Making community radio a reality
In October 2016, Bidvest Prestige made a contribution of R50 000 to Eyethu FM. Our financial support helped them continue their mission of making the Community Radio Station a reality for the community.
The radio station broadcasts from the township of Siyabuswa, Mpumalanga to the entire Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality. The station, however, reaches a population in excess of 1 000 000 across five other municipalities in Mpumalanga, Gauteng, North West and Limpopo provinces. They also reach several smaller parts of other local municipalities in Limpopo. Their signal has a reach of about a 150km radius from where the station broadcasts in Siyabuswa at the old Siyabuswa Shopping Complex.
EyethuFM offers the communities within these three municipalities a platform to express its views, promote campaigns and initiatives which speak to the betterment of the community. EyethuFM strives to educate, inform, entertain, but most importantly, influence the community to be self-driven.
The funds from Bidvest Prestige assisted toward finishing up the studio which is about 95% complete at the moment. The radio station was able to purchase furniture, carpentry work and door frames, a main desk and tables, carpet, painting work and four panels of double-glazed glass. The funds also went towards equipping the station’s newsroom with four workstations (computer sets, desks and chairs).