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New Durban radio station hits the airwaves

Vuma FM, the new commercial radio station in Durban, hit the airwaves yesterday with a promise of preserving the Zulu language, sense of pride, identity and culture in KZN.

Found on 103 FM in the province, the radio station is a joint venture between two known gospel channels, KNI Radio and One Gospel TV Channel.

Chief operations officer Nolan Vernon describes the station as “a sophisticated, positive, inspired, adult, contemporary music radio station”.

“The presenters, some of whom are well-known through the wonderful legacy of KNI radio, and also through other community and commercial radio networks, will come as a delightful surprise to listeners.

“They have been hand-picked to appeal to a wide range of people within the context of our values and vision. Our presenters themselves are reflective of who we are as a radio station, and what we stand for in terms of our positive values, and strong sense of upliftment, within the realm of KZN,” Vernon said.

Vuma’s geographical reach covers greater Durban, and also extends beyond Pietermaritzburg, Greytown, Ballito on the North Coast and reaches Scottburgh on the South Coast.

The station has managed to draw into its fold household names such as Leleti Khumalo of Sarafina and Generations fame and Felix Hlophe, an Umlazi-born comedian