10 Jul 2019

Samoa's Radio 2AP reaches milestone on FM band

12:42 pm on 10 July 2019

Samoa state radio, 2AP, which has been broadcasting on the AM Band for six decades, has reached a milestone by operating on the FM frequency for the first time.


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Through aid from the Australian Pacific Media Assistance Scheme, or PACMAS, 2AP has also been building a new AM transmitter.

The Minister of Communication, Afamasaga Rico Tupa'i, said the new AM mast and the FM Band will both be officially opened and launched by the prime minister at the end of next month.

"Government information gets out in terms of what people need to know and how our people can benefit from it. It's just another station that whatever transmission and broadcast we get out of here it will be the same thing on AM and the same thing on FM - same information.

"So no additions in terms of staff and a few additions in terms of equipment."

Afamasaga Rico Tupa'i says 2AP will boost its power to reach out more audience in the neighbouring American Samoa, Tokelau, and Niue.