Radio KC (Koinonia Community) was initiated by a group of young people through the Koinonia Community Centre in Paarl in 1996.
The station is a registered Not for Profit Company (NPC). Radio KC began broadcasting on 24 September 1996 on a temporary license and was awarded a permanent community broadcasting license in the year 2000.
The station is on air 365/24/7 with a footprint that includes the greater Paarl Wellington Valley in the Drakenstein Municipal Area of the Western Cape, covering the more than 1000 farms, reaching 76 000 weekly listeners ( August 2019 BRC finding).

Radio KC can be defined as a community based social enterprise that offers, quality community broadcasting services through broadcasting quality radio programs as well as advertising and promotional airtime to businesses institutions and community organizations.

Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision is to be the leading community broadcasting Radio Station for the greater Paarl Valley.

Gail Jacobs

Gail Jacobs


Our Mission is to broadcast relevant quality programs that inform, edutain and empower our targeted communities.

Ingrid Lawrence

Ingrid Lawrence


Our Slogan: the sound that sets you free.

Manie Bester

Manie Bester



The idea of a community radio station was ignited in 1993 by a group of young men from the Koinonia Community Centre who wanted to use radio media to build bridges and demystify access to radio in the broader communities of Paarl, Wellington and the surrounding farming areas.

By sheer determination, strong faith and long hours of hard work, Radio KC (Koinonia Community) was registered as a Section 21 Company and started broadcasting on 24 September 1996. The significance of this date is that Radio KC, in relation to National Heritage Day, has a strong heritage of cross-culture community building, youth development, empowerment and edutainment.

The station’s vison is to be the leading community radio station and the team continuously thrive to achieve this through quality programmes on the radio and their participation programmes with community organizations.