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Jacaranda FM broadcasts at 94.2FM from Midrand, Gauteng and is one of the most popular radio stations with a substantial footprint across Mzansi. The station has the only bilingual commercial license in the country; broadcasting regionally in English and Afrikaans across Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and the North West Province.
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Spar Carols by Candlelight celebrates 20 years of festive magic and community goodwill
Jacaranda FM and Spar showcase Carols by Candlelight in two formats this year 11 Nov 2022 Read more

Jacaranda FM and Panda create a #SafeSpace for men's mental wellness drive
This Men's Health Month, Jacaranda FM has partnered with Panda, a tech-based platform that aims to give everyone access to resources that provide mental health support. 2 Nov 2022 Read more

Jacaranda FM is looking for the next big voice
Are you the new voice for Jacaranda FM regional in Limpopo? 21 Oct 2022 Read more

Jacaranda FM celebrates purple with R50k concert experience prize
#JacarandasEverywhere will unlock a VIP concert experience for one lucky winner in Mzansi. 4 Oct 2022 Read more

Jacaranda FM community raises over R2,5m at the 2022 Good Morning Angels Golf Day
The popular Good Morning Angels segment on Jacaranda FM is ready to change many more lives as Mzansi's corporates rally together for good. 27 Sep 2022 Read more

Jacaranda FM announces the winner of #HerPerfectPitch campaign
House Hoppers wins over R500,000 business support 21 Sep 2022 Read more

Jacaranda FM named finalist for 14 SA Radio Awards
Jacaranda FM feature in 11 categories at SA Radio's most prestigious awards. 8 Sep 2022 Read more

Jacaranda FM brings back 'Only Local' pop-up station this Heritage Month
As Jacaranda FM continues to innovate the digital radio space, the station celebrates local music this Heritage Month with its 'Only Local' pop-up station. 2 Sep 2022 Read more

Jacaranda FM broadcasts live from Constitution Hill to celebrate Mzanzi's heritage
A radio first to help drive the openness and transparency of our Constitution 31 Aug 2022 Read more

Jacaranda FM announces Top 40 Show and other line-up developments
Hot on the heels of announcing an exciting new double-header Drive show at Jacaranda FM, the station has added a few tweaks and additions to its line-up this month. 4 Aug 2022 Read more

Exciting new drive show with Rozanne McKenzie and Rob Forbes to launch
Jacaranda FM adds familiar broadcast talent to award-winning line-up 27 Jul 2022 Read more

Mzansi's favourite radio station gets the nod for purpose and bravery in the metaverse
Jacaranda FM has been rewarded for two stand-out campaigns and its world-class talent as the brand captured the hearts and imagination of many South African's whilst Covid-19 lockdown restrictions were at an all time high last year. 25 Jul 2022 Read more

New podcast aimed at empowering Mzansi's youth launches
Deutsche Welle (DW), Jacaranda FM, and East Coast Radio partner for Africa's first international broadcaster collaboration 6 Jul 2022 Read more

South African soccer legends join hands with Jacaranda FM on Youth Day
On 15 June 2022, Jacaranda FM's Good Morning Angels celebrated Youth Day with a special exhibition match at Discovery Soccer Park - Sandton. 17 Jun 2022 Read more

Has screen fatigue turned up the volume for radio advertising?
Screen fatigue is real. Blurred vision, red/dry eyes, headaches, and even backache have been a common by-product of our workday and private life since the pandemic started. 25 Mar 2022 Read more

Top South African musicians raise over R250,000 for Mzansi's most vulnerable this festive season
Jacaranda FM and Spar unite South Africans through music for a special cause. 9 Dec 2021 Read more

Spar Carols by Candlelight goes digital for the second year to help Mzansi's youngsters
Eleven local artists and groups are set to spread Christmas cheer at digital festive event. 12 Nov 2021 Read more

Mzansi's favourite radio station wins another three awards
Jacaranda FM and Martin Bester win local accolades in Pretoria and Ekurhuleni. 11 Nov 2021 Read more

Who is Mzansi's favourite radio station tuning into?
Jacaranda FM shares the Broadcast Research Council of South Africa's latest Radio Audience Measurement survey results 29 Oct 2021 Read more

Jacaranda FM launches first digital pop-up station
Jacaranda FM continues to innovate in the audio space and has launched its first digital pop-up station called, Only Local, on www.jacarandafm.com in celebration of Heritage Month. 21 Sep 2021 Read more

Jacaranda FM launches a true-crime podcast series - 'To Catch a Serial Killer'
Janine Lazarus joins Mzansi's favourite radio station and other true crime experts for an exclusive look into the mind of a serial killer. 10 Sep 2021 Read more

Jacaranda FM welcomes a familiar face to Breakfast With Martin Bester
Xola Ntshinga joins Martin Bester and Liesl Laurie as SA's Best Commercial Breakfast show team
 18 Aug 2021 Read more

It's official! Jacaranda FM is Mzansi's favourite radio station
Jacaranda FM wins Commercial Station of the Year and five other 2021 SA Radio Awards
 2 Aug 2021 Read more

