How many commercial radio stations are in South Africa?

According to a recent article in the City Press, South Africa has 40 commercial/public radio stations, 256 community stations, making a total of 296 stations in the country.

Where can I study radio broadcasting in South Africa?


  • INTEC College. Radio Broadcasting.
  • Damelin. Damelin TV and Radio Presenting Certificate.
  • College SA. Radio and Sound Engineering Courses.
  • Radio Academy. Radio Broadcasting.
  • Boston Media House College. Media Courses and Diplomas.
  • DJ Mix Club. Various Courses.
  • Retro Music. Various Courses.

How much does it cost to run a commercial radio station?

Many stations get on the air for under $15,000 and can stay on the air for less than $1,000 per month. The main start-up expenses for a radio station are engineering fees, studio equipment for producing radio shows, and transmitting equipment for sending your signals out to the world.

Which radio station has most listeners in South Africa?

Ukhozi FM
The IsiZulu language radio station Ukhozi FM continues to lead as the biggest station in the country, with an audience 7.5 million listeners – an increase of 200 000 listeners from the previous release. Umhlobo Wenene assumes the second position with almost 5.4 million listeners.

Which is the coolest radio station in South Africa?

METRO FM affirmed its position as the Coolest Radio Station in the country for the 8th year in a row.

Does Wits have a radio station?

Voice of Wits | VOW FM 88.1 VOW FM is a campus-based community radio station broadcasting from the Wits University in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

What is the coolest radio station in South Africa?

Are there any commercial radio stations in South Africa?

South Africa’s commercial radio stations include Metro FM, Jacaranda FM and Kaya FM. (Image: Jacaranda FM, Facebook) Under apartheid, South Africa had only two independent radio stations. With the deregulation of broadcasting in the late 1990s, the number of commercial stations operating outside of state control proliferated.

Which is the best university radio station in South Africa?

1 Cape Town – UCT Radio, University of Cape Town 2 Grahamstown – Rhodes Music Radio, Rhodes University 3 Johannesburg – UJFM Campus Radio, University of Johannesburg 4 Pretoria – Tuks FM, University of Pretoria 5 Stellenbosch – MFM 92.6, Stellenbosch University

Which is the number one radio station in Gauteng?

Algoa FM’s music and news is broadcast to the entire Eastern Cape region. 702 is Gauteng’s number-one current affairs and information station, offering news, sport, business and actuality programming – and lots of phone-in debate. Established in 1980, it was initially a youth music station, moving to the more adult talk format in 1988.

Which is the first talk radio station in Cape Town?

Broadcasting on Medium Wave 567, CapeTalk is Cape Town’s first talk radio station. CapeTalk promises to bring you all the news, views, sport, weather, traffic and information you need. It is owned by Primedia. Based on the UK station, Classic FM has been broadcasting classical music throughout Gauteng since September 1997.

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