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Learning from Cannes Lions breakfast features SA judges

The 'Learning from Cannes Lions' breakfast, featuring South African Cannes Lions judges, Brett Morris (Outdoor), Marina O'Kelley (Radio) and Kirk Gainsford (Film), will take place on 2 October at 8:30am at Ster-Kinekor Cedar Square in Johannesburg and livestreamed to Ster-Kinekor Cavendish in Cape...

SABC: Did Tshabalala lie about her qualifications?

According to a Mail & Guardian report, parliament's oversight committee on communication has said that SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala has failed to provide proof of her qualifications to the committee, which has now set up an inquiry that is expected to begin on 16 September. Mail & Guardian...

Power 98.7 and Capricorn FM move from Mediamark

MSG Afrika Group has established a media sales house, MSG Group Sales, which will become the new sales house for Power 98.7 and Capricorn FM, with effect from 1 September 2014. Msizi Mazibuko, currently head of marketing at Power 98.7, will lead MSG Group Sales. She was previously Business Unit...

Report: Hlaudi to sue Thuli

NEWSWATCH: According to iafrica.com, quoting Beeld, SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is apparently planning to sue Public Protector Thuli Madonsela for crimen injuria. Why? Because, according to the Beeld report, Motsoeneng claims the case against him is "politically motivated and that Madonsela's report...

National anthem played on Ligwalagwala FM

To encourage South Africans, particularly the youth, to learn the words of the national anthem, Ligwalagwala FM starts the weekday 6am to 6pm shows with the song. When asked what motivated this initiative, Rio Mabunda, Ligwalagwala FM station manager, said, "The recent developments in the...

Vuma 103FM reach increases into Gauteng

Times Media Group (TMG) has introduced an innovative new radio broadcast model for two of Vuma FM's most popular shows, The V Connection and Kwasa Breakfast. As from Saturday 26 July, Grant Shakaone will present The V-Connection from Times Media's new broadcasting studios in Rosebank, and newly...

Look beyond Motsoeneng in SABC controversy

Aubrey Matshiqi, writing in BD Live asks "What is the controversy over the Hlaudi Motsoeneng imbroglio really about? It follows a decision by Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to confirm the appointment of Motsoeneng as the chief operations officer of the SABC. The minister's decision was the...

Master Chef Winner - Kamini Pather joins Heart 104.9FM

2013 Master Chef Winner, Kamini Pather joins Heart 104.9FM from 1 July 2014. She will guest present a feature called " My Favourite Things" with Kim Cloete at 10:40 every Tuesday. Kim and Kamini will chat about the very latest in lifestyle, fashion, food and trends. Listen to Kim and Kamini...

Radio presenter Sechaba Kitleli dies

Popular presenter of 1485 Radio Today's Enchanted Melodies programme and businessman Sechaba Kitleli has died. His family announced that he collapsed and died last Tuesday night and that his life will be celebrated at a memorial service at the Bethesda Methodist Church, 40 St John Rd, Houghton...

SABC's Motsoeneng given a calf, cow... and a wife

According to an IOL report, women were lined up in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, on Wednesday, and SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng was invited to take his pick. It's reported a 23-year-old human resources management student took his fancy. The 'gift' was apparently organised by...

Metro FM's Eddie Zondi dies

Popular radio Metro FM host, Eddie Zondi, has died, reportedly from a heart attack at the age of 47, reports Mail & Guardian. Bizcommunity.com extends condolences to Zondi's family, friends and colleagues....

SABC blocks City Press ads

According to a Mail & Guardian report, the SABC has cancelled a series of adverts the newspaper wanted broadcast in terms of a barter agreement with the national broadcaster. The ads apparently refer to the Marikana massacre and the EFF. For more go to SABC refuses to broadcast City Press ads -...

Thobela FM turns 54

Thobela FM, which started its broadcasting history as Radio Lebowa on 1 June 1960, is ready to celebrate 54 years of broadcasting excellence. The station has lined up a series of events in and around the Limpopo Province for its stakeholders and the public. These include a stakeholders' breakfast,...

RAB announces #OnTheSpot winner

The Radio Advertising Bureau's (RAB) 'On The Spot' campaign has been won by FCB South Africa. The campaign was launched in March this year and represented an industry-wide aim of successfully repositioning radio in the minds of advertisers and their agencies as a primary and effective advertising...

Former Bush Radio MD dies

Zane Ibrahim, community radio pioneer and former managing director of Africa's oldest community radio station project, Bush Radio has passed. Ibrahim who lead Bush Radio from 1996 to 2010 was a strong advocate of community development and his influence in community radio touched stations both...

