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Seasoned radio fundi, Zane Derbyshire, joins the East Coast Radio management team as programming manager from Monday, 2 September. 28 Aug 2013 Read more >>
East Coast Radio now boasts a listenership of 1.873 million listeners every week, making it the biggest independent radio station in South Africa. The latest Radio Audience Measurement Survey (RAMS) figures, the first of 2013, were released by the South African Advertising Research Foundation (SAARF) on Thursday, 9 May 2013. 14 May 2013 Read more >>
This year's Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk has been the biggest in the event's history. The event started out with around 1 800 walkers in 2004 and has grown to a record 23 804 walkers having entered this year. It really has become nothing short of a 'movement' among the people of KwaZulu-Natal. 24 May 2012 Read more >>
This March, East Coast Radio is giving you the opportunity to propel your business to the next level with the Gordon Institute of Business Science Executive Breakfast. On Thursday, 1 March, some of the greatest business minds in the country will converge on Durban for a morning of results-driven leadership. 7 Feb 2012 Read more >>
2012 is a brilliant year to be living on the East Coast of South Africa. Aside from all the usual benefits of the region's laid-back lifestyle, it is jam-packed with fantastic events. 30 Jan 2012 Read more >>
This October East Coast Radio turns 15 years young. Like any popular teenager, the station has an abundance of Facebook friends, is super trendy, loves to have a good time with family and friends, plays music all day long and not only knows where all the happening parties are, but hosts them too. 12 Oct 2011 Read more >>
Whether he is on a beach battling the elements, playing a serious role in a television series, MC'ing a black tie event, chairing a game-show or standing in front of an audience in a smoky room and making them laugh until their sides are sore... Darren Maule is the consummate entertainer. 29 Jun 2011 Read more >>
In our usual fashion of giving just over 1.9 million listeners the greatest chart-toppers, unsurpassed content and the very best in on-air talent, the East Coast Radio airwaves are set to become even hotter! 29 Jun 2011 Read more >>
Fans and sceptics alike, prepare to be amazed by the mentalism, mind reading, metal bending, levitation and visual complexity of "Larry The Mentalist". East Coast Radio brings you three exclusive shows, in your areas, where you can experience the jaw propping yet funny talents of this renowned artist. 10 Jun 2011 Read more >>
East Coast Radio's Anisa Ussuph scooped top honours at the coveted MTN Radio Awards ceremony on Saturday night. She was named Best News and Actuality Producer and beat industry heavyweights from around the country to clinch the prize for her work "150 Years: Relive The Legacy." 14 Apr 2011 Read more >>
The December holidays are now a distant memory, as is the bonus that came with it. East Coasters around the province have indicated that what they need most right now, is another holiday and the cash to finance it. 7 Mar 2011 Read more >>
Are you a Bielieber? A serious Justin fan? 4 Mar 2011 Read more >>
East Coast Radio's gorgeous new cookbook, East Coast Tables, is currently the best-selling cookbook in local Exclusive Books stores, pipping Jamie Oliver's latest into second place. While Jamie's new book is breaking all sales records in the UK, it's our own home-grown publication which is the number one top seller in KZN. 11 Jan 2011 Read more >>
As 2011 beckons and we all prepare for a new year with fresh challenges and opportunities, East Coast Radio is gearing up to present a revitalised program line-up. 6 Jan 2011 Read more >>
Weekends are bound to be infused with a whole lot of new energy for East Coast Radio listeners. Ian Fraser, better known as IanF has been part of SA's burgeoning radio culture for 17 years and now takes over the Weekend Breakfast airwaves every Saturday and Sunday morning, 6am to 10am on East Coast Radio as of 1 Jan 2011. 4 Jan 2011 Read more >>
Change is inevitable, and at East Coast Radio, we embrace that. With that said, we are saddened to say good bye to one of our very talented presenters, Darren Scott, at the end of 2010. 17 Dec 2010 Read more >>
Mt Edgecombe golf estate was the peaceful and tranquil setting for Glenrand M•I•B's annual client golf day. Traditionally, one hole is dedicated to a charity donation of choice and this year the organisers decided to support East Coast Radio's Toy Story campaign, raising a total of R40 000 for this worthy cause. 9 Dec 2010 Read more >>
East Coast Radio's Big Breakfast Blog has won the best TV/Radio blog in the 2010 SA Blog Awards. Anchored by Peter G, the Big Breakfast show blog is the perfect opportunity to kick back and listen to your favourite jock, sms votes through for radio polls, enter competitions, engage with other bloggers and radio listeners, surf the station website and give Peter G a taste of his own medicine if you really wanted to, all in real time! 1 Nov 2010 Read more >>
