About radio

RMR 89.7FM (Rhodes Music Radio) is a South African community station broadcasting from the campus of the Rhodes University Grahamstown using the frequency of 89.7 MHz. Its line up consists of fun, experimental programs that challenge the status quo. Its website has the live streaming feature for listeners around the world, as well as podcasts of its main shows.

Slogan: "Grahamstown's Youth Station"

Languges: Xhosa, English, Afrikaans.

Format: Pop, Community.

First air date: 1981

Main shows and presenters

  • The Driveby
  • Bottom Lines
  • Baseline
  • Mixlab 4Beats
  • The RMR Breakfast Show
  • The Breakthru
  • Lipstick Diaries
  • Rock Revolution
  • Weekend Wake Up Call
  • RMR Top 30 Chart
  • Backstage Pass
  • Ultimate Indulgance


RMR broadcasts in the following cities:

  • Makhanda (Grahamstown) 89.7