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SPRINGBOK RADIO (article first published : 2002-08-22)

Springbok Radio, the one-time popular radio station is back on the air. Programmes can be heard every Thursday night until the end of the year on the medium wave band.

Devotees of the station have Kevin Mardon to thank for generating sufficient interest for the SABC to grant permission for certain Springbok Radio programmes to be re-broadcast. He has the largest collection of Springbok Radio memorabilia as well as hundreds of recordings. He also possesses the distinctive Springbok Radio gong.

After 35 years of entertaining listeners with radio drama, comedy, music and quizzes, Springbok Radio was taken off the air at the end of 1985. Thousands of fans questioned the results of the market survey that stated insufficient readership for the stationís continued existence.

Working closely with Frans Erasmus, webmaster of the Springbok Radio website (www.ppumamouse.com/springbokradio), Kevin Mardon has placed his precious recordings on CD for the shows. The Springbok Radio slot can be found on the Radio Today Community Station on Thursday nights at 19h00 on MW14.85.




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