Tuks FM broadcasts live from the 50th Red Bull X-Fighters finale

On Saturday 23 August 2014, history was made when the first ever Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour final was held at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Tuks FM presenters, Quintus Potgieter and Franco Nieman broadcasted from this momentous event and offered Tuks FM fans an opportunity to share their anticipation with the rest of the capital city. “Broadcasting the Tuks FM Top 30 from the Red Bull X-Fighters was exceptionally cool. The Union Buildings as a backdrop to a radio broadcast in tandem with an amazing event from the X-Fighters was awesome,” says Quintus. “Tuks FM fans paid us a visit at the van and took selfies and photos while we were broadcasting – it was really a fun day for all ages,” adds Quintus.

  Tuks FM showcases best in SA campus radio at MTN Radio Awards

Tuks FM attended the 2013 MTN Radio Awards presented at a Gala Banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday, 13 April. The station walked away with seven awards including the prestigious Campus Station of the Year award for the second consecutive year.

  Tuks Fm shines again at the 2014 MTN Radio Awards

The best of SA radio was honoured at the fifth annual MTN Radio Awards gala dinner at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday 12 April 2014. Tuks FM walked away with nine awards including the prestigious “Campus Station of the Year” award for the third consecutive year. The awards programme – the radio industry’s biggest award show – attracted well over 1 600 entries from more than 90 radio stations, showing a significant growth from the number of entries received in 2013. This year, Tuks FM collectively received the most nominations – 26 in total – and, again, won more awards than any campus, community, public broadcasting service or commercial station.

  Metallica Through the Never

Tuks FM invited some of their listeners to the pre-screening of the 3D Metallica Through the Never film at Ster-Kinekor Brooklyn on 18 September 2013.
The cinema was filled with an audience of a 100 people who were the fortunate few to be first in the country to watch this epic film.

  Colour Me Crazy 2014

The Colour Me Crazy 5km Run and Colour Festival was held at the Riversands Farm, Johannesburg on 21 September 2013. Tuks FM was the media sponsor for the event. Runners left a colourful trail at each 1km checkpoint after being decorated with coloured powder. The organisers of the event expected       7 000 people to attend the festival. However, after an additional week of advertising on Tuks FM, 12 500 people attended the Colour Me Crazy fest.

  Tuks FM is rocking the summer

On 25 October 2014 Tuks FM hosted Rocktoberfest at StokeCity WakePark in Midrand. Tuks FM fans paid their R80 and made their way to the dam from 10:00 onwards. Activities lined the shore ranging from a giant 10m high water slide to pool tubes and pool noodles – ideal for lounging around in the water.  

The Tuks FM DJs provided summer tunes to match the spring break atmosphere. Once they had finished their set they headed down to the dunk tank were fans could dunk their favourite DJ, and if successful, they received a free Red Bull.  

An extreme wakeboard demonstration kicked off at 12:00. Professional wakeboarders took to the cable system and flipped through the air on their boards. This was shortly followed by a FMX demonstration where bikers soared through the air on the StokeCity FMX course.

Fans that arrived early were given access to ride on a barge cruise at 14:00 and a sundowner cruise at 17:30 just before rain clouds filled the sky and the crowds started heading home.

  Zombie Run 2014

Valentine’s Day is about chocolates and flowers… Yeah right. Not this year. Tuks FM in association with Zombie Run SA organised a thrilling night where you and your partner had to run for your lives. The “My Bloody Valentine Zombie Run” was hosted by the National Zoological Gardens (NZG) in Pretoria on 14 February 2014.

The race followed a light obstacle course, which was super-creepy, in the dark and deserted Pretoria zoo. Participants could either enter as a runner or a zombie. The zombies took in their positions throughout the zoo in order to grab as many flags from runners passing by.

  Tuks Fm Mixtape Party

Tuks FM sought to take our fans on a trip down memory lane. Party goers dressed up in 80s and 90s attire and danced to their favourite old school tunes all night!