Gabz fm switched off for 2 days

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Gabz FM went off air for more than 48 hours, starting Thursday night, until Saturday night when it returned on air, after a rival station manager disconnected it, The Monitor has learnt.

According to the information reaching The Monitor two antennas belonging to Gabz Fm were disconnected Thursday night. The Monitor has learnt that its competitor Yarona FM is responsible for the blackout, after Yarona  FM station manager David Moepeng, who chairs the board of  a  radio transmission company, Kemonokeng,  co-owned by the three private stations, took the decision to switch off Gabz FM.

Gabz Fm only came back on air Saturday evening after a two-day blackout. Sources within the radio stations said Yarona Fm took this decision after Gabz FM allegedly skipped months without paying their monthly fee at Kemonokeng holding, which had risen to over P700 000.

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