VOW FM 88.1 is a 24-hour campus radio station broadcasting from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. The station made its debut broadcasting in English in the 90s, with the support of The Wits School of Journalism. The station relaunched in 2010 with funding assistance for the studios from the Open Society Foundation, The Media Development and Diversity Agency and the Kagiso Media Trust. VOW FM is largely self-supporting, relying on revenue raised through programming, fund-raising events and on sponsorships of radio shows and advertising.
About VOW FM
VOW FM Listeners
VOW FM targets young people, majority of whom are university students based in Braamfontein and surrounding areas. They are between the ages of 18 and 28, drawn from the diverse Jozi community irrespective of economic, social, religious and cultural backgrounds.
Our programming encourages interaction between our community groups. It is informed by forging social cohesion, and promoting the principles of free speech, tolerance and intellectual integrity. We respond to the social, cultural and educational needs of our diverse target community, by providing a thought provoking platform for learning and dissemination of alternative ideas, designed to empower our listeners. Our broadcasts are a mixture of talk and music. We produce daily a great repertoire of music for our diverse target market while we explore a wide range of topical issues aimed at meeting the needs and interests of our target group. These include education, health and gender, entrepreneurship and lifestyle.
Why listen to VOW FM
VOW keeps you in the know
VOW keeps you engaged
VOW keeps you entertained
VOW is the vibe you need
VOW keeps you hungry for knowledge
VOW is the place to call home
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The Killer Joint covers 80% music and 20% talk time. Music is covered throughout the show via mixes from DJ’s who submit the mixes. Introduction of new music to the audience and the unreleased tracks are play before initial release date. We offer a spot light to up-coming producers and introduce their sound and style to the Wits and Braamfontein surroundings.Learn more