UCT Radio

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UCT Radio
UCT Radio Logo.png
Broadcast areaCape Town
SloganThe Soundtrack To Your Campus Life
Frequency104.5MHz FM
First air date1976
FormatCampus radio
Transmitter coordinates33°57′30″S 18°27′45″E / 33.95833°S 18.46250°E / -33.95833; 18.46250Coordinates: 33°57′30″S 18°27′45″E / 33.95833°S 18.46250°E / -33.95833; 18.46250
OwnerUniversity of Cape Town

UCT Radio is a campus radio station operated by students of the University of Cape Town (UCT) in Cape Town, South Africa. UCT Radio broadcasts on the 104.5 MHz frequency from a 20 watt transmitter located at 33°57′30″S 18°27′45″E / 33.95833°S 18.46250°E / -33.95833; 18.46250.[1] According to the University website, the station broadcasts its signal from the main Upper Campus in the Southern Suburbs, and all the way across the Cape Flats towards the Northern Suburbs of the greater Cape Town area.[2]

According to the Radio Audience Measurement Survey, as of June 2010 UCT Radio had a weekly listenership of 30,000 people.[3]


  • Station Manager: Natalie Brandreth (acting)
  • Traffic and Tech Manager: Kyle Robbertze
  • HR Manager: Torben du Toit
  • Programme Manager: Resego Molope
  • Marketing Manager: Spokazi Tati
  • Head DJ: Michael Owen
  • Production Manager: Liezel Boudreaux
  • News Manager: Tej Bagirathi
  • Content Manager: Reitumetse Malefane
  • Music Manager: Rèné du Toit
  • Online and Social Media Coordinator: Rebecca Cullum
  • Events Coordinator: Caitlin Samuels

Programming on UCT Radio

As a student-run, campus-community station, our programming reflects the culture, ethos and diversity of campus life, following a cross-genre approach to music and playing 90% of South African music..[4]

Notable alumni

Mark Gillman (5FM presenter), Randall Abrahams (Idols SA judge), Suga (Good Hope FM/MC at 46664 events), Bongani Njoli (e.tv) and Natalie Bekker (P4/Free Spirit/Top Billing presenter). [5]


  1. ^ "VHF FM Frequency Assignment: Annexure A – 2004" (PDF). Independent Communications Authority of South Africa. 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2006-04-09.
  2. ^ "UCT Radio". University of Cape Town. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  3. ^ "Community Station Summary: Station Audience - Past 7 Days". South African Advertising Research Foundation. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
  4. ^ "UCT Radio - About Us". University of Cape Town. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  5. ^ "UC Radio - About Us". University of Cape Town. Retrieved 2018-09-19.

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