Gogo Breeze: Zambia’s Radio Elder and the Voices of Free Speech

When Breeze FM, a radio station in the provincial Zambian town of Chipata, hired an elderly retired schoolteacher in 2003, no one anticipated the skyrocketing success that would follow. A self-styled grandfather on air, Gogo Breeze seeks intimacy over the airwaves and dispenses advice on a wide variety of grievances and transgressions.

Title: Gogo Breeze: Zambia’s Radio Elder and the Voices of Free Speech
Author: Englund, Harri
Year: 2018
Pages: 288
Language: English
City of publisher: Chicago
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226498935; 9780226498768
Geographic term: Zambia
Subject: radio
Abstract: When Breeze FM, a radio station in the provincial Zambian town of Chipata, hired an elderly retired schoolteacher in 2003, no one anticipated the skyrocketing success that would follow. A self-styled grandfather on air, Gogo Breeze seeks intimacy over the airwaves and dispenses advice on a wide variety of grievances and transgressions.