Radio 786

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Radio 786 is a community talk radio station broadcasting on 100.4FM, reaching the Greater Cape Town Metropole Area in the Western Cape, and extending its reach globally through online streaming.

The station made its debut in September 1995 at the Vygieskraal Stadium in Rylands Estate, South Africa, with a launch event that attracted more than 30,000 listeners and supporters.

The station’s motto, “Inform, Educate, Uplift,” is at the heart of its varied programming. Radio 786 addresses an extensive array of topics, ranging from news and current affairs to social issues and lighter subjects of public interest. This variety showcases its dedication to delivering comprehensive and engaging content to its audience.

“Inform, Educate, Uplift”

This phrase is not just a motto but a mission that guides the station’s operations, ensuring that every broadcast serves the community’s needs. By addressing critical issues and providing entertainment, Radio 786 continues to uphold its promise to its listeners both locally and globally.

Radio 786 History

Founded by the Islamic Unity Convention, Radio 786 was awarded a temporary license for six consecutive years. It launched at the Vygieskraal Stadium in Athlone in September 1995. The launch was seen as a catalyst in the Muslim community of Cape Town, inspired by the legacy of the late anti-Apartheid fighter, Imam Abdulah Haron.

Haron was killed in detention by the Apartheid government for resisting racial segregated policies and actively speaking out against its injustice.

Radio 786’s establishment and formation was supported by more than 250 organisations. From civil society, religious organisations, and the business fraternity, the broadcaster garnered in excess of 66,000 supporters.

Radio 786’s commitment to inform, educate, and uplift is reflected in a broad range of programming which includes local and international news and current affairs, social issues, the family unit, community development and empowerment, sports, and recreation.

Radio 786 has become a vital part of the community, recognised for its quality programmes, well-polished presentation style, accommodation of diverse views and opinions, topical and often exclusive current affairs interviews, and dealing with issues that affect our community.

Early Achievements and Milestones

The station hosted several ground-breaking broadcasting initiatives in its early days from places like Robben Island and built a reputation for being an active participant in South Africa’s fledgling democracy with its coveted election broadcasts.

In 2014, Radio 786 won a 16-year-long battle championing the rights of free speech. Based on a complaint by the South African Jewish Board of Deputies, the case had progressed to the highest courts in the land, which led to sections of the Broadcasting Act being overturned in 2002.

Radio 786 celebrated two decades of broadcasting in 2015, marking this as a milestone for community media. The broadcaster hosted an International Media Symposium at Kirstenbosch Gardens, bringing together alternate media houses from America, Latin America, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. The theme, Bolstering the African Voice, was motivated by the reality that the media fraternity still misrepresents or distorts African voices. The symposium concluded with the commitment to strengthen relations between alternate media houses. There was a resolute undertaking to ensure that community voices are not silenced and are instead at the forefront of shaping narratives.

Modern Advancements and Future Goals

The station’s resolve was to implement its vision, which set in motion the establishment of Radio 786’s Broadcasting and Media Centre. The studios incorporate top-end broadcast systems, a fully digital operations centre, and the design space to produce and develop fresh and dynamic approaches to broadcasting.

Radio 786’s strength lies in its ability to set standards and break boundaries. The station remains at the cutting edge of South Africa’s fast-paced news cycle. Its credibility lies in it being a broadcaster of truth, exclusive interviews, and a wealth of contacts.

By 2020, Radio 786 celebrated 25 years of broadcasting, having launched a new brand identity and a multimedia unit capable of broadcasting high-end quality video across the world.

“Radio 786’s commitment to inform, educate and uplift is reflected in a broad range of programming which includes local and international news and current affairs, social issues, the family unit, community development and empowerment, sports and recreation.”

“Haron was killed in detention by the Apartheid government for resisting racial segregated policies and actively speaking out against its injustice.”

“The station hosted several ground-breaking broadcasting initiatives in its early days from places like Robben Island and built a reputation for being an active participant in South Africa’s fledgling democracy with its coveted election broadcasts.”

“Radio 786’s strength lies in its ability to set standards and break boundaries. The station remains at the cutting edge of South Africa’s fast-paced news cycle. Its credibility lies in it being a broadcaster of truth, exclusive interviews and a wealth of contacts.”

Radio 786 continues to be a beacon of community broadcasting, dedicated to the principles of informing, educating, and uplifting the communities it serves. As it forges ahead, the station remains committed to providing a platform for diverse voices and fostering a sense of unity and empowerment.

Radio 786 Programming Schedule

Radio 786 offers a comprehensive range of programs that cater to diverse interests and community needs. Below is a detailed programming schedule:

 
 

 

 

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
11:00 pm – 6:30 amOvernight ProgrammingOvernight ProgrammingOvernight ProgrammingOvernight ProgrammingOvernight ProgrammingOvernight ProgrammingOvernight Programming
6:30 am – 9:00 amNRANRANRANRANRASaturday SocialThe Breakfast Club
9:00 am – 12:00 pmCommunity PulseCommunity PulseCommunity PulseCommunity PulseCommunity PulsePODSquadKuch Lamhe
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmOn The AgendaOn The AgendaOn The AgendaOn The AgendaJumu’ah (Live)The Best of 786Health Wise
1:00 pm – 2:00 pmReligious TalkReligious TalkReligious TalkReligious TalkTable TalkThe Best of 786Religious Talk
2:00 pm – 4:00 pmFYIFYIFYIFYISoundbyteThe Best of 786Cruise Control
4:00 pm – 5:00 pmSoundbyteSoundbyteSoundbyteSoundbyteSoundbyteSport Legends ShowReview of the Arts
5:00 pm – 6:00 pmOn The CouchOn The CouchOn The CouchOn The CouchReflectionsAwakeningXpressions
6:00 pm – 9:00 pmReflectionsReflectionsReflectionsReflectionsReflectionsAwakeningXpressions
9:00 pm – 10:00 pmLifestyle MattersLifestyle MattersLifestyle MattersThikrFriday Night Sports DeskSaturday Night Sports DeskMehfile Qawali
10:00 pm – 11:45 pmOvernight ProgrammingOvernight ProgrammingOvernight ProgrammingOvernight ProgrammingOvernight ProgrammingOvernight ProgrammingOvernight Programming

For more information on their programming and updates, you can visit their official Radio 786 Programming page.

Contact radio 786

Address

1st Floor
Rycom Centre
c/o Murton & Klipfontein Roads
Rylands Estate
7764
Cape Town

Phone:

+27 21 699 1 786

Whatsapp:

+27 786 10 11 12

Email:

admin@radio786.co.za

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