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

SABC local content policy here to stay

The decision to introduce a 90% local content quota at the SABC is here to stay and will not be scrapped after three months as previously suggested. Speaking at The New Age Business Breakfast in Sandton, SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng said there had been a...

19 May 2016

New look for Lesedi

Lesedi FM launched its new logo at a gala dinner in Bloemfontein recently, attended by the Free State Premier, Ace Magashule and leaders from business, government, SABC and the media. The new logo underscores the station's reinvention as cheerful and daring to be different. The new look is...

17 May 2016

Moneyweb adds Radio2000 to line-up

Effective 4 April 2016, Moneyweb has extended its airtime on RSG Geldsake to a full hour, kicking off at 6pm. The show will continue to be hosted by Andries Van Zyl and backed up by Moneyweb editor Ryk van Niekerk and the Ingé Lamprecht. In addition to this, it added a new one-hour show on...

8 Apr 2016

New station manager for 702

Following a ten-year stint at the helm of Gauteng talk station Pheladi Gwangwa, has resigned and will leave the station at the end of May 2016, to be replaced by Thabisile Mbete, currently Primedia Broadcasting's group content editor. Listenership has grown from just over 200,000 to 979,000 during...

6 Apr 2016

New podcast channel offers lifestyle, information, finance, entertainment

Primedia Broadcasting has leveraged its existing resources to create Life, a new podcast channel featuring the best in lifestyle, information, finance and entertainment. Audiences can now download, stream or subscribe to cherry-picked station content plus special material produced exclusively for...

18 Mar 2016

Rebranding of IKwekwezi FM

IKwekwezi FM, meaning 'The Star' has used the tagline 'Lapho Sikhona Kunokukhanya' for the past 33 years. It has a new brand campaign tagged 'Kukhanya Bha', meaning 'wherever we are, it shines bright'. The new slogan highlights not only the presence of light but also the ability to shine. This...

8 Mar 2016

Ultimate Media turns five

Leading radio specialist agency, Ultimate Media turns five. Founders John Walls, Pippa Cohen, Shelley Viljoen and Simon Parkinson have collectively spent over 100 years working in the radio industry before starting off Ultimate Media, five years ago. Employing 18 skilled staff, all with radio...

8 Feb 2016

Tamaria Motsepe to leave YFM

YFM marketing manager Tamaria Motsepe today announced her resignation from the commercial radio station. Motsepe who has been part of the popular youth station for many years, and has championed several successful radio brand campaigns, and been instrumental in building some of the biggest names in...

6 Jan 2016

Telmar data error on 947

Primedia Broadcasting has noted with great concern a serious error in the latest RBP data released by Telmar (a widely used radio planning tool). This error has affected the data for Primedia Broadcasting's biggest station: 947, which has materially impacted negatively on the performance of the...

6 Nov 2015

New lineup for Umhlobo Wenene FM

As part of its strategy to reach five million listeners, Umhlobo Wenene FM has reshuffled its on-air personalities. Luyanda 'Luks' Gidane, currently on the afternoon drive show, will now takeover the midday show as a producer with immediate effect. Nonala Tose will now be the full time co-host of...

20 Oct 2015

Radio campaign highlights plight of abandoned children

Just before the start of Child Protection Week, the Lonely Road Foundation, a NPO that assists impoverished South African communities manage the health and wellbeing of orphaned and vulnerable children, launched a hard-hitting 90-second radio spot flighted just before the start. Key to its success...

9 Jun 2015

NetFlorist's Mother's Day advice blossoms on the radio waves

NetFlorist's personal gifting clients - NetJewel, NetPerfume and floral - feature in four 30-second radio ads created by FCB Joburg and produced by Frequency. The ads are centered on the rather naughty character called Harold, who has featured in previous campaigns. They're set to break through...

6 May 2015

Digital radio station updates runners, cyclists and lovers of fine wine weekly

The newly launched Old Mutual digital radio station keeps runners, cyclists and lovers of fine wine updated weekly through an app to access exclusive podcasts and web series on-demand. Created by Radio convergence agency Ultimate Media, it extends the company's sponsorship of such events as the Old...

21 Apr 2015

Shazam - it's Greg & Lucky

From Sunday 10 May 2015, 947's Greg and Lucky will host the Shazam Chart from 4-6pm each Sunday. Using the data of popular song identification phone app Shazam, the pair will present the hottest tunes in South Africa with a mix of pop culture and celebrity guests. The show is an extension of Greg...

16 Apr 2015

Journalists, activists face mounting harassment in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech, reports BD Live. Civil rights in the small Great Lakes nation, they say,...

27 Mar 2015

Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2015 deadline for entries extended

The deadline for entries for the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2015 has been extended from Wednesday 18 March, to 1400 on Friday 20 March. The Awards, sponsored by Standard Bank, are open to all South African daily and weekly newspapers and online publications. This year the Awards...

17 Mar 2015

Have your say on MTN Radio Awards

Listeners can have a say in the MTN Radio Awards entries in the 'My Station' category. By sending a SMS vote with the code of their favourite station, listeners show their love for the station and could win a prize of two return air tickets to the US on Delta Air Lines with three nights'...

6 Mar 2015

Radio 2000 encourages listeners to vote for Top 100 of past 20 years

Radio 2000 is running a competition encouraging listeners to enter the Top 100 Most Memorable songs of the past 20 years, which will be hosted on 31 December 2014. Five listeners will win their share of R50,000 if they successfully pick the top five songs. They will have to add their memory to the...

11 Dec 2014

Comments for draft RFSAP remain open until next year

ICASA has extended the submission date on the draft Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan (RFSAP) until 28 January 2015. It was published on 14 November 2014. It seeks to specify the technical conditions on the use of the frequency bands and is aimed at soliciting views from stakeholders on the...

26 Nov 2014

Vuma grows highest radio audience growth according to RAMS

According to the October 2014 RAMS, issued by the South African Audience Research Foundation (SAARF), Vuma 103FM showed the highest percentage audience growth (77%) of all 38 commercial radio stations in South Africa. Its October 2014 RAMS (330,000) indicates an audience increase of 144,000 since...

18 Nov 2014

Southern Comfort offers prize, radio ad for #OwnYourAwesome

In November 2014, Southern Comfort is asking fans to share how they own their awesomeness for the chance to win a national radio ad. The lucky winner will be able to share his or her story with South Africa over the airwaves, plus R30,000 to keep doing whatever his or her thing is. The brand,...

11 Nov 2014

Hot 91.9fm ready to heat up the airwaves

Hot 91.9fm will launch at 6am on Monday 17 November 2014 with 'Joburg's Hottest Breakfast', with a celebrity lineup featuring Darren Scott, Jeremy Mansfield, Andi Leve and John Walland. The newly licensed community radio station, based in North Riding, Johannesburg, has been planning this for some...

30 Oct 2014

Brian Ndevu joins trufm

Brian Ndevu has joinged trufm as part of the station's lunchtime show; The Real Deal (Mon - Fri 12:30pm - 3pm). Brian will be co-hosting the show with AJ Blie who has been with the station since its inception.The Real Deal is a lifestyle show which tackles issues such as service delivery...

3 Oct 2014

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...

11 Sep 2014

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...

10 Sep 2014

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...

1 Sep 2014

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...

8 Aug 2014

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...

25 Jul 2014

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