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Download an electronic copy of our rate card or see below

Please note that the rate card is a guide, we will work out a package that suit you and your business.

Call Wayne, Brenda or Adrian on 021 448 3277 or email:

General Information and demographics

Name: Bush Radio

Frequency: 89.5FM


Language Medium: English, Afrikaans and Xhosa

Broadcast Times: 24 hours

Transmitter Power: 250 watts

Target audience: 6-16, 16-35, 35+ Depending on the specific programme

Format: Music, talk and news

Basic rates: Rates quoted for 30-second advertisements

Listenership: 59 000 RAMS and 275 000 independent survey

Booking deadline: Seven days prior to broadcast (special deadline facilities available)

Material required: CD or MP3 (sent via email)

Cancellation: 14 days written notice required 10% thereafter

Restrictions: Alcohol and tobacco

Exclusion: Rates quoted exclude VAT and Agency Commission

Coverage: Greater Cape Town & surrounds, Cape Flats, Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, Manenberg, Gugulethu, Nyanga, Grabouw, Malmesbury, Stellenbosch, West Coast past Atlantis to Gordons Bay, Mfuleni/Strand area and Philippi.

(Global via online streaming)

Bush Radio’s FM coverage

LSM Group:   

LSM 5-7                                                            83.3% of listeners

LSM 8-10                                                          16.7% of listeners

Income Breakdown:     

R 1 400- R 2 499                                             14.58% of listeners

R 2 500- R 4 999                                             29.17% of listeners

R 5 000- R 8 000                                             43.75% of listeners

R 11 000- R 19 999                                        10.42% of listeners

R 20 000 +                                                        2.06% of listeners

Age Group:

15 – 24 years                                                   60% of listeners

25 – 34 years                                                   18.75% of listeners

35 – 49 years                                                   16.67% of listeners

50+ years                                                         4.58% of listeners

Male/ Female Listeners:

Female: 52.08% of listeners

Male: 47.92% of listeners

Advertising Rates (per 30-second spot)

Times                 Mon-Fri               Sat- Sun

05h00-06h00     R 600.00              R 600.00

06h00-09h00     R 800.00              R 600.00

09h00-12h00     R 800.00              R 800.00

12h00-14h00     R 800.00              R 800.00

14h00-18h00     R 800.00              R 800.00

18h00-21h00     R 800.00              R 600.00

21h00-24h00      R 600.00              R 600.00

24h00-05h00     R 600.00              R 600.00

On Air Sponsorship / Paid Airtime

Interviews / talk show

5 minutes: R 1 250.00

5 minutes: R 1 750.00 (primetime – 6-9am/3-6pm)

10 minutes: R 2 700.00

15 minutes: R 3 500.00

30 minutes: R 5 000.00

60 minutes: R 10 000.00

Outside Broadcasts        

3 hour broadcast: R 30 000.00

Includes: Interviews, competitions, announcements, two adverts per hour and a opening and closing billboard

Satellite Broadcasts*     

30 min: R 5 000.00

1 hour: R 10 000.00

*Satellite Broadcasts – this excludes setup costs and individual participating stations cost.


60 seconds:  R 1 250.00

90 seconds: R 2 000.00

120 seconds: R  2 500.00

Opening and closing billboard


60 seconds: R 1 250.00

90 seconds: R 2 000.00

120 seconds: R 2 500.00


Please note that the rate card is a guide, we will work out a package that suit you and your business.

Ask about our first time advertiser packages and trade exchange offers.

Campaigns under R 10 000 are payable upfront.

Campaigns over R 10 000 require a 50% deposit and balance at 30 days.

Call Wayne, Brenda or Adrian on 021 448 3277 or email:

35 Responses to “Advertising”

  1. November Advertising Madness « Bushradio 89.5 FM Says:

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  2. Jolandie Pollock Says:

    Please forward me details on your advertising packages.

  3. Why? Because we have to #16days « Bushradio 89.5 FM Says:

    […] you would like to support this or any Bush Radio project; through advertising, sponsorship or donations; please contact Brenda Leonard on 021 448 5450 or […]

  4. Ansi Says:


    I would like to know whether you have community notices. If so, how does one go about posting a notice?



  6. Local and International support for Bush Radio « Bushradio 89.5 FM Says:

    […] We have been really grateful to all the people who have given and shared goodwill with us to help keep the station going. The support has been amazing, from Aunty Val who dropped off sugar and tea, to singers Lira and Thandiswa Mazwai who recorded messages of support for us. Appeals have also gone international; former interns have donated and our friends at Public Acheivement* in Northern Ireland have put together a screening of the Academy Award winning film Tsotsi this Sunday the 6th November 2011. You can lend your financial support to Bush Radio by donating (CLICK HERE) or supporting us with your advertising. […]

  7. Seaton Nolan Says:

    I would like to advertise my business on Bush Radio on a Sunday between 12-2pm and again between 4-6pm.

    Kindly advise on costing?

    Kind regards
    Seaton Nolan

    • bushradio Says:

      We will get the sales and marketing team to give you a shout and discuss.

      They can work out a package tailored for your business.

  8. Start your engines – The Biker Show on 89.5FM « Bushradio 89.5 FM Says:

    […] advertising and promotional consideration contact Isherene via e-mail or on 021 448 […]

  9. kurt stemmert Says:

    Can u advertis the lee rider rally please and the blood run

  10. Happy Birthday to the Biker Show | Bushradio 89.5 FM Says:

    […] The Biker Show is an excellent opportunity for low cost advertising especially targeted at bikers. Contact any member of the Biker Show team for details of advertising packages. […]

  11. Elton Says:

    Hi ,please inform on how I get a local event broadcast on your radio?

  12. Yazeed Says:

    Hi could you please let me know what your radio airplay packages are?

  13. slinger Says:

    I’m Slinger from Mosselbay I’m an new upComing artist so by the way I will like my Music 2 be played on Radio her is my eMail address

  14. Fred Ebersohn Says:

    May we discuss plse

  15. Allister Mars Says:

    Please forward me details on your advertising packages. We are a debit review company, trying to educate the masses on not creating Bad debit

  16. Nonny Says:

    Good Day
    Quick question …
    The 30 second advertising is one every Monday to Friday \ weekend or just one 30 second slot ….

  17. Thank you for the continued support | Bushradio 89.5 FM Says:

    […] and an independent community radio station Bush Radio relies on sponsorship, trade exchanges, selling airtime and donations to keep its doors open to promote media freedom and […]

  18. Heather Says:

    I need the setails of CHOICE DRUG Centre please

  19. Thank you for the continued support – Bush Radio Says:

    […] and an independent community radio station Bush Radio relies on sponsorship, trade exchanges, selling airtime and donations to keep its doors open to promote media freedom and […]

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  23. Given Mambhele Says:

    Hi there,
    Do you cater churches too and how much will church slot cost for 1 hour during the week broadcast?


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