Thursday, October 27, 2011

Between Stations....


Between stations, radio stations, that is, there has always been a lot of development and movement here at the SABC.  Broadcasting never has been and never will be a static affair.  If you hear static, well, turn the dial, the radio-friend is there somewhere!  


Recently I had to research the Radio Stations of the SABC, and thought to share a bit of what I learnt, for interest sake.  Please feel free to share YOUR memories of SABC Radio, we would love to hear!


Radio Stations of the SABC:

·         A Programme / English Service (1936/08/01-1985/12/31)
o   Radio South Africa (1986/01/01 – 1995/02/28)
o   SAFM (1995/03/01)
·         B Programme / Afrikaanse Diens (1937/10/27 – 1985/12/31)
o   Radio Suid-Afrika (1986/01/01 – 1991/09/30)
o   Afrikaans Stereo )1991/10/01 – 1996/09/30)
o   Radio Sonder Grense / RSG (1996/10/01)
·         Radio Lourenco Marques / LM Radio (1935 / 1972/06/01 by SABC – 1975/10/12)
o   Radio 5 (1975/10/13 – 1992)
o   5 FM (1992)
·         The Voice of South Africa (1951/12)
o   Radio RSA (1966/05/01)
o   Channel Africa (1992/10) – funded by the State
·         Springbok Radio (1950/05/31 – 1985/12/31)
·         Radio Bantu (1960/01/01)
o   Radio Sesotho (1962/01/01)
§  Lesedi FM (1996)
o   Radio Zulu (1962/01/01)
§  Ukhozi FM (1996)
o   Radio Setswana (1962/06/01)
§  Motsweding FM (1996)
o   Radio Lebowa (1962/06/01)
§  Thobela FM (1996)
o   Schools  Radio Service (1964)
o   Radio Tsonga (1/21965)
§  Munghana Lonene FM (1996)
o   Radio Venda (1965)
§  Phala Phala FM (1996)
o   Radio Xhosa (1966)
§  Umhlobo Wenene FM (1996)
o   Radio Swazi (1982)
§  Ligwalagwala FM (1996)
o   Radio Ndebele (16/3/1983)
§  Ikwekwezi FM (1996)
·         Radio Good Hope / Radio Goeie Hoop (1965/07/01 – 1992)
o   Good Hope FM (1992)
o   Also Good Hope Stereo / Goeie Hoop Stereo
·         Radio Ovambo (1969/11 – 1979/05) – in SWA till SWABC/SWAUK came into being
·         Radio Herero (1969/11 – 1979/05) – in SWA till SWABC/SWAUK came into being 
·         Radio Damara Nama (1969/11 – 1979/05) – in SWA till SWABC/SWAUK came into being 
·         Radio Kavango (1972/02-1979/05) – in SWA till SWABC/SWAUK came into being 
·         Radio Lotus (1983/01/08)
o   LotusFM (??)
·         Radio Metro (1986/09/01 - 1998)
o   Metro FM (1998)
·         Radio 2000 (1987/01/01)
·         X-K FM (2000/08)
·         CKI FM (2002/09 by SABC, prior Ciskei station)
o   TruFM (2008)
·         Radio Allegro (1985/06/01 – 1993)
·         Radio Orion (1982/05/01-1990/12/31)

RadioSeparate channels funded by the state and managed on behalf of the state by the SABC:

·         Radio Bob
·         Radio Sunshine / Radio Sonskyn

Stations sold by the SABC in 1996:

·         Radio Highveld/Radio Hoëveld (1964/09/01- 1988/04/01) 
o   Highveld Stereo / Hoëveld Stereo (1988/04/01)  (current – NOT SABC) – sold in 1996
o   Radio Jacaranda / Jakaranda (1985/07/01 -1994/05/31)
o   Jacaranda/Jakaranda 94-97 FM (1994/06/01-??) 
§  Jacaranda/Jakaranda Stereo (??) – Sold in 1996
§  Jacaranda / Jakaranda FM (current – NOT SABC)
·         Radio Port Natal 
o   RPN Stereo
o   East Coast Radio (Current – NOT SABC) – Sold in 1996
·         Radio Oranje (1985/06/01 – 1996) – Sold in 1996
o   OFM (current – NOT SABC)
·         Radio Algoa (1986/01/01 – 1996) – Sold in 1996
o   Algoa FM (current – NOT SABC)
·         Radio Kontrei (1990-1991) 
o   Kfm (1991) (Current – NOT SABC) – sold in 1996

1 comment:

  1. Hi

    I read this post 2 times. It is very useful.

    Pls try to keep posting.

    Let me show other source that may be good for community.

    Source: Library assistant interview questions

    Best regards
    Jonathan.

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