Why did Springbok Radio close down?


Why did Springbok Radio close down?

By 1985, Springbok Radio was operating at a heavy loss. After losing listeners with the handing over of its shortwave frequencies to Radio 5 and facing competition from television, despite the late arrival of the medium in 1976, it ceased broadcasting on 31 December 1985.

When did Springbok Radio close?

Springbok Radio was the first commercial radio station in South Africa, but sadly closed down in 1985.

Which radio station are under SABC?

It’s Official: SABC is home to the Top 10 Radio Stations in SA

Station Audience
1 Ukhozi FM 7 504 000
2 Umhlobo Wenene FM 5 394 000
3 Metro FM 4 267 000
4 Lesedi FM 3 084 000

Which radio station is the oldest in South Africa?

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. SAfm is a national, English-language public radio station in South Africa. It has been operated by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) since its founding in 1936.

Why listen to Springbok Radio?

Variation in approach of programs makes Springbok Radio the definitive choice for many listeners not only from the area where the radio is broadcasting but from all over the world and specially the whole South Africa.

What is Springbok Radio Preservation Society of South Africa?

The Springbok Radio Preservation Society of South Africa was formed during 2002, a non-profit organisation that preserves the archives of Springbok Radio, the first commercial radio service in South Africa, that operated between 1950 & 1985.

When did the Springbok 930 dossier start?

Springbok 930 Dossier (1980–1985) – “from the files of interesting and fascinating people”; originally aired Monday to Friday at 21h30; it moved to the 09h30 slot in July 1985; the series is currently being rebroadcast on the Internet Radio Service of Springbok Radio and can be heard on Wednesdays

Who were the writers of the Springbok radio show?

Writers included Ron Evans, Denver Morgan, Norman Partington etc. The series moved to Thursday evenings in 1976 and then Saturday evenings in 1979 and ended in June 1985. Rebroadcasts of the series can be heard on the Internet Radio Service of Springbok Radio on Tuesdays.