Throughout its history, which spans in excess of half a century of broadcasting, Ukhozi FM has made a substantial contribution to the South African radio industry. The station's iconic on-air talent is widely known across South Africa. With the station's guiding philosophy being to educate and inform while entertaining listeners this keeps Ukhozi FM Always on to access the station's programme mix of news, current affairs, talk shows, drama, music, sport, education, weather, and traffic.
Programming is targeted at a broad audience of diverse needs and lifestyles that the station has an intimate understanding of Ukhozi FM is a custodian of the isiZulu language and culture and the aim is to maintain this custodianship with pride. The station's key priority is to ensure staying in touch with the listener's needs and that the station remains vital to them whilst maintaining roots and culture.
Ukhozi FM is an excellent example of how PBS broadcasting can be relevant, compelling, engaging and entertaining in a mother language. This is an indication of the balanced programming and a solid execution of basic broadcasting principles throughout, which vindicates the winning of the PBS Station of the Year Award in the second year running.
The station scooped the following Six 2013 MTN Radio Awards:
1. The station of the year PBS,
2. Best Programming innovation,
3. Best breakfast Show,
4. Best Afternoon Drive show,
5. Best Music Show (Sigiya Ngengoma)
6. Best News Bulletin
We receive all these with most the humility and respect of the industry and other players. We also note that there was a huge improvement throughout the competition’s delivery in the past year and wish them all of the best as they keep us on our toes.
Source: Mu Ngcolosi, Marketing Manager - Ukhozi FM.