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Twelve for 12 as CFM turns 12

NAIROBI, September 12 – Friday was a unique day and Capital FM marked it in style.

The station turned 12 on September 12, with 12 hours of non-stop entertainment from a combined team of top presenters.

The Programmes Director Seanice Kacungira said the day had received an overwhelming response from listeners and clients.

“We turned 12 on September 12 and this is one of those days that will never come back.   So we decided to get all the presenters in the studio at the same time.  At some point we asked ourselves whether it would work but that’s what capital is all about.  We break boundaries, new frontiers and unchartered waters,” she said.

She has assured listeners and advertisers of continued quality programming “since we are here to serve you.”

The station rewarded listeners with giveaways throughout the day and an ultimate prize of two return air ticket to London courtesy of Virgin Atlantic.

Capital Group Chairman Chris Kirubi said the station would remain full of energy in communicating and interacting with listeners.

“This is the way we should be every day because Capital is for the good feeling.  It is a station that strives to give people energy, hope, happiness and everything that connects with well-being.”

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The celebration comes barely days after Capital re-launched its website

“The website is a challenge and it is something we now want to focus on.  We are going places and hope our listeners will join us on this venture.  We want them to tell us what they think,” Kirubi said.

Capital FM was launched as the first privately-owned FM station in Kenya in 1996 and has now ventured into multi-media.

“We want to know what our readers want.  We have both young and mature listeners.  We are a station that is not offensive and want to focus on the positive aspects of life.”

He also said content on the website would be driven by success stories.

“We feel that politics has been overdone in Kenya by the media and want to set ourselves apart.  There is too much triviality but there is a lot of good if you look for it,” he said.

He said the media had a stake in the future of Kenya and expected Capital FM would play its role in giving listeners an alternative view.

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