Eastwave Radio hosted its Annual General Meeting on 21 November 2015, as a report-back to the community of the station's activities and election of Board of Directors.
ABOUT US HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Community radio in South Africa began in 1994, when Icasa, the country's broadcasting authority, began the continuing process of assessing and granting licence applications from groups as diverse as rural women's co-operatives, Afrikaner communities and a variety of religious bodies. Eastwave Radio (EWR), broadcasting on 92.2Fm, is a product of South Africa’s 20 years of democracy. Situated in the south of Johannesburg, the Lenasia born, Indian station celebrates 19 years on the air.on 23 June 2014. EWR is one of more than 165 community stations, broadcasting in a number of languages with content as diverse as the com- munity itself and prides itself as a “reliable community partner.” The station is non-profit, service-oriented that is controlled by a board of directors that is publicly elected at a Biennial general meeting. It encourages communication and connects the people of the community and across cultures and offers interactive program- ming that answers to the needs of the community, often through the familiar trio of education, information and entertainment. COVERING BEAUTIFULLY ACROSS GAUTENG FROM SASOLBURG IN THE SOUTH TO MIDRAND IN THE NORTH (90KM), AND FROM NIGEL IN THE EAST TO RUSTEN- BURG IN THE WEST (100KM)