Heart FM is the biggest independent commercial radio station broadcasting 24/7 from Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa. It attracts more than 634 000 listeners weekly who enjoy a mix of jazz, pop, soul, house and disco – a perfect mix of old and new. Heart 104.9 FM also has three signature annual events – Mommy and Me, #HeartBeats4Youth and Women At Heart. Podcasts of its main shows are available on its website, as well as the live streaming feature.

Slogan: "Cape Town's Beat"

Languges: English, Afrikaans.

Formats: Adult contemporary, Urban contemporary.

Genres: Jazz, Pop, House.

First air date: July 1997

Owner, CEO: MRC Media (PTY) LTD

Broadcast area: Cape Town, South Peninsula, Stellenbosch, Paarl, The Helderberg Basin and Langebaan

Sister stations

Most popular shows and presenters

  • Breakfast – Aden, Julian & Tara Breakfast – Aden, Julian & Tara
  • Mid-Mornings – Suga Mid-Mornings – Suga
  • The O'Connor Drive – Ryan The O'Connor Drive – Ryan
  • The Heart Beat – Tyrone Paulsen The Heart Beat – Tyrone Paulsen
  • CTM Heart Top 40 – Paul Playdon CTM Heart Top 40 – Paul Playdon
  • The B-Side – Butler The B-Side – Butler
  • The Wake Up – JP Carelse The Wake Up – JP Carelse
  • The Move – Lunga Singama The Move – Lunga Singama


Heart FM broadcasts in the following cities on FM, AM or Online:

  • Cape Town 104.9
  • Drakenstein 102.7
  • Overberg 88.1
  • Overstrand 88.8
  • Swartland 106.3
  • West Coast 106.3


Heart FM reviews

  • Lia
    heartfm 104.9 is my favorite station that gives me energy for the whole day! I listen online at work, cool shows do not let me get bored!!! Live stream of excellent quality!!
  • Jones
    Just love it. Heart 104.9 you are the BEST ever. Heart radio South Africa!
  • Keit
    Loveee heart 104.9! I can listen all the time!