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Since 1998, Sagal Radio has given a voice to new Americans by offering radio programming on a variety of issues in the native languages of our listeners. We have grown from a two-hour local Somali news
broadcast to a weekly broadcast in six different refugee and immigrant languages (Swahili, Somali, Arabic, Afaan Oromo, Bhutanese, and English). Our annual listenership of 40,000 spans across metro-
Atlanta on the radio and for the world online. We offer educational tools (cultural information, translations of news), public service announcements (safety, health), resources (job information, community services) and opportunities for involvement (on-air discussions, volunteer information).
In 2003, Sagal Radio Services increased its effectiveness by becoming a fully licensed non-profit organization and significantly diversifying the board of directors. We received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2007 which allowed us to partner with Emory University and WRFG 89.3
Atlanta to create HEARMe (Health Education via the Airwaves for Refugees). In 2010, our Executive Director, Hussein Mohamed, was named a "Hero" for the work of Sagal Radio Services by Bank of
America. Over the years we have garnered recognition from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the
Georgia Department of Human Resources as a key community resource for our contributions to
strengthening Georgia’s diverse community. We also were chosen as a community partner for the Emory University Kenneth Cole Fellowship in Community Building and Social Change. We aim
We are located in downtown Clarkston, Georgia. Next to city hall.