Xolani Gwala announces reason for absenteeism

702's Xolani Gwala recently let audiences know that his absence for the last few weeks has been due to medical reasons. The radio station aired a voice message from Gwala stating the reason for his absence. He further went on to thank his concerned listeners in the message and reported that...

8 Sep 2017

MMX17 makes the case for community radio

Commercial and public service media role-players joined Mams FM and Alex FM at the US Consulate General's Menell Media Exchange 2017 conference (MMX17) in Bryanston, Johannesburg. The conference forms part of several academic exchanges and professional development programmes supported by the US...

23 Aug 2017

Radio 2000 to spend Mandela Day at Joubert Park

Radio 2000 will be broadcasting live from Joubert Park on Nelson Mandela Day, 18 July 2017, between 9am and 12pm. The station will be spending its 67 minutes celebrating Madiba's legacy by feeding and donating blankets to 500 homeless people in the Johannesburg CBD. The homeless people will, in...

13 Jul 2017

SABC involved in special projects for Mandela Month

This July, the South African Broadcasting Corporation will be celebrating Nelson Mandela's legacy in the theme of ‘do your bit of good in honour of Madiba'. As part of its programme for Mandela Month, Lesedi FM and SABC 2 will be unveiling the newly upgraded Diepdale Secondary School's science...

5 Jul 2017

Rise FM introduces new breakfast show team

As from Monday, 3 July 2017, Rise FM will be introducing its new breakfast show team to its listeners. Mpumi Mbethe, who co-hosted the award-winning breakfast show on Ligwalagwala FM, will team up with Rise FM's presenter, Cheese, between 6am to 9am every weekday.

29 Jun 2017

Radio 2000 changes up its Sunday mid-morning schedule

As of 2 July, Radio 2000 will be making changes to its Sunday mid-morning schedule, which will see The Jukebox (Sundays, 9am to 12pm) with Shawny B moved to Sunday, 9pm to 12am, and 9212 with Tsheko moved to Sunday's mid-morning timeslot.

29 Jun 2017

SABC commemorates Youth Day with special activities on TV, radio stations

In commemoration of the 1976 Soweto Uprising, SABC 1 will be holding a special Youth Day symposium on its youth talk show, Daily Thetha. Young people between ages of 16 and 20 have been encouraged to apply on the SABC 1 website until 15 June 2017 to be included in the interactive studio audience at...

14 Jun 2017

KFM aids the collection of R13m for #KnysnaFire

Following the recent devastating fires in Knysna, KFM has successfully facilitated the collection of R13m through on-air pledges made by corporated companies and individuals. The pledges starting coming in on Thursday, 8 June 2017, after the KFM Drive show had an interview with Imtiaz Sooliman from...

9 Jun 2017

Algoa FM collecting donations for those affected by fires in Garden Route, PE

Algoa FM has set up a bank account, through its Algoa Cares social outreach programme, to raise funds for the Eden Lions and the People Opposing Poverty in Society Foundation following the devastating fires in the Garden Route and Port Elizabeth. In addition to collecting monetary donations, the...

9 Jun 2017

Jacaranda, Halo report on the success of the #MoreMusicYouLove audiovisual billboard

Earlier this year, Jacaranda FM and Halo agency unveiled the ‘More Music You Love' radio simulcast live lip sync billboard at Illovo Junction in Johannesburg. A first of its kind, the billboard was used to tell a live story, lip-synced by actors to the station's on-air music playlist during...

18 May 2017

New line-up changes for Good Hope FM

Good Hope FM will go live with a new line-up, introducing new shows and entertainment, on 15 May 2017. The lineup will include new presenter partnerships, timeslots, and a new show which will include a ‘Happy Hour' on Mondays, which will be presented by Dalin Oliver and Carl Weber. Other changes...

11 May 2017

Gold Reef City plays host to Kaya FM's The Art of Sunday

Kaya FM's jazz show, The Art of Sunday, will be broadcasting live from 10am to 2pm on Sunday, 30 April, at Gold Reef City. The host of the show, Brenda Sisane, will be presenting the finest jazz and soul artists, with a performance by Sisonke Xonti live at the Back O' the Moon Restaurant & Bar....

24 Apr 2017

947 Beats @ Work allows listeners to select music for an hour

947 will be including a new timeslot in which listeners will be able to determine the playlist for an entire hour between 9am and 10am. During 947 Beats @ Work, listeners may send voice notes indicating their musical requests via WhatsApp.

21 Apr 2017

Pippa Green to present talk on TRC in ICA's 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series

Well-known journalist, Pippa Green will be presenting a lecture on the resonance of the TRC today, as part of the Institute for Creative Arts' 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series. It has been more than 20 years since the first TRC hearings and Green's talk will be based on the series of...

13 Apr 2017

Off the Beat 'n Track with Jacaranda FM and Tracker

Off the Beat 'n Track, presented by Jacaranda FM and Tracker, took place on Saturday, 8 April 2017, in Irene, Pretoria. Close to 5,000 people, more than 2,000 of which were mountain bike riders, made their way to the festival and took part in challenges, which included 2km, 5km, 15km and 50km...

