Sauti ya Wanjiku Ngarua (SaWaNga’ FM) broadcasting on 99.0 FM is a community radio station which was established to publicize the activities of Laikipia Agriwel, a CBO registered in 2014. The station went on air on 16th September 2016. SaWaNga’ FM provides broadcasting services to the people of Ng’arua Sub – County in Laikipia County and the environs. The radio has an estimated audience of 200,000 listeners with a transmission power output of 500w.
The radio station is located at Kinamba Town, Ngarua Sub – County in Laikipia County. The radio is registered under Sawanga Media Services in what its management considers as giving the radio an independent legal status and self – sustainability.
- Frequency: 99.0 FM
- Geographical reach: 50 KM Radius
- Language/s of broadcast: Gikuyu and Kiswahili
- Broadcast duration: 24 hours
- Location: Kinamba, Ngarua Sub – County, Laikipia County
- Estimated audience: 200,000 listeners
- Contact Person: Daniel Waturu, Chairman/Sawanga FM
The stations aims to contribute to all aspects in the development of the target community and audience by providing access to independent, community owned and community run radio programmes. The focus of the radio programmes include: Improving access to local information, community events and entertainment; increasing the sense of connectedness in the community between people of all ages, social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and providing a forum for community members to engage in discussion on issues of local, regional, national and international importance to the community.
The vision of the radio station is to be the best provider of community broadcasting services in Laikipia and neighbouring counties that would positively transform the people. Its mission is to ensure community participation in all its programmes for the development of the people and that of the County at large.