On Sunday, March 22nd the Ndola native now based in Kitwe, whose actual name is Chishala Chitoshi Jr hosted, “The Rare Grooves Radio Show” from his living room for the first time in support of social distancing measures during the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Gesh Groove a lawyer by profession, who is also an International DJ & MC, Radio station & DJ Academy Founder & Owner said, “The Rare Grooves Show” is “that 80’s shows” that loves to take people back to the era of good music and memories! We love sharing it all with like-minded people and even those that came after that era to learn a thing or two.”
The show which broadcasts from his radio station Flava FM in Kitwe on the Copperbelt Province every Sunday between 2 pm to 6 pm CAT boasts of listenership from all over Zambia as well as a massive dedicated and loyal international radio audience through the popular downloadable Flava FM application. The show is also available on a podcast channel for those that miss the live show!
The Flava FM radio station hashtag- #WeCanBroadcastFromAnywhere has been running for several years now and has held live outside shows all over the world from Oktoberfest in Germany, to Las Vegas, Australia, the UK, South Africa, and many other places.
At a time when thousands of people are social distancing themselves in an effort to slow down the spread of coronavirus, Gesh Groove kept the Radio station hashtag #WeCanBroadcastFromAnywhere alive by hosting a live stream show from his living room to stay connected with his fans and keep them entertained.
Gesh Groove said, “We had friends from Italy, UK, USA, Rwanda, South Africa, Australia, and several other locations all tuning in and sharing their own #StayAtHome experiences.” “I must say hosting the rare grooves show from my living room was a breeze.”
Those that tuned in talked about upcoming birthdays that won’t be celebrated in public, others discussed adapting to working from home, while some were just thankful that they had access to news, music and entertainment via Flava FM’s technology.
This past Sunday’s playlist was mostly about positive uplifting old skool songs to cater to those feeling a little holed up!
“I also made sure we threw in some memorable dance songs for people to get up and dance at home. We brought the party to them” said the Prince Of Party (as he sometimes refers to himself as)
Flava FM radio station has been running minor tests the last fortnight or so in preparation of what could come next, a ‘total lockdown’ (Fingers crossed it doesn’t get to that). Presenters will be ready to continue hosting shows from within the confines of their homes should the need arise.
The Radio Station is also incorporating Facebook live video streams for listeners to join in with the hashtag #HearUsSeeUs
Flava FM Radio Station can be found on the following frequencies in Zambia:
•87.7 FM Copperbelt
•96.9 FM Lusaka
•92.1 FM Solwezi
Web : www.flavafm.co.zm
Download the Flava FM app in Google Playstore, Apple App store & BlackBerry World.
Download or listen to shows you have missed on the podcast channel : flavafm877.podbean.com