Voice of Wits

Voice of Wits 88.1FM(VoW 88.1 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.[1] The Station Manager is Shoeshoe Qhu who was appointed in July 2019.

Broadcast areaJohannesburg
SloganHear It, Feel It, Live It
FormatCampus radio
ERP1W
OwnerUniversity of the Witwatersrand
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.vowfm.co.za

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.[2]

Programming

Mondays to Fridays[4]
Show Presenters Days Times
Overnight music--12 am  6 am
TheMainSwitchRaps and ZenandeWeekdays6 am  9 am
Area CodeVariousWeekdays9 am  midday
That Lunch ShowBoipelo Mooketsi MondayTuesdaymidday  3 pm
That Lunch ShowLwaziWednesdayFridaymidday  3 pm
The VOW FM DriveDj KeyezWeekdays3 pm  6 pm
Law FocusLebohangTuesday6 pm  7 pm
The Science InsideElna & KeyezMondays6 pm  7 pm
New Age TravellersRobynMondays8 pm  11 pm
The Love ShackPalesaWednesday6 pm  7 pm
The PlatformMiss Eve, Miss Q and CalibreTuesdays7 pm  8 pm
Sports HubLonwabo & MvangeliWednesdays6 pm  7 pm
Breaking GroundKatleho SekotoWednesdays7 pm  8 pm
The GarageYelandaWednesday8 pm  11 pm
The Business BuzzT SemenyaThursdays6 pm  7 pm
La Bonne VieJay KhaloTuesdays7 pm  8 pm
Living ElectroMr Game and Troy RajuThursdays8 pm  11 pm
The AfrodisiacJay KhaloFridays7 pm  9 pm
The Killer JointGubzinFridays9 pm  midnight
Weekends[4]
Show Presenters Days Times
The Full ThrottleMR. GAME and TumiSaturdays10 am - midday
Top 40Bread & Jay KhaloSaturdaysmidday - 4 pm
The Kooler Box@LargeSaturdays4 pm - 6 pm
TTPDj OZ and EveSaturdays6 pm - 9 pm
The Killer JointGubzinSaturdays9 pm - midnight
The Full ThrottleMR. GAME and TumiSundays10 am - midday
Afro BoxDJ FixxSundaysmidday - 4 pm
Sunday SessionsTshegoSundays4 pm - 6 pm
House of RhythmDJ Soso and DeepancestralSundays6 pm - 9 pm
The Ultimate Hook UpThaboSundays9 pm - midnight

Coverage areas and frequencies

  • Broadcasts from University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) campus in Braamfontein, Johannesburg[5]
  • The station reaches 10km to Parktown, Braamfontein, Auckland Park, Johannesburg CBD, Westcliff, Newtown and Milpark[5]
  • Frequency: 88.1 FM[5][6]

Broadcast languages

  • Mainly English (however other official languages are used within programming)[5]

Broadcast time

Target audience

  • Youth[5]
  • Age Group: 16 - 35[5][6]
  • SEM (Socio-Economic Measure): 6 - 10[5][6]

Programme format

Listenership figures

Estimated Listenership[7]
7 Day
July 2019 28 000
Feb 2013 5 000
Dec 2012 4 000
Oct 2012 1 000
Aug 2012 3000
Jun 2012 4 000

See also

References

  1. "About Us, Voice of Wits". University of the Witwatersrand. 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  2. 2011-07/13242/news_item, Wits University News Desk, Partnership signed between VoW and BBC, retrieved 16 December 2011
  3. "About Us - VOW 88.1FM". vowfm.co.za. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  4. "Show Lineup, Voice of Wits". University of the Witwatersrand. 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  5. The Annual Guide to Radio in South Africa (AdVantage 2012). Media 24. 2012.
  6. "The Media Connection - Kovsie FM". www.themediaconnection.co.za. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  7. SAARF RAMS (Presentations)
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