Fri, 06 Mar 2020 / Published in LATEST NEWS, OFM

OFM, inspiring listeners to live the real good life in Central South Africa, is preparing for an exciting year ahead with a new programme line-up, new logo roll-out, new digital offerings and a new split programme for the Welkom studio.

OFM’s logo change is a result of its changing role within the media environment; signifying not only the fact that the station is no longer bound by an FM frequency, but truly available to any listener, anytime of the day, in any part of the world.

As a result, OFM is embracing the audio streaming trend with exciting new digital offerings. These are the OFM desktop application and OFM Stasie 2. The OFM desktop application is a desktop app through which listeners can stream OFM anytime of the day. Wherever they find themselves, OFM will be there to keep them company, without them having to navigate the internet.

OFM Stasie 2 is an exclusive Afrikaans streaming channel with uninterrupted Afrikaans music – no commercials, no hosts, no news, and no traffic. Nothing to disconnect listeners from their favourite music. In future, OFM is looking to create even more digital offerings on its website to give listeners the opportunity to have access to their favourite music on their terms, including a channel with the best music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s – all in a bid to live the philosophy: living the real good life.

Says OFM’s Marketing Manager, Lindiwe Mtwentula: “OFM is taking the opportunity of a new decade to rethink its offerings and finding ways to offer the best radio listening experience to our audience, and the most effective marketing partner to our clients.”

OFM has big plans for its Welkom studio as well. In the pipeline is a split day-time programme for the Goldfields area with a local Welkom presenter. The show will only be available to listeners in that area and as a result will promote unique content and advertising opportunities for the Goldfields.

A brand-new breakfast show and on-air talent completes the exciting opportunities the New Year will bring. The new breakfast show will launch in April and more information about the presenter line-up will follow.

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 / Published in AlgoaFM, LATEST NEWS

A record crowd of nearly 13 200 walked in celebration with cancer survivors and all those affected by cancer at the annual Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer presented by the Eastern Cape Department of Health on Saturday.

Funds raised by the biggest mass participation charity event in the Eastern Cape will go towards purchasing a passenger transport vehicle for the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) Eastern Cape.

“The vibe at this year’s event is a wonderful testament to a civil society determined to find common ground and integrate socially,” said Algoa FM managing director Alfie Jay.

“Our loyal audience has once again proven that they stand as one to celebrate every step and contribute towards humanity.

“Through the Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer, we have brought various corporate businesses, government, NGOs and the people of Algoa country together, and I am extremely grateful for the ongoing support,” he said.

The benefits stretch beyond the Nelson Mandela Bay metro.

Examinations using a Fotofinder mole analyser purchased for Cansa in 2018 with the funds raised have found that at least one in 20 people in the Eastern Cape is at risk of developing skin cancer, according to Gavin Kester, divisional manager of Cansa Eastern Cape.

The passenger transport vehicle to be purchased this year will be used to take patients to treatment centres in Port Elizabeth.

Many of the patients stay at the Cansa facilities because they come from out of town.

Most do not have transport, according to Kester.

The 2019 event was held in perfect weather, with a light breeze and partially overcast skies.

Leading the walkers were the two 2019 ambassadors, Xylon van Eyck and Dr Lesley Lee, both of whom celebrated their own steps and victories against cancer.

Dr Lee, who is a divisional head at Volkswagen South Africa in Uitenhage, lost her right leg to a rare form of cancer when she was in grade 11. Undeterred, she continued to study and today holds a PhD in change management.

TV presenter, sports promoter and keen cyclist, Van Eyck grew up in Booysens Park, Port Elizabeth. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 26, and has been in remission since 2014.

In the run-up to the event, the Eastern Cape Department of health held free screenings and information days in Maclear, Peddie and Graaff-Reinet.