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

Earlier this year, Jacaranda FM and Halo 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 the...

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

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

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