Lydenburg’s Mash FM celebrates a 12-year journey

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Lydenburg’s Mash FM celebrates a 12-year journey
MILESTONE: Station manager George Maphanga. PICTURE by Supplied

The station recently received a R2.4-million grant from the Media Development and Diversity Agency.


One of Mpumalanga’s influential local radio stations, Mash FM in Lydenburg, is planning to celebrate their 12 years of existence in style. 

On Sunday 13 February 2022 the globe celebrated the invention of the first wireless communication system in the 1890s. And the day coincides with the anniversary of Mash FM

Found on 91.7 Stereo, Mash FM was established in 2010. 

It broadcasts in siSwati, Sepedi and English.

Station manager George Maphanga said the R2.4-million grant they received from Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) in 2020 was used by the station to buy an alternative power supply, computers, laptops and the latest broadcasting equipment.

The station covers a radius of 30 kilometres.

It is a major source of information and entertainment for the community of Lydenburg.

“One of the most popular shows is the breakfast show hosted by Andile Mhlanga. Another popular show is the Sesi Khona Drive Show with Pat Masinga, better known as DJ PSK Shobane,” said Maphanga.

(edited by ZK)

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