Fri, 26 Nov 2021 / Published in LATEST NEWS, OFM

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 Best
Local Radio Station, Best Local Radio Show and Best Local Radio Personality, OFM has shown once
again that it has captured the hearts and minds of the city and its people.


“It is a privilege and honour knowing that OFM’s listening audience value what we do so much so that they
vote us the best. We do what we do for everyone that listens. The award is proof that OFM is indeed the
sound of your life,” says OFM’s Programme Manager, Tim Thabethe.


The Good Morning Breakfast, weekdays from 06:00 to 09:00, walked away with the Best Local Radio Show
award. The show features host Shandor Potgieter, who won the Best Local Radio Personality award, along
with Margaret Whitfield, keeping listeners up to date on traffic news and weather, and SuperSport presenter
Sam Ludidi covering sports news.


Bloemfontein Courant launched the Best of Bloemfontein competition in 2013. Readers can vote in more
than 70 categories, which cover a range of industries. All the winners can be viewed
at www.bestofbloemfontein.co.za.

Fri, 08 Oct 2021 / Published in LATEST NEWS, OFM

The President has spoken – we’re at Level 1! And, October is definitely the most beautiful month in Bloemfontein… what more could you ask for? So pull on your takkies and pull into the Bloem Showgrounds for the Sunshine Walk on 17 October!

Bloem Show, along with OFM and Bloemfontein Courant, wants to get you and your family active again. This free fun family walk is only 2.5 kilometres long (perfect for the little ones) and there will be a competition, food and refreshment stalls, and music points. Plus, Central South Africa’s favourite presenters, the OFM team, will be there right alongside you getting active in the fresh Free State air.

The starting time is between 07:00 and 09:00 at the Banquet Hall. Parking is available at the Fun Fair grounds. Donations of non-perishable food will be collected for Food4kidz in lieu of an entrance fee. Strict Covid-19 regulations will apply.

Elmarie Prinsloo, Bloem Show CEO, says they initiated the walk because of “the negativity during Covid and the urge everyone has to get back to normality. This made us realise that it is time to get people together – within the safety of Covid regulations. It will make people feel better about themselves and result in a more positive attitude. The name is based on the popular song ‘Walking on sunshine’.”

According to Lindiwe Mtwentula, OFM Marketing Manager: “The purpose of the fun walk is to get the community of Bloemfontein outside, active and socialising again. Since the pandemic began, people have been unable to go out and take part in such events. So why not do it for a worthy cause? We urge the community to bring non-perishable food and help us to make a difference in the lives of the children that Food4kidz supports”.

Corni Fourie, Mahareng’s Business Manager (which owns Courant), says, “It is Courant’s aim to positively influence our community by informing and educating them about local news and events, such as the Sunshine Walk.”

Food4kidz says they are overjoyed to be part of the Sunshine Walk as it will promote the work they are doing. “This will also be a great opportunity to receive donations and it will assist us in the last term of 2022”