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Kagiso Media appoints a promotions manager to oversee East Coast Radio and Jacaranda FM - Kagiso Media
Kagiso Media appoints a promotions manager to oversee East Coast Radio and Jacaranda FM

Kagiso Media has appointed Jonathan Lumley to head up promotions at East Coast Radio (ECR) in KwaZulu-Natal and at Jacaranda FM in Gauteng.

Issued by Kagiso Media 3 Jul 2015 10:21

Gagasi FM Nightlife Sessions get Savanna Dark edge - Gagasi FM
Gagasi FM Nightlife Sessions get Savanna Dark edge

Savanna Dark Premium Cider has become the official sponsor of the Gagasi FM Nightlife Sessions, the station's flagship club culture event that takes place on the last weekend of every month.

Issued by Gagasi FM 3 Jul 2015 10:11

United Stations' Li Ndube, has a 'bag of tricks' for radio advertisers - United Stations
United Stations' Li Ndube, has a 'bag of tricks' for radio advertisers

"The sales 'honeymoon phase' with the burgeoning black middle class is over. Advertisers now have to deal with unprecedented consumer behaviours due to increased access to the internet and its overwhelming pool of options. This is fundamentally where the big chasm between advertisers and consumers exist. This is also where, we as United Stations see ourselves closing the gap in the market..."

Issued by United Stations 2 Jul 2015 07:28

TNS wins contract for radio audience measurement - TNS South Africa
TNS wins contract for radio audience measurement

Following a rigorous and testing tender process, TNS is delighted to announce that it has been appointed as supplier for South Africa's new radio audience measurement service.

Issued by TNS South Africa 23 Jun 2015 12:01

United Stations Academy makes waves with Gagasi FM Immersion - United Stations
United Stations Academy makes waves with Gagasi FM Immersion

The industry sat up and took notice recently when specialist radio sales house, United Stations, hosted the inaugural Gagasi FM Immersion at its headquarters in Houghton.

Issued by United Stations 22 Jun 2015 12:00

NAB public tender process concludes with TNS Research Surveys appointed
NAB public tender process concludes with TNS Research Surveys appointed

Last year, five research companies were shortlisted to participate in the National Association of Broadcasters' ("NAB") public tender, for a new radio audience and currency measurement survey. The shortlisted companies were ACNielsen, Ask Afrika, GfK, Ipsos and TNS Research Surveys.

Issued by National Association of Broadcasters 19 Jun 2015 13:24

OFM presents... "Celeb Radio" - OFM Radio
OFM presents... "Celeb Radio"

OFM, the sound of Central South Africa, is once again leading the way with innovative radio content offerings by presenting "Celeb Radio" during June and July.

Issued by OFM Radio 9 Jun 2015 11:39

Heart FM commemorates Youth Month with #HeartBeats4Youth - Heart FM
Heart FM commemorates Youth Month with #HeartBeats4Youth

This June Heart FM will not only celebrate but get in touch with the youth of the Western Cape to make a real difference. On Monday, 1 June, the station kicked off its #HeartBeats4Youth campaign which aims to touch the lives of individuals one-on-one.

Issued by Heart FM 4 Jun 2015 11:52

Lip Sync Battle: United Stations vs Vizeum Cape Town - United Stations
Lip Sync Battle: United Stations vs Vizeum Cape Town

It all started innocently a few weeks back when the United Stations Cape Town team visited the Vizeum offices for a little catch-up.

Issued by United Stations 2 Jun 2015 13:22

Youth invade Algoa FM airwaves on 16 June - Algoa FM
Youth invade Algoa FM airwaves on 16 June

Algoa FM has given the youth in their broadcast area the opportunity to serve as presenters, producers and newsreaders on 16 June. The project was started by the station in 2014 and the positive response received, from both the youth partaking and the listeners, has prompted the station to repeat this Youth Invasion.

Issued by Algoa FM 26 May 2015 09:51

Heart FM Sport kicks it up a notch with Feinberg on Football - Heart FM
Heart FM Sport kicks it up a notch with Feinberg on Football

Multi-award-winning sports anchor, Nick Feinberg presents new football show on Heart FM

By Unity Ruiters, Issued by Heart FM 25 May 2015 13:07

Test for HIV or go away! - Kaya FM 95.9
Test for HIV or go away!

Test for HIV or seek help elsewhere, better yet go home.

By Mbali Dhlamini, Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 25 May 2015 12:27

Thousands walk Durban together at the Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk - East Coast Radio
Thousands walk Durban together at the Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk

Thousands of people from all around KwaZulu-Natal walked Durban together on Sunday, 24 May 2015, at the Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk.

Issued by East Coast Radio 25 May 2015 10:20

The "new" listener - Kaya FM 95.9
The "new" listener

His name is Karabo Tabane and at face value he is a radio presenter's favourite listener. There are quite a few of them and they are unique and easy to identify too. Radio research misses or ignores this listener for various reasons and this is at their peril. Radio at best, is supposed to keep you engaged and entertained for a reasonably protracted time so that they can count you as a loyal listener. This is also what the advertiser wants. The spray and pray mentality cannot yield desired positive responses and feet in the store. Many other forms of entertainment stand in the way of radio getting this done and consistently at that. They include "new" media and social networks. Since the advent of Radio's nemesis - Television - the latter has managed to not only survive but thrive by attaching itself to all other "new" media types in a very smart and creative way. Safe to say that radio's very physically portable nature is no longer a USP, the fact that you can still consume radio anywhere, cheaply and seamlessly is still great but loyal listener it doesn't create. One has to do so much more.

By Bob Mabena, Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 22 May 2015 13:14