Samoan Friday

A variety program featuring music, news and interview presented in the Samoan language.


Samoa, formerly Western Samoa, is in the South Pacific Ocean about 2,200 mi (3,540 km) south of Hawaii. The larger islands in the Samoan chain, Upolu and Savai’i, are mountainous and of volcanic origin. There is little level land except in the coastal areas, where most cultivation takes place.

Polynesians, possibly from Tonga, first settled in the Samoan islands about 1000 B.C. Samoa was explored by Dutch and French traders in the 18th century. Toward the end of the 19th century, conflicting interests of the U.S., Britain, and Germany resulted in an 1899 treaty that recognized the paramount interests of the U.S. in those islands west of 171°W (American Samoa) and Germany’s interests in the other islands (Western Samoa).

New Zealand seized Western Samoa from Germany in 1914, and in 1946 it became a UN trust territory administered by New Zealand. A resistance movement to both German and New Zealand rule, known as the Mau (“strongly held view”) movement, helped to edge the islands toward independence on Jan. 1, 1962. A constitutional monarchy, Samoa has a legislative assembly whose members are from the matai, or titled class.

Barraged regularly by cyclones that have wreaked havoc on the country’s primarily agrarian economy, Samoa has begun stepping up its tourism industry—not such a difficult undertaking in this archetypal South Pacific paradise.

A referendum in 1990 gave women the right to vote for the first time. In 1997, a new constitutional amendment changed the country’s name to Samoa.

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27 Mar 2020, 7am

27 Mar 2020, 7am Samoan Fri 0700 A variety program presented in Samoan

20 Mar 2020, 7am

20 Mar 2020, 7am Samoan Fri 0700 A variety program presented in Samoan

13 Mar 2020, 7am

13 Mar 2020, 7am Samoan Fri 0700 A variety program presented in Samoan

6 Mar 2020, 7am

6 Mar 2020, 7am Samoan Fri 0700 A variety program presented in Samoan

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3 Mar 2020, 2pm

3 Mar 2020, 2pm Samoan Samoan Programme

3 Mar 2020, 12pm

3 Mar 2020, 12pm Samoan Samoan Programme

2 Mar 2020, 12pm

2 Mar 2020, 12pm Samoan Samoan Programme

1 Mar 2020, 11pm

1 Mar 2020, 11pm Samoan Samoan Programme

28 Feb 2020, 7am

28 Feb 2020, 7am Samoan Samoan Programme

27 Feb 2020, 11pm

27 Feb 2020, 11pm Samoan Samoan Programme

27 Feb 2020, 6am

27 Feb 2020, 6am Samoan Samoan Programme

26 Feb 2020, 11am

26 Feb 2020, 11am Samoan Samoan Programme

25 Feb 2020, 2pm

25 Feb 2020, 2pm Samoan Samoan Programme

25 Feb 2020, 12pm

25 Feb 2020, 12pm Samoan Samoan Programme

24 Feb 2020, 12pm

24 Feb 2020, 12pm Samoan Samoan Programme

23 Feb 2020, 11pm

23 Feb 2020, 11pm Samoan Samoan Programme

21 Feb 2020, 7am

21 Feb 2020, 7am Samoan Samoan Programme

20 Feb 2020, 11pm

20 Feb 2020, 11pm Samoan Samoan Programme

20 Feb 2020, 6am

20 Feb 2020, 6am Samoan Samoan Programme

19 Feb 2020, 11am

19 Feb 2020, 11am Samoan Samoan Programme

18 Feb 2020, 2pm

18 Feb 2020, 2pm Samoan Samoan Programme

18 Feb 2020, 12pm

18 Feb 2020, 12pm Samoan Samoan Programme

17 Feb 2020, 12pm

17 Feb 2020, 12pm Samoan Samoan Programme

16 Feb 2020, 11pm

16 Feb 2020, 11pm Samoan Samoan Programme

14 Feb 2020, 7am

14 Feb 2020, 7am Samoan Samoan Programme

13 Feb 2020, 11pm

13 Feb 2020, 11pm Samoan Samoan Programme

13 Feb 2020, 6am

13 Feb 2020, 6am Samoan Samoan Programme

12 Feb 2020, 11am

12 Feb 2020, 11am Samoan Samoan Programme

11 Feb 2020, 2pm

11 Feb 2020, 2pm Samoan Samoan Programme

11 Feb 2020, 12pm

11 Feb 2020, 12pm Samoan Samoan Programme

10 Feb 2020, 12pm

10 Feb 2020, 12pm Samoan Samoan Programme

9 Feb 2020, 11pm

9 Feb 2020, 11pm Samoan Samoan Programme

7 Feb 2020, 7am

7 Feb 2020, 7am Samoan Samoan Programme

6 Feb 2020, 11pm

6 Feb 2020, 11pm Samoan Samoan Programme

6 Feb 2020, 6am

6 Feb 2020, 6am Samoan Samoan Programme

5 Feb 2020, 11am

5 Feb 2020, 11am Samoan Samoan Programme

4 Feb 2020, 2pm

4 Feb 2020, 2pm Samoan Samoan Programme

4 Feb 2020, 12pm

4 Feb 2020, 12pm Samoan Samoan Programme

3 Feb 2020, 12pm

3 Feb 2020, 12pm Samoan Samoan Programme

2 Feb 2020, 11pm

2 Feb 2020, 11pm Samoan Samoan Programme

31 Jan 2020, 7am

31 Jan 2020, 7am Samoan Samoan Programme

30 Jan 2020, 11pm

30 Jan 2020, 11pm Samoan Samoan Programme

30 Jan 2020, 6am

30 Jan 2020, 6am Samoan Samoan Programme