CapeTalk

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CapeTalk
Broadcast areaWestern Cape, South Africa
Frequency567 kHz
Programming
FormatNews/Talk
Ownership
OwnerPrimedia Broadcasting
Talk Radio 702
Kfm 94.5
947 (formerly Highveld Stereo)
History
First air date
1997 (1997)
Links
Webcastvia website
via TuneIn
Websitewww.capetalk.co.za

CapeTalk is a commercial AM radio station based in Cape Town, South Africa, broadcasting on AM/MW 567 to Cape Town. The station is also webcast via its website. It claims to be Cape Town's number one news and talk station,[citation needed] offering news, sport, business and actuality programming, with a high proportion of its airtime filled with phone-in debates. It was established in 1997. The station is owned by Primedia.

CapeTalk's sister station is 702, a Johannesburg based FM radio station.

History[edit]

The station first broadcast at 06h00 on Tuesday, 14 October 1997 by John Maytham from their offices on Bree Street. From the start the station sought to position its self to provide an independent forum for Capetonians to swap ideas and voice opinions.[citation needed] Former presenters include the former Sunday Times columnist Jani Allan between 1997 and 2000.[citation needed]

Current studios[edit]

The studios are now located at Suite 7d, Somerset Square, Highfield Road, Greenpoint, Cape Town. The station relocated in 2006 after its sister station KFM became a subsidiary of Primedia (PTY) Ltd. and bigger premises were needed to house both stations in one building.[citation needed]

Presenters[edit]

Africa Melane

There are a range of presenters on Cape Talk (and on 702) that host various shows. The Cape-based presenters include:

Broadcast time[edit]

Listenership figures[edit]

Estimated Listenership[2]
7 Day Ave. Mon-Fri
Feb 2013 104 000 64 000
Dec 2012 119 000 66 000
Oct 2012 124 000 75 000
Aug 2012 125 000 74 000
Jun 2012 147 000 78 000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Annual Guide to Radio in South Africa (AdVantage 2012). Media 24. 2012.
  2. ^ SAARF RAMS (Presentations)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°54′46″S 18°24′59″E / 33.91278°S 18.41639°E / -33.91278; 18.41639