media update’s Talisa Jansen van Rensburg takes a look at the five radio stations with the highest number of listeners in South Africa.

Listening to the radio is far more than just ‘something to do to pass the time’. Radio stations provide the listeners with good news, bad news and a bit of everything in between.

As well-known American theatrical producer Hallie Flanagan once said: “The power of radio is not that it speaks to millions, but that it speaks intimately and privately to each one of those millions.”

Without further ado, here are the top five radio stations in South Africa, infographic-style:

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