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  TuksFM broadcasts live from the Mamelodi Campus during Arbor Week


Arbor Week takes place during the first week of spring each year across the world. It is a week where we celebrate the beauty and importance of trees and it is symbolic of the end of winter and a start of new beginnings.


To celebrate Arbor Week 2016, the Greenline Society at the University of Pretoria did a tree planting at the Mamelodi Campus together with the Tuks FM team broadcasting live from the Mamelodi Campus.


  TUKS FM APPOINTS NEW STATION MANAGER

As from the 1st of September 2016, Patrick Maloyi, will take over the helm at community radio station Tuks FM 107.2 as the newly-appointed station manager.


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  Tuks FM celebrates 35 years of radio

On Tuesday 9 February 2016, Tuks FM – South Africa’s most awarded radio station – celebrated its 35th birthday.


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  Prof Cheryl de la Rey joins Tuks FM for Women’s Month

On Thursday 27 August 2015, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, joined the Driveway team in celebration of Women's Month.


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  Tuks FM sings for Mandela day

On Mandela Day, Saturday 18 July 2015, Tuks FM volunteers gathered at the Menlyn Park Shopping Centre to sing the national anthem for 67 minutes.
The goal was to bring people of all ages together through song. At 11:00, the Tuks FM volunteers moved through the mall encouraging people to join in. Many mall-goers stopped their shopping to sing along with the moving crowd. Balloons were handed out to children in the hope that their parents or guardians would explain the significance of the day.


For photos and more information visit Tuks FM 107.2 on Facebook or email info@tuksfm.co.za.

  Tuks FM Swoops Campus Station of the Year for the Fourth Year in a Row

On Saturday 18th of April Tuks FM, South Africa’s most awarded radio station, attended the sixth annual MTN Radio Awards Gala Event at the Sandton Convention Centre. Tuks FM was awarded five times on the night, and awards included: Best Campus Night Time Show for Alt La Femme; Best Campus Afternoon Drive Show for The Driveway; Best Campus Promotion Stunt/Event for the World Radio Challenge; Best Campus and Community On-air Packaging and Campus Station of the Year for a fourth consecutive year. These awards bring Tuks FM’s MTN Radio Awards tally to 26 over the last four years. 


 To see the full list of Tuks FM’s MTN Radio Awards visit www.tuksfm.co.za. To advertise your business on South Africa’s most awarded radio station please contact info@tukfm.co.za.

  Tuks FM supports Tuks 1 at the Varsity Cup

On the 23rd of February the Tuks FM crew attended the Varsity Cup and distributed 1500 badges to Varsity Cup supporters.

  Lipton Refreshes Campus

On Thursday 12 March Lipton visited students on Hatfield campus and handed out cold Ice Tea in the warm afternoon. Students were encouraged to pose in the Ice Tea frame and tweet their image for a chance to win.

  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.

  Cadbury 5Star comes to UP 

On the 28th of July 2016 Cadbury visited the students at Hatfield campus and introduced the Cadbury 5star chocolate.


Students were encouraged to interact with the brand and take pictures using the #Gimme5STAR and share their images on any Cadbury social network to win. Cadbury also provided some jam music and got students to participate in a dance competition, the winner went home with a box of 5star chocolates.



  Tuks FM Reaches 100 000 Followers on Twitter

Tuks FM are excited to announce that its Twitter page (@TuksFM1072) has recently hit 100 000 followers. Tuks FM is a station that targets students and the youth, but welcomes all those who are young at heart and share its dynamic lifestyle.


“Tuks FM always tries to produce fresh, trendy and relevant content that our followers can share and engage with,” says Mbali Fakude, Tuks FM marketing and events coordinator.

 Tuks FM – It’s about now! 

For more information on Tuks FM, visit www.tuksfm.co.za


  #TheWakeUp on Tuks FM’s Balcony

On the 30th of August our presenters for the Breakfast Show got up bright and early to conduct an outdoor broadcast on the station patio in celebration of Spring Day. The sun was shining and it proved to make for a great show as our presenters had a great time enjoying the first warm rays of spring!

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  CASUAL DAY 2016: Up Your Game

The Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) at the University of Pretoria hosted a “mini-Olympics” in line with this year’s Casual Day theme “Up your game” on the 2nd September 2016.


Casual Day is South Africa’s foremost fundraising campaign for persons with disabilities and is the flagship project of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in SA (NCPPDSA). The CAAC was joined by the third year UP & KMP speech-language and audiology students, representatives from the Disability Unit at the University of Pretoria and TUKS FM.


  Cadbury 5Star comes to UP 

On the 28th of July 2016 Cadbury visited the students at Hatfield campus and introduced the Cadbury 5star chocolate.


Students were encouraged to interact with the brand and take pictures using the #Gimme5STAR and share their images on any Cadbury social network to win. Cadbury also provided some jam music and got students to participate in a dance competition, the winner went home with a box of 5star chocolates.


  KFC brings music to UP students

On Thursday 11 February 2016, KFC brought the Cornel’s Couch to the University of Pretoria’s Hatfield Campus. The activation included giveaways and a live performance from the December Streets at midday.


