“Groot Vet Kombers Proe-kjek” rises to occasion – R450k in Charity!

This winter, Central South Africa feasted with a goal on Thursdays as OFM and Round Table Southern Africa joined forces to fight the freeze – with vetkoek!

Die Groot Vet Kombers Proe-jek challenged listeners to support a wide range of charities. OFM visited towns and cities in their broadcast region, where vetkoek with Beefmaster mince was sold at R35 each, but listeners were encouraged to make larger donations to charities in their region. In some cases, donations up to R10 000 were received!

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Win R35 000 with the OFM Secret Song!

OFM, celebrating 35 years of the sound of your life, is offering listeners a chance to win big with the OFM Secret Song competition, on air from 2 to 30 July 2021!

July has been earmarked as OFM’s ‘official’ birthday month, with special on-air birthday programming planned for Thursday, 1 July. From Friday, 2 July, listeners will be enticed with the exciting ‘Secret Song’ competition, where one lucky listener stands to win R35 000 cash for correctly guessing the title as well as the artist performing the song in question.

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OFM backs Cheetahs for Currie Cup 2021 Champions

OFM backs Cheetahs for Currie Cup 2021 Champions

OFM, Central South Africa’s media powerhouse for more than three decades, is proud to announce that the Sound of Your Life has signed up to once again be the exclusive electronic media sponsor of the Toyota Cheetahs.

The radio station, through its on-air and online platforms, will not only keep fans updated on the blow-by-blow action throughout the Carling Currie Cup season, which has just commenced, but also check in regularly with the squad to track their progress and build ‘gees’ amongst supporters so that although they’re playing to empty stadiums, they take their home ground advantage on the road with them to the field.

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Journalists in the era of Covid-19: learning along with their audience

If one could sum up the job of a journalist, it mostly comes down to telling stories. Not our own, but those of other people. This might sound simple, but the work that goes into writing and broadcasting or publishing a story can take days.

Journalists are thus considered people who have a wealth of information on the widest variety of topics. Now, taking this into consideration, who would ever think we would live in times where we would have to report on something unknown, invisible, so foreign, never experienced in modern times, and only learning the (mutating) facts as we write?

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OFM Turns 35

Central South Africa’s number one radio station, OFM, celebrates its 35th birthday this year.

From its humble beginnings in 1985 as an SABC evening broadcast of Radio Highveld in Bloemfontein for the central South African region, to the Northern Cape and Free State eventually having their own station, Radio Oranje in 1986, to adopting its current name and format in 2002, OFM has had an remarkable journey thus far.

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The Real Good Recipe Book

Bloemfontein – OFM, inspiring listeners to live the real good life in Central South Africa, called on listeners to send in their favourite recipes, showcasing the incredible produce available in our region, for The Real Good Recipe Book. After much deliberation, the winner of the grand prize of a R30 000 Checkers voucher was chosen on 19 December 2020… and the lucky winner is Willem Kruger of Bloemfontein, with his Pork Rosti recipe!

As Willem said in his entry: “I went to England with my girlfriend (now wife) on a working visa. We worked at a pub and that is where I fell in love with cooking. One day I had an opportunity to add a dish to the specials menu, and it was a winner. I’ve been making this dish for my family for years and it brings back great memories every time I make it.”

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OFM dedicates airwaves to farmers with OFM Farmer Appreciation Day 2020

OFM, the sound of your life, will be honouring Central South Africa’s agricultural communities on Wednesday, 2 December – a day dedicated to these unsung heroes who passionately pursue this noble ‘profession of hope’.

Listeners can tune in from 05:00 – 19:00 to get to know the region’s agricultural icons and to hear how they can lend a helping hand to this crucial sector, which literally feeds us all.

OFM is encouraging listeners to send a message of encouragement to thank farmers, and their labourers for what they do for us every day. A voice note can be sent via Telegram to 084 222 9497 (data rates apply), or photos and videos can be shared to OFM’s social platforms (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) with #OFMFarmerDay.

According to Lindiwe Mtwentula, OFM Marketing Manager: “As the profound quote by Brenda Schoepp goes, ‘… once in your life you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman, and a preacher. But every day, three times a day, you need a farmer’. At OFM, we’re proud to support the farmers of Central South Africa. Our hearts beat Agri, so we want to do our part to show the men and women working in that sector how important they are to us and to society, as well as promote ways in which people can assist them during times of need.”



For more info, please contact Lindiwe Mtwentula on 051 5050 900, 082 416 1665, or lindiwe@ofm.co.za.