Dope FM, in collaboration with Oozy Records, will host a “Triple Threat” party at Netherlands Hall, Roma on Friday.
Dope FM is the radio station for National University of Lesotho (NUL) students, broadcasting on frequency modulation 103.6.
The station’s coverage spans the whole NUL campus and the neighbouring villages of Roma up to Makhalanyane and some parts of Abia.
Dope FM has been broadcasting since 2004 and has become the mainstay of the communities within its reach, providing them current affairs as well as entertainment programming.
Since its inception, Dope FM has launched the careers of the likes of Ultimate FM’s Extreme and SmallzDaDJ who cut their teeth at the station.
Initially, Dope FM was intended to serve NUL’s Faculty of Science students so they could familiarise themselves with the equipment and technology used in a radio station.
Later on, however, it came to the university management’s attention that students from other faculties could also make use of it. The rest, as they say, is history.
According to the founder of Oozy Records, DJ Oozysoul, the event has been dubbed “Triple Threat” because it will take three forms; the station will be celebrating its 10th anniversary, re-launching itself and, for the first time, crowning the Face of Dope FM.
Speaking to Xpress People, station manager, Bokang “Beekay” Bane, cited the aim to create a new image as one of the reasons for convening the show.
“We have had technical problems in the past, whereby our transmitters would shut down on a regular basis,” Beekay said.
“The station has worked very hard to rectify that problem and now we have managed to acquire reliable equipment.
“The event is aimed at making listeners aware that we will be serving them in a more effective manner.
“The winner of the Face of Dope FM contest will serve as the ambassador of the station in all its campaign and community outreaches,” he said.
As much as the station is meant for students, Beekay said, they have realised that the community of Roma should also be catered for since they are in the vicinity.
“The advantage of us being a community radio station is that we are able to address issues that affect us more effectively because they are also part of our daily lives,” he said.
“As much as we are focused on Roma as our target market, it is our dream to reach other districts because students come from different locations and need to be updated on the current affairs of their villages.”
The Triple Threat event will be graced by the Communications, Science and Technology minister Selibe Muchoboroane and other dignitaries. The fun-filled bash will commence later on in the Netherlands Hall.
The all-star line-up consists of Mr Mech, Juvinile, Trojan VDH, Talis MindSteppa King, Boshoa Bots’oeroe, among a host of artistes. Ultimate FM’s Xtreme, Rebel and Miss April will host the event.