Play local music or else?

Information Minister Jonathan Moyo today called on local radio stations to play local music or face the wrath of the law. The Broadcasting Services Act, which Moyo introduced a decade ago when he held the same portfolio, stipulates that radio stations should broadcast 75 percent local content including music.  One radio station with his links to his deputy Supa Mandiwanzira said it could not meet the requirement because local music was of poor quality and was not popular with its listeners. Moyo said radio stations should stop giving that excuse when they were not doing anything to improve the quality of the music. “We will not accept them complaining to justify not meeting the requirement. We will legislate to punish them,” he said.



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