Omulunga Radio, the main commercial radio station in Oshiwambo, Namibia, has broadened its horizons and recently set up a studio in Ongwediva in the Oshana region. Since 2002, Omulunga Radio has been a commercial station with deep roots in the Aawambo community, expanding the audience to half a million listeners nationwide – and over 50% of those listeners are based in the north.
“Radio is about connecting with people and increasing our connection to our base in the north; it was always a natural progression to have an operational studio up north. This goal has finally been achieved, with a fully functional studio which is now live from the heart of Ongwediva at the Ongwediva Exhibition Centre,” said Laimi Elago, spokesperson for Future Media. VIBATE! this week.
She said the timing is right as the Ongwediva Trade Fair returns after a two-year hiatus; thus, the launch of the Omulunga studio could not have come at a better time. “As all roads lead to Ongwediva on August 23, 2022, we look forward to contributing and meeting listeners, fans, friends
and family, and welcome them to our studios,” Elago said.
Future Media also operates Radiowave, Fresh FM and Nova 103.5, formerly known as Radio Kudu.
Award-winning radio personality and MC Lukas Nambala, known as DJ Nambalakats, is now based in the north and will continue to ignite the airwaves – just like he did in Windhoek.
“I feel excited about this new direction taken by the station. I am beyond words right now. I have broadcast outside this part of the country many times and people here have shown massive love and appreciation to Omulunga,” the Onaanda born and raised said. He will present his show “Afternoon Easy Drive” from Ongwediva, while his co-host Emilia Nakatana will broadcast from Windhoek daily between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. DJ Nambalakats said Omulunga radio listeners can expect various engagements on topical issues from him and his co-host.
He hopes to continue doing what he loves: informing and entertaining.