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OFM announces exciting new on-air line-up
OFM announces exciting new on-air line-up

OFM is ringing the changes in April, with exciting programming and competitions to look forward to. Many hours of on-air training with handpicked individuals has resulted in three new presenters making their debut...

Issued by OFM Radio 1 day ago

Sanderson.
#BrandManagerMonth: Putting the magic back into SA broadcasting

Tony Sanderson is the ‘doesn't look or sound like he's in his 70s' radio personality behind the success of Magic 828AM, which had roughly 80,000 listeners at last report from end-November 2016. He elaborates on how they're getting the broadcast model right and what's wrong with radio...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Red Cherry Interactive shoots African Bank's MMA16 Best African Pop category billboard and radio ads
Red Cherry Interactive shoots African Bank's MMA16 Best African Pop category billboard and radio ads

Red Cherry Interactive was briefed by African Bank to photograph billboard artwork for the sponsorship of a category in the 16th Annual Metro FM Music Awards...

Issued by Red Cherry Interactive 17 Mar 2017

Jury selected for New York Festivals International Radio Programme Awards
Jury selected for New York Festivals International Radio Programme Awards

The selected jury for the 2017 New York Festivals International Radio Programme Awards includes South African, Tim Zunckel of Tim Zunckel Connect...

13 Mar 2017

Parliament finalises candidates for SABC's interim board
Parliament finalises candidates for SABC's interim board

Parliament's communications portfolio committee moved at breakneck speed on Wednesday to finalise the list of candidates to serve on the board of the SABC on an interim basis...

By Bekezela Phakathi 9 Mar 2017

Family fun and music at the Kaya FM Family Day!
Family fun and music at the Kaya FM Family Day!

Enthusiastic to share the day with family, friends and, of course, enjoy the hot musical line-up, Afropolitans came in great numbers this weekend to the Kaya FM Family Day at the lovely Rietvlei Zoo Farm...

Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 9 Mar 2017

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Creative edge

“Taste tomorrow today.” I can just picture the voice-over artist in the dimly lit studio, headphones on, as he delivers the line for the sixth time. This time with more voice and more conviction, while wondering to himself what the hell he's saying...

By Maria Berrios-Carter 1 Mar 2017

Will radio become an audiovisual channel in the future?
Will radio become an audiovisual channel in the future?

Technology is creating a lot more “hands-free” time for consumers and radio needs to figure out where a predominantly audio-based channel fits into a world where everything is becoming audiovisual...

By Megan Sayle, Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 28 Feb 2017

Gugulethu Cele joins Kaya Bizz on Kaya FM 95.9
Gugulethu Cele joins Kaya Bizz on Kaya FM 95.9

Kaya FM has announced that business journalist Gugulethu Cele will be the new host of Kaya Bizz as of 6 March...

Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 27 Feb 2017

Mark Ritson at CRA Conference October 2016
Picture:
Radio and digital: a one-night-stand or a meaningful relationship?

There's a certain twilight zone feel about life these days. All of our absolutes are no longer absolute...

By John Walls 24 Feb 2017

New line-up at Power 98.7
New line-up at Power 98.7

From 1 March 2017, Gauteng-based commercial talk radio station, Power 98.7 will refresh its line-up...

24 Feb 2017

LIVE: Jacaranda FM launches its new brand positioning with a world first for radio
LIVE: Jacaranda FM launches its new brand positioning with a world first for radio

Jacaranda FM teamed up with advertising agency Halo to create a world first for radio – a live, lip sync, audiovisual campaign. This stunt marks the station's launch of a new brand positioning that promises to deliver more music you love...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Feb 2017

Darren, Anele swap drive show slots on 947
Darren, Anele swap drive show slots on 947

Darren Simpson will take over the afternoon drive slot and Anele Mdoda will take over the breakfast show from 3 April 2017 on 947...

10 Feb 2017

Radio Pulpit 657AM releases results of its digital trial
Radio Pulpit 657AM releases results of its digital trial

Radio Pulpit 657AM, which began its trial of Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM30) medium wave (digital radio) in 2014, has released its results on broadcast quality...

