The ethos behind the station is very similar to those often lamented Reithian values of the BBC - to inspire, educate and inform. Listeners to the station who are expecting to hear wall-to-wall African music would be very disappointed because Voice of Africa Radio has a strong speech commitment, providing phone-in discussion programmes for listeners to discuss issues affecting the African community both within London and internationally.
Voice of Africa Radio studios also play host to visiting regional councillors, MPs, and African dignitaries who regularly take part in the discussion programmes, answering questions and discussing both London wide and international agendas set by listeners.
"Many were those who felt greatly disappointed by the sale of Choice FM and the total lack of representation of the African community in the radio industry. Today there is a huge sigh of relief in the African Diaspora in London with Voice of Africa Radio finally reaching the airwaves.
Londoners now have a chance to catch up on issues which affect Africans as well as listen to the African perspective on regional and international issues," quoted Mr. Space Clottey, the Project Manager.
Voice of Africa Radio (VOAR) was awarded a 5 year permanent FM licence on the 17th of August 2007. VOAR is the first and only legally licenced African radio station in the UK.
Tune in to 94.3 FM for bags of exciting programmes such as Africa Speaks, Community Affairs, Woman 2 Woman, Wake Up Africa, Work and Happiness, On the Road and many more.
Experience a taste of Africa through discussion and debate as well as a wholesome choice of African music from zouk to kwaito to hi-life, as well as gospel music.