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Massiv move for Faith Mangope
Massiv move for Faith Mangope

Faith Mangope, eTV Sunrise anchor, entrepreneur and radio personality, has taken on a new challenge - managing a one-of-a-kind hybrid radio station, Massiv Metro...

Issued by Massiv Media 6 hours ago

OFM wants to make you a world-famous DJ
OFM wants to make you a world-famous DJ

OFM has brought back the popular "Make you a world-famous DJ" competition. The competition was launched for the first time in 2017, and proved to be a huge hit...

Issued by OFM Radio 1 day ago

#BehindtheSelfie with... Sherlin Barends
#BehindtheSelfie with... Sherlin Barends

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Sherlin Barends, radio presenter on KFM 94.5's #KFMMornings, which was announced as best commercial breakfast show at the recent Liberty Radio Awards...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Apr 2018

Hot 91.9FM burns bright at the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards
Hot 91.9FM burns bright at the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards

Hot 91.9FM received a number of nods at the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards across a range of platforms and categories...

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 18 Apr 2018

East Coast Radio scoops four prestigious industry awards
East Coast Radio scoops four prestigious industry awards

East Coast Radio walked away with four awards at the prestigious Liberty Radio Awards ceremony in Sandton...

Issued by East Coast Radio 17 Apr 2018

Icasa publishes discussion document on digital sound broadcasting services
Icasa publishes discussion document on digital sound broadcasting services

New discussion document published by Icasa, gives notice of Icasa's intention to conduct an inquiry into the prospects of implementing a digital sound broadcasting service in South Africa...

16 Apr 2018

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#LibertyRadioAwards2018: All the winners!

On Saturday, 14 April 2018, winners of the eighth rendition of the country's radio awards, held at the Sandton Convention Centre, were deemed examples of excellent in radio and fine-tuned talent...

14 Apr 2018

Jock-strapped
Jock-strapped

Nick Feinberg writes that radio programmers who are comfortable with listenership figures while perpetuating and defaulting to the fading abyss of cliché jockism will go the same route as their minions...

By nick feinberg 13 Apr 2018

#OneShow2018: Radio finalists revealed!
#OneShow2018: Radio finalists revealed!

Finalists in the 'radio' category have been revealed for One Show 2018, with entries from five South African agencies making the grade...

13 Apr 2018

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"Let me tell you a story..." Why marketing fails without digital storytelling

There's no denying the power of potent digital storytelling skills, but marketers aren't necessarily born equipped with those skills, nor do they know how to hone them. Enter the BrandLove potent digital storytelling experiential workshop...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Apr 2018

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Sanef says limiting Sakina Kamwendo's freedom of expression 'smacks of censorship'

Sanef has issued a statement saying that the organisation is disturbed by the pulling of Sakina Kamwendo's show on SAFM last week, midway through the show and says it 'smacks of censorship'...

5 Apr 2018

New hybrid radio model delivers a massive win for advertisers
New hybrid radio model delivers a massive win for advertisers

Massiv Metro is a unique approach to a digital radio station, conceptualised by DJ Sbu and created in partnership with Massiv Media to reach the vast taxi commuter market...

Issued by Massiv Media 4 Apr 2018

Hibbard says: “Give a girl the right lipstick and she can conquer the world.”
#BehindtheSelfie with... Lindy Hibbard

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Lindy Hibbard - voice artist, MC and co-presenter of Smile Breakfast on Smile 90.4FM...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Apr 2018

#LibertyRadioAwards: Lance Rothschild on what makes radio excellent in 2018
#LibertyRadioAwards: Lance Rothschild on what makes radio excellent in 2018

I found out how entrants have responded to the changes proposed during the roadshow last year, as well as Rothschild's views on the current state of radio and where it's headed...

By Jessica Tennant 3 Apr 2018

Smile 90.4FM acknowledged for radio innovation
Smile 90.4FM acknowledged for radio innovation

Smile 90.4FM has been nominated for two prestigious Liberty Radio Awards acknowledging how the young Cape Town radio station is making an impact in the Mother City...

