8 Mar 2013

Samao's 2AP radio to get new premises

1:12 pm on 8 March 2013

The home of Radio 2AP, which is the oldest and most widely heard radio station in Samoa and American Samoa, is to be pulled down.

A new building is to replace it after 66 years.

The Minister of Communications Information and Technology Tuisaletaua Aveau Sofara says the old building is no longer safe for staff of the state-owned radio station to work in.

Situated at the Mulinu'u Peninsula, the wooden building was built in 1947 by the New Zealand colonial administration.

It has withstood many cyclones but was badly damaged in the early 1990s.

The latest cyclone to hit it was Evan in December last year.

Since then 2AP has broadcast from a temporary site across the road.