10 Apr 2017

Jacaranda FM's Rian van Heerden stays on a while longer

Rian van Heerden has decided to stay on as Jacaranda FM's Complimentary Breakfast show host after listeners called in and pleaded for him to reconsider his decision to leave the station. Though things remain the same for now, the station has made a few line-up changes, which includes Kriya...

31 Mar 2017

Capricorn FM reveals 2017 on-air lineup

In its tenth year, Capricorn FM will make a number of changes to its line up, which includes the return of the station's chart show, the introduction of a four-hour time channel across its weekend programmes, new show names, and presenters....

31 Mar 2017

Touch Central renamed Touch HD

Launched on 29 August 2016, its aim is “to disrupt radio as we know it”, through innovation and by being uncensored, uncut and unpredictable. The station introduced listeners to a host of undiscovered broadcast talent from across South Africa. The station will continue being available through...

17 Mar 2017

Algoa FM team included in adjudication panels for SAMAs, Radio Liberty Awards

Charl Leslie and Jacque Arendt of Algoa FM will form part of the adjudication panel for the 23rd annual South African Music Awards. The SAMAs is the country's annual music awards event and acknowledges the achievements made in the music recording industry. Algoa FM's programming director, Alfie...

10 Mar 2017

Frankie du Toit to join Anele Mdoda as co-presenter of The 947 Breakfast Club

Frankie du Toit will be joining Anele Mdoda as the co-presenter of the 947 breakfast show, The 947 Breakfast Club from 3 April 2017. Alongside them will be Alex Caige on traffic, Thembekile Mrototo on news and Cindy Poluta on sport. Mdoda and Du Toit both started their careers in radio at Tuks...

2 Mar 2017

GHFM holds special on-air Valentine's promotion

Good Hope FM held a special on-air promotion celebrating love in February. Listeners could submit entries to have their Valentine romanced by Good Hope FM DJs and serenaded by popular Cape Town musicians including The Black Ties, G and T and Chad Saaiman.

20 Feb 2017

Entries for the Liberty Radio Awards now closed

The entries for the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards are now closed. After receiving more than 1570 awards submissions from 110 radio stations across South Africa, the awards in its seventh year, has proven itself to be a force to be reckoned with by adding continuous value and merit to the industry....

16 Feb 2017

Eleanor Moore leaves the bandstand

After hosting 702's The Bandstand for the past 11 and a half years, Eleanor Moore will be leaving the station. Moore started as a screener at the station in 1996 and eventually took over the Saturday night spot when John Berks resigned. The station is still finalising the Saturday night schedule...

14 Dec 2016

Radio station 702 podcasts build awareness towards World Aids Day

This year, in the build-up to 1 December, Worlds Aids Day, 702 in conjunction with acclaimed American storytelling NPO The Moth, will be releasing a series of pertinent stories as podcasts. The stories are sourced from 'Beneath the Armour: A Moth Storytelling Showcase', a live event featuring...

24 Nov 2016

702 adds new talk show hosts

702 has made the following changes to its line-up: Relebogile Mabotja is set to host 702's Early Breakfast show from 3am-6am. Relebogile is an actress, musician, producer and a SAMRO boardmember. She has been hosting various overnight slots at 702 for the past 18 months, honing her craft as a talk...

30 Sep 2016

Programme changes at KFM

There are programme changes at KFM, as Carl Wastie moves in to the new 1-4pm slot and the Ryan O'Connor's Breakfast Show is extended by an hour, until 10am. Daytime changes include a Voicenote-driven hour, making office listeners an integral part of the programming and Ian Bredenkamp moves to the...

7 Sep 2016

Mimecast sponsors Talk Radio 702 show Technobyte

Mimecast has announced that it will be sponsoring Talk Radio 702 radio show, Technobyte, after months of collaboration between the two brands. Brandon Bekker, MD at Mimecast South Africa says, "The sponsorship makes sense, as we see that cybercrime impacts individuals and businesses alike and...

24 Aug 2016

Phat Joe to host daily Drive Time Show on East Coast Radio

From 15 August 2016, Phat Joe joined East Coast Radio to host the daily Drive Time Show on air from 3-6pm, Monday to Friday. As part the channel's latest line-up, Damon Beard will be in a new time slot, hosting his show from 9am to noon.

16 Aug 2016

Eusebius McKaiser joins, Jenny Crwys-Williams leaves 702 and Cape Talk

From the end of July 2016, Eusebius McKaiser will host the 9am to noon slot on Radio 702 and Cape Talk from Mondays to Thursdays, as Redi Tlhabi goes on maternity leave until mid January 2017. The Friday Stand-In will continue with a different, prominent person hosting the show each week. Jenny...

11 Jul 2016

Joburg Day in Gauteng and KDay in the Cape back through Huawei

947 and KFM have collaborated with Huawei to bring back the stations' popular music festivals: Joburg Day in Gauteng and KDay in the Cape. Both festivals will deliver a local line-up. 947 will be launching Joburg Day first and will call on fans to share which acts they want on the line-up and the...

6 Jun 2016

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