IMPROVING COMMUNICATION WITH CRISIS-AFFECTED COMMUNITIES
Debub FM is
the government radio network covering Ethiopia’s Southern Nations,
Nationalities and People Region (SNNPR).
The network of eight linked stations, based in the Rift
Valley town of Hawassa (also
commonly spelt Awassa), claims to
reach most parts of the SNNPR.
The name of this network means “South” in Amharic.
It reaches a potential audience of 15 million people
in the ethnically diverse SNNPR.
Debub FM’s core output is in Amharic, but the network’s member stations also broadcast in 46 other
languages used in the SNNPR.
The network is generally on air for 16 hours per day
from 06.00 in the morning until 22.00 at night.
News and current affairs programmes and entertainment
shows such as game shows and quizzes) account for around half of South FM’s
There are news bulletins every hour.
Debub FM operates radio stations and FM transmitters
in the following locations:
Hawassa (Awasa) 100.9 FM
Arba Minch 90.9 FM
Bensa 92.3 FM
Bonga FM 97.4
Jinka 87.8 FM
Mizan Teferi 104.5 FM
Waka 94.1 FM
Wolkite (also commonly spelt Welkite) 89.2 FM