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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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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Nie alle skatte is silwer en goud nie, partykeer is dit geel!

OFM – die klank van jou lewe is op 29 Mei 2023 aangekondig as die wenner van ’n silwer toekenning in die Beeld Jou Keuse-lesersaanbevelings waar verskeie ondernemings in 102 kategorieë pluimpies ontvang het vir hul puik diens, billike pryse en naverkopediens.

Sentraal Suid-Afrika se voorste radiostasie, OFM, is onder die kategorie ‘nasionale radiostasie’ naastens RSG en Jacaranda FM aangewys as lesers se gunsteling.

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