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About VOW FM


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.


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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AM Squad A

05:00Monday

05:00Monday

The AM Squad aims to provide information that encourages debate and discourse, while also entertaining listeners. We are informative yet trendy and youthful.[...]

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VOW FM BREAKFAST

07:00Monday

07:00Monday

Area Code

09:00Monday

09:00Monday

That Lunch Show

12:00Monday

12:00Monday

The Vow FM Drive

15:00Monday

15:00Monday

SportsHub

18:00Monday

18:00Monday

LIFE BEATS

19:00Monday

19:00Monday

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VOW FM NIGHTS

20:00Monday

20:00Monday

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VOW FM MUSIC

22:00Monday

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22:00Monday

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AM Squad A

05:00Tuesday

05:00Tuesday

The AM Squad aims to provide information that encourages debate and discourse, while also entertaining listeners. We are informative yet trendy and youthful.[...]

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VOW FM BREAKFAST

07:00Tuesday

07:00Tuesday

Area Code

09:00Tuesday

09:00Tuesday

That Lunch Show

12:00Tuesday

12:00Tuesday

The Vow FM Drive

15:00Tuesday

15:00Tuesday

SCIENCE WISE

18:00Tuesday

18:00Tuesday

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Law Focus

19:00Tuesday

19:00Tuesday

Law Focus is a weekly  show that deals with issues regarding the law. Its objective is both to inform listeners about their legal rights, while discussing [...]

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VOW FM NIGHTS

20:00Tuesday

20:00Tuesday

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VOW FM MUSIC

22:00Tuesday

22:00Tuesday

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AM SQUAD B

05:00Wednesday

05:00Wednesday

The AM Squad aims to provide information that encourages debate and discourse, while also entertaining listeners. We are informative yet trendy and youthful.[...]

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VOW FM BREAKFAST

07:00Wednesday

07:00Wednesday

Area Code

09:00Wednesday

09:00Wednesday

That Lunch Show

12:00Wednesday

12:00Wednesday

The Vow FM Drive

15:00Wednesday

15:00Wednesday

SportsHub

18:00Wednesday

18:00Wednesday

Breaking Ground

19:00Wednesday

19:00Wednesday

VOW FM NIGHTS

20:00Wednesday

20:00Wednesday

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VOW FM MUSIC

22:00Wednesday

22:00Wednesday

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AM SQUAD B

05:00Thursday

05:00Thursday

The AM Squad aims to provide information that encourages debate and discourse, while also entertaining listeners. We are informative yet trendy and youthful.[...]

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VOW FM BREAKFAST

07:00Thursday

07:00Thursday

Area Code

09:00Thursday

09:00Thursday

That Lunch Show

12:00Thursday

12:00Thursday

The Vow FM Drive

15:00Thursday

15:00Thursday

WELLNESS BOOTH

18:00Thursday

18:00Thursday

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Business Buzz

19:00Thursday

19:00Thursday

Business Buzz. The topics are tailored to resonate with young adults providing simplified answers to complex questions of the business world.  

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Voice of Hip Hop

20:00Thursday

20:00Thursday

Voice of Hip-Hop is the Voice of the Youth. We have countless number of unrecognized talents in our country and [...]

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VOW FM MUSIC

22:00Thursday

22:00Thursday

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AM SQUAD B

05:00Friday

05:00Friday

The AM Squad aims to provide information that encourages debate and discourse, while also entertaining listeners. We are informative yet trendy and youthful.[...]

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VOW FM BREAKFAST

07:00Friday

07:00Friday

Area Code

09:00Friday

09:00Friday

That Lunch Show

12:00Friday

12:00Friday

The Vow FM Drive

15:00Friday

15:00Friday

SportsHub

18:00Friday

18:00Friday

MZANSIZ ORIGINAL

19:00Friday

19:00Friday

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THE SOCIAL EXPERIMENT

21:00Friday

21:00Friday

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VOW FM MUSIC

00:00Friday

00:00Friday

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AM Weekends

05:00Saturday

05:00Saturday

The AM Squad aims to provide information that encourages debate and discourse, while also entertaining listeners. We are informative yet trendy and youthful.[...]

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Breakfast Punch

07:00Saturday

07:00Saturday

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The VOW FM Top 30

09:00Saturday

DJ TEE; TOP 30

09:00Saturday

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Kwaito Koolerbox

12:00Saturday

12:00Saturday

The Killer Joint

14:00Saturday

14:00Saturday

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.

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THE CORNER OF SOUL

18:00Saturday

18:00Saturday

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VOW FM MUSIC

21:00Saturday

21:00Saturday

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AM Weekends

05:00Sunday

05:00Sunday

The AM Squad aims to provide information that encourages debate and discourse, while also entertaining listeners. We are informative yet trendy and youthful.[...]

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Breakfast Punch

07:00Sunday

07:00Sunday

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SUNDAY BRUNCH

09:00Sunday

09:00Sunday

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SLOW CHART COUNTDOWN

12:00Sunday

12:00Sunday

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MOOD MUSIC

14:00Sunday

14:00Sunday

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Poetry Circle

16:00Sunday

16:00Sunday

A talk-based poetry show that gives listeners a taste of different poets’ work around the world; to inspire and showcase a variety of poetry. It is [...]

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THE EXPRESS

18:00Sunday

18:00Sunday

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20:00Sunday

The Global Love Experience (#TGLE) is a LOVE show; a “New School” Love Music Show that incorporates “Old School” Love Music in its features. The music on [...]

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VOW FM MUSIC

22:00Sunday

22:00Sunday

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