T.V Channels


Somali American Media Association TV TM (SAMA TV) is a weekly 58:30-minute and Metro Cable Channel 6, and Cable television series devoted to covering Somali issues that especially affect the Somali's who live abroad.

Produced by volunteers. SAMA TV has been cablecasting on local Public Access cable channels and Metro Cable Channel 6 since the fall of 2006 and is among the longest-running Somali related Public Access series Minnesota!

What is the Focus of Somali TV?

SAMA TV covers Somali issues that affect people living and working in the world. Each program is usually a studio panel discussion between the host and guests interested in a particular issue, accompanied with video highlights, Health programs, Community Issue and entertainment.

Topics include:

  • Social issues
  • Entertainment (songs, comedy, story telling, somali films, documentary programs)
  • Culture
  • Career Development
  • Health programs
  • Educational Programs

Guests on SAMATV include a wide diversity of concerned citizens and volunteers in local Somali causes, activists, public officials, managers, business owners, students, teachers, and experts in many fields.


Somali Mai TV

Somali Mai TV is one of Minneapolis Television Network - More than 14,000 displaced Somalis live in Minnesota. Many Somalis in the metro area support the new group, which this week declared it controls the conflict-ridden country. The Minnesota Somalis are closely watching the situation because it may have an impact on their own futures.

All of these delicate complications matter a great deal to Somalis living in Minnesota. Most have family still in the country or in refugee camps. And many, like Somali Mai TV editor Mohamed Issa, want to return to Somalia.

"I want to go back and go there, and help them with the problem they are having," Issa says. "That's the way it is. Everybody has to go back and solve the problem."

Radio Stations
Sagal Radio

Sagal Radio, based in metro Atlanta, GA, was founded by East African refugees in 1998 and was granted status as a fully-licensed 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2004. It has become a trusted resource, particularly for “new Americans” from Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Kenya, by providing programming in English, Somali, Swahili and soon in Amharic. Currently broadcast six hours a week, Sagal programs deal with a wide variety of health, social, and educational issues in an effort to empower listeners to overcome the many challenges of adapting to and becoming active members of American society. Broadcasts are also heard worldwide via the internet.

Hussien Mohamed, Sagal Radio’s director and a co-founder, manages the operations and production of HEARMe. A native of Ethiopia who became a U.S. citizen in 1988, Hussien draws upon his own experiences as a refugee to deliver programming that helps the East African refugee community make sense of and build new lives in metro Atlanta. Hussien previously worked for the DeKalb County Board of Health coordinating efforts to document the health issues in the African refugee community and for World Relief as a caseworker assisting families during the resettlement process. He also is a founding member of the Clarkston Community Health Collaborative board of advisors.

KFAI Radio

KFAI is a non-commercial FM radio station operating on 90.3 MHz in Minneapolis and 106.7 MHz in St Paul. KFAI is governed by a volunteer community board of directors, managed by a small paid full time and part time staff, and operated by a volunteer staff of over 400. KFAI's annual budget for 2008 is approximately $1,397,000.

KFAI is listener-supported, with over 3,400 members contributing nearly half of its income. Additional support has come from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Minnesota, the McKnight Foundation, the Bush Foundation, the Otto Bremer Foundation, area corporations and program underwriters.

KFAI has been broadcasting since 1978 with major signal expansions in 1982 and 1994.

Luuliyo Radio

Radio Luuliyo is the product of Somali Media and Cultural Organization (SMCO) established to build community cohesion, strengthen society and improving opportunities through media and culture awareness. The organization is to support improving the life style of the immigrants and refugees in general and the Somali community in particular to participate the wider American society.

Qaran Radio

Qaran Radio is a Community based Non Commercial Radio located in Atlanta Georgia. WATB 1420 AM. Serving Since 1998


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