CapricornFM, 96.0

By Faeza
12 October 2015

Taking its name from the latitudinal line that cuts across Limpopo (Tropic of Capricorn), the only province in the country with one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the earth; began broadcasting from its state-of-the-art studios in Bendor, Polokwane six months after receiving its commercial broadcast license. It was established on the 26th of November 2007 and has been led by the Chairman Given Mkhari.

As a commercial radio station, the broadcasting format carries 70% music and 30% talk shows. The music will feature a variety of urban genres in R&B, soul, afro-pop, Afro-Soul, hip-hop, kwaito, and house, and also cater for jazz and gospel lovers and what Capricorn FM describes as urban jazz and urban gospel. Peoples of all ages will each find that they have been included in the station’s broadcasts. The idea to cater for an ever diversifying audience was paramount to the decision to broadcast 70% in English and 30% vernacular, incorporating the three dominant ethnic groups in the province (Venda, Sepedi, Tsonga). Capricorn FM broadcasts 24 hours throughout Limpopo with five transmitters covering the main towns and areas surrounding them.