Issued by Smile 90.4FM 3 Apr 2018

Are you serious? Fooling around on April Fool's Day 2018
Are you serious? Fooling around on April Fool's Day 2018

The rise of fake news means today's social media bunch are more sceptical than ever before, but how many people actually fall for April Fool's headlines...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Apr 2018

Best of the best - Kfm 94.5 celebrates four Liberty Radio Award nominations
Best of the best - Kfm 94.5 celebrates four Liberty Radio Award nominations

Cape Town commercial radio station Kfm 94.5, which underwent a brand refresh last year, scooped four nominations at this year's Liberty Radio Awards...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 27 Mar 2018

OFM receives 11 nominations in annual radio awards
OFM receives 11 nominations in annual radio awards

OFM, the "sound of your life in central South Africa", has received 11 nominations in the prestigious industry-wide Liberty Radio Awards...

Issued by OFM Radio 26 Mar 2018

Absaville launches third season
Absaville launches third season

This month sees the broadcast of the third season of Absa's multilingual storytelling campaign, Absaville, successfully conceptualised by branded content specialists Creatrix to be perceived as programming rather than advertising...

Issued by Creatrix 23 Mar 2018

Hot 91.9FM receives 19 nominations in the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards
Hot 91.9FM receives 19 nominations in the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards

Hot 91.9FM has substantially increased its haul of nominations in this year's prestigious Liberty Radio Awards to a whopping 19 nominations...

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 23 Mar 2018

Finalists for 2018 Liberty Radio Awards announced
Finalists for 2018 Liberty Radio Awards announced

The finalists for the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards have been announced...

19 Mar 2018

Tracey Lange leaves her Heart behind
Tracey Lange leaves her Heart behind

The 9-12 show on Heart FM becomes a lot less boisterous and bubbly this week, as host Tracey Lange presents her last show on the station...

Issued by Heart FM 16 Mar 2018

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"Award-winning work comes from creative compatibility and collaboration" - Sonar Studios

Sonar Studios owner, composer, sound designer and creative director Chris Querido let us in on his successes on the local and global award track over the past year...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Mar 2018

Smile 90.4FM Cape Town's Good News Network
Smile 90.4FM Cape Town's Good News Network

Smile 90.4FM, created to put smiles on the faces of the people of the Mother City, is deliberately carrying it through to the most time-worn of radio's elements, the news product...

By Clive Ridgway, Issued by Smile 90.4FM 15 Mar 2018

OFM is spreading the joy on Happiness Day
OFM is spreading the joy on Happiness Day

On Tuesday, 20 March, OFM will dedicate a full 24 hours of broadcasting to happiness and positivity in celebration of International Day of Happiness...

Issued by OFM Radio 13 Mar 2018

#BehindtheSelfie with... Tshepang Molisana
#BehindtheSelfie with... Tshepang Molisana

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Tshepang Molisana, self-employed freelance writer behind Taste Let's See, who calls herself a technophobe...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Mar 2018

Gagasi FM reaffirms the number one spot
Gagasi FM reaffirms the number one spot

KwaZulu-Natal-based commercial radio station Gagasi FM keeps on getting stronger! According to the latest BRC RAM figures, the station's listenership has grown by more than 10%...

Issued by Gagasi FM 7 Mar 2018

Gagasi FM joins the Sharks family
Gagasi FM joins the Sharks family

The Sharks have announced that Gagasi FM has joined the family as the official radio partner...

Issued by Gagasi FM 6 Mar 2018

#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital
#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital

Catherine Grenfell, ex-5FM presenter who co-founded and manages The Eye radio station, opened this year's IAB Digital Summit sharing her experience of digital and what she predicts for the industry...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Mar 2018

Investing in media measurement in Africa
Investing in media measurement in Africa

Media Measure, an African media compliance and marketing insights business operating in nine African countries, has received investment...

1 Mar 2018

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