Toys do amazing things. Remember your childhood? They were the friends you cuddled up to when you had nightmares or sipped tea with in the garden. They gave you hours of joy, comfort and friendship. There are thousands of kids in our province who don't have any toys at all and you can help change that! 20 Oct 2010 Read more >>
Looking to spend fun and entertaining quality time out with your kids this month? Then look no further! The Sunday Times East Coast Radio Durban Day music festival is the perfect family outing. With an incredible line-up of top music artists, a kiddies area as well as food and beverage stalls in a picnic environment, there is something on offer for every member of your family. 9 Sep 2010 Read more >>
East Coast Radio's success in embracing complementary multimedia and mobile technologies in the broadcast space is evidenced in the fact that the regional radio station's website has the largest online audience amongst all radio stations in South Africa, with more than 115 000 unique visitors to the site per month. This is according to research by Google & Nielsen released in May 2010 which ranks www.ecr.co.za No.1 radio station websites across the country. 15 Jul 2010 Read more >>
Many South Africans find themselves destitute with no other alternative than to bravely face the bitter cold outside. You can make a difference by making a donation, to help keep someone warmer this winter with East Coast Radio's Winter Warmth 2010 campaign. 2 Jul 2010 Read more >>
If a beautiful garden is your passion, then you will thoroughly enjoy the Kirstenbosch SA Chelsea Flower display sponsored by Glenrand M-I-B at this year's East Coast Radio House & Garden Show. 15 Jun 2010 Read more >>
According to the latest RAMS, East Coast Radio has retained its position as the leading English regional station (Mon-Fri) with an average of 911 000 daily listeners. This makes East Coast Radio not only the most favourite English-speaking radio station in KZN, but the entire country. East Coast Radio has emerged head and shoulders above its closest competitors and continues to enjoy the support of an exceptionally loyal listenership. 7 Jun 2010 Read more >>
Durbanites are taking their health, exercise and lifestyles seriously if the entrant numbers in the Discovery East Coast Radio BIG Walk are anything to go by. The event took place on Sunday 23 May 2010 and was supported by 17 500 enthusiastic walkers of all ages and sizes, making it the biggest BIG Walk in the history of the event and breaking last year's record participation of 13 400 with 4 100 new converts. 1 Jun 2010 Read more >>
Do things in a big way! Walk the Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk on 23 May 2010 and join thousands of passionate walkers as they take to the streets of Durban to make the finish line. 26 Apr 2010 Read more >>
It has been deemed one of the biggest prizes in radio history - it totalled just over a R1 million in cash and it was won by East Coast Radio listener Laura Meyer! 3 Mar 2010 Read more >>
East Coasters donated more than R1 million and 40 000 toys to East Coast Radio's Toy Story 2009 campaign brought to you by OUTsurance. Every little bit helped to make the campaign a success in terms of providing a reprieve to those in desperate need of basic things to survive these past holidays. 20 Jan 2010 Read more >>
A whopping R516 000 was raised at East Coast Radio's Toy Story Business Challenge at Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World on 17 November 2009, and if that's not proof enough that ‘every bit helps' then the bigheartedness of east coasters and the fact that so many celebrities showed their support, including international superstar Chris de Burgh, must certainly be. 26 Nov 2009 Read more >>
“Every Bit Helps!” Your donation may not seem like much, but your small change can make big changes in the lives of so many children. Join East Coast Radio today as we appeal to the generosity of listeners to open their hearts this festive season with the launch of Toy Story 2009. 26 Oct 2009 Read more >>
Durbanites turned up by the thousands to support the very first East Coast Radio Durban Day presented by Old Mutual on 6 September, making the music festival a resounding success. 22 Sep 2009 Read more >>
East Coast Radio is well known in media circles for its innovative approach to radio and getting in touch with the specific issues and affairs impacting on the lives of listeners. It was for this reason that the station's exhibition stand at the recent East Coast Radio House & Garden Show was made of 90% recycled materials and was designed to promote important educational messages about how visitors could play an active role in saving the environment. 17 Jul 2009 Read more >>
Seasoned East Coast Radio personality, Darren Scott, has more than just a keen ear for music, he's also blessed by having ‘Lady Luck' on his side. That was evident this weekend when he won R30 000 for East Coast Radio's Winter Warmth 2009 campaign. 10 Jul 2009 Read more >>
