After close on 10 years as a purely online radio station, we are excited to announce that the South African broadcasting authority has granted Zone Radio an FM licence. 

We have launched the “new and improved” Zone Radio experience both online and on 88.5 fm in the Western Cape’s “Deep South”

A special note to musicians: Please note that we have temporarily suspended all new music submissions as well as our “No Hoops Required” feature. Our commitment to new music play-listings remains intact and we will be accepting submissions and re-launching the feature in due course. Announcements in this regard will be posted on our social media.  

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Lily Hollows – Little Glass Girl

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The Steezies

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Communication by Numbers

In between invading Russia and getting whacked at Waterloo, Napolean Bonaparte found time to honour Alessandro Volta. Who? Come now! Think about it. Volta…. Volt!! Of course, he’s the guy who invented the battery. I know. You knew that. Napolean figured it was the least he could do given that Alessandro invented the very thing […]