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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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'...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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