As the recessionary climate deepens and consumer and retail spending slows, brands that have pushed the envelope and found opportunity to press the advantages during the downturn in terms of their radio advertising are reaping the rewards. East Coast Radio's custom-designed packages incorporating traditional air time, online and SMS drives, outdoor billboards and activations have delivered great results for a number of clients who were brave enough to realize that while you should manage your risk in a tough trading climate, it does not mean you should avoid it altogether. 21 May 2009 Read more >>
Late last year, East Coast Radio announced its plans to open a radio station and become more involved in the greater Richards Bay area. Towards the end of 2007, the station applied to ICASA for an amendment of the East Coast Radio broadcasting license. 7 May 2009 Read more >>
The East Coast Radio Big Walk has entered a new era in its six-year history with the announcement that Discovery is the new co-sponsor of the walking event, which showcases the best Durban has to offer. The event takes place on 07 June this year. The announcement was made at an official launch at the East Coast Radio offices in Umhlanga on Tuesday, 21 April. 28 Apr 2009 Read more >>
When East Coast Radio's BIG Breakfast on-air team on were told of the passing of Brumbies forward, Shaun Mackay, on the morning of 06 April they gave an opportunity for callers to phone through with messages of support to his family, girlfriend, his Brumbies teammates and the people of Canberra. 6 Apr 2009 Read more >>
Veronica Ndlovu built her home in the remote village of Elandskop with the four children she has taken in. Recent storms caused severe damage to their home, tearing the roof off, leaving her and her family without shelter. 30 Mar 2009 Read more >>
In light of the current economic climate and countless personal challenges that South Africans are faced with on a moral, social and personal level in their lives, East Coast Radio has crossed the threshold of traditional radio promotions to bring their listeners something that is close to home and even closer to their hearts. 4 Mar 2009 Read more >>
East Coast Radio's Toy Story 2008 campaign has come to a successful close after nine weeks of collecting toys and cash for less fortunate children in the KZN province. 3 Feb 2009 Read more >>
Every year, East Coast Radio embarks on a campaign that the aims to bring festive cheer to those in need. But more so, it recognises that thousands of children in KwaZulu-Natal are without the basic necessities to live sustainably, and runs this campaign to help make a difference. This campaign is Toy Story. 8 Dec 2008 Read more >>
East Coast Radio scooped the Best Community Service Award for Toy Story at the inaugural South African Radio Forum Awards. 5 Dec 2008 Read more >>
Earlier this year, East Coast Radio announced plans to open a radio station and become more involved in the greater Richards Bay area. Towards the end of 2007, the station applied to ICASA for an amendment of the East Coast Radio broadcasting license. The license application focused on Richards Bay as an area that the radio station wanted to invest in from a broadcasting perspective. 4 Dec 2008 Read more >>
It's been a little over a month since the launch of East Coast Radio's brand new feel-good feature, The Good Stuff, and already listeners are responding in a positive and warm way to the show. 23 Oct 2008 Read more >>
When times are tough, East Coast Radio can always be relied upon to bring some welcome relief in the form of a great on-air promotion. The station once again makes radio history with the “Chery for my Cherry” competition which will see six lucky winners each win a Chery QQ3 car. 2 Oct 2008 Read more >>
East Coast Radio's pioneering drive into creating new content based on complementary technology platforms is delivering an entirely new radio star - impacting on the station's listenership profile, advertising revenues and the skills required from jocks and sales staff. 1 Sep 2008 Read more >>
East Coast Radio along with sister station Jacaranda have achieved a radio first for South Africa by raising in excess of R150 000 online for their winter CSI projects. 7 Aug 2008 Read more >>
As South Africans we are all only too painfully aware of the tremendous disparities of those living in wealth to those in abject poverty. The plight of the poor and homeless in KZN is one that has been close to the hearts of East Coast Radio and its listeners, as thousands already bracing the cold winter were further plagued by recent floods and widespread shack fires. 6 Aug 2008 Read more >>
Why settle for being an old-fashioned liner jock when you can be a part of the reinvention of radio? Are you a smart, creative storyteller? Are you passionate about radio, but eager to be a part of the new world of new media? Durban is the city that is taking it to the next level. 28 May 2008 Read more >>
East Coast Radio is pioneering the drive into developing new business models based on content across different technology platforms, aimed at connecting niche communities of consumers with advertisers. In line with this strategy, there could be no better partnership than that of radio and the online space and East Coast Radio's foray into the field has certainly delivered results. 7 May 2008 Read more >>
