CHANNEL 7 PROFILE
- Channel 7 is the private radio station of Media Network for Christ.
- Channel 7 is a community radio station that operates and is managed according to Christian principles measured by God’s Word.
- According to statistics, published worldwide, more than 90% of the Namibian population is Christian.
- Channel 7 strives to send out high-quality broadcasts by professional well-informed and dedicated presenters.
- Media Network for Christ is a non-profit company registered under section 21 of the Companies Act (Registration number 21/82/034).
- Channel 7 was the first private radio station in Namibia and started broadcasting on
6 December 1993.
- No independent audience research exists in Namibia.
- Channel 7 broadcasts on 35 FM transmitters all over the country and reaches more than 43 towns and communities.
- Channel 7 broadcasts in Afrikaans, English, German and Oshiwambo.
- Channel 7 broadcasts in German daily between 05:30 and 06:00, and in the evenings a parallel Oshiwambo programme is broadcasted between 18:00 and 22:00 from a specially-equipped studio on the one Windhoek transmitter, as well as the Walvisbay, Lüderitz, Oranjemund, Swakopmund, Oshakati and Ondangwa transmitters.
- The Channel 7 listeners are mainly 25 years and older.
- Channel 7’s listeners are the most loyal audience if taken into account that the transmitters are erected by the communities themselves. The community is responsible for collecting the funds covering the total capital cost of a transmitter. Channel 7 is responsible for the maintenance of and power supply to the transmitters.
- Channel 7’s audience is mainly categorised in the LSM 6 to 10 groups.
- (LSM Living Standards Measurement: LSM 1 very low – 10 very high)
- Music consists of 50% Christian (Gospel) and 50% secular music.
- Apart from news bulletins written and compiled by Channel 7’s professional news office, it also uses Reuters, Sapa and other news agencies through Nampa as well as Penorent‚ a news organisation in South Africa.
- Our Newsline broadcasts hourly news bulletins and covers 10 live traffic news updates, information on accidents and emergencies.
- The correctness, accuracy and reliability of Channel 7 news bulletins are a top priority.
- Listings are current and relevant and Channel 7 determines and adheres to listeners’ needs.
- Channel 7 is involved in various community projects like Casual Day, Radiothon and Coastal Broadcasts, to name only a few. Tenths were given to the Quinton Steel-Botes Fund, Crown Financial Ministries as well as the Hope Village Trust and Shelter for Abused Women and their Children.
- Channel 7‘s signal distribution strategy rests on a policy of reaching the largest possible audience. Therefore transmitters are set up on mountains outside towns, rather than in the middle of towns and cities.
- Channel 7 Media Network for Christ uses a 24/7 internet stream and it is available on the Web and via iPhone, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and Android devices. From the latest news headlines to in-depth interviews and live discussions, Channel 7 Media Network for Christ delivers engaging daily programmes to a worldwide audience.
- Special broadcasts via the internet and social media are directed to teenagers all over the world. Channel 7 has a studio that was specifically equipped for this purpose. Learners from various schools take part in live broadcasts.
- Channel 7 stays committed to its obligation to, as far as possible, reach the whole of Namibia with its radio signal.
Presenter / Omroepers:-
Ds Johan Serfontein
Neal & Magda
Linda van der Merwe
Tara van Eck,
|Henties Bay/baai||102.8||Rosh Pinah||102.0||Windhoek||104.5|
|Klein Waterberg||97.7||Tsumeb dorp||103.0|