The current Sudan Radio Service started out as the Darfur News and Information Service (DNIS). Its first broadcast was in January 2009. Over the years, the demand for fair and balanced programming in Sudan grew and in September 2012, under funding from the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, the service expanded to other regions of Sudan. Its name changed to Sudan Radio Service. However, avenues for securing further funding for sustaining the service have diminished. As a result, the Sudan Radio Service will cease operating from October 31, 2013. “We express our gratitude to our funders and our listeners for giving us the energy to offer the kind of programming at the Sudan Radio Service. It has been a great run,” says Deputy Chief of Party Brian Adeba.