March 18, 2018

Sudan Radio Service launches in Juba

Juba Radio TowerToday in Juba, the USAID-funded Sudan Radio Service (SRS) is formally launching its Sudan-based operation. I’ve been meeting Sudanese journalists from the SRS throughout the year as they’ve been undertaking field reporting, but until now they always had to head back to Nairobi. Moving the SRS base to Juba will make life logistically easier for the forty-odd local journalists that SRS has trained. But, more significantly, it signals a faith in the future of what is likely to be world’s newest capital city. The 120-foot radio tower now in Juba was built in New Jersey, shipped over the seas, and re-assembled by hand. The new station boasts a newsroom, conference space and administrative offices. In short, it’s not the kind of set-up one invests in with the belief that Juba will be heading back to war next month.

Listeners in southern Sudan can tune in to 98.6FM. And as part of the launch, you can hear the new southern national anthem, which was written and composed by SRS’s music director Mido Samuel.


  1. hey am a diploma holder in journalism from nairobi aviation college.wanted to know if you people offer internship opportunities?

  2. Lekuru Annet says:

    I am a radio journalist from Arua- Uganda. I am interested to know more about your programming and services depending on your coverage area. Keep spirits high.

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