02 May JAYDEV CHIBA TO HOST A SHOW ON THE 1873 FM RADIO
The 1873 FM internet radio is pleased to announce that Mr. Jaydev Chiba, CEO of Ujala Digital will part of our initiative to use radio to promote and accelerate the digital transformation of Africa.
There is no doubt that Africa’s digital experience, if told correctly, will ignite, inspire and provoke the kind of choices and actions that will propel the continent to another level.
The Chairman of the 1873 FM radio, Mr. Mutumwa Mawere, who is also the Chief Patron of the 1873 Digital Africa initiative, had this to say, “This initiative seeks to create a platform to share experiences, ideas, knowledge, opportunities and insights on digital matters. It significant that although the digital civilisation is now part of the African daily experience, we have yet to raise the public persona of the actors in the digital space.
No one can dispute that we have a long a way to go in building a dynamic and proactive media presence that is supportive of digital transformation. So that addition of a person of Mr. Chiba’s calibre to the providers of content is indeed a game changer.”
Mr. Stanley Dube, the station manager of the 1873 FM radio said: “Mr. Chiba, who incidentally was the former Chief Information Officer (“CIO”) at Vodacom will soon be hosting a weekly radio show under the theme The 1873 Digital Hour on Thursdays from 17:00hrs CAT beginning on the 10th of May 2018.”
“Through this show we hope to identify, profile, showcase the men and women who are active in the digital landscape in Africa. The idea is to make anything the promise and challenges of digital civilization topical, newsworthy, exciting and provocative,” said Mr. Dube.
In an interview on The 1873 FM radio, Mr Jaydev Chiba concurred that it is the case that the profiling of the digital actors in the legacy media space leaves a lot to be desired.
The literacy around digital issues and challenges is rarely shared in the mainstream media.
Many a times the players in the IT sector don’t seem to have a relationship with the people outside their space of operation and that many a times, events and breakfast meetings are only open to the select few or only those within the confides of the industry and that its time to take so of these conversations and gathering to the broader audience who are the general public.
Consumers are mainly not involved in some of the meeting and gathering that involve the products that they use and this radio will create that platform to bring matters to a wider audience and get the general public involved.