SW Radio Africa has now closed

The staff of SW Radio Africa

SW Radio Africa has now shut down, but we are leaving a few key archive programs on the main page for the interest of our listeners.

The site will remain in place for a few more months.

Our unique 13 year sound archive will be hosted by archive.org and as soon as that becomes accessible we will post the details on this site.


Press Release
It is with regret that SW Radio Africa announces that it is closing down. We recently stopped our shortwave transmissions but have continued to provide broadcasts via our website and other formats, but these too will cease.

We’d like to thank the organisations and individuals who have supported us for the past 13 years and the contributors to our programs who have given so willingly of their time and expertise.

In particular we’d like to thank our listeners, who have shared their lives, hopes and dreams with us and helped us to tell the story of Zimbabwe’s sad decline to the world.

We hope that one day Zimbabwe will have a government who understands that its sole responsibility is to ensure a safe, healthy, prosperous life for every man, woman and child in the country.

Our first broadcast was on 19th December 2001.
Our last broadcast will be on 10th August 2014.

It’s been a privilege.

Gerry Jackson
4th August 2014

4 Responsesto “SW Radio Africa has now closed”

  1. Nhamodzenyika Freedom says:

    This is truly sad news because to a lot of zimbabweans this station was a lifeline , i thank you for your service and wish that this station could have continued to inform zimbabweans of the truth rather than propaganda supplied by the government stations

  2. Chimbwido Warvet says:

    While everyone is smiling, I note Tererai Karimakwenda is not. How far true is it that he is suffering from an incurable diseases, thanks to Alex Bell? Or is it because he is heart broken for the untimely closure of this radio station that has failed to live up to its mission and promises to its audience? Sorry guys, you failed to read the writing on the wall. You never served me and neither did you to the majority of the Zimbabwe people. Your radio station which has been characterised by Zimbabwean authorities as ‘a pirate radio station’, deserved the chop and closure. I guess, you are going to come out with something meaningful and rational in your efforts to inform Zimbabweans and the world at large.

  3. Informer says:

    What a sad end to a very good voice about Zim. Another blow to the struggle for a democratic Zim!! thanks to Gerry Jackson and the team for your efforts over the years.

    Zvichapera chete

  4. taona says:

    It is indeed a sad development for the station. I was a regular listener and enjoyed your programs. What a refreshing difference is was from the Dead BC!! We will miss you ALL..

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