MultiChoice adds 18 SABC radio stations to its DStv audio package

MultiChoiceDStv customers will be able to listen to even more audio content, thanks to the addition of 18 SABC radio stations. Launching on Thursday 4 June 2015, these additional radio stations will offer customers more variety on the DStv audio package. Previously only METRO FM was available on the DStv platform.

Programming is in all 11 official languages and covers a vast array of styles and tastes – from hip urban music to compelling talk shows, traditional music and cultural shows.

The SABC currently has two television channels on DStv: a 24-hour news channel, SABC News on channel 404 and the recently launched retro-channel, SABC Encore on channel 156.

The additional stations bring the grand total of channels on the DStv audio package to 51.

The country’s biggest and most popular radio stations such as 5FM, SAfm, Ukhozi FM, Umhlobo Wenene, Lesedi FM and Lotus FM will now be accessible to DStv Premium, Extra, Compact, Family, Access and EasyView customers, as well as customers on the Indian and Portuguese packages.

Full list of the 18 SABC radio stations to be added to the DStv audio package

Channel number

Channel name

Channel descriptor


Metro FM*

*currently available

Metro FM is a mentor and guide for youthful urban adults who embrace a pragmatic and successful life to actively transform with their constantly changing environment.


Channel Africa Channel Africa is an international radio station whose mandate is to support South Africa’s foreign policy through the production and broadcast of innovative, dynamic and stimulating news, current affairs and informal knowledge building content.


Good Hope FM Good Hope FM is a Cape Town-based 24 hour, regional, commercial music station, which broadcasts within a contemporary hit radio rhythmic format providing a music mix of R&B, ballads, pop, hip hop, dance, contemporary jazz and old school.


Ikwekwezi Ikwekwezi FM is a Ndebele-language station catering to listeners who want to be informed in an entertaining way, and process information better in relaxed bits and pieces because they are peripheral information processors.


5FM 5FM is a South African radio station, broadcasting nationwide and streaming to the world. We are the entertainment powerhouse for South African youth, offering the most popular contemporary music and entertainment.


Lesedi FM Lesedi FM is a contemporary and a compelling South African radio station, broadcasting semi-nationally and streaming to the world in SeSotho. We are about entertaining, informing, educating and empowering citizens in all Lesedi FM areas.


Ligwalagwala Ligwalagwala FM stands for educating, entertaining and informing in a non-biased manner. Our motto “The Pride of The Nation” is strengthened by the proud way we relate to our audiences through our music mix and the mandate we carry.


Lotus FM Lotus FM is the only national Indian radio station in South Africa, broadcasting nationwide and streaming to the world. We are the entertainment powerhouse for South African Indians, offering the most popular fusion music and entertainment.


Motsweding FM Motsweding FM is a national radio station that broadcasts in Setswana. The music repertoire consists of R&B, afro pop, kwaito; house; hip hop, smooth jazz, gospel; african jazz, reggae and world music.


Munghana Lonene FM Munghana Lonene FM is a Tsonga language FM radio station in South Africa. It is geared to listeners who understand Xi-Tsonga.


Phalaphala FM Phalaphala FM broadcasts out of Limpopo in Tshivenda and prides itself with being approachable, warm and energetic.


Radio 2000 Radio 2000 is the only facility service radio station in the country, with the intent of strengthening democracy and nation building through key offerings of sport, music, events of national importance and lifestyle programming.


RSG Radio Sonder Grense – RSG or Radio Without Borders, is an Afrikaans-language radio service run by the South African Broadcasting Corporation for the whole of South Africa.


SAfm SAfm – South Africa’s news and information leader – is the SABC’s national English language live, talk show format public radio station broadcasting news, information, dramas and children’s programming.


Thobela FM Thobela FM is a proud, modern home of N. Sotho-speaking and understanding people, representing cultural diversity by preserving rich heritage through information, education and entertainment for current and future generations.


Tru FM The station is unique in the SABC PBS stable as it is the only station primarily targeting the youth with two languages of broadcast, IsiXhosa and English. Our music format includes kwaito, R&B, hip hop, afro pop, pop, gospel and house.


Ukhozi FM Ukhozi FM provides an interactive environment for its listeners, affording them access to news, current affairs, and talk shows, music, drama, sport, education, weather and traffic, with much emphasis on local content.


Umhlobo Wenene FM Umhlobo Wenene FM is a broadcast radio station in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, providing Xhosa language with news, sports and entertainment. Umhlobo Wenene FM provides compelling and distinctive programming that entertains and empowers.


X-K FM X-K FM Radio is a first in Southern Africa – a station that caters exclusively for two San communities in their own languages. It serves as a medium of basic communication in Platfontein.

10 thoughts on “MultiChoice adds 18 SABC radio stations to its DStv audio package

  • February 5, 2016 at 8:53 am

    I’m a dstv compact customer but i cannot find Thobela fm. Can you pls send me settings.

  • March 22, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    I can’t find even 1sabc radio station on my Dstv, please send me settings

    • July 23, 2016 at 8:40 am

      I can’t find even 1sabc radio station on my Dstv, please send me settings

  • May 11, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    There used to be a great radio channel called the new age channel…how wonderful it was..instead it was changed to a light channel i.e. gospel music..this new channel is shocking…I really wonder how many people listen to this channel..not many I am sure..there is not enough variety on these stations

  • June 2, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Can’t find 832 Jazz & 837 Classical channels any more.
    Please advise

  • June 3, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    hi i have a problem with my dstv it does not allow me to play radio


  • June 21, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Hi, I cant find 913 on dstv. Keep on saying not available in this country. I am in Limpopo Province
    Can you have a look into it please. Did report it in the past
    Will you please help me

  • July 14, 2016 at 10:44 am

    it starts from 800 going up not 900 as indicated above

  • July 15, 2016 at 6:56 am

    When can we have East Coast Radio on DSTV?

  • October 3, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Has East Coast radio been added to DSTV radio channels yet, if yes, which channel is it?


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