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

Why OFM

 

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.

Friendly Wesselsbron face #OFMFanWall grand prize winner

One of OFM’s biggest competitions of the year, the #OFMFanWall, reached its epic conclusion with the awarding of the grand prize of R20 000 cash on 1 July 2022 – OFM’s 36th birthday.

Listeners were able to enter the competition by visiting any of OFM’s outdoor broadcasts to have their photo taken from March until the end of June. These photos now form part of a huge digital photo album and will also feature on highway billboards as well as prominent places in Central South Africa.

During the last phase of the campaign, 16 semi-finalists were selected in a random draw. Finally, four finalists were randomly drawn during the last week of the competition. They were Patrick Rose from Upington, Riana Oosthuizen from Vanderbijlpark, Taytum Adonis from Klerksdorp, and Marghalet van der Linde from Wesselsbron.

On the morning of 1 July, during the Good Morning Breakfast show, finalists were eliminated throughout the morning. Rose and Van der Linde were the final contestants left standing.

After much suspense, Van der Linde was announced as the grand prizewinner.

She entered the competition when her photo was taken at OFM’s outdoor broadcast at Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Day in May.

“I can’t believe it, it feels unreal!” Van der Linde exclaimed. “Thank you OFM and have a great birthday. It feels like my birthday as well!”

Van der Linde also used the opportunity to express what the radio station means to her: “You mean so much to us (listeners), encouraging us, playing songs that make your day, giving us interesting stories… My radio is constantly on OFM. You travel everywhere with me!”

According to OFM Content Manager, Elzette Boucher-Krüger, this was another amazing #OFMTwenty20You campaign from The Sound of Your Life.

“Towards the end of 2021 already, OFM endeavoured to create opportunities for our listeners to turn 2022 into ‘Twenty-20-You’. Our first campaign saw a deserving student win a year’s tuition at Potchefstroom Academy and SAAST. We also established our monthly Bucks for Bills competition to help listeners pay their bills in these trying times. Then, The Real Good Travel Book competition awarded R15 000 cash for a bucket list travel story. Now, the big one – the Fan Wall – has concluded. We not only made an OFM fan R20 000 richer, but through this campaign we’ve crisscrossed our broadcast region, meeting the people who tune in and collecting a myriad of friendly faces, representing the beautiful people of our special broadcast region.”

OFM would like to thank our loyal advertisers without whom these campaigns would not be possible.

We look forward to the second half of 2022 and making sure that we keep on creating opportunities for our listeners to have the best year ever.

The OFM Fan Wall digital photo album can be accessed here: https://www.ofm.co.za/competition/3413/win-big-with-ofmfanwall-.

For more information, contact: marketing@ofm.co.za.

OFM excited for Bloem Show ‘Comeback’

OFM, the sound of your life is excited to announce its involvement in the highly anticipated return of one for Central South Africa’s proudest establishments, the Bloem Show, set to take place in the Free State capital, Bloemfontein, 27 April – 7 May 2022.
According to Elmarie Prinsloo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bloem Show, the trade fair is one of only two shows in the country that successfully combines commercial activities and agricultural art, boasting just over 100 000 visitors annually, contributing more than R100 million to the local economy while creating 1 150 temporary jobs during the period of the show.
Bloem Show famously hosts the largest open-air saddle horse show in the world, and more than 22 agricultural championships.

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OFM STALWART APPOINTED AS NEW CMG CEO

Nick Efstathiou, General Manager of OFM, a division of Central Media Group (CMG), has just been appointed as new CEO of CMG.

Efstathiou will take over from Gary Stroebel, who was at the helm of the company for the past 11 years.

Efstathiou has been with OFM since 2001 when he was appointed as Morning Show Producer and Marketing and Events Coordinator. In 2004, he took over as Marketing Manager and in 2011, he was appointed as Group Marketing Manager of CMG. In this capacity, he was responsible for the implementation and management of marketing strategies for OFM, as well as other companies within the group, namely Mahareng Publishing, Redstar Agency and Digital Platforms.

