Kabul Rock, FM 108, is Afghanistan’s only 24/7 station dedicated to the promotion of rock, alternative music and indie rock. The station was officially launched with live programming and music during Afghanistan’s Nawroz celebrations in March of 2010.
The station was first conceived by Melek Zimmer-Zahine and Shahir Zahine of The Killid Group as a means to fulfill their own desire and that of their teenage children to hear rock on the Afghan airwaves. Once launched, the station quickly attracted a wide following, with both Afghans and foreigners in the community tuning into the station daily.
The station have the young men from Afghanistan’s biggest rock band, Kabul Dreams, manage the station giving it the heart and soul every rock radio station needs. The Killid Grop also sponsored Kabul Dreams first CD release, “I Wanna Run Away” as well as one of their concerts in Kabul.
As such, Kabul Rock’s goal is to make a wide range of rock music available to new and old listeners on Afghanistan’s radio airwaves while also promoting up and coming Indie Rock music artists such Kabul Dreams in Afghanistan and beyond.
- ↑ The Killid Group