Top 10 Radio Stations In South Africa

South Africa has one of the largest and most advanced broadcast media landscapes in Africa. With the influx of people from other parts of the continent, including Nigeria, South African radio industry is saddled with the responsibility of satisfying not just South Africans but listeners from other parts of the continent.

The largest stations in the country are determined based on audience base. The Broadcast Research Council (BRC)’s Radio Audience Measurement (RAM) figures are used to determine stations that attract the most audience apparently due to interesting programming and exciting discourses. Though these figures may not be the most current, they were released by BRC indicating the top 10 largest stations in the country. Here is a list of top 10 radio stations in South Africa.

  1. Ukhozi FM – 7, 294, 000
  2. Umhlobo Wenene FM – 5, 208, 000
  3. Metro FM – 3, 968, 000
  4. Lesedi FM – 3, 440, 000
  5. Thobela FM – 2, 819, 000
  6. Motsweding FM – 2, 640, 000
  7. RSG – 1, 488, 000
  8. Gagasi FM – 1, 408, 000
  9. Jacaranda FM – 1, 325, 000
  10. Ikwekwezi FM – 1, 294, 000.

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The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

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  1. Obiechina Ifunanya Vivian

    Wow! At least I got informed on this one though coz I never knew they existed…

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