History at a glance

2009
  • Radio Pulpit continues its battle against ICASA to attain the license for the AM729kHz frequency
  • Radio Pulpit adds DStv radio channel 882 to its list of broadcasting platforms.
  • Radio Pulpit enter the exciting world of social media with great success by shining its light on Facebook.
  • Radio Pulpit implements its multi-platform strategy, with the aim of increasing Radio Pulpit’s broadcast footprint even further, on as many media platforms as possible.
2008
  • Radio Pulpit installs the first analogue / digital medium wave transmitter in South Africa
  • Radio Pulpit becomes one of only two radio stations in the RSA that are able to broadcast via downloadable software on mobile phones
  • Radio Pulpit is awarded the PanSALB award of the decade for promoting multi-linguism and nation-building of the decade in electronic media, the station is also awarded the Trinity Trophy for Broadcasting Excellence by the ACB (African Christian Broadcasters)
2007
  • Radio Pulpit brings its second broadcasting licence application to ICASA
2006
  • Radio Pulpit starts broadcasts on the VIVID satellite system
  • Hands in the first broadcasting licence application to ICASA
  • Broadcasting contract with Radio 2000 on FM transmitters comes to an end
2003
  • UCB Africa is formed with Radio Pulpit as main partner in this missionary radio action
2002
  • Radio Pulpit starts with Internet broadcasing
  • The formal Community Building Initiative (or CBI) launched
2000
  • Digitising of recordings and studios
1993
  • First TV production for SABC and MNet
1992
  • 1 November broadcasts from AM 657 commences
1989
  • Counselling service launched
1988
  • First contract with SABC for broadcasting on Radio 2000’s FM transmitters signed
1983
  • AM 540 broadcasting commences
1981
  • Radio Pulpit becomes an independent organisation and separates from Trans World Radio
Programmes

Three programme divisions are responsible for the radio programmes. Approximately 153 announcers are used, of which only a few are in full-time employment with Radio Pulpit. The rest are involved in a freelance capacity.

Broadcasts are done in the following eleven South African languages: English, Afrikaans, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Siswati, Southern Sotho, Tsonga, Tswana, Xhosa, Zulu and Venda
.

Transmitter

AM (657 kHz)
Radio Pulpit installed a new medium wave transmitter in Meyerton, Gauteng. Broadcasts are 24/7. Sentech provides the technical support for the transmitter.

During the day reception from this transmitter is limited to a radius of 300 km around Meyerton. At night this area increases, allowing practically the entire country to be reached because of the character and nature of medium wave radio waves. Even countries to the north of the RSA can receive these broadcasts
. (Click here to read more about medium wave and digital broadcasting.)

Internet

Radio Pulpit can be heard over the Internet via audio streaming.

Satellite

Radio Pulpit is on the audio channel of the Vivid satellite decoder since 2006.

DStv

Radio Pulpit was blessed with the addition of radio channel 882 on DStv’s radio channel bouquet in August 2009. This means that listeners across Africa can tune in to Radio Pulpit. For more info on how to tune in using DStv click here.

Mobile Phones

Radio Pulpit can also be listened to on your mobile phone. Click here for all the options.

Facebook

Radio Pulpit took the decision to shine its light on the exciting social media arena by creating an Afrikaans and English supporter’s page. The pages are growing in leaps and bounds. To join click here.

 

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