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  Tuks FM supports RAG 2016

On Thursday 28 January 2016, Tuks FM joined Tuks Reach Out and Give (RAG) at the University of Pretoria’s piazza for an activation. Tuks FM provided sound and presenters for the day. Students were given the opportunity to win tickets for the TuksRAG procession and benefit concert taking place on Saturday 30 January 2016 on the University of Pretoria’s LC de Villiers Sports Grounds.


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  Fayrouz refreshes UP students

On Thursday 10 September Fayrouz Sparkling Malt drink visited the University of Pretoria (UP) to offer students a taste of their amazing new flavours; pear and pineapple


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  Tuks FM turns 34

On the 19th of February Tuks FM turned 34 and celebrated with an ice-cream cake for the volunteers.

  Tuks FM pays dew respect

On Thursday the 5th of March Mountain Dew presented a spectacular show to the students of the University of Pretoria as part of the award-winning Dew Tour Bootcamp. South Africa’s top skaters and BMX riders entertained students as they performed trick after trick in the piazza. The event also played host to a whole day of rad music, giveaways and an ice-cold supply of free Mountain Dew.


For more information on Mountain Dew visit www.mountaindew.com or for more information on Tuks FM email info@tuksfm.co.za.

  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 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 celebrates Heritage Day at the Finery Fair 2016

The Finery Fair, a multi-cultural arts festival in Pretoria, took place at Kievits Kroon Country Estate on 24 and 25 September 2016 with Tuks FM as a media sponsor for the festival.


“This is an annual lifestyle event, aimed at celebrating the diversity in South Africa and the finer things our country has to offer. “Tuks FM has always been a great supporter of the arts and our involvement in the Finery Fair is a great way to ensure that Pretoria is well-represented when it comes to the arts,” says Tuks FM station manager, Patrick Maloyi. He continues, “Tuks FM looks forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the Finery Fair.” On Saturday, the line-up included newcomer Kate Rok, the ever entertaining Silver Creek Mountain Band and fresh off their European tour, Bottomless Coffee Band. On Sunday the husky voice of Suzzi Swanepoel got the crowd entertained, before the blues master Gerald Clark took to the stage. The Finery Makers corner was the newest addition to the fair and included entertaining workshops for the curious mind. During the course of the weekend, Crafty Cultures held various workshops such as how to make Mozzarella at home and the art of fermentation.

 For more information on how Tuks FM can be a media partner at your event, visit www.tuksfm.co.za or email Tuks FM at info@tuksfm.co.za.

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  Flying Fish FlavourFest at UP Sport Campus

The Flying Fish Beach Volleyball Flavourfest took place at the LC De Villers Campus on the 26th of August 2016. The event bought the beach volleyball action.


The crowd got to enjoy the Volleyball game, live broadcast and music from Tuks FM. Fashion lovers were also not left out, Flying Fish made sure there’s enough fashion stalls and giveaways for the crowd. 

DJ Switch, Moozlie and Twins on Decks performed some of their fan favourites as well as new music.

For more information on activating your business at the University of Pretoria visit tuksfm.co.za or email Tuks FM at info@tuksfm.co.za.

For more information on Flying Fish visit www.addsomeflavour.co.za


  Standard Bank Inspire UP Students to SHIFT Their Mind-sets

The Standard bank SHIFT initiative took place on Hatfield campus on the 11th of August 2016 with an aim of encouraging students to move towards greatness by challenging them to better themselves.


The Standard bank SHIFT initiative team provided a chilled relaxed environment where students were given more information about the initiative and participated in all the fun activities.


  Tuks FM talks health at Onderstepoort Campus

On Tuesday 9 February 2016, Tuks FM – in collaboration with the University of Pretoria’s Student Health Department – visited the University’s Onderstepoort Campus for their Health and Wellness Day.


  Tuks FM visits campus radio stations in the USA

After winning Campus Station of the Year for a fourth consecutive year at the MTN Radio Awards, Tuks FM embarked on a trip to Atlanta, Georgia in the United States of America. The purpose of the trip was to benchmark Tuks FM against campus radio stations in the USA. Tuks FM found that while most campus radio stations in South Africa are free to sell advertising, college radio stations in the USA are not.


Learnings from the trip found that Tuks FM operates at a very high capacity. Its strength as a community broadcaster, coupled with its ability to serve advertisers to reach these communities, sets it apart from the stations visited in the USA.

  Tuks FM ensures MTN goes everywhere

On the 3rd and 4th of March, MTN held true to their slogan – Everywhere you go – when they joined the students from the University of Pretoria for an on-campus promotion. Students were invited to MTN’s free Wi-Fi lounge while getting the latest information on MTN deals. As part of the promotion Tuks FM gave away six goodie bags valued at R500 as part of the data bucket feature offered by MTN.


For more information on MTN visit www.mtn.co.za or for more information on Tuks FM email info@tuksfm.co.za.

  Tuks FM Welcomes Students to the University of Pretoria

On the 17th of February Tuks FM set-up a gazebo and assisted with music and sound on the University of Pretoria’s Welcome Day. Presenters, Johan and Fifi, interacted with students by running competitions. Other volunteers distributed 3500 Tuks FM buttons to the new students

  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.

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