New radio station for urban youth

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DAVID RABETE

The Central University of Technology`s radio station is now licensed and ready to hit the airwaves.

The station has been awarded a licence that will allow them to broadcast up to 150 km around Bloemfontein. Under the leadership of Laila Nnyane as the station manager, CUT F.M with the frequency 105.8 MHz will reach towns like Bloemfontein, Botshabelo, Thaba Nchu, Tweespruit, Winburg, Brandfort, Reddesburg, Dewetsdorp and Maseru.

According to the station manager Nnyane, CUT F.M is set to inform, guard, educate and entertain students who are the main target market. The station aims to promote students, community wellness and growth.

"CUT F.M is committed to providing cutting-edge radio to all CUT students and communities the station reaches. We aim to guard, inform, reach and educate our listeners on all urban youth-related content designed to uplift, motivate, and improve the standards of the respective environments,” said Nnyane.

The languages of broadcasting are chosen accordingly with student population and CUT F.M will broadcast in English, Sesotho and Afrikaans. It has 25 presenters.

The station will encourage young people to live a positive life, drug-free and also ensure that they stay motivated and up their feet by organising motivational events and competitions to let young people meet, have fun and network.

One of the presenters, Tumelo Machakela, who hosts the afternoon drive show of the station, called "Lapeng Rush", said that the team is ready to entertain, inform and guide the youth and change their lives.

CUT F.M is funded by CUT, and it falls under the unit of the university under the leadership of Mr Peter “China” Kokoana, who is the manager of Governance and Student Life Unit.

CUT F.M station manager Laila Nnyane.