A new radio has hit the airwaves in Malawi, called Dziko FM, with former presidential spokesman Chikumbutso Mtumodzi heading the private broadcasting station.
Under Chule Holdings, Dziko FM is being listened from 104.3 FM.
Dziko FM was on July 2013 fully gazetted by the government Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) as a national radio station following the issuance of a license in 2009.
According to Mtumodzi, Dziko FM is broadcasting "via satellite live from Malawi's Capital Lilongwe.
He said: "Dziko FM will strive to provide the most accurate and balanced, objective and clarified news programmes targeting all spheres of life and all sectors of people in the society regardless of racial, religious, political, tribal or any other inclination without fear or favour, affectionate or ill will."
Mtumodzi also said the radio's pride and priority would be to endeavour promoting harmony and diversity while contributing to an inclusive, cohesive and culturally-diverse of the Malawian society.
He pointed out that the station will pursue the principles of democracy, access and equity, especially for people and issues not adequately represented in other media outlets.