Over 300 new and used fabric masks donated by Algoa FM staff will be used to make reusable, washable cloth pads for young girls in need. The masks were handed over to Red Ruby Pads, a volunteer organisation which is keeping Covid-19 fabric masks out of landfills while meeting a social need. Flannel and cotton

Looking back over the last five decades, there is no doubt which decade had the strongest identity – its own unique style, diversity, and pop culture – it was the great 80s! Regarded by many as the best decade in music, the 80s is known for its truly authentic music style – like big pop

Combining radio with digital is proving to be a sure-fire way to increase ROI. We live in a fast-paced world, focused on recovering from a devastating pandemic. Brands have to fight for our attention and reaching a specific target audience is becoming a greater challenge. In this environment, radio and digital is proving to be

Algoa Country’s favourite morning show host, Wayne Hart, will be back on the air with his teammates – Lee, Charlie T and Producer Corn this coming Monday, the 1st of August. This follows a five-and-a-half-month absence from the airwaves due to a complicated health scare. Hart, who spent 119 days in Hospital – 37 of

One of OFM’s biggest competitions of the year, the #OFMFanWall, reached its epic conclusion with the awarding of the grand prize of R20 000 cash on 1 July 2022 – OFM’s 36th birthday. Listeners were able to enter the competition by visiting any of OFM’s outdoor broadcasts to have their photo taken from March until

The current media/advertising/marketing world is one of increasing uncertainty, making it more difficult for decision makers to confidently make decisions that, in a more stable environment, were really easy to make. The CMO’s, brand managers, media strategists, planners and buyers responsible for buying media are struggling to make sense of their environment and they need

While sales of the OFM # BakkieArm sleeve steadily progressing for the benefit of the Agri Securitas Trust Fund, The Sound of Your Life also had listeners entertained on the morning of 15 June 2022, with the release of an original song in celebration of the # BakkieArm. With lyrics from the pen of Good

Aspirant radio announcers and DJs will be given a taste of being on air through a virtual Algoa FM “takeover” on Youth Day, June 16. Fifteen learners living in the Algoa FM footprint have been selected after sending in 60-second voice clips motivating why they should be given a chance to be on air, according

What on earth is a #BakkieArm? What started with ‘Word of the Week’ is now Central South Africa’s latest fashion trend, all for a good cause. The OFM Good Morning Breakfast, weekdays 06:00 – 09:00, recently entertained listeners with their weekly riddle – ‘Word of the Week’ – during which a novelty word is revealed

Algoa FM has extended its reach into millions of more homes through all of DStv’s South African packages. The Eastern Cape diaspora and lovers of contemporary adult music can listen to Algoa FM on Channel 837. “This has been a work in progress as well as a business objective for many years and I am

As South Africans we are a people with a love for music. Music lives within us and forms part of the way we socialise, engage, reminisce, and connect. We are fierce karaoke singers, air guitarists and back-up singers. When lyrics fail us, we make up our own and we’re not afraid to turn up the

2021 was the biggest year ever for podcasts, with the number of distinct podcast users aged 15-44 on Spotify growing by +34% YoY. 2022 is set to hit even higher levels of penetration and success, as the industry gets bigger and bolder. We look at nine emerging trends for the industry this year and what

In 2020, OFM asked Central South Africa to “Show us your recipes!” Now, as the world slowly shifts back to a more ‘normal’ post-pandemic state, we asked listeners to share their most memorable travel experiences. The end product: The Real Good Travel Book – a collection of memorable travel experiences from OFM’s listeners and presenters.

To understand any generation, you have to consider their past, present, and future. Right now, four generations of consumers are in the marketplace at the same time. Discussions about how to engage these different groups is pervasive, but many forget to include Generation X and the talk is heavily dominated by Millennials and Gen Z.

On 1 June 2022 we welcome SMILE 90.4 FM into our United Stations family, and we can’t wait. SMILE with its multi-dimensional ecosystem and its connections into the community, places us in a position to deliver exceptional value to advertisers. There’s a vibrant and dynamic spirit at SMILE and it literally surrounds the station with

Smile 90.4FM announced an exclusive partnership with United Stations today (26 April 2022). This partnership aims at helping agencies and advertisers engage with Smile’s audience throughout its multi-dimensional ecosystem, to maximize the value of their media buying investments. “The expanding influence of Smile 90.4FM is testament to the power of what they are doing.  We

South Africans are campaigning against racism everywhere, but it is still only a minority of advertisers that are putting their money where their mouths are by investing their ad spend to target the reality of the marketplace . Many advertisers are basically stuck, doing what they have always done.  To change this means facing up

