The 14th July 2021 marked a milestone for the people’s radio station, as the TUT FM celebrated 27 Years of broadcasting. The radio station marked this milestone by celebrating its anniversary at the Soshanguve Crossing Mall on Saturday.
The staff and presenters used the station’s brand activation program to encourage community members to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
The station manager, Ms Kedibone Mahapa, said this was an opportunity to extend to the community in putting their ears on the ground about the challenges faced daily and opening up as a platform that will speak on behalf of the people.
”Our listeners for 27 years have developed trust towards our TUT FM brand, especially when it comes to conveying important information in line with the call of action that the South African Government has made for all South Africans to get the Covid-19 jab, so as to reduce the rapid transmission of Covid-19,” said Ms Mahapa.
The station featured a line-up of great musicians such as Chomi ya Bana – Solly Moholo, Patrick Bokaba (musician/actor) popularly known for his role as Adv Bopape on Skeem Saam, local hip-hop talents such as Tlotlego Mothibe aka Khalee G, Teddy Mtshepana and Cheeziimusiq who graced the stage and entertained the Soshanguve residents.
“I received my covid-19 vaccine and encourage all of you to also get a shot so that together we can beat this deadly virus that has claimed many lives of our loved ones,” said Solly Moholo to the shoppers.
Patrick Bokaba used his set as an opportunity to appeal to the community members present at the event to heed the call made by the Department of Health in its attempts to defeat Covid-19 to get their jab of the Covid-19 vaccine.
“The creative industry has suffered since Covid-19 struck the country, in order for the industry to open and for life to go back to normal, we all need to play an active role in fighting this virus, and therefore, I urge all of you to get your Covid-19 vaccine. I contracted Covid-19 and I was not able to breathe which was a scary experience,” said Mr Bokaba.