Dimtsi Woyane Tigray

Status of Freedom Fone Deployment: 
Running
Year First Used Freedom Fone: 
2012

Dimtsi Woyane Tigray (DWET), (The Voice of Tigray) broadcasts news and current affairs programmes in Tigrinya and Afar on Short and Medium Wave to much of northern Ethiopia.

The station began broadcasting in 1980 and is now based in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region. It is now partly owned by the local cement factory and is officially classified as a private radio station.

DWET broadcasts from a 100 KW Medium Wave transmitter in Mekele and a 100KW Short Wave transmitter at Gedja near Addis Ababa, covering five million people. The station is on air for 10 hours per day during the week, with separate broadcasts in the morning, at lunchtime and in the evening. It broadcasts for 14 hours per day at weekends.

Sector: 
Agriculture
Community radio
Location: 
Tigray
Ethiopia
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