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YFM has the youngest commercial audience in South Africa. It's become known as the capital of youth culture. As the most influential proponents of local South African music, YFM is a 75% music, 25% talk station. The sound of the station is defined by a well-curated collection of the best local and international hits. YFM is a balanced platform supporting not only established artists but new, up and coming acts. YFM proudly supports the South African music industry, boasting over 50% in local content. With a multi-channel approach, the station has an audience of 2.5 million across, radio and digital platforms. If it's hot, you're most likely to hear it on the authority on all things trendy, YFM 99.2.
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Ignite and empower at Y's ultimate youth month gathering: GRYND
Following the success of its debut in 2023, SA’s iconic youth radio station, Y, renowned for its pulse on all things young, fresh and on trend, is thrilled to announce the return of GRYND, an innovative platform that redefines and officially launches Youth Month. GRYND is presented in partnership with FNB this year, a reinforcement of the bank’s endorsement of career-focused platforms for young adults. 14 May 2024 Read more

Y, vibrating on high frequency
Y, South Africa’s trailblazing commercial radio station known for its commitment to showcasing emerging talent and pushing the boundaries of conventional broadcasting, is thrilled to announce its 2024 lineup. 4 Apr 2024 Read more

Welcome back summer with Lyfe
Celebrate the summer of your Lyfe with SA's hottest talent 25 Aug 2023 Read more

Introducing Grynd: The ultimate Y Youth Month gathering for play and creation
SA's iconic youth radio station Y, the plug to all things young, fresh and on trend is set to shake up Youth Month with the launch of its exciting new platform Grynd. 6 Jun 2023 Read more

Nia Brown serving breakfast at Y
True to its bold, relentless, and authentic nature, Y, South Africa's biggest commercial youth radio station, is shaking things up this programming year! 24 Mar 2023 Read more

Y presents the summer of your Lyfe! Black Coffee to headline Lyfe
On 26 November, Y, the biggest commercial youth radio station in South Africa, takes its Lyfe music festival to the East Rand. 24 Oct 2022 Read more

Y presents On Road
Y delivers On Road, a visual content experience of Jozi street culture through the eyes of Owen Miller. 7 Sep 2022 Read more

Y launches its first audio drama series
Y launches a thrilling drama series, called Tequila AF, exclusively on the YFM app. 21 Apr 2022 Read more

Two of South Africa's freshest talents join Y
Y continues to open up the industry this programming year. Newly unearthed and seasoned broadcasters will share space on the airwaves and other Y platforms. 1 Apr 2022 Read more

The official evolution of Y
YFM, iconic in its mere existence and fondly referred to as 'Y', has undergone an official evolution. The station synonymous with youth culture in South Africa will now also be visually identified as Y. 28 Oct 2021 Read more

YFM opens up the industry with #BeTheNext radio DJ
Gauteng's biggest youth radio station together with Smirnoff, have once again set a standard in the industry with the #BeTheNext radio presenter search winner. 23 Sep 2021 Read more

YFM launches new podcast with Banques and Venom
YFM, Gauteng's biggest youth radio station, has officially launched its first exclusive podcast: The Banques and Venom Show. 17 Jun 2021 Read more

YFM and Smirnoff team up for #BeTheNext radio DJ search
As trendsetters in the radio industry, YFM has partnered with Smirnoff giving one campus DJ the opportunity to win a spot on Gauteng's biggest youth radio station. 20 May 2021 Read more

YFM paves the way for The Lady on Drive
Gauteng, make way for The Lady on Drive as YFM, the province's biggest youth radio station, announces a refreshed lineup from 6 April 2021. 26 Mar 2021 Read more

Phindile Ziqubu joins YFM as on-air content manager
Gauteng's biggest youth radio station, YFM, is proud to have the talented Phindile Ziqubu return to the station as newly appointed content manager. 4 Mar 2021 Read more

YFM's The Best Drive features Black Coffee on 'International Mondays'
Gauteng's biggest youth station YFM's drive time show The Best Drive caught up with South African DJ, record producer and songwriter, Black Coffee. The exclusive Zoom interview gives exciting insight on his sixth studio album, Subconsciously. Released on 5 February 2021, it has been well received locally and internationally. 10 Feb 2021 Read more

Ford partners with YFM, donates R500,000 to Save the Children
  • Ford is donating R500,000 to Save the Children South Africa to assist its Covid-19 relief efforts, specifically addressing the rights, protection, health and wellbeing of vulnerable children
  • Collaboration with Gauteng youth radio station YFM encompasses an on-air and digital awareness campaign to promote Save the Children SA from 7 to 16 December 2020
  • Forms part of Ford's ongoing drive to empower and uplift communities - particularly those hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic 14 Dec 2020 Read more

  • YFM's Perspective On Y talks gun violence
    YFM, Gauteng's biggest youth station, will be focusing on a discussion that has affected many South Africans, the effect gun violence has on our communities. 27 Nov 2020 Read more

    "Dance Culture": A YFM exclusive dance documentary
    YFM, Joburg's biggest youth radio station, has produced a dance documentary highlighting the aspects of dance, told by industry greats including Bontle Modiselle-Moloi, Courtnae Paul, Thabo Treffers, CityBoys Pantsula and Shannon Kivido. 29 Sep 2020 Read more

    YFM launches topical talk show Perspective on Y
    • The show will focus on bringing about change and driving solutions through conversations.
    • The first and second episodes will unpack the triggers and trauma of rape through the stories of three incredible young women.
    • The first two shows will interrogate the idea that South Africans do not understand consent.
    • Perspective on Y will explore legal structures available for victims of rape, the criminal justice system's resources and shortcomings.
    • The conversation will end with a discussion on the way in which boy children are being raised.
     8 Jul 2020 Read more

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