Voice of Wits

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Voice of Wits
VOW Logo.PNG
Broadcast area Johannesburg
Slogan Hear It, Feel It, Live It
Frequency 88.1MHz FM[1]
First air date 2010
Format Campus radio
ERP 1W
Transmitter coordinates 26°11′34.31″S 28°01′58.30″E / 26.1928639°S 28.0328611°E / -26.1928639; 28.0328611Coordinates: 26°11′34.31″S 28°01′58.30″E / 26.1928639°S 28.0328611°E / -26.1928639; 28.0328611
Owner University of the Witwatersrand
Webcast Listen Live
Website 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 88.1 MHz frequency from a 1 watt transmitter located at University Corner, just outside the Johannesburg CBD in Braamfontein.[2]

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.[3]

Programming[edit]

VoW FM (to the right). University Corner, 9th floor,
Jan Smuts and Jorissen Streets,
Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa.[4]
Mondays to Fridays[5]
Show Presenters Days Times
Overnight music - - 12am - 6am
MainSwitch Ben & Matt Weekdays 6am - 9am
Mugging Beats Yelanda Weekdays 9am - 12pm
ThatLunchShow Bread Monday - Wednesday 12pm - 3pm
That Lunch Show Lwazi Thursday - Friday 12pm - 3pm
The Lift Club Dj Keyes Weekdays 3pm - 6pm
Law Focus Lebohang Tuesday 6pm - 7pm
The Science Inside Elna & Keyez Mondays 6pm - 7pm
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 Katleho Sekoto Wednesdays 7pm - 8pm
The Garage Yelanda Wednesday 8pm - 11pm
The Business Buzz T Semenya Thursdays 6pm - 7pm
La Bonne Vie Jay Khalo Tuesdays 7pm - 8pm
Living Electro Zweli B Thursdays 8pm - 11pm
The Afrodisiac Jay Khalo Fridays 7-9pm
The Killer Joint Gubzin Fridays 9pm - 12am
Weekends[5]
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]

  • Broadcasts from University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) campus in Braamfontein, Johannesburg[6]
  • The station reaches 10km to Parktown, Braamfontein, Auckland Park, Johannesburg CBD, Westcliff, Newtown and Milpark[6]
  • Frequency: 90.5 FM[6][7]

Broadcast languages[edit]

  • Mainly English (however other official languages are used within programming)[6]

Broadcast time[edit]

Target audience[edit]

Programme format[edit]

Listenership figures[edit]

Estimated Listenership[8]
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. ^ "VOW 88.1FM - Hear it, Feel it, Live it". vowfm.co.za. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "About Us, Voice of Wits". University of the Witwatersrand. 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  3. ^ 2011-07/13242/news_item, Wits University News Desk, Partnership signed between VoW and BBC, retrieved 16 December 2011
  4. ^ "About Us - VOW 88.1FM". vowfm.co.za. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Show Lineup, Voice of Wits". University of the Witwatersrand. 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j The Annual Guide to Radio in South Africa (AdVantage 2012). Media 24. 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "The Media Connection - Kovsie FM". www.themediaconnection.co.za. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
  8. ^ SAARF RAMS (Presentations)