Radio Freedom was the radio propaganda arm of the African National Congress during the anti-Apartheid struggle from the 1970s through the 1990s. While the broadcasts were from different radio stations (including those of Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, Ethiopia, and Madagascar[1]), their station identifications all sported the trademark introduction familiar to many from the KLF song "3 a.m. Eternal": machine-gun fire, followed by a variation of

This is radio freedom, the voice of the African National Congress and its military wing Umkhonto we Sizwe...

Winnie Mandela[2] and several people featured in Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony credit Radio Freedom as a significant comforting, rallying, and organizing factor in the fight against Apartheid.

Listening to Radio Freedom in Apartheid-era South Africa was a crime carrying a penalty of up to eight years in prison.



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