In 2012, he was appointed as General Manager of OFM. Under his leadership, OFM achieved the highest instances of time spent listening (TSL) in South African commercial radio, a Grand Prix Loerie and thirteen nominations at the Liberty SA Radio Awards 2018, with two outright wins.

Efstathiou says he is excited to lead Central South Africa’s leading media company into the future.

“We have incredible talent in this organisation,” says Efstathiou. “Through our people we will deliver value back to our audiences, shareholders and holding company.”

According to Dave Tiltmann, CEO at African Media Entertainment Ltd, CMG’s holding company, Efstathiou’s appointment bears testimony to the talent within the company.

“I am delighted to announce Neoclis (Nick) Efstathiou’s appointment to the position of CEO at Central Media Group. I am a firm believer that our number one customer is our very own people. To the extent that succession at this level in our organisation can come from within, is a testament to the intellectual capital in the AME Group. Consistency is the key to a change in leadership and Nick certainly is the right person to guide CMG through its next growth phase. I wish him every success.”

Efstathiou says he looks forward to the new challenges lying ahead.

“My vision for this company is to sustain and grow this business and continue to be Central South Africa’s leading media company. We have the best jobs in the world. Through passion and commitment we can positively affect the lives of the audiences we speak to on a daily basis.”

ENDS

Enquiries: Lindiwe Mtwentula
Tel: (051) 5050 900

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Winners of the coveted OFM Music Awards announced

The winners of the coveted OFM Music Awards were announced today during a special, live two-hour radio broadcast from midday to 2pm.  One of South Africa’s favourite rock bands, Monark, performed live during the show.

 

In the run-up to the awards show, listeners had a chance to vote for their favourite artists, albums and songs in national and international categories.

 

In the international categories, British-Norwegian record producer Alan Walker won Best Male Artist International. Walker is best known for his electronic dance music single “Faded”, which has reached number 1 in many countries and boasts the one of the top 40 most liked YouTube videos ever. Ever popular British singer/songwriter Adele won Best Female International and Album of the Year International for her album – 25.  It was another win for the British as One Direction won Best International Group, while Song of the Year International went to the Yanks, with Ben Haenow and Kelly Clarkson’s Second Hand Hart taking top honours.

 

In the national categories, Elvis Blue’s Optics, won Album of the Year. Both Riana Nel and Bobby van Jaarsveld were second time winners in Best Female Artist, and Best Male Artist categories.  The Parlotones won this year’s Best South African Group.  Finally, listeners chose Karlien van Jaarsveld’s “Woorde” as the Song of the Year.

 

Says Nick Efstathiou, OFM General Manager: “The OFM Music Awards was an engagement success.  We are satisfied with the inputs of our loyal listeners and can honestly say that this year’s winners were chosen by those who matter the most – the fans.  Congratulations to all our Golden Note winners.  May you continue to make music and more importantly, make magic!”

Parlotones

PARLOTONES FEVER HITS CENTRAL SOUTH AFRICA

OFM, the sound of your life is bringing one of South Africa’s best loved and most successful bands, The Parlotones, to Central South Africa in May.

The multi-platinum selling band will play hits from their new album, ‘Antiques and Artefacts’ at Emoya Estate in Bloemfontein on 14 May, Rio Casino in Klerksdorp on 15 May and The Barn in Vereeniging on 16 May. 

Says Nick Efstathiou, OFM General Manager: “The Parlotones is one of South Africa’s music success stories and we are thrilled and proud to bring them to Central South Africa. We hope to see our listeners come out in numbers to support this brilliant band.”

The Parlotones has been making music for more than 10 years and have achieved massive success in South Africa and abroad. The band released their debut album Episoda in 2003 and have since released five more studio albums. They have toured internationally since 2007 and have toured with big names such as Coldplay, Snow Patrol and Blue October.

For more information about the Central South Africa tour, go to ofm.co.za or tune in to OFM, the sound of your life.

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Enquiries: Nick Efstathiou
Tel: (051) 5050 900