88FM Ballito - Radio Life & Style

88FM Ballito (a.k.a. Radio Life & Style) is Ballito’s first commercial radio station and the official “Voice of Ballito”. Broadcasting live from the heart of Ballito on 88.0FM locally and streaming digitally worldwide through our website and dedicated smartphone radio app, the station’s carefully curated music mix of classic hits and latest releases along with local news, sport, surf, traffic and local celebrity interviews has proven extremely popular.

With a heavy focus on playing great music, 88FM Ballito has a stripped-down approach to programming, featuring live hosted daytime shows on weekdays and exceptional music playlisting on evenings and weekends (along with specialist features too). Our original local content combined with our playlist’s range and quality keeps winning us new fans daily, making 88FM Ballito a red-hot advertising platform for brands wanting to reach the ears of our market.

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The On Air Team


Mike Charles hosts Mike In The Morning (Weekdays 6-9AM), 88FM’s flagship morning show that sets the tone for the day with a blend of essential local info, news, interviews and red hot tunes from today and across the decades. Catching the early morning gym crowd, covering the school rush and getting you to the office on time – Mike and his surfer sidekick ‘Seaweed’ Steve Honneysett will make sure you’re in the right headspace to tackle the day.


Catch Thabi Hlalele hosting Lunch With Thabi (Weekdays 11AM-2PM), the midday show that has become the heartbeat of the the 88FM weekday lineup. Focusing on feelgood facts, community causes, humorous tales and inspiring conversations, Lunch With Thabi is the perfect way to get through that midday slump with a smile as you roll into the second half of the day.


Tune in and join seasoned broadcaster Dave Charles as he shoots the breeze and fills you in on the day’s trending news on The Drive With Dave (weekdays 3-6PM). Bringing the voice of expereince to 88FM, Dave serves up an easy-going selection of lifestyle features, good conversation, thought-provoking interviews and great music – the perfect accompaniment as you hit the road for the afternoon drive.


Take a trip down the highway with Armin Klie every Thursday evening as he steers you down Highway 88 (Thursdays 6-8PM), a specialist music programme showcasing the best blues, rock, country and folk from around the world. Shining a spotlight on iconic artists and digging up lesser known gems, you’re in for a trip every week with the Highwayman behind the wheel.


While he’s rarely heard on the microphone, 88FM studio manager Mvelo Zulu’s presence is felt on air through his in-house sound production wizardry. Lending his digital audio talents to recording, editing and producing special features, adverts, promos, jingles and podcasts, Mvelo’s works behind the scenes shines through in content featured throughout the day on 88FM.