Kovsie FM 97.0 is a South African community station that was founded by a group of students in 1978 and broadcasts from Bloemfontein, located on the campus of the University of the Free State. It broadcasts in three languages 24/7 and is focused on young people between the ages of 15-30. Its line up consists of 80% music and 20% talk and includes various music shows, local Top 40, news reports, entertainment shows. Kovsie FM is actively involved in the life of its community by sponsoring various events.

Languges: English, Sesotho, Afrikaans.

Formats: Community, Music, Talk.

Genres: Pop.

First air date: 1978

Owner: University of the Free State

Broadcast area: Free State

Main shows and presenters

  • Weekend Brunch – Nombasa
  • TheWendyHouse
  • Kovsie Music Session – Courtney
  • The Arena – Sakhile and Landile
  • Throwbacks – Wande
  • The Midday Breeze – Wa
  • Monate Fela Breakfast – Blackat, Kelly and Dylan
  • Cafe 97 – Khanyisa and Mez


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

  • Bloemfontein 97.0



  • George
    I'm listening live right now. The breakfast show is great. Great music, charges for the whole day. I recommend Kovsie to everyone!
  • Laetitia
    I really like listening to Kovsie radio. This is a youth active station with cool music and fun DJs. Thank you!