Edenvale Radio was launched on-line, on the 17 October 2014 and by mid-2015,was streaming successfully to over 8000 individual listeners both in South Africa and world-wide.
In October 2015 we were granted our AM broadcast and frequency license from ICASA – and are now officially…… EDEN RADIO.
Our estimated final listenership is between 200 000 – 400 000 listeners per month. As per latest CPF and police stats there are 120 000 residents in the Edenvale area alone, however with the capabilities of our AM REGIONAL broadcast license we will be extending into the greater Ekurhuleni area which boasts a population of roughly 3,178,470!
Our current coverage includes Bedfordview, (Oriel, Bedford Gardens, St Andrews, Morninghill, Essexwold and Bruma) . Primrose (Fishers Hill, Simmerfield, Woodmere, Sunny Ridge, Sunny Rock). Edenvale (The Avenues, Marais Steyn Park, Dowerglen, Glendower, Edenglen, Hurlyvale, Buurendal, Harmelia, Meadowdale, Isandovale, Isando, Sebenza, Croydon and Greenstone). Our current on-line listenership (on-line stats) is estimated at 10 000 listeners/ month ( National and Internationally). An internal survey done in March this year estimated our Frequency listenership at 2000 / month
Our second phase reach, to be launched by the end of the year, will be to Boksburg, Germiston, Benoni, Alberton & surrounding areas. This will expand over the next 6 to 12 months to reach as far north as Pretoria and south to Heidelburg!
EDEN RADIO is a Community Radio station registered as a Non Profit Company.
All “Profits” will be used to help legitimate local charities and worthy causes in and around Edenvale.
Our passion and dream is for this project to inform the community, to change people’s lives, to make “living” a little bit easier, to fight crime/criminals and bring the community closer together
- All important information relevant to your town in Ekurhuleni.
- Social Upliftment Projects.
- Uplifting Local Business: local business interviewed for free to expose their business – sponsored by A-Square Forklifts
- Education hour: Sponsored by St Benedicts – covering all areas of study, planning your education, managing workloads, etc.
- Children’s hour: talking & listening to the children in Edenvale… getting to know what’s happening at grass roots level… in schools, at the malls, on the streets!
- Entertainment: what to do in Ekurhuleni ADULTS & KIDS during the weekends and holidays
- Hobby and Gaming Show.
- Craft and DIY: Show sponsored by Paint Trade
- Gardening, pets.
- Property Chat: Show sponsored by Better Life Home Loans
- Medical / First aid.
- Technology Show.
- Car / drive time show.
- Psychology hour: how to see the signs of drug abuse, addiction, and suicidal tendencies in your teen, how to raise children today in this media bombardment! etc….
- Family Talk: Various motivational/ religious, spiritual speakers are hosted monthly
- Spiritually Speaking: talking all things Spiritual and Esoteric. (sponsored by Earthstone Fire and Ice). Hosted by Cheryl, “Just ask Janet” and “Angels Touch” with experts in each week
Advertising and sponsorship will have a double role:
To bring in revenue to keep the station running – ALL profits to go towards local Charities!
- “No one in Ekurhuleni cold in winter!”
- “No one in Ekurhuleni hungry!”
(We know these are huge tasks but we will work relentlessly to make a difference.
- Help Charities in financial difficulty – especially child based charities.
Charity events completed thus far:
2015 AND 2016 CANSA Shavathon hosted at EDEN AM Studios .
SETH Foundation Anti-Drowning campaign – Water safety awareness
(Various interviews around loss of children and brain damage)
Advertise for and support Little Eden – drive to raise toys for Little Eden
Supported SPCA and MC their Events including their Christmas Fair
Jayme Young fund raiser for hospital bills – Tumour patient at 14 years old!
Disabled Surfing & Sports Foundation
Edenvale Care Centre & Hospice
Mamba Charity Drive
Avoiding and treating Burns Campaign
Support & MC various Church functions
We give coverage to any worthy cause through interviews and live reads
- “Be Safe in Ekurhuleni” CPF & local security company’s crime avoidance tips and an “Early Warning System”
- Relationship building between local authorities and Municipal service providers, this will include interviews with:
- Local Ekurhuleni Municipal Officials, CPF, SAPS, EMPD, Chamber of Commerce.
EDEN RADIO will also inform Ekurhuleni Residents that there is nothing they can’t find in Ekurhuleni allowing vendors, manufacturers and service providers the platform to get their product out there so that we as “Locals” don’t have to waste time & costs Wild Goose Chasing in another area’s. As per our “Uplifting Local business” show on a Friday at 14h00.
- Talent Discovered!
Visual Artists, Young Musicians, DJ’s, Garage Bands get Airtime and Exposure – even if it just makes their parents proud!!
However, we have many connections in various forms of the Media Industry including Recording Studios, Production, Post Production & Agencies and have already hosted artists including Daniel Baron, Mystique,
- Standard operating procedures will be based on ICASA Regulations and this will be our Broadcasting Foundation, including the following:
Upliftment of the Community / to include ALL DEMOGRAPHICS / regular news
(international, regional and local), traffic, weather slots etc / at least 40% South African music (Go to the local garage bands, unplugged!) / Membership rules, Quorum at the AGM, etc.
The project has the full backing of:
Ekurhuleni media, CPF, SAPS, EMPD, Chamber of Commerce, Key SME’s, Security Companies, Local Community.
EDEN RADIO is set to make a difference in the community…
and be fun at the same time!
Listeners will be constantly interacting through our very own…
EDEN RADIO APP
(Available for download – FREE – from Playstore & the Appstore) – Here they will be able to virtually “Run the Station & be the Content Managers” In this way we will attract listeners and keep them with us! (Without them we are nothing )
Demographics and language are extremely important as we want to INCLUDE EVERYONE!
Any serious crime will be announced immediately due to instant contact with the CPF & associated Governmental Forces (SAPS, EMPD) & Private Security Companies – and of course those active/concerned Residents of Edenvale who watch out for their Neighbours!