 As part of OFM’s goal of turning 2022 into #Twenty20You, another lucky listener was rewarded with a significant prize.  OFM’s Real Good Travel Book competition with Hinterland and Hinterland Fuels formally ended on 30 March 2022 with the awarding of the grand prize of R15 000 to the winner.  The OFM team surprised 33-year-old Mari

East London charity, Guardians of Hope, has been selected as the beneficiary for Algoa FM golf day. The non-profit organization provides a safe home for vulnerable babies. Established in 2017, Guardians of Hope is raising funds to renovate premises in Southernwood which will be able to accommodate more than double the present number of infants

 OFM alumni continue to make strides in Central South Africa.  Central Media Group (CMG) Chief Executive Officer, Nick Efstathiou, has been appointed to the board of the Free State Goldfields Chamber of Business.  This well-known member of the Free State business fraternity has spent many years at the helm of Central South Africa’s leading commercial

Multi-talented Algoa FM Breakfast show presenter, Lee Duru will be seen on the small screen in M-Net’s new suspense filled series, Recipes for Love and Murder. Starring alongside award winning Maria Doyle Kennedy (Outlander, Orphan Black, Kin) and Tony Kgoroge (Black Sails, Invictus, Long Walk to Freedom), the 10-episode series will be taking over the

 OFM, the sound of your life is excited to announce its involvement in the highly anticipated return of one for Central South Africa’s proudest establishments, the Bloem Show, set to take place in the Free State capital, Bloemfontein, 27 April – 7 May 2022.  According to Elmarie Prinsloo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bloem Show,

The Covid-19 pandemic not only had far-reaching implications for the economy, it also had a devastating effect on the creative, arts and entertainment sectors in particular. As South Africa, and Central South Africa, slowly enters what could cautiously be labelled as ‘recovery’, the time is ripe for audiences to support their beloved artists on stage.

Radio advertising revenue has made an astonishing recovery from the blow it took during the first year of the pandemic. Since the incremental reopening of business activity began, advertiser investment has grown swiftly . Why is radio doing so well? The booming fortunes of radio suggest that there are multiple factors conspiring in its favour.

This March, OFM is coming to meet our loyal listeners. Our team will travel all over our beautiful region to explore the gems of the Free State, Northern Cape, North West and Vaal. From 3 – 26 March 2022, OFM will broadcast live from selected towns on selected days to give our listeners a chance

Over 7 000 supporters of the 2021 Virtual Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer raised sufficient funds to pay for a brand-new transporter for the Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa (CHOC), as well as sporting equipment for a rural club. The seven-seat transporter will be used in and around East London to transport children affected

It is a dream come true for Lusanda Mafanya, who has won a R100 000 bursary from the new International Hotel School Gqeberha campus, in a tense and exciting weekend cook-off. Pictured: Lusanda Mafanya, John Creighton, Nobulungisa Mafanya After entering through Algoa FM, he competed against 9 other aspirant chefs who all qualified for a R30 000

Algoa FM’s Border Drive charity golf day returns to East London in 2022. It will be hosted on Friday the 29th of April at the East London Golf Club. Non-profit organisations situated in and around Buffalo City are invited to apply to be the beneficiary. “We have missed hosting this popular charity golf day for the

The new year is in full swing, and the audio revolution is showing no signs of slowing down. Audio creation and consumption have both gone through major shifts over the last two years, as the world continues to grapple with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The face of audio is set to continue changing

As OFM, the sound of your life and Central South Africa’s number one commercial radio station has earmarked 2022 as “Twenty-20-You”, January saw the culmination of the first of a series of competitions aimed at improving the lives of listeners. The #Twenty20You: Invest in your future! the competition hosted in partnership with Potchefstroom Academy and

From your car to the office, to the comfort of your home, OFM is the station of choice in Bloemfontein.Winning the Best of Bloemfontein in the Bloemfontein Courant Reader’s Choice Awards 2021 for BestLocal Radio Station, Best Local Radio Show and Best Local Radio Personality, OFM has shown onceagain that it has captured the hearts

Algoa FM brought the first dedicated commercial radio show to the Garden Route a decade ago at the request of businesses and listeners. This started a mutually beneficial relationship which dates back to the first day of broadcasting, according to sales manager Dennis Karantges. “We still have some original advertisers on air with us, from

Mac G, who recently bagged Podcaster of the Year at the VN Global Media and Entertainment Awards, is the voice behind Podcast and Chill with Mac G. He has over the course of more than 200 podcasts, interviewed some of the most influential guests in SA and his star power is attracting more than one million downloads to

Following the unrest that took place in July 2021, Jozi FM CEO, Mr Mpho Mhlongo made an urgent appeal to affected spaza shop owners as the station pledged to assist selected small business owners with up to R20 000 in trading stock as part of its #KasiSpazaShopRevival initiative. Fast forward to now and the station has been unveiling

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