East Coast Radio has revamped the sound of the station by fine-tuning its programme line-up. The changes to the daily radio schedule include Damon Beard heading up "The WorX" from Monday to Friday between 12 and 3pm and Darren Scott on the 3 to 6pm Drive Show is Just Plain cheeky, well informed and entertaining. 11 Jul 2007 Read more >>
The popular annual East Coast Radio House & Garden Show promises to be a bumper event, with over 100 000 visitors expected. 3 Jul 2007 Read more >>
In an initiative aimed at arming KwaZulu-Natal community members with proactive anti-crime information, East Coast Radio has pioneered an online Neighbourhood Watch feature. 27 Jun 2007 Read more >>
KwaZulu-Natal's top independent radio brand has launched Winter Warmth 2007, a Corporate Social Investment campaign. With more than 1.7 million listeners, unmatched penetration and regional influence, East Coast Radio (ECR) aims to provide thousands of new blankets to less fortunate communities in its broadcast area. 8 Jun 2007 Read more >>
East Coast Radio and Jacaranda 94.2 took full advantage of respective home teams – the Sharks and the Blue Bull – competing for this year's Vodacom Super 14 title. Using in-house blogs, the stations engaged with thousands of rugby enthusiasts across South Africa and even attracted international attention. Promoted on air, the blogs enabled participants to post challenges, dispute claims and interact with other bloggers and with the stations. 28 May 2007 Read more >>
The Bokomo BIG Breakfast blog, on East Coast Radio is currently South Africa's number 1 blog in the Media and Marketing Category. This is according to www.amatomu.com - a Mail & Guardian initiative - which rates and reviews the most popular online sites. It is also hailed as one of the country's overall top ten blogs. 7 May 2007 Read more >>
Damon Beard, executive producer and co-host of East Coast Radio's popular Rush Hour Ride, has won numerous awards of recognition from his industry peers for his work in charity, but he remains humbled by the requests that stream in for the show's Wednesday afternoon Big Favour feature. 7 Mar 2007 Read more >>
East Coast Radio and Suncoast Casino partnered up again for another successful competition. Bid Wars, a recent on-air SMS interactive competition, enabled one lucky bidder to walk away with a six-carat Tanzanite stone and a massive cash prize. 15 Feb 2007 Read more >>
East Coast Radio introduces two talented young stars to its weekend line up. Jennifer Mayisela and Thandy Kunene were chosen as graduates of the station’s trainee programme and add a special brand of girl power to KwaZulu-Natal’s top commercial radio station. 9 Feb 2007 Read more >>
Weekday mornings in Durban will never be the same again. Daryl Ilbury, controversial DJ and well-known writer, takes to the air as the new host of the Bokomo Big Breakfast Show on East Coast Radio.  25 Jan 2007 Read more >>
With the festive season fast approaching, Toy Story, an annual East Coast Radio community social investment initiative (CSI,) is currently being rolled out in KwaZulu-Natal. Every year the broadcaster uses its dominance and reach, as well as listener involvement, to uplift the communities in which it operates.  24 Nov 2006 Read more >>
After a three year absence, well-known broadcasting talent and journalist, Daryl Ilbury, returns to East Coast Radio for the Weekend Breakfast Show. "I've always had a strong alliance with the station," he says, "so my return was going to happen sooner or later." 14 Nov 2006 Read more >>
East Coast Radio's Platinum Slammer Package offers advertisers more than just radio by delivering an all-encompassing campaign that immerses the consumer in a total brand experience.  30 Oct 2006 Read more >>
Once again East Coast Radio has drawn on its unmatched reach and influence in KwaZulu-Natal to bring warmth to less fortunate communities this winter. The Winter Warmth 2006 campaign provided 40 000 blankets to thousands of people caught unawares in freezing temperatures not experienced in South Africa in over twenty years. 27 Sep 2006 Read more >>
"East Coast Radio's Get a Life competition is back and bigger than ever," says station CEO, Trish Taylor. At the time of its first run in 2004, the competition was the biggest promotion in the history of South African radio, with a lucky winner receiving the keys to a luxury home in KwaZulu-Natal valued at more than R2.2m.  6 Sep 2006 Read more >>
The man with the mystery surname is gathering loyal fans between the witching hours of 3am and 6am every weekday. Peter G presents The G Thang which is fast becoming the best early early-morning show in the country.  1 Aug 2006 Read more >>
Over 100 000 people attended this year's East Coast Radio House & Garden Show, which has been described by Show Director, Diana Chandler, as "consistently successful". Many exhibitors reported they had reached their targets well before the end of the show.  31 Jul 2006 Read more >>
One of the country's most talented female DJ's, Jane Linley, is now the host of the 6pm to 9pm show on East Coast Radio.  28 Jul 2006 Read more >>
The Winter Warmth campaign has come to an end and we are proud to announce that 40 000 blankets were distributed over 11 weeks!  23 Jul 2006 Read more >>
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