Letter from a listner
We are proud of our listeners!
Dear Ukhozi FM
I am so proud to be part of the 7.4 million listeners of the biggest radio station in Africa. Indeed “Luhamba Phambili” and it’s not just a claim but this radio station is good in everything. From its current affairs or news, morning shows, afternoon shows, to mention but a few, but not forgetting all the educational shows.
I write this letter as a proudly listener for 7 years now, who have enjoyed and benefited in many parts from the content of the different shows that Ukhozi FM has. However, one can notice that when I was mentioning the shows from current affairs or news, morning shows afternoon drive shows and educational shows I have deliberately left the sports show (Ezemidlalo). This is because the sports show, produced and presented by Irvin Sihlophe, has made me write this letter.
In my undergraduate media classes, I have learnt that sports can play a huge role in nation building but I have never had time to listen and watch sports until recently when I listened to the African Cup of Nations through Ukhozi FM. I want to thank all the presenters, commentators and producers of the sports show “Ezemidlalo”. They have covered everything that was happening in Equatorial Guinea. I did not feel the gap between my neighbour who has a television set and I who do not have. I really felt like I was in the stadiums at Equatorial Guinea. I have never stopped everything I’m doing to listen to soccer matches in my life but Ukhozi FM made their way in to my commitments and took my time. I listen to all the soccer matches until the last game.
I also want to show my gratitude to the station manager and the programmes manager and not forgetting SABC as a whole, for giving us an opportunity to access this big but community based radio station which goes as far as in deep rural areas of Kwamhlabuyalingana. I wish it can soon reach the 10 million listenership that the Marketing Manager, Mu Ngcolosi is quietly pushing for. To all the Ukhozi FM radio presenters and producers I want to say keep up all the good work guys and stay away from all the media scandals because people like us look up to you.