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Louise Marsland
[NewsMaker] The Loerie Awards 2014

The Loerie Awards is our NewsMaker this week - the pinnacle of Creative Week in Cape Town and the 'Cannes of Africa', where great advertising is rewarded. As judging takes place this week, we asked some of the judges what they expect from the work this year and what they hope to see.

By Louise Marsland 17 Sep 2014 08:14

Nozibele Zondi
Looking back: 20 years of African language radio

I grew up in the Eastern Cape in the 80s, we used to listen to Radio Xhosa, (now called Umhlobo Wenene) and it was the only radio station we knew. Very few houses in the village had television sets and they were only operated by using old car batteries.

By Nozibele Zondi 16 Sep 2014 08:52

Right2Know Campaign releases its 2014 'Secret State of the Nation' report
Right2Know Campaign releases its 2014 'Secret State of the Nation' report

What is telling is that the compilation of the report itself has been hampered by secrecy... information that would help inform a public debate on various issues, remains secret.

10 Sep 2014 08:42

New look for Algoa FM News - Algoa FM
New look for Algoa FM News

The popularity of the news on Algoa FM has prompted the regional radio station to create a unique identity for its news service.

Issued by Algoa FM 5 Sep 2014 09:48

Chris Moerdyk
A justifiable sense of déjà vu for SA's mass media

Anyone who worked in South African media from the 1960s until 1990, when Nelson Mandela was released from prison, could be forgiven for feeling an ugly, disturbing sense of déjà vu today.

By Chris Moerdyk 3 Sep 2014 14:28

A new look for radio: relaunching two of SA's favourite stations - Yellowwood Future Architects
A new look for radio: relaunching two of SA's favourite stations

As buds start opening on trees across the country, spring is also bringing renewal and rebirth to two of South Africa's favourite radio stations.

Issued by Yellowwood Future Architects 3 Sep 2014 13:06

New logos for Primedia Broadcasting brands
New logos for Primedia Broadcasting brands

There is a new look for 947, 702, KFM, CapeTalk and EWN stations, the anonymous tip-off service, Crime Line and Primedia Broadcasting.

3 Sep 2014 10:49

Will broadcasting history repeat itself?
Will broadcasting history repeat itself?

Thinking of the Snuki Zikalala example: If Cyril Ramaphosa succeeds President Jacob Zuma, can he, given his apparently sincere convictions about media and broadcast freedom, retain Hlaudi Motsoeneng at the SABC?

By Ed Herbst 3 Sep 2014 09:13

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 103: IMC conference sponsor, Everlytic, talk POPI and email marketing
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 103: IMC conference sponsor, Everlytic, talk POPI and email marketing

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, 24 July, host Warren Harding chatted toVera Robertson (@robertson_vera), Marketing Manager of Everlytic (@everlytic), the biggest sender of emails for the publishing industry in South Africa.

1 Sep 2014 13:08

Danette Breitenbach
Eugene... the new face of banking radio?

Radio has long been the battlefield for banking. Over the past couple of years the banking sector, because of some guy called Steve, became even more competitive.

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Aug 2014 08:02

Danette Breitenbach
Join the radio 20% Club

This year's Radio Advertising Bureau's (RAB SA) RadioWorks Conference, which took place in Cape Town and Johannesburg, focused on how radio delivers Return On Investment (ROI).

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Aug 2014 08:50

Faith feints, dodges Hlaudi weather
Faith feints, dodges Hlaudi weather

NEWSWATCH: In parliament last Tuesday, 26 August, reports BD Live, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi evaded answering opposition MPs' questions on the appointment of SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng, who has been labelled a 'pathetic liar' by the general secretary of the Creative Workers Union of SA, reports IOL.

27 Aug 2014 07:31

Sentech to test digital radio pilot
Sentech to test digital radio pilot

The state-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech will test digital radio technologies from October, a move that will open the airwaves to more radio stations and improved audio quality, it said last week. The current analogue FM signal is already crowded, especially in Gauteng, while quality on AM or medium wave is often poor in many areas.

26 Aug 2014 09:00