House of Poppy airs on 5FM

Following a recent station reshuffle, Poppy Ntshongwana has her own morning show, 'House of Poppy' that kicked off this week from 10am to 2pm on 5FM. With DJ Fresh, she formerly presented the Afternoon Drive, having joined the station from reading the news at Tuks FM in 2005.

#KfmNoTalkTuesday with WIMPY

On Tuesday 22 April Kfm is going to go presenter-free. Listeners will play a part in calling the shots on the day as listeners' tweets will decide on the content and music requests. Listeners have been actively engaging with the campaign, impacting on Kfm's Twitter following which has seen...

Nick Hamman joins 5FM

5FM always offers our audience the biggest personalities; the latest introduction to our line-up is no exception. Nick Hamman will add to our breakfast line-up and he will break boundaries in the 8am - 10am weekday morning slot. Joining the Nick Hamman Morning Show will be executive producer, Thabo...

Pop-up radio for Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

Primedia Broadcasting has developed "Old Mutual Live", a pop-up radio station produced specifically for Old Mutual. For five days (16 - 20 April) the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (OMTOM) will have a live stream radio station run by Primedia Broadcasting. Old Mutual Live will start on the first day...

Celebrating 20 years of freedom with Heart 104.9FM begins today

Heart 104.9FM will present a series of outside broadcasts and activations to honour and celebrate twenty years of freedom. The first in the series will be held at Drakenstein Prison/Mandela's House today, Monday 7 April 2014 (twenty days to 27 April) to build awareness and excitement around this...

Grant Nash to host 5FM mornings for the month of April

With the news of Gareth Cliff leaving 5FM, the station is pleased to announce Grant Nash will be hosting the 5FM breakfast show as a stand-in for the month of April. 5FM's new lineup will be announced shortly.

Delay in transmission of MTN Radio Awards finalists announcement

The MTN Radio Awards finalists were to be announced live on YouTube at 10am this morning, which was recorded yesterday, but has been delayed. Follow the twitter stream (@mtnradioawards) and or the Facebook page (MTN Radio Awards) as the finalists will be announced on this platform as soon as it's up...

Line-up changes at YFM

YFM has announced that Bonang Matheba will be leaving the station at the end of March 2014 after five years on air. Sizwe Dhlomo (Siz) and Siyabonga Ngwekazi (Scoop), who also joined the station in 2009, will also be leaving. The changes are part of an overhaul of the station's lineup for the...

Kfm has two new additional presenters on air

Kfm has two new additional presenters on air! These 'Bright, young things' present Lunch and Evening shows on Kfm. 12:00 - 15:00 is Twala Ngambi and evenings 19:00 - 22:00 is Pags Lucwaba.

Alex Jay to host weekend mornings on 94.7 Highveld Stereo and 94.5Kfm

Radio veteran Alex Jay will be taking over the weekend 7am-10am breakfast shows across 94.7 Highveld Stereo and sister station 94.5Kfm on Saturdays and Sundays, starting from this weekend - 8 March. With over 25 years in the music industry, Alex is no stranger to South African audiences and is...

Votes still open for 'My Station Award' in MTN Radio Awards

Voting is still open for 'My Station Award' in MTN Radio Awards, with one voter winning two tickets to the Awards gala event on 12 April 2014, a smartphone with R500 airtime and a trip to a destination in Florida US, with three night's accommodation and return flights sponsored by Delta Air Lines....

Brandon Leigh leaves Heart 104.9FM

Heart 104.9FM has announced that Brandon Leigh will no longer be with the station and thanks him for his contribution to Heart 104.9FM Cape Town' Beat. "We wish him success with his future endeavours and thank him for his enthusiasm during the time he has spent with us," says Heart 104.9FM MD, Gary...

Motsweding FM DJ in fatal crash

A yet to be identified 30-year-old Motsweding FM DJ was involved in fatal car accident that left two people dead. The police and SABC confirmed the accident. The incident took place at about 5am on Sunday in Mmabatho, North West. According to police, a nine-year-old and another person "estimated to...

Call for 2014 SADC media awards entries

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has called on all media to submit entries for the 2014 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition. The awards aim to recognise excellence in journalism in the area of print, photo, television, radio as well as to...

#StopRape: What the BEEP has changed one year on?

Today, 567 Cape Talk and 94.5Kfm are reviving the beep campaign. Till 6pm the stations will sound a beep every four minutes, to mark every time a South African is raped. We are talking about what has changed, what remains problematic, what still hurts, what has to be done and will once again be...

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