About radio

UCT Radio is a campus station run by students at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. It broadcasts within a radius of 20 km using the frequency of 104.5 MHz and worldwide through the live streaming function. Its line up reflects the culture, ethos and diversity of campus life, taking a cross-genre approach to music and playing 90% South African music. UCT also supports emerging artists through close partnerships with cultural centres, record companies and theatres.

Slogan: "The soundtrack to your campus life"

Languges: English.

Format: Campus Radio, Hip Hop, House, Kwaito.

First air date: 1976

Owner: University of Cape Town

Main shows and presenters

  • Rise and Grind – Adrian and Noni
  • Weekend Drive – Khumbuza Cele and Ropafadzo Kanyenze
  • Chillaz – OG.D
  • East Matt West – Matt Phoenix
  • In The DMs – Temoso Masilo
  • Live Drive – Sinalo France, Mandi Tafeni and Cameron-Grant Royine
  • Monate – Sopakama Cele and Nathan Nyembo
  • Music Brunch – Seabela, Spokazi, Tej and Mikyla
  • Pres – Q and Lady Tee
  • Sundaze – Farah Abdurrman and Jesrael Jacobs
  • Sundowners – Zakithi Xulu and Rutendo Nyaku
  • The Zone – Mzondi and Swanky
  • Weekend Breakfast – NT & Ty
  • UCT Top 30 Hit List – Nadine Jamie Martin and Tashill Smith


UCT Radio broadcasts in the following cities:

  • Cape Town 104.5