It's officially summer and OFM, the sound of your life in central South Africa, is starting the countdown to the silly season with fantastic local music, theme weekends with some of central South Africa's favourite divas, live broadcasts and a taste of Christmas.
The K2 central South Africa tour, brought to you by OFM, is coming to a close. The band, who has played together since 2004 and is a regular feature at festivals and concert venues, will be performing in Vanderbijlpark on 7 November and Bethlehem on 8 November. K2 was once again voted the best local band in the Best of Bloemfontein Courant readers choice awards, which is a small indication of how enormously popular this band really is.
November, also known as Movember, might usually be associated with the guys, but this month it will include the ladies during theme weekends. On 14 and 15 November, OFM will feature the hits of Miley Cyrus and on 28 and 29 November, central South Africa will be rocking to Roxette. Cyrus has had five non-consecutive number-one albums on the US Billboard 200 and has earned numerous awards and nominations. In 2010, Cyrus ranked number thirteen on Forbes' Celebrity 100 and in 2013, she was declared Artist of the Year by MTV. Swedish pop rock duo Roxette has been making music since the 80's when they released their breakthrough album Look Sharp!
. They achieved nineteen UK Top 40 hits and four US number ones.
Back on local soil, OFM is once again proud to be associated with the Ficksburg Cherry Festival from 20 to 22 November. This is the 47th year this popular festival, celebrating all things cherry, will be taking place and OFM will be there with live broadcasts and some of our favourite presenters to bring the cherry festival to all our listeners, wherever they may be. Yolanda Maartens, Tyson Free, Success Lekaba and Christie Hansen will all broadcast live from the festival grounds.
November and December is when OFM celebrates Christmas and gives back to the community at the Carols by Candlelight live concerts. The Potchefstroom event will take place on 25 November at the Senwes Stadium, with performances by Adam, Kurt Darren, Nianell, Johrné van Huyssteen and Elvis Blue. Entrance is free, but an unwrapped gift is requested. These gifts will be distributed to children in orphanages and care homes across central South Africa.
Finally, OFM is still asking its listeners and all those who travel on our road through central South Africa to pledge not to text and drive. Listeners can support the campaign by going to www.ofm.co.za
to pledge "not to text and drive". Accidents or other road issues can be reported via the OFM traffic hotline (082 237 9497, or send a text to 360OFM (36636) at R1.50 per SMS. Traffic-related information may also be tweeted to @OFM9497
using the hashtag #traffic.