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Change in leadership at GH Media Group: Ensuring continuity and innovation
GH Media Group, a leading media solutions company, has announced a change in leadership, effective 29 September. Vukile Zondi, the managing director, will be stepping down from his position to pursue personal and professional interests. During his tenure, Zondi played a pivotal role in establishing and growing GH Media Group, leaving behind a legacy of pioneering innovative media solutions and achieving excellence in the industry. 11 Sep 2023 Read more

Gagasi FM announces its 2023 lineup
Gagasi FM, the leading regional commercial radio station in KwaZulu-Natal, is excited to announce its 2023 line up. Celebrating its 17th year on the airwaves, over the years the station has worked hard to create a KZN focused and entertaining schedule that is sure to keep its listeners engaged and provide its clients with opportunities to engage with KZN. 31 Mar 2023 Read more

Gagasi FM and Hollywood Foundation join forces to enrich lives
Radio Gagasi FM and the Hollywood Foundation are excited to announce their partnership in the refurbishment of toilets for Nhlanhleni Primary School in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal. The project is part of the ongoing Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiatives of both organisations, aimed at improving the lives of communities in South Africa. 16 Mar 2023 Read more

Gagasi FM's new head of Commercial Hub unveiled
Minenhle Dlamini, managing director of Gagasi FM has announced the appointment of Pinky Myeni as Gagasi FM's head of Commercial Hub. Myeni has been an integral part of the Gagasi FM team since 2009, having started as a marketing intern and has grown over the years in various brand marketing roles within Gagasi FM. 2 Mar 2023 Read more

It is back, ibuyil'iBeach Fest
Gagasi FM's music concert, the annual Beach Fest is back! KZN's commercial radio station, Gagasi FM is ready to kick off summer with its signature beach event, after a two years hiatus due to Covid-19 and lockdown regulations. As per tradition, this year's 9th edition of the Gagasi FM Beach Fest will be hosted on the first Saturday of December, at Blue Lagoon Lawns. 8 Nov 2022 Read more

Siko Republic and Gagasi FM bespoke merchandise
Siko Republik, the athleisure brand popular for its Nguni and African inspired print aesthetic has partnered with GagasiFM to create a Glocalist inspired range of merchandise for the regional commercial radio station. The inspiration for the collaboration comes from GagasiFM's audience - the Glocalists - a term that the station uses to describe that its audience balances: inspiration from global trends with their cultural or local identity. 29 Sep 2022 Read more

Gagasi FM is obsessed with KZN's talent
KZN's Gagasi FM launched its line-up this past Tuesday under the theme #WeGotTalent. From 2 May, its audience can look forward to an almost completely new weekday line-up. 4 May 2022 Read more

Gagasi FM sets aside R1m for KZN floods victims
As part of the #GagasiFMCares4KZN campaign, South Africa's biggest regional radio station has embarked on a drive to assist victims of the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal. Gagasi FM has allocated R1m towards relief packages aimed at providing immediate assistance to the floods victims. 22 Apr 2022 Read more

Sasko and Gagasi FM conclude Geleza Nathi initiative with a R75,000 giveaway
As a leading South African household brand, Sasko celebrates over 90 years of serving communities daily with care and thus a collaboration with The Sound of the City, Gagasi FM, makes for a befitting and impactful partnership. 7 Mar 2022 Read more

Sasko joins Gagasi FM to support Geleza Ne Gagasi 2022
It is that time of the year once again where all parents, grandparents and or caregivers scramble to get their children and grandchildren ready for another academic year. For some households this can be a very stressful time where money can be a great challenge. In awareness of that reality, Gagasi FM has partnered with Sasko, a long standing and trusted brand in South Africa that has built its credibility on the foundation of the communities it serves daily, since 1930. 13 Jan 2022 Read more

Gagasi FM continues to dominate the regional commercial radio space
KwaZulu-Natal based Gagasi FM has maintained its position as the leading regional commercial radio station and media lifestyle brand in the country with the resumption of RAMS reflecting a significant 36% increase to 1.625 million listenership past seven days. 2 Nov 2021 Read more

