From the archives: Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation (July 2015)

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) is currently one of those stations that occasionally pop up on air despite no longer being listed any of the major shortwave broadcasting schedules. However, the station was very active in 2010s and was transmitting regularly on 11735 kHz in high fidelity, offering a mix of beautiful Tanzanian music, current affairs and religious programming, in English and Swahili. While reviewing some of my earliest spectrum captures I came across the following recording of this station: 

The recording was made outdoors on July 28, 2015, at 1748 UTC using a Toshiba Encore Windows tablet, FunCube Dongle Pro+, Wellbrook UMB130 balun and a 2x6m dipole.