Thobela FM is the most listened to Public Service Radio while Capricorn FM tops the commercial radio list as the Limpopo top 10 stations are revealed. The Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRC) recently released the latest RAMS Amplify for the first quarter of 2023.

The latest stats have also proved that Radio remains a dominant and resilient medium. 80 percent of the Limpopo Population listens to the radio in rural areas while 20% in urban areas.


Thobela FM leads in terms of Listenership only counted within the province with 1 406 000. They are followed by PhalaPhala FM with 774 000, Munghana Lonene with 671 000, and Capricorn FM fourth with 325 000.

Gauteng-based and the second most listened-to station in the country, Metro FM boosts 174 000 listenership in the country. Fast-growing Vhembe FM is sixth, Jacaranda, Motsweding and Radio 2000 are ninth. Sekhukhune FM complete the top 10.

The most listened to stations in Limpopo 

Thobela FM is number six in terms of Listenership in the country with 2 727 million. Munghana Lonene is number nine with 1 367 million while PhalaPhala FM is number 12 with 1 278 million. Capricorn FM is ranked at position 25 with 503 000 listeners.


In terms of the top 10 community radio stations in the Province, Vhembe leads the way. Sekhukhune FM is number two with 71 000, Univen FM is third with 66 000, Giyani Community Radio is fourth with 55 000 while Energy FM is fifth with 49 000.

Vision FM [36 000], Sekgosese [34 000], Nzhelele FM [30], Maruleng FM [22 000] and Moletsi [19 000] complete the top 10.

Thobela FM is the most listened to Public Radio while Capricorn FM tops the commercial radio list in Limpopo.
Top community Radio Stations in Limpopo

Vhembe FM is the only community Radio station in the top 20 in South Africa with an overall listenership of 135 000.

Some of the interesting points in the latest presentation are that more than 26.4 million South Africans listen to the radio several times a week. Almost a third of waking hours are spent listening to the radio. Tuesdays and Wednesdays have the highest listening reach. Listening only peaks once a day, on weekday mornings from 6:00 to 9:00, drive time. At home remains the primary radio setting while listening in the car continues to grow.