17 Sep 2014

New radio station for Tonga

8:55 pm on 17 September 2014

A well known newspaper publisher behind Tonga's newest FM radio station says he hopes the talk based network will help people become more politically engaged in the build up to November's general election.

Kalafi Moala says the station Le'o 'o Tonga or the 'the voice of Tonga' went live last week and can be heard in Tongatapu and 'Eua on 88.1 FM.

He says the feedback from the community so far has been very positive and he believes the station will help people connect more with politics.

"There'll be a lot of programmes discussing issues that we're facing. And different candidates will come in on the radio and share their vision and their reasons for running."

Kalafi Moala says news, talk shows and talk back will feature on the station.