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SPRINGBOK

BACKGROUND

Springbok Radio Revisited

Springbok Radio was the first commercial radio station of the SABC, and existed from 1 May 1950 to 31 December 1985, when it was closed mainly because it was not seen as financially viable any longer due to the arrival of television in 1976.  


Springbok Radio programmes were uniquely different and fresh, and became people’s companion over the years.  Drama, adventure, comedy, documentaries, variety among many other programme formats, kept the listeners entertained and glued to the Radio.  Springbok Radio also created a platform for artists and actors who became well-known and loved by the public and who were afforded the opportunity to live out their creativity. Springbok Radio contributed to a wealth of local content.

Unfortunately much of the material was not archived for many reasons such as tapes been re-used, and commercial programmes not seen as ‘culture’ – a world-wide tendency at the time. Since the closure of Springbok Radio in 1985, interest by the public has grown and the nostalgic value of old time radio has increased over the years. 

Therefor the SABC Radio Archives, now the custodians of this precious collection, with the valuable assistance of the Springbok Radio Preservation Society who handed their collection over to the SABC,  is preserving and exploiting the material in various ways, since it is believed that any collection is only as valuable as the ears it can reach.

SCHEDULE

SRD 2015: 2016/02/06- 2016/02/19                 

(Schedule Times are GMT: +2 hours)

 Time

Show Name

Repeat Time 

     

00:00

 Opening Music 

08:00; 16:00

     

00:15

 Call Back The Past - by Percy Sieff 1979(1936)

08:15; 16:15

     

00:30

Half Moon Street - A Black Jack for A Blackleg BC 17-08-1985

08:30; 16:30

     

01:00

The Pip Freedman Show

09:00; 17:00

     

01:15

Oupa Jasper

09:15; 17:15

     

01:30

Dragnet 

09:30; 17:30

     

02:00

Keep it Country

10:00; 18:00

     

03:00

Tales of Antiquity - Potpourri_part 2

11:00; 19:00

     

03:15

Jet Jungle - Project Farsta 04

11:15; 19:15

     

03:30

Tales From the Seven Seas

11:30; 19:30

     

04:00

Comedy International 

12:00; 20:00

     

04:30

Eleventh Hour - Scientist quits 

12:30; 20:30

     

05:00

From the Bell Tower 

13:00; 21:00

     

05:30

Hazel's Child 

13:30; 21:30

     

06:00

General Motors on Safari - Savage Encounter BC 1985-05-21

14:00; 22:00

     

06:30

Springbok Documentary 

14:30; 22:30

     

07:00

The Creaking Door - Aunt Mae 

15:00; 23:00

     

07:30

Riders from the Black Beyond 

15:30; 23:30

      

 

Commercials

QUICKFINDS

Contact

Sipho Hlophe

Tel:  011 714 3034

Email:  springbokradio@sabc.co.za