Hope FM blames technical hitch for signal intrusion

January 28, 2015 3:21 pm
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The station's management called a news conference on Wednesday after swirling theories on social media following the hitch/CFM
The station’s management called a news conference on Wednesday after swirling theories on social media following the hitch/CFM
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 28 – Gospel radio station Hope FM says its frequency picked a foreign signal due to a technical hitch at its Limuru transmitters on Tuesday night.

The station’s management called a news conference on Wednesday after swirling theories on social media following the hitch.

“We confirm that the Hope FM signal was last night interfered with by a foreign signal. This happened as Hope FM was conducting routine maintenance during which there was a technical hitch at the Limuru transmission site,” Hope FM management indicated.

Listeners of Hope FM got concerned after the station started to broadcast different content in a foreign language.

The management said it was working with the Communications Authority of Kenya to fix the hitch that lasted for about one hour.

“We take this opportunity to thank you for your overwhelming concern following the interference with our signals on Tuesday night. We assure you that all is being done to ensure we get to the bottom of the matter.”

Hope FM was attacked in May 2006 after unknown people threw a petrol bomb at the studios located near the city centre.

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