PEFM celebrates third birthday with 400% increase in listeners

2015-09-09 06:00
An elated PEFM Station Manager Ps Ronnie Johnson. 

An elated PEFM Station Manager Ps Ronnie Johnson. Photo: NCEBA DLADLA

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PEFM, a Costwold- based Christian Community Radio Station, will be celebrating three years of operation on September 19.

The huge birthday celebration of the station, tuned in at 87.6 FM, will include exciting news of their increase in listenership according to the latest Community Radio Listening (RAMS) figures.

An overjoyed station manager Pastor Ronnie Johnson said, “The latest RAMS released on August 26 shows that PEFM listeners soared to a whopping 38 000 over a seven-day period.”

According to Pastor Ronnie, as Johnson is affectionately known, about this time last year their listenership stood at a mere 9 000.

The success, he explained, was owing to the fact that they (at PEFM) had the community at heart.

“We strive to serve our listeners with the best of Christian content and music,” said Pastor Ronnie, adding that he wanted to thank every presenter of the station who tirelessly offered his or her time to serve the city and live stream audience across the world - to give PEFM 400% growth in more than one year.

Some of the station’s listeners have also commented on social media to acknowledge this recent success.

“PEFM 87.6 is an awesome space for Christians in the city - and the nation and the world through live streaming - to connect and give expression to God’s love (for) the world, while empowering and equipping one another for works of service, joining in prayer, and enforcing local and global vision...” said Alain Walljee on Facebook.

“Our mandate is to honour God,” said Pastor Ronnie, adding that nothing of this sort would ever been possible if God was not “our focus and source of blessings.”

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