Radio Orania

Radio Orania is a South African community radio station based in the Northern Cape. The coverage area is Orania, a town in the Northern Cape,[2] although some reception is possible as far as Hopetown.[3]

Radio Orania
Radio Orania, gisteraand, met Hannes Snyman agter die klankbord.jpg
CityOrania
Broadcast areaNorthern Cape
Frequency95.5 MHz
Programming
Language(s)Afrikaans
Ownership
OwnerOrania Uitsaaidienste[1]
History
First air date
12 April 2008

Programmes are broadcast in Afrikaans language,[2] from 5 am to 4 pm and 5 to 10 pm.[2] The Orania community is the target audience.[2] Programme format includes about 40% music and 60% talk.[2]

The radio station was launched on 12 April 2008, after its predecessor Radio 100 had been shut down by ICASA.[4] The station is manned by volunteers only,[5] counting over 50 contributors.[6]

Programmes include readings of Afrikaans literature such as Mikro's Die ruiter in die nag.[7] A 13-year-old student at Orania's Volkskool made local news in 2009, when his radio play about Battle of Majuba was broadcast by the station.[8]

Listenership figuresEdit

Estimated Listenership[9]
7 Day
May 2013 22 000
Feb 2013 8 000
Dec 2012 9 000
Oct 2012 8 000
Aug 2012 6 000
Jun 2012 6 000

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Notice 1046 of 2007, Government Gazette of the Republic of South Africa, 24 August 2007. Accessed on the 2nd of May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e The Annual Guide to Radio in South Africa (AdVantage 2012). Media 24. 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-05-23.
  3. ^ Hagen 2013, p. 65.
  4. ^ "Voorgrond" (in Afrikaans). Orania Beweging. July 2011. Archived from the original on 10 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Get ready for Radio Orania..." IOL News. 10 April 2008. Archived from the original on 12 April 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Orania Beweging". Twitter. 31 March 2014. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  7. ^ Hagen 2013, p. 66.
  8. ^ Lombard, Eleanor (20 March 2009). "Pluimpie vir jong skrywer". Volksblad. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  9. ^ SAARF RAMS (Presentations)

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