Gagasi FM Shero Awards continue to celebrate women of KZN
The virtual edition of the 5th Annual Gagasi FM Shero Awards was held on Friday, 17 September 2021. Hosted by Nomalanga Shozi live from Gagasi FM studios, the virtual event celebrated the nominated women and also served as the platform to profile the amazing work that these women are doing. The Gagasi FM Shero Awards recognise and celebrate women from all walks of life who are making a difference in their communities, as well as those who are flying the KZN flag high in their respective fields. 22 Sep 2021 Read more

Leading KZN radio stations speak in one voice for unity
Leading radio stations in KZN - East Coast Radio, Gagasi FM, Lotus FM, Ukhozi FM and Vuma FM - have taken an all-important decision to read from the same script, spreading the same word in what seldom happens in the world of radio. #UniteKZN is a much-needed campaign, conceptualised with the aim of uniting KwaZulu-Natal in the wake of recent events. After the wave of violent looting that spurred racial divisions in the province, the biggest stations - mouthpieces to millions - came together to share messages of unity. 26 Jul 2021 Read more

Major changes at Gagasi FM
In another strategic move to drive the growth and sustainability of the business, Gagasi FM is realigning its operations. Part of the move will see, Vukile Zondi, who has served as the station's managing director since 2014, take over a new position as managing director at Gagasi Heart Media Group (GHMG) which will be the new commercial wing of MRC Media, the holding company of both Gagasi FM and Heart FM. 1 Jul 2021 Read more

Sihamba Ngo Layini
2020 was an extremely difficult year for all of us and a year that saw many industries badly impacted resulting in many people losing their jobs, which led to even more challenges. Even though the country is currently on Level 1 lockdown regulations and more sectors have opened, Gagasi FM has managed to remain stable and consistent through this very challenging time. South Africa's number one regional commercial radio station has remained stable with the rate of listener engagement increasing due to more people working from home, the performance of the Gagasi FM App and social media platforms has been nothing short of amazing. 3 May 2021 Read more

KZN's small businesses get gifted by Gagasi FM as part of its 15th birthday celebrations
The country's biggest regional commercial radio station Gagasi FM is turning 15, this year, and as part of celebrating its birthday, the station is extending a helping hand to small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs). 6 Apr 2021 Read more

Call for entries for the 4th Annual Gagasi FM Shero Awards opens
The Gagasi FM Shero Awards are back. Now in its fourth year, the awards celebrate extraordinary women who push boundaries and excel in their respective fields. Recognition is given to women who are making a difference in their communities, oftentimes with limited resources and without expecting anything in return. 6 Aug 2020 Read more

Gagasi FM Red Star Virtual Experience 2020
Yes, you heard right! The number one regional commercial radio station, Gagasi FM, is bringing its loyal listeners a virtual experience of the station's annual Red Star Experience. The Gagasi FM Red Star Virtual Experience is taking place on Friday, 31 July 2020 at 6pm to 9pm on the Gagasi FM App and on YouTube. The online event is in partnership with Durban Tourism. 28 Jul 2020 Read more

Introducing the new kids on the block
Over the last 14 years, Gagasi FM has constantly recruited, nurtured and groomed young talent. This year, the number one regional commercial station's new lineup continues to build on this legacy, which seeks to make the industry accessible to young talent. 6 May 2020 Read more

Gagasi FM's new season goes live
In what has been the most challenging past weeks in South Africa's economy due to Covid-19 pandemic, it continues to be business unusual for most business environments and the radio space is no exception. Even with the current challenges, it was that time of the year again when the country's biggest regional commercial radio station, Gagasi FM, kicked off its new season for 2020/21 on Friday, 1 May 2020. 4 May 2020 Read more

Unlocking consumer insights through omnichannel engagement
The Gagasi brand continues to grow, following a rebranding exercise in 2018 that saw Gagasi FM, Gagasi Online and Gagasi Events channels coming into life, in 2019 the multi-platform offering of the brand was enhanced through effective execution of consumer engagements in each of the channels. 16 Apr 2020 Read more

There's a quiet revolution happening in broadcasting
Radio has been a medium that has essentially stayed the same for the last century. A trusted, resilient and human-centred medium that has withstood waves of technology disruption and even built communities around audiences of common values. But there is no denying that radio is often seen as sleepy, stagnant and disrupted by the digital and social revolution. 9 Apr 2020 Read more

3 nominations in the bag for Gagasi FM for the 2020 Radio Awards
Despite the global plight of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) that is seeing the increase of infections daily in South Africa, citizens have been urged to be cautious and practise