OFM raises R500k+ for CANSA

Photo from left to right: Morné van Rooyen, Shandor Potgieter, Bianca Smit, HJ Botha (CANSA), Anchen Lintvelt, Nick Efstathiou, Nico van der Westhuizen, Nikki van der Linde, Elzette Boucher-Krüger

In a remarkable display of solidarity and generosity OFM, the Sound of Your Life, successfully raised a staggering R575 000 during its PinkTober campaign. During October, this impactful initiative aimed to raise awareness of breast cancer and provide support to those affected by the disease.

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OFM can once again proudly say that it is the best local radio station in Bloemfontein! The winners of the 11th annual Best of Bloemfontein Readers’ Choice Awards, hosted by Bloemfontein Courant, were announced this week and OFM came up trumps.

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OFM continues to shine!

Two of OFM’s behind-the-scenes magic-makers – Motlatsi JayBee Makhalemele and Jaco de Waal – have been recognised for their hard work and dedication. They were recently announced as finalists in the SA Radio Awards 2023 – in the Commercial Radio Content Producers Category.

Makhalemele is the producer of The Joyride (Mondays to Fridays 15:00 to 18:00), and De Waal produces the Good Morning Breakfast (Mondays to Fridays 06:00 to 09:00). The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 2 December.

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OFM goes pink in support of CANSA

This October, OFM’s #PinkTober campaign aims to raise awareness of and support for those affected by breast cancer. We’re calling on Central South Africa to support our drive to raise R300 000 for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) during this month.

According to CANSA, the number one type of cancer reported among South African women is breast cancer. Approximately 19.4-million women aged 15 years and older live at-risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s important for women to be empowered with knowledge regarding lowering their cancer and health risk and recognising warning signs.

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Sharp-eared Virginian wins THE 37

THE 37, the song guessing competition that kept Central South Africa in suspense for a month, came to a dramatic close when Nadia Jooste from Virginia in the Free State was announced the grand prize winner of R37 000 cash!

On 31 July 2023, OFM announced that as part of our 37th birthday celebrations, we would give listeners the chance to win R37 000 if they could correctly guess which songs were represented by 37 snippets mixed in a montage. The catch – contestants would only be allowed to submit one entry. At first, the montage was only played on air and later released for download online. Some listeners took a chance and entered as soon as they were confident they cracked it, others played it safe and waited.

After the final clue was released, a deluge of entries were received. Many were correct, but who was first?

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Audio delivers (de)light despite load shedding

Podcasts are “power cut proof”, so to speak, as these can be downloaded and offlined before load shedding and enjoyed during.

It’s safe to say that nobody considers load shedding to be “fun”. It may well end up in the South African slang dictionary as the antonym for fun.

One thing the experience has made us all is highly adaptable. In both a personal and professional capacity, it has built a kind of resilience that doesn’t excuse the crisis but does add some reprieve for how we view problems moving forward.

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Win R37 000 with OFM’s THE 37!

This year, OFM celebrates 37 years of the Sound of Your Life, and as we’ve also marked 2023 as ‘showtime’, Central South Africa’s number one commercial radio station brings our listeners another exciting competition with a chance to win R37 000 cash this August.

From Wednesday, 2 August 2023, OFM will play a montage of 37 songs on air, which have to correctly identified, in order, to enter for a chance to win the R37 000 cash.

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OFM winter drives raise over R500 000 for Central South Africa

This winter OFM, the Sound of Your Life, invited listeners, clients, and stakeholders to come and play their part for charity at various drives, including the popular Shoprite Checkers OFM Chip 4 Charity golf days and Boeries 4 Blankets fundraiser.

More than R260 000 was raised during the Chip 4 Charity golf days and close to R280 000 during the Boeries 4 Blankets campaigns.

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Play your part at OFM’s winter drives

This winter, OFM invites listeners, clients, and stakeholders to come and play their part for charity at various drives, including the popular Shoprite Checkers OFM Chip 4 Charity golf days and Boeries 4 Blankets fundraiser.

The Sound of Your Life will be stopping off in Hartswater, Potchefstroom, and Bethlehem.

According to Anchen Lintvelt, OFM sales and marketing manager, these two campaigns are designed to help those in need during the cold winter months and to contribute towards making a difference in the lives of individuals with health-related problems.

“We are very excited to be able to host the Shoprite Checkers OFM Chip 4 Charity golf days again this year, and even more to bring the famous ‘Boerie’ sales back! Our partners play a massive role in helping us execute these events successfully and we want to invite the community to support us by getting in touch with the Round Tables involved to show your support. Or, just come and make your donation by buying a boerie!”

When the cold bites, take a bite of a boerie! Ahead of the Chip 4 Charity events, Boeries 4 Blankets challenges you to buy a boerie for a donation of R30 or more and make the cold months a little warmer for those in need. Round Table will use the donations to purchase blankets, clothes and food for old age and children’s homes in the towns.

