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The Voice of the Cape

The Voice of the Cape
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Last updated:
2012-06-16 20:32:11
Country: South AfricaListen to radio stations broadcasting from South Africa
City: Johannesburg
Address: 2 Queenspark Avenue, Salt River, 7924
FM (MHz): 100.4
Genre: News
Phone: +27 21 442 3500
Language of broadcast: English
Description: VOC broadcasts on FM 100.4MHz on an ERP (effective radiated power) of 250W from Tygerberg and on FM 95,8 MHz on an ERP of 20W from Paarl and Worcester in the Boland areas. In addition, as of 1 September 2007, VOC broadcasts on 90.7 and 90.9FM, extending the footprint to the Two Oceans Area.

Community radio was introduced in South Africa in 1993. The intention and purpose was to break the monopoly of the national broadcaster and diversify the airwaves with national interest.

The idea of a Muslim radio station was born in the early 1990's, by such people as Imam Noor Davids and Imam Gasan Solomon (then Secretary General of the Muslim Judicial Council), for the purpose of community advancement. This brought on board media, technical and academic experts like Anwah Ismail, Moegsien Khan and the late Dr Achmat Davids.

VOC became the first Muslim radio station in South Africa when a special events license was granted to the station in Ramadan/January 1995. Subsequent temporary broadcast licenses were granted, permitting the station to broadcast for 24 hours, sharing the frequency with another Muslim radio station. In June 2002, the station was awarded a four-year license on the same basis, which has been successfully renewed in 2006.

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