702 is a commercial FM radio station based in Johannesburg, South Africa, broadcasting on FM 92.7 and FM 106 to the greater Gauteng province. The station is also webcast via its website. It claims to be Johannesburg's number one news and talk station, offering news, sport, business and actuality programming and plenty of phone-in debates. 702 also features the Naked Scientist, Dr Chris Smith, who takes part in a half hour science phone-in every Friday morning. The station itself was established in 1980 and was initially a young adult music station, moving to a talk format in 1988. During South Africa's apartheid era it, and Capital Radio 604, were the only independent sources of broadcast news. The station is owned by Primedia Until 2006, 702 was broadcast only on 702 kHz AM. In March 2006, it won an application to move to the FM radio frequency, and the first FM broadcast took place on 24 July 2006. The station continued broadcasting on the AM band until 28 June 2007 when it was shut down. 702's sister station is CapeTalk, a Cape Town based AM radio station. Source

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Scope Local
Language English
Country South Africa
UVMs Request pricing
Radio Media Market N/A
Radio Format News/Talk