Chip 4 Charity will once again see golfers going for gold on the green. This year’s beneficiaries are:

Jan Roux (17) from Hartswater was diagnosed with Myoepithelial Carcinoma in March this year. He has received radiation treatment but the cancer has not gone into remission. Jan now requires chemotherapy.

Louisa Klopper from Potchefstroom requires surgery and chemotherapy as part of her breast cancer treatment.

Lisa Engelbrecht (5) from Bethlehem is battling chronic granulomatous disease. She received a stem cell transplant, but her body rejected it, and she requires further treatment.

The format for all three golf days will be a four-ball alliance, with two scores to count. There will also be R45 000 in prizes up for grabs across the three golf days. The four-balls can be booked at R2 000 (each four-ball includes an OFM gift, a round of 18 holes, a halfway lunch, dinner, and live entertainment). See booking details for each venue below.


For Hartswater Golf Club, phone 053 474 0027; for the event at Potchefstroom Country Club, contact Christo du Plessis at 078 120 2374; and, for the Bethlehem Golf Club event, contact Ruan Kok at 062 533 8002.


Waterholes are available at the clubs at R2 000 each.

Karoo Musiek will provide live entertainment after the prizegiving.

Those who are not going to play golf for charity are encouraged to support the Boeries 4 Blankets drive, held at the towns, the day before the golf days.


OFM will visit the following venues where you can buy a boerie for a donation of R30 or more between 12:00 and 17:00.

  • 28 June 2023: Round Table Harts 186 Clubhouse in Hartswater – hosted by Penguin Verkoeling
  • 5 July 2023: Eastvaal Toyota in Potchefstroom – hosted by Eastvaal Toyota
  • 12 July 2023: Dihlabeng Mall in Bethlehem – hosted by Coopers Environmental Science


OFM’s At Lunch will broadcast live from the charity drives on the above-mentioned dates from 12:00 to 15:00.

For further information, contact: marketing@ofm.co.za. ENDS



OFM, the Sound of Your Life, is Central South Africa’s premier commercial radio station, offering a mix of music, news, and entertainment. The station celebrated 35 years in the broadcasting industry in 2021. OFM is part of the Central Media Group, with its head office in Bloemfontein, and a satellite studio in Welkom.

The station serves the affluent SEM 7-10 economically active marketplace with a broadcast footprint across the Free State, Northern Cape, southern Gauteng and North West. OFM is synonymous with the people of Central South Africa, and includes a full spectrum of listeners, from urban working moms and dads to corporate professionals, as well as rural communities and agricultural producers.

The station has an incredibly loyal and supportive audience. OFM enjoys one of the highest occurrences of time spent listening to the radio in South Africa. This is achieved by the station’s great music offerings – such as playing listeners their favourite songs on the Request Network and counting down Central South Africa’s 30 biggest hits on the Central SA Top 30.

OFM offers several niche features – including a dedicated agricultural programme with three additional agricultural news updates a day, as well as a dedicated business programme with two additional economic news updates throughout the day.

Sport is close to OFM listeners’ hearts and is what brings much of Central South Africa together. The station is a proud partner, sponsor, and supporter of the Cheetahs, Griquas and Leopards rugby teams as well as the Knights, Heat and Dragons cricket teams. OFM is committed to living the real good life, while at the same time helping Central South Africans to live their best lives.



Speel jou rol by OFM se winterinsamelings

 Hierdie winter nooi OFM luisteraars, kliënte en belanghebbendes uit om hul deel vir liefdadigheid te kom doen by verskeie geleenthede, insluitend die gewilde Shoprite Checkers OFM Chip 4 Charity-gholfdae en Boeries 4 Blankets-fondsinsameling.


Die Klank van jou Lewe gaan Hartswater, Potchefstroom en Bethlehem besoek.

Luidens Anchen Lintvelt, OFM verkoops- en bemarkingsbestuurder, is hierdie twee veldtogte ontwerp om behoeftiges gedurende die koue wintermaande by te staan en om by te dra om ‘n verskil te maak in die lewens van individue met lewensbedreigende siektes.

“Ons is baie opgewonde om vanjaar weer die Shoprite Checkers OFM Chip 4 Charity-gholfdae te kan aanbied, en nog meer om die bekende Boerie-verkope terug te bring! Ons vennote speel ‘n groot rol om ons te help om hierdie geleenthede suksesvol te maak en ons wil die gemeenskap nooi om ons te ondersteun deur in verbinding te tree met die betrokke Round Table om jou ondersteuning te wys. Of kom lewer jou bydrae deur ’n boerie te koop!”

As die koue byt, vat ‘n hap van ‘n boerie! Voor die Chip 4 Charity-geleenthede daag Boeries 4 Blankets jou uit om ‘n boerie te koop vir ‘n skenking van R30 of meer en die koue maande ‘n bietjie meer draaglik vir behoeftiges te maak. Round Table sal die skenkings gebruik om komberse, klere en kos vir ouetehuise en kinderhuise in die dorpe aan te koop.


