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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 entertained
  • VOW keeps you hungry for knowledge
  • VOW keeps you engaged
  • VOW is the vibe you need
  • VOW is the place to call home