Power FM suspends JJ Onkgopotse Tabane over spat with Chris Vick

Power FM has suspended its host JJ Onkgopotse Tabane after having a quarrel with political commentator Chris Vick. The spat was over Vick's alleged hypocrisy over former communications minister Faith Muthambi. Tabane has been off-air since 6 September 2018 and his show is being presented by his...

11 Sep 2018

East Coast Radio broadcast helps raise over R100,000 on Mandela Day

Through its listeners, East Coast Radio has raised R106,280 for the University of KwaZulu-Natal Foundation's (UKZN Foundation) R67 for Mandela Day campaign. The campaign, which aims to assist underfunded students to complete their studies, has raised R366,000 in total.

6 Sep 2018

CT comedians Dalin Oliver, Carl Weber stand chance to win prestigious award

The Comics' Choice Awards has nominated Cape Town comedians and on-air presenters of Good Hope FM's Happy Hour Dalin Oliver and Carl Weber for its Comic's Pen Award. The comedians have been shortlisted for the award. The Comics' Choice Awards will take place on 8 September 2018 at The Lyric...

5 Sep 2018

SA bachelor Nay Maps is looking for love

The ladies of KwaZulu-Natal have been clamouring to win a date with Nay Maps after the bachelor mentioned on East Coast Radio that he wants to give a lucky listener the opportunity to go on a date with him. If you'd like to win an intimate, all-expenses-paid date with Maps, send a voice note...

4 Sep 2018

CCC to acknowledge matter between North West FM, Kenny Setzin

On 26 July 2018, the Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) will hear a matter between North West FM and Kenny Setzin, who is the radio station's founding shareholder and a non-executive chairman of the board. Setzin lodged the complaint, which relates to the allegations of a hostile take-over...

23 Jul 2018

Icasa to hold additional hearings on community radio, television regulations

The public may share their insights on the draft regulations for community radio and television services in South Africa as the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will be holding public hearings at its Sandton offices in Johannesburg on 23 July 2018. The communications...

20 Jul 2018

Trufm's 2018 tru Talent Awards

Trufm travelled to Mdantsane, Bhisho, Fort Beaufort, Queenstown, Bizana, Mthatha, East London, Port Elizabeth, and Maclear to hold auditions in music, dance, and radio presenting. The top two in each category from each town participated in a workshop that took place on 5 - 6 May 2018 at the SABC...

18 Jun 2018

North West FM submits an application for transfer to Icasa

North West FM has submitted an application transfer of ownership and control of the Individual Commercial Sound Broadcasting Service licence to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa). The application seeks approval from Icasa to transfer ownership and control North West...

18 Jun 2018

Jacaranda FM creates brand new podcast hub

Jacaranda FM has launched JacPod; a brand new podcast hub which features a selection of content from South African celebrities. JacPod covers music, sport, celebrities, marketing, and business and is available through the Jacaranda FM website. New podcast episodes will be available weekly.

11 Jun 2018

Robert Marawa to host first-of-its-kind simulcast radio sports show

Sportscaster Robert Marawa will be returning to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to host a first-of-its-kind simulcast radio sports show on Metro FM and Radio 2000 between 6pm and 8pm from Monday to Friday. The announcement was made at an internal event at Auckland Park, which...

8 Jun 2018

East Coast Radio anti-gun violence campaign gathers local support

East Coast Radio's #StandUpForSadia campaign has garnered support across KwaZulu-Natal. Citizens wore orange and added their voice to the cause to show their support. The campaign was launched in support of victims of gun violence following the tragic death of nine-year-old Sadia Sukhraj.

4 Jun 2018

The 2018 National Radio Frequency Plan by Icasa

The National Radio Frequency Plan (NRFP) 2018 has been published by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa). The NRFP-18 allocates the radio frequency spectrum to radio services in the frequency bands between 8.3 kHz and 3000 GHz. The new plan consists of the...

29 May 2018

Hybrid digital radio aims for taxi commuters

DJ Sbu and Massiv Media have launched the Massiv Metro radio station. The digital radio station is aimed at reaching the taxi commuter market. The station streams live in 800 taxis and eight taxi ranks and online on www.massivmetro.com. The hybrid model radio station, which bridges the gap...

3 Apr 2018

GHFM makes line-up changes

Good Hope FM (GHFM) has announced several changes to its line-up. These include shifting Nigel Pierce from the breakfast slot to the afternoon drive slot; Dan Corder is to replace Pierce in the morning slot. Other daytime line-up changes see Stan Mars hosting the 9am to 12pm slot, which will be...

27 Mar 2018

Stephen Grootes to leave Primedia

Stephen Grootes has ended his 16-year run with Primedia Broadcasting and will no longer host 702's afternoon drive show. Grootes' final show will be in mid-April and his replacement is expected to be announced soon.

19 Mar 2018

Listeners to vote for their favourite radio station at Liberty Radio Awards

The 2018 Liberty Radio Awards' My Station category will have its winner decided by listeners as opposed to a panel of radio and media specialists. The category consists of two sections for deciding a winner. The first section is the station that generates the most votes and the second section is...

15 Mar 2018

Tumi Morake to leave Jacaranda FM breakfast show

Tumi Morake has announced that she will no longer co-host Jacaranda FM's breakfast show. Morake will officially leave the show on 9 March 2018. The show will continue on with Martin Bester, Liesl Laurie, and Elma Smit. Morake's future plans include co-writing a film with her husband; continuing...

28 Feb 2018

New York Festivals Awards is now open for entries

New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards has opened the call for entries and has introduced more categories. The new categories include best digital documentary, best digital special event, best original music, miniseries, best-extended news coverage, best drama feature, best music...

11 Jan 2018

East Coast Radio enters e-commerce space

East Coast Radio has created an online shop on its website to offer its clients innovative ways to solve their advertising challenges and to connect with their customer base. East Coast Radio personalities will be involved with the store by browsing the products and giving their views on some of...

17 Nov 2017

East Coast Radio bids farewell to Johann Von Bargen

East Coast Radio has said goodbye to radio traffic veteran, Johann Von Bargen, who has decided to retire. Von Bargen, who is referred to as 'The Traffic Guy', has been with the radio station since its inception and has 33 years' experience in the field. The Traffic Guy will give his last...

3 Nov 2017

Xolani Gwala diagnosed with cancer

Talk Radio 702's Xolani Gwala has confirmed in an on-air interview with Stephen Grootes that he has been diagnosed with colon cancer. Gwala has stated that the cancer is 'advanced'. He has already had a tumour removed and will be starting chemotherapy next week. Read more here....

29 Sep 2017

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

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