Chip 4 Charity sal ook weer toesien dat gholfspelers hul beste gee op die baan. Vanjaar se begunstigdes is:

Jan Roux (17) van Hartswater is in Maart vanjaar met Mioepitheliale Karsinoom gediagnoseer. Hy het bestraling ontvang, maar die kanker het nie in remissie gegaan nie. Jan benodig nou chemoterapie.

Louisa Klopper van Potchefstroom benodig chirurgie en chemoterapie as deel van haar borskankerbehandeling.

Lisa Engelbrecht (5) van Bethlehem het chroniese granulomatiese siekte. Sy het ‘n stamseloorplanting ontvang, maar haar liggaam het dit verwerp en sy het verdere behandeling nodig.

Die formaat vir al drie gholfdae sal ‘n vierbal-alliansie wees, met twee tellings om te geld. Daar sal ook R45 000 se pryse op die spel wees oor die drie gholfdae. Die vierballe kan teen R2 000 bespreek word (elke vierbal sluit in ‘n OFM-geskenk, ‘n rondte van 18 putjies, ‘n middagete halfpad, aandete en vermaak). Sien die besprekingsbesonderhede vir elke dorp hieronder.


Vir Hartswater Gholfklub, skakel 053 474 0027; vir die Potchefstroom Buiteklub, kontak Christo du Plessis by 078 120 2374; en, vir die Bethlehem Gholfklub-geleentheid, tree in verbinding met Ruan Kok by 062 533 8002.


Watergate is beskikbaar by die klubs teen R2 000 elk. Karoo Musiek sal ná die prysuitdeling vermaak verskaf.

Diegene wat nie vir liefdadigheid gaan gholf speel nie, word aangemoedig om die Boeries 4 Blankets-insameling, wat by die dorpe gehou is, die vorige dag te ondersteun.


OFM sal die volgende plekke besoek waar jy tussen 12:00 en 17:00 ‘n boerie kan koop vir ‘n skenking van R30 of meer.

  • 28 Junie 2023: Tafelronde Harts 186 Klubhuis in Hartswater – geborg deur Penguin Verkoeling
  • 5 Julie 2023: Eastvaal Toyota in Potchefstroom – geborg deur Eastvaal Toyota
  • 12 Julie 2023: Dihlabeng Mall in Bethlehem – geborg deur Coopers Environmental Science


OFM se At Lunch sal vanaf 12:00 tot 15:00 regstreeks vanaf die liefdadigheidsgeleenthede op bogenoemde datums uitsaai.

Vir verdere inligting, kontak: marketing@ofm.co.za. EINDIG

Waarom OFM


OFM, die klank van jou lewe, is Sentraal-Suid-Afrika se voorste kommersiële radiostasie, wat ’n verskeidenheid musiek, nuus en vermaak bied. Die stasie het in 2021, 35 jaar in die uitsaaiwese gevier. OFM is deel van die Central Media Group, met sy hoofkantoor in Bloemfontein, en ‘n satellietateljee in Welkom.

Die stasie bedien die welvarende SEM 7-10 ekonomies aktiewe mark met ‘n uitsaaigebied wat die Vrystaat, Noord-Kaap, Suid-Gauteng en Noordwes insluit. OFM is sinoniem met die mense van Sentraal Suid-Afrika, en sluit ‘n volle spektrum van luisteraars in, van stedelike werkende ouers, tot korporatiewe professionele persone, sowel as landelike gemeenskappe en landbouprodusente.

Die stasie het ‘n ongelooflike lojale en ondersteunende gehoor. OFM se luisteraars spandeer van die meeste tyd wat luisteraars in Suid-Afrika spandeer om radio te luister. Dit word bereik deur die stasie se gepaste musiekaanbiedinge – luisteraars kan hul gunstelingliedjies op die Request Network versoek en op Saterdae kan hulle inskakel om saam Sentraal-Suid-Afrika se 30 grootste treffers op die Central SA Top 30 af te tel.

OFM bied verskeie nisprogramme aan – insluitend ‘n toegewyde landbouprogram met drie bykomende landbounuusopdaterings per dag, sowel as ‘n toegewyde besigheidsprogram met twee bykomende ekonomiese nuusopdaterings deur die loop van die dag.

Sport lê OFM-luisteraars na aan die hart en dit is wat baie Sentraal-Suid-Afrikaners bymekaar bring. Die stasie is ‘n trotse vennoot, borg en ondersteuner van die Cheetahs-, Griekwas- en Luiperds-rugbyspanne, asook die Knights, Heat en Dragons krieketspanne. OFM is daartoe verbind om die regte goeie lewe te lei, en terselfdertyd Sentraal-Suid-Afrikaners te help om hul beste lewens te lei.

Tuning into South African audio consumption

Ushering in an era where easy access to a string of audio avenues is fast becoming the norm for listeners and consumers.

South Africans are changing the way they consume and interact with audio. Traditionally, listening habits and options have been one-dimensional.

The radio, a cassette, an audio book or a digital service provider. International brands have often dominated modern tech spaces, side-lining local content. Long-existing technical and legislative barriers have also made it made it difficult to have a bouquet of audio options in one place, but these are quickly falling away.  

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