- 94.7 Highveld Stereo
Infobox Radio station
name = Highveld Stereo
September 1 1964
frequency = 94.7 MHz
South Africandash Regionalndash Gauteng FM, Africandash MultichoiceSatellite
format = Contemporary
Highveld Stereo is a
radio stationthat broadcasts on the 94.7FM frequency from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. It first went on the air on September 1, 1964, as the first SABC regional FM service, "Radio Highveld". At that time the station broadcast hourly news bulletins and easy listeningmusic. In September 1996the SABC sold Radio Highveld to private enterprise.
94.7 Highveld Stereo is arguably the
Gautengprovince's most popular radio station, broadcasting the often controversial "Rude Awakening" breakfast show, hosted by Jeremy Mansfield. The target listen demographic is aimed at 25ndash 40 year-olds, and as such the station tends to play contemporary "soft" rock, current pop hits as well as a few classics.Highveld also make a point of giving airtime to local South African musical talent. Other useful services to listeners include news bulletins and traffic reports for Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Highveld Stereo is well known for sponsoring and promoting many charity and social events in Gauteng, including the
Pick 'n Pay94.7 Cycle Challenge
Zuma vs. Highveld
In response to Darren Simpson's parody of South African Deputy President
Jacob Zuma's ongoing rape trial of 2006ndash for which Zuma was duly acquittedndash Zuma filed a defamation lawsuit on the 30th June, 2006, for the sum of R 5 million. Zuma originally filed for R 2 million, but this was upped when Highveld Stereo re-broadcasted the allegedly offensive skit.
Jeremy Mansfieldndash "Rude Awakening"
Sam Cowenndash "Rude Awakening"
Paul Rotherhamndash "Rude Awakening"
Darren Simpson(also known as "Wackhead Simpson" or "Sexy Boy")ndash "Rude Awakening"
Graeme Joffe(also known as "Joffers")ndash "Rude Awakening"
* [http://www.highveld.co.za Highveld Stereo Webpage]
* [http://www.antfarm.co.za/clients/highveld/highveld_22.asx Live Audio Feed]
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