History

& Alumni

2018

Tuks FM undergoes a full transformation. The station changes format (from rock to a mix of hip hop, house and pop music) to better represent a diverse, youth market. All new imaging and a new programme line-up are introduced under the mantra, “Young, Fresh, Relevant”.

Tuks FM won four awards at the Liberty Radio Awards, including Best Breakfast Presenter and Best Afternoon Drive Show.

The station also handed over nearly R264 000 to the SRC of the University of Pretoria, to benefit the needy students. Additionally, R40 000 worth of food, blankets and stationery were collected and handed over to disadvantaged UP students as part of a charity drive.

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2015

Tuks FM won 5 MTN Radio Awards including Campus Station of the Year for the fourth consecutive year since 2012. In 2015 Tuks FM’s seventh annual Woolly Winter campaign raised goods and cash to the value of R314 000 which was distributed to the Student Nutrition and Progress Programme (SNAPP) at the University of Pretoria and to organisations in the greater Tshwane area.

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2014

Tuks FM won 9 MTN Radio Awards including Campus Station of the Year for the third consecutive year. From 6-9 May 2014, Tuks FM participated in the World Radio Challenge with 7 other countries from around the world. Tuks FM’s Woolly Winter campaign produced R24100 cash, 1484 items of clothing, 655 food items and 589 blankets which was distributed throughout the community.

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2013

At the MTN Radio Awards, Tuks FM was awarded the Best Campus Station of the Year for the second consecutive year. Other awards include Best Breakfast Show, Best Breakfast Presenter, Best Afternoon Drive Presenter, Best Night Time Show, Best Music Show and Best News Bulletin Reader.

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2012

Tuks FM received 5 MTN Radio Awards in 2012 including Campus Station of the Year. Tuks FM’s Woolly Winter campaign generated blankets, food and cash to the value of R65 000.

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2011

Tuks FM is registered as a trust under Enterprises at the University of Pretoria. Enterprises at University of Pretoria Trust (E at UP) was formed with a mandate to take responsibility for the development, implementation and management of the commercial activities of the University of Pretoria, and to govern these enterprises.

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1994

The station was awarded a two-month temporary broadcasting license.

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1993

The station was awarded a one-month temporary broadcasting license.

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1982 - 1984

Broadcast points extended to all university residences as well as the Onderstepoort and Medical Campuses.

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1981

Initially Tuks FM broadcast only in the cafeteria at the University of Pretoria’s main campus. On 9 February, the station officially launched with a live performance by David Kramer.

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1980

The station was formed in 1980.

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Notable Alumni

Radio Personalities:

Anele Mdoda
5FM & 947

Hlogi Mampuru a.k.a Joe Man
Metro FM

Rian van Heerden
Punt, OFM & Jacaranda

Barney Simon
Jacaranda

Lize-Marie Meintjies
Jacaranda

Rob Forbes
5FM

Clayton Robbertze
Jacaranda

Jaques du Preez
Jacaranda

Alex Caige
947

Duncan Pollock
Jacaranda

Janina Oberholzer
Jacaranda

Samson Oduntan
East Coast Radio

Francois Du Toit
Jacaranda, 5FM & 947

Robbie Kruse
Jacaranda, 5FM

Kenzy Vinco
OFM, Power FM & Jacaranda

Sias du Plessis
5FM

Gareth Cliff
702, 5FM & Cliff Central

Liezel van der Westhuizen
Expresso

Simon Dingle
702 & 5FM

Grant Nash
5FM & 947

Retief vd Liefde
Impact FM

News Readers:

Camilla Bath
702

Marius van der Walt
Jacaranda

Poppy Ntshongwana
5FM

Carmen Reddy
702, 5FM & eNCA

Martine vd Walt
Jacaranda

Tara Meaney
702

Kim Schulze
5FM

Nadine Moore
Jacaranda

Television:

Eleni Giokos
News Anchor, CNBC Africa

Marie Molefe van Heerden
Actress, Villa Rosa

Scot Scott
Presenter, MNET

Francois Nolte
Television producer, MK

Poppy Ntshongwana
Presenter

Sias du Plessis
Producer, MK

Jannes Eisellen
Voice over artist & Actor, Hillside

Retief vd Liefde
Actor, Generations & 7de Laan

Stephen Neethling
Voice over artist & Actor, Hillside

Liezel van der Westhuizen
Presenter, Idols & Expresso

Rian van Heerden
Presenter, Voorblad, Skuur & Rian

Robbie Kruse
Presenter, Bravo!

Tebogo Ramatjie
News Reader, SABC

Janina Oberholzer
Presenter, Toks en Tjops

Industry Related:

Andre Kunz
Producer, 5FM & OFM

JD Mostert
Producer, Algoa FM & Jacaranda

Tristan Coetzee
Musician, December Streets

Duncan Pollock
SA Boxing Ring Announcer

Simon Dingle
Journalist & Tech Writer

Francois Du Toit
Musician, Frankie Fire

Tim Zunckel
Programme Manager, OFM & 5FM

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