by Joseph Mwenda on 17 Oct 2018by Abraham Kalito on 17 Oct 2018by Tenson Mkhala on 17 Oct 2018by Mukosha Funga on 17 Oct 2018
- Goal Diggers
by Alex Chilumbwe on 17 Oct 2018by Alex Chilumbwe on 16 Oct 2018by Alex Chilumbwe on 16 Oct 2018by Diggers Correspondent on 16 Oct 2018
by Stuart Lisulo on 16 Oct 2018by Abraham Kalito on 16 Oct 2018by Abraham Kalito on 16 Oct 2018by Stuart Lisulo on 14 Oct 2018
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 17 Oct 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 17 Oct 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 15 Oct 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 14 Oct 2018
- Editor's Choice
by Chibamba Kanyama on 8 Oct 2018by WECREATE I ZAMBIA on 13 Sep 2018by Mukubesa Mundia on 27 Jul 2018by Percy Chanda, UPND on 15 Jun 2018
by Diggers Editor on 14 Oct 2018by Diggers Editor on 12 Oct 2018by Diggers Editor on 11 Oct 2018by Diggers Editor on 10 Oct 2018
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 28 Sep 2018by Tenson Mkhala on 28 Sep 2018by Thomas Mulenga on 24 Sep 2018by Sampa Kabwela on 8 Sep 2018
- Guest Diggers
by CUTS on 9 Oct 2018by CUTS on 2 Oct 2018by CUTS International on 25 Sep 2018by Dr Chisoni Mumba on 21 Sep 2018
Errol Hickey diesBy Mukosha Funga on 26 Feb 2017
BROADCASTER Errol Thomas Hickey has died after battling cancer.
Hickey, who died at a hospital in Lusaka this morning was born in Salisbury, in pre- independent Zimbabwe, but came to Zambia over 50 years ago.
Most of the iconic early images of an independent Zambia and first president Kenneth Kaunda are attributed to Hickey.
In 1996, Hickey established Zambia’s first independent radio broadcast station in Zambia; Radio Phoenix.
The radio stations talk show; “Let the People Talk”, became one of the most popular political phone-in programs and it still airs to this day.
Over the years, veteran journalists like Frank Mutubila, Anthony Mukwita, Kenneth Maduma, Sam Sakala and John Chola anchored the programme.
Like the mythical Phoenix bird which rose from its ashes, Radio Phoenix was twice engulfed in fires, but it was resurrected to continue broadcasting.
He had given up control of Radio Phoenix two years ago when his health started failing and some private investors from Botswana bought shares in the radio station.
Hickey also owned a lodge and an events and management company.
A few years ago, Hickey lost his wife, Ursula to cancer.
DSTV’s Zambezi Magic was the last TV station to document his life and his profile shall be aired in May.
Funeral arrangements are yet to be announced.
— Zambezi Magic (@zambezimagictv) June 4, 20160Related ItemsHeadlines
- Lusaka deputy PS, 4 accountants suspended over misuse of govt funds
- Sata left Lungu in charge because he was the only drunkard without ambitions, Kambwili explains
- It’s eight planes bought, two for the President - govt sources
- Zaloumis drags Lusaka woman to court for assault
- Businesswoman admits assaulting Zaloumis
- Don’t be intimidated, Barbara rallies Shepolopolo
- Hippo culling move may make it impossible for US to help Zambia raise conservation funds – Foote
- Abolish Religious Affairs Ministry, demands Bishop Mambo
- Livingstone court dissolves marriage between wife and adulterous pastor
- ‘Lies’ peddled about Zambia’s economy irritate Lungu
Subscribe for email alerts
Weekly Most Digged
ArchivesNov0 PostsDec0 Posts
- October 2018
- September 2018
- August 2018
- July 2018
- June 2018
- May 2018
- April 2018
- March 2018
- February 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
The News Diggers
Deputy News Editor
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
+26-097-7708285, 095-3424603, 096-5815078
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend