LISTENERSHIP : 25 000

BACKGROUND HISTORY.
Radio Sunny South(RSS) was established in August 2004. Is an NPO and has Board that is supporting it. Radio Sunny South serves as the most reliable and flexible platform of engagement for communities, public and private sector in the mandate to develop the community.


RSS broadcasts for people in the South Coast of the KZN province, thus the whole of Ugu district municipality, parts of Sisonke district municipality in places like Umzimkulu, Ixopo, Highflats and Kokstad, parts of the Eastern Cape in places like Bizana, Flagstaff and Lusikisiki and parts of Durban and Pietermaritzburg.


The station is about informing, educating and entertaining the community in all levels. The uniqueness of the station lies in the fact that it stands in the crossroad where everybody meets. It does not cater for a specific level or type of community but it is home to every listener. The station is keen to work closely with communities in its footprint and beyond.
Since the station is in the boarder of KZN and Eastern Cape provinces, the languages used accommodates everyone in isiZulu, English and isiXhosa blending it with to suit all tastes.
The station is equipped with professional presenters and management which can be witnessed through the quality of programming and presenting skills.

Achievements
Disability programme driven by disabled people.
Station manages to have finances to sustain itself and able to pay staff stipends.
Good and healthy relationship with municipality and other stakeholders.
Source of information and support for the community.
Owning building provided by the municipality.


Challenges
Battling with finances.
New recruits
Capacity building and skills development for the staff/ presenters and journalists

Future plans
Increasing the listenership.
To assist NGO’s financially through on-air fundraising
More community based programmes.

PREVIOUS STATION MANAGERS (starting from the first one)
1.Nyokana Gideon Ndumiso
2.Shezi Selby Morning
3.Khuzwayo Muzi
4.Mthembu Musa
5.Gumede Thabsile
6.Nondaba Joel Nkosinathi
7.Ngubelanga Michael Vusumuzi.

CURRENT MANAGEMENT
Station Manager : Nhlanhla Gcaleka, manager@rssfm.co.za, 078 929 6117
Programmes Manager: Muzi Mshuqwana, programmes@rssfm.co.za, 084 052 0743
Head of News : Amon Nhlumayo, nhlumayo7@gmail.com, 061 938 6837