8 Feb 2017

Bad news for Hlaudi, SABC
Bad news for Hlaudi, SABC

The Cape Town High Court has dismissed the SABC's application for leave to appeal its order that Hlaudi Motsoeneng may not occupy any position at the public broadcaster...

By Genevieve Quintal and Bekezela Phakathi 8 Feb 2017

PwC Entertainment, Media Outlook indicates radio losing market share
PwC Entertainment, Media Outlook indicates radio losing market share

South Africa's radio market is on the decline, losing some of its market share to online streaming services. South Africans are also spending less time on average listening to the radio daily...

By Vicki Myburgh 2 Feb 2017

New York Times launches daily podcast show
New York Times launches daily podcast show

Best known for its print coverage, The New York Times is this week broadening into the realm of daily audio news by launching a brand new podcast...

31 Jan 2017

Community radio stations are in tune with the times
Community radio stations are in tune with the times

The number of community radio stations has risen significantly in recent years, with some already having a bigger audience than larger commercial stations...

By Thabiso Mochiko 23 Jan 2017

Mikhail Grachikov © –
Fine-tuning talent with the #LibertyRadioAwards

Lance Rothschild first coined the ‘real-time audio decision-influencing opportunity' mnemonic for radio back in 1987. It's more relevant than ever 30 years later, with the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards just around the corner...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Jan 2017

Internet radio titan Pandora to cut workforce
Internet radio titan Pandora to cut workforce

US internet radio network Pandora on Thursday announced plans to trim its workforce by seven percent as part of a push for profit this year in the competitive online music streaming market...

16 Jan 2017

New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards adds new categories
New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards adds new categories

The 2017 New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards, which are now open for entries, include new categories for the 2017. These are Heroes, Best Live News Special and Music and Personal Lives Podcasts...

13 Jan 2017

Do you trust the news? Image credit: Studiostoks © –
What is happening to Western democracy, and is it all the media's fault?

It is a massive understatement to say that it is an interesting time for Western democracy...

By Jim Egan 12 Jan 2017

Team Produce Sound in celebratory mode.
Producing winning sound: SA's radio advertising success plays on

Johannesburg-based Produce Sound's owner Louis Enslin shares the good news about the state of SA's audio advertising...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jan 2017

Parliament to map out SABC interim board
Parliament to map out SABC interim board

Parliament will this month begin discussing names of potential members of the SABC's interim board following the resignation of all the independent board members late last year...

11 Jan 2017

Bea Arthur. Image credit © – .
Defending Bea Arthur

It's hard work loving radio. Many in the industry view her as the big-boned, frumpy medium, partial to unfashionable trouser suits with elasticated waists. Essentially, she's Bea Arthur and you will be judged harshly for subscribing to her fan club.

By jenny glover 11 Jan 2017

It's not just music, it's about mastery with Jazzuary on Kaya FM 95.9
It's not just music, it's about mastery with Jazzuary on Kaya FM 95.9

The Jazzuary Masterclass is a presentation of interviews and live discussions across Kaya FM's daytime shows that will enlighten, and facilitate an enriching conversation about the best in jazz...

Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 11 Jan 2017

Norway prepares for controversial FM radio shutdown
Norway prepares for controversial FM radio shutdown

Norway on Wednesday will become the first country in the world to start shutting down its FM radio network in favour of digital radio, a bold move watched closely by other countries around Europe...

10 Jan 2017

Summer school introduces schoolchildren to radio
Summer school introduces schoolchildren to radio

MFM in conjunction with Stellenbosch University's Centre for Student Recruitment and Career Advice and Telematics services has just wrapped up its third radio Summer School...

20 Dec 2016

Brian Ndevu to join Algoa FM in East London
Brian Ndevu to join Algoa FM in East London

Mdantsane-born Brian Ndevu will be making history in 2017 as the first East London-born presenter at the helm of Algoa FM's Drive show to the Border area...

Issued by Algoa FM 15 Dec 2016

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