Voice of Wits

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Voice of Wits
VOW Logo.PNG
Broadcast area Johannesburg
Slogan Hear It, Feel It, Live It
Frequency 90.5MHz FM
First air date 2010
Format Campus radio
ERP 1W
Transmitter coordinates 26°11′27″S 28°1′49″E / 26.19083°S 28.03028°E / -26.19083; 28.03028Coordinates: 26°11′27″S 28°1′49″E / 26.19083°S 28.03028°E / -26.19083; 28.03028
Owner University of the Witwatersrand
Website http://www.vowfm.co.za/

Voice of Wits (VoW FM) is a campus radio station operated by students of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa. VoW FM broadcasts on the 90.5 MHz frequency from a 1 watt transmitter located at University Corner, just outside the Johannesburg CBD in Braamfontein.[1]

According to the South African Advertising Research Foundation (SAARF), as of January 2011 VoW FM had a listenership of 11,000 people. In July 2011, VoW FM and BBC World Service entered into a partnership, and BBC news and sports bulletins are now broadcast by VoW FM.[2]

Programming[edit]

Mondays to Fridays[3]
Show Presenters Days Times
Overnight music - - 12am - 6am
The Morning Shake-Up Bothlale, Freddy and Nangamso Weekdays breakfast show 6am - 9am
Mugging Beats Yelanda Weekdays 9am - 12pm
90.5 Street Sam Kaase and MR.GAME Monday - Wednesday 12pm - 3pm
90.5 Street @Large Thursday - Friday 12pm - 3pm
The Samsung Lift Club Zweli B and Lindy Chuck Weekdays 3pm - 6pm
Law Focus Xoli and Rethabile Mondays 6pm - 7pm
Life Beats India Stone Mondays 7pm - 8pm
New Age Travellers Robyn Mondays 8pm - 11pm
The Love Shack Thabo and Tshego Tuesdays 6pm - 7pm
The Platform Miss Eve, Miss Q and Calibre Tuesdays 7pm - 8pm
Sports Hub Lonwabo & Mvangeli Wednesdays 6pm - 7pm
Breaking Ground Olivia & Simphiwe Wednesdays 7pm - 8pm
The Garage Yelanda Wednesday 8pm - 11pm
The Business Buzz T Semenya Thursdays 6pm - 7pm
La Bonne Vie Karabo N & Sam Kaase Thursdays 7pm - 8pm
Living Electro Zweli B Thursdays 8pm - 11pm
African Punch Bubbles Fridays 6pm - 9pm
The Killer Joint Gubzin Fridays 9pm - 12am
Weekends[3]
Show Presenters Days Times
The Full Throttle MR. GAME and Tumi Saturdays 10am - 12pm
Top 40 Miss Candy K Saturdays 12pm - 4pm
The Kooler Box @Large Saturdays 4pm - 6pm
TTP Dj OZ and Eve Saturdays 6pm - 9pm
The Killer Joint Gubzin Saturdays 9pm - 12am
The Full Throttle MR. GAME and Tumi Sundays 10am - 12pm
Afro Box DJ Fixx Sundays 12pm - 4pm
Sunday Sessions Tshego Sundays 4pm - 6pm
House of Rhythm DJ Soso and Deepancestral Sundays 6pm - 9pm
The Ultimate Hook Up Thabo Sundays 9pm - 12am

Coverage areas and frequencies[edit]

University Corner (to the right), VoW FM's broadcasting centre.
  • Broadcasts from University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) campus in Braamfontein, Johannesburg[4]
  • The station reaches 10km to Parktown, Braamfontein, Auckland Park, Johannesburg CBD, Westcliff, Newtown and Milpark[4]
  • Frequency: 90.5 FM[4][5]

Broadcast languages[edit]

  • Mainly English (however other official languages are used within programming)[4]

Broadcast time[edit]

Target audience[edit]

Programme format[edit]

Listenership figures[edit]

Estimated Listenership[6]
7 Day
Feb 2013 5 000
Dec 2012 4 000
Oct 2012 1 000
Aug 2012 0
Jun 2012 4 000

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us, Voice of Wits". University of the Witwatersrand. 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Wits University, News Desk, Partnership signed between VoW and BBC, retrieved 16 December 2011
  3. ^ a b "Show Lineup, Voice of Wits". University of the Witwatersrand. 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j The Annual Guide to Radio in South Africa (AdVantage 2012). Media 24. 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e The Media Connection (Kovsie FM)
  6. ^ SAARF RAMS (Presentations)