Frequently Asked Questions
1. On your Radio:
Find Forte FM on 88.2 MHz in the whole Amathole Municipality Region. If you are outside of this region or you’re battling to get a good signal then you can access the Radio via our Live Audio Streams. As it stands Forte FM is allocated transmitter approved by ICASA. These Transmitters have a designated wattage strength which allows a specific footprint over a given area only. By Law we are not allowed to exceed this (Amathole) allocation. You can call ICASA explaining your needs and hopefully they can help you: 011 566 3000/3001.
2. Using your Browser (computer)
The "Listen Live" feature streams Forte FM live via any browser on your desktop computer, laptop.
3. Using your Mobile.
Use the following Mobile Listen Live for your Mobile phone or download our app! (See below)
4. VIA Tunein Radio app.
If you have Tunein Radio Downloaded on your device, go here to launch Forte FM live in your TuneIn Radio App: (http://tunein.com/radio/Forte-Community-Radio-882-FM-s269249/)
5. Using Tablet/Smartphone.
Download the app here: (http://tunein.com/radio/Forte-Community-Radio-882-FM-s269249/)
6. Talk to us.
1. Ask the DJ.
Please give the DJ as much information about the song as possible. Take note of the time/date/show
the song was played. The song title, artist, lyrics or genre will also help. For a list of DJs and DJ contact
details, go to the ‘Dj. Profile - On Air Personalities’
2. Ask Forte FM on Twitter
3. Ask Forte FM on Facebook.
4. SMS Line.
Forte FM SMS line is 39001, starting with the word Forte. SMS will cost you R1.50. Free SMS’s do not
apply. T & C’s apply.
5. Via WhatsApp.
WhatsApp Studio Line is 076 652 9053.
7. Promoting Your Cause.
If you would like a chance for your cause to be promoted on Community Calendar, please e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org with all the details. Please note that Forte FM does not sponsor events.
We act as a media partner and promote them.
8. Submit Original Music for Airplay:
Submit your track digitally to: email@example.com - preferably an MP3 not bigger than 5MB
Drop your track off at: Forte FM, Ring Road, Forte FM’s Reception, University of Fort Hare, Alice.
Due to the high volume of music submissions and 5FM's selection process, we cannot contact all the
artists with feedback. If you have not heard from Forte FM after six weeks, please consider your
General competition rules: The General Competition Rules are found on the Footer under Competitions.
If you've won a competition, please allow 4-6 weeks for the delivery of your prize.
You can direct all competition enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
10.Gig & Events Listing.
Forte FM only advertises gigs and Events that Forte FM is in partnership with.
Forte FM does not sponsor events. We act as a media partner and promote them. There is an opportunity to promote your cause on Community Calendar/Ziyawa Beats (Depending on Approval from Programming Department) e-mail email@example.com
For off-air positions, send your CV to Forte FM Station Manager, Vuyelwa Mdazana: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please e-mail us with any issues you have with regards to on-air content:email@example.com The BCCMA and its services are signatories to various Codes of Conduct related to its broadcasts. If you have a complaint, you can direct it to any of the following bodies:
1. Details on lodging a complaint about programming content that you believe does not comply with the provisions of the Code of Conduct of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa can be found at www.bccsa.co.za
2. Details on lodging a complaint about advertising that you believe does not comply with the provisions of the Code of Conduct of the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa can be found at www.asasa.org.za
3. Details on lodging a complaint about advertising that you believe does not comply with the provisions of the Code of Conduct of the Wireless Application Service Providers Association of South Africa can be found at www.waspa.co.za
You can send complaints on other Forte FM matters to:
The Manager Forte FM
University of Fort Hare
Private Bag X1314
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