QF Radio achieves a standard of excellence by covering major stories in Doha

Press release
Published December 13th, 2011 - 05:39 GMT

This month numerous events were held in Qatar, including the 20th World Petroleum Congress (WPC) that gathered a wide array of international oil and gas companies. With the WPC wrapping up, Qatar is now embarking on its journey to becoming the sports capital of the world, hosting the Arab Games from 9-23 December.  Additionally, with everyone eagerly awaiting the yearly occurrence of National Day, ceremonies will take place to celebrate the county’s birth and to recognize its achievements and citizens from 2011. 

With such a wide array of high profile events in Doha, QF Radio has consistently been ready and prepared to retrieve intriguing stories.  Barely a year old, the radio station is becoming one of the biggest project developments in Qatar and the greater GCC countries, especially due to its interaction with numerous ministers, ambassadors, and top officials from the oil and gas trades, such as Qatari Minister of Energy and Industry, Dr. Mohammed Saleh Al Sada, during the WPC. 

“The foundation of QF Radio comes from QF’s work to incorporate its three pillars for education, science and research, and community development into Qatar’s future.  By helping the youth to acquire the necessary talents and manners for a knowledge-based economy, the foundation of a developed society with strong traditions and cultural history will undoubtedly meet the immediate needs of the community,” said Mr. Saad Saleh Al-Hudaifi the Media Center Manager of QF Radio. 

QF Radio broadcasts many daily distinguished radio shows, consisting of four Arabic programs (Sabah Mushriq “Happy Morning,” Sout Al Shabaab “Voice of the Youth,” Sport Global,  Boduh “With Clarity”) in addition to English programs like “Corners.” QF is undoubtedly furthering its direct lines of communication with the public by spreading opinions and issues, not only through live participation but also through social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook. 

Moreover, in addition to these daily programs, QF Radio broadcasts daily news bulletins, covering political, economic, and sports stories in the local and international arenas. Broadcasting 70 percent of the Arabic news bulletins and 30 percent of the English news bulletins, QF Radio is giving the QF community and Doha a large spread of news on a wide range of topics. 

With the beginning of the Arab Games competitions, QF Radio has also decided to launch a live studio that will broadcast from Souq Waqif, aided by one of the biggest sports anchors from Kuwait, Marzouk Al-Ajmi , who will be on the media crew for the championship matches. 

Concerning the coverage of the National Day celebrations, Al-Hudaifi said “the current work to produce live broadcasts on Corniche Street will successfully cover the events and celebrations of Qatar National Day.” The live broadcast of the National Day celebrations will happen for 14 hours, one of the longest periods of live coverage. Additionally, there will be many surprises that the coverage will reveal, as QF Radio will host a number of ministers and government officials. 

The percentage of the Qatari citizens that work for the QF Radio is nearly 70 percent.  Many of them have great media talent, and a lot of them have even worked for Al Jazeera Network. Furthermore, many of them have also worked for regional channels such as SAMA Dubai, Al Hurra Channel, or have received media experience from the United States and the United Kingdom. 

QF Radio will celebrate on January 23rd its one year anniversary, including many exciting surprises at such a celebratory event. Listen to QF Radio on 93.7 FM.

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Qatar Foundation

Qatar Foundation (QF) is a non-profit organization made up of more than 50 entities working in education, research, and community development.

Our unique ecosystem—supported by partnerships with leading international institutions—is built on initiatives that address our most pressing challenges, create global opportunities, and empower people to shape our present and future.

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