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Radio Station: OFM
Interview Type: Cash Connect Mentioned in News Broadcast
OFM is Central South Africa’s leading commercial radio station with offices in Bloemfontein, Potchefstroom and Vanderbijlpark.
Being the regional radio station with the second biggest footprint in the country, OFM broadcasts to the greater Free State, parts of North West, Northern Cape and Southern Gauteng.
OFM was originally a split of Radio Hoëveld broadcasting only four hours a day in the evenings under the name Radio Oranje (after the Orange Free State, its home province) on 1 July 1985. At that stage the station operated with a staff compliment of only three people – Christo Olivier, the station manager, Albe’ Grobbler, the programme manager and Bill Otto, the advertising manager. The station only had two full-time presenters, Manie Kitching and Johleen du Plessis. Jaco de Wet, a student at that time, helped out during weekends. OFM became a regional broadcaster on 1 July 1986.