Jazzy and Danny add exciting new shows to Jacaranda FM's weekend lineup
DJ Jazzy D and Danny Painter present new Saturday and Sunday shows this weekend
 30 Jul 2021 Read more

Mzansi helps Jacaranda FM raise R570,000 for Mandela Day
19 families' lives we're changed this Mandela Day
 26 Jul 2021 Read more

Jacaranda FM calls on Mzansi to help 10 children receive medical assistance
R300,000 can help change 10 families' lives this Mandela Day 15 Jul 2021 Read more

Leith Smith: Lessons from SA's first VR radio campaign
In a first for radio across the globe, Jacaranda FM and Tracker created a safe, virtual reality (VR) experience for families and individuals to explore our beautiful country. The virtual experience took shape in the form of an online game where players engaged in a virtual treasure hunt to track down some of South Africa's most precious artifacts, whilst learning about our country. 5 Jul 2021 Read more

Mzansi Quest: The first virtual game exploring South Africa is here
Jacaranda FM and Tracker create a safe space to connect and explore
 23 Jun 2021 Read more

South Africa's youngest rock band signs a record deal
Jacaranda FM's 942s are set to become Mzanzi's top youth talent 3 May 2021 Read more

Mornings with Mack: A new dawn at Jacaranda FM
Jacaranda FM tweaks its lineup to accommodate new radio listener patterns
 29 Apr 2021 Read more

Jacaranda FM and East Coast Radio empower businesses with SoundInsights
After years of generating audience data and insights, Kagiso Media Radio has officially launched a first-party radio listener data collection service called SoundInsights. 20 Apr 2021 Read more

Jacaranda FM launches 341.co.za
#341LiftOff aims to boost South African businesses in current economic climate 13 Apr 2021 Read more

2021 - The most important year to develop your brand's visual identity
Five lessons from Jacaranda FM's Marketing Manager - Leith Smith 17 Feb 2021 Read more

For the love of radio
As Covid-19 pushes us further into our homes and away from each other, radio emerges the great connector. Jacaranda FM celebrates World Radio Day with an ode to 110 years of radio. 12 Feb 2021 Read more

Jacaranda FM announces South Africa's youngest rock band
After months of searching and auditions, South Africa's first My Kid Rocks competition has revealed top young talent in the country 1 Dec 2020 Read more

The robust travel culture of Jacaranda FM listeners
The Jacaranda FM audience is vibrant, energetic and ready for adventure. Target Group Index South Africa 2019 (TGISA) shows that Jacaranda FM listeners have a keen sense of adventure and believe 'that you only live once', so it's important to have as much fun as possible. 24 Nov 2020 Read more

Renaldo Schwarp receives coveted Award for Exceptional Achievement by an SU Alumnus from Stellenbosch University
Radio and television presenter, filmmaker and digital media boffin Renaldo Schwarp (28) was awarded the 2020 SRC Award for Exceptional Achievement by an SU Alumnus at Stellenbosch University's Rector's Awards for Excellent Achievement. 2 Oct 2020 Read more

No rates increase for East Coast Radio and Jacaranda FM
East Coast Radio and Jacaranda FM have decided to pause their advertising rates for the first quarter of the FY21 period to help their clients get some relief during the coronavirus pandemic. 19 Jun 2020 Read more

Kagiso Media pledges R1m towards Covid-19 hunger relief
Kagiso Media, via its radio stations East Coast Radio (ECR) and Jacaranda FM, is giving back to communities in need during the Covid-19 crisis. A R1m Kagiso Media Hunger Relief Fund has been created to assist feeding schemes and organisations in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. 2 Jun 2020 Read more

Deirdre King named Managing Director of Jacaranda FM
Kagiso Media Radio is pleased to announce the appointment of Deirdre King as the new Managing Director of Jacaranda FM. 2 Apr 2020 Read more

Jacaranda FM's Renaldo Schwarp scoops a prestigious 'Afrikaanse Taalraad Koker' Award
Renaldo Schwarp, head of digital and radio presenter at Jacaranda FM, walked away with the Koker Youth Award at the prestigious Afrikaanse Taalraad (ATR) Koker Awards held in Cape Town on Friday evening. 4 Dec 2019 Read more

What's next for innovative marketing in South Africa? Jacaranda FM's collaboration with Sandton City!
Two of the country's most well-known brands, Jacaranda FM and Sandton City, have announced a collaboration like no other in South African retail. The coveted partnership between one of SA's top radio stations and one of SA's top shopping destinations bridges the gap between the millions of listeners and the millions of shoppers and unites in a common goal of providing world-class entertainment, leisure, and fashion through innovative marketing. 11 Sep 2019 Read more

Leave your winter ways and spring back to life with the Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk
Winter is a thing of the past and around the corner there's a great way to get off the couch, out of those winter onesies and come back to life: the Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk - Gauteng's favourite way to officially kick off spring. 6 Sep 2019 Read more

Jacaranda FM's Kevin Fine: Maximising radio in the 4th Industrial Revolution
While I'm not a gambling man, it would have been great to take a bet on predictions for this year regarding radio in the 4th Industrial Revolution. We're already six months in to 2019, and it's clear to me that the predictions made ahead of the year have come to bear. 21 Jun 2019 Read more