 47 has also raided Milele FM of Mediamax Network, owned by former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s family.
Radio 47 frequencies will cover some of Kenya’s main towns including Nairobi, Webuye, Kisumu, Kericho, Mumias, Mombasa, Lamu and Garsen, among others.
Radio 47 is joining a crowded market in the radio industry and is expected to battle it out with the established brands in the industry led by Radio Citizen of Royal Media Services, Milele FM, Radio Maisha and KBC Radio Taifa, among others.
Radio47 is located in Parklands, Nairobi, Kenya.
Radio47 is owned by Cape Media Company which is owned by Mount Kenya University (MKU) chairman and founder, Prof Simon Gicharu.
- Eva Mwalili
- Emmanuel Mwashumbe
- Mkamburi Chigogo
- Mwanaisha Chidzuga
- Manucho the Young Turk
- Billy Miya
- Mbaruk Mwalimu
- Elizabeth Mutuku
- Ali Hassan Kaluleni
- Lucky Herriano
- Hassan Ali Kauleni
- Eric Wambugu
|Nuru 47||Eva Mwalili||4:00 am - 6:00 am||Monday to Friday|
|Breakfast 47||Emmanuel Mwashumbe and Mkamburi Chigogo||6:00 am - 10:00 am||Monday to Friday|
|Mchikicho||Mwanaisha Chidzuga||10:00 am - 1:00 pm||Monday to Friday|
|Baze 47||Manucho The Young Turk||1:15 pm - 3:00 pm||Monday to Friday|
|Maskani||Billy Miya and Mbaruk Mwalimu||3:00 pm - 7:00 pm||Monday to Friday|
|Chemba||Dr Ofweneke||8:00 pm - 10:00 pm||Monday to Friday|
|Kikai Cha Hoja||Elizabeth Mutuku||7:30 pm - 9:00 pm||Wednesday|
|Bahari Ya Elimu||Ali Hassan Kauleni||7:00 am - 11:00 am||Saturday|
|Sato Vibe||Mkamburi Chigogo||11:00 am - 3:00 pm||Saturday|
|Mikiki Ya Spoti||Hassan Ali Kauleni and Lucky Herriano||3:00 pm - 7:00 pm||Saturday|
|Saturday Drive||Billy Miya||7:00 pm - 10:00 pm||Saturday|
|Radio 47 Jumapili||Eva Mwalili||5:00 am - 10:00 am||Sunday|
|Radio 47 Extra Viwanjani||Hassan Ali Kauleni and Lucky Herriano||4:00 pm - 7:00 pm||Sunday|
|Kali Za Kale||Eric Wambugu||8:00 pm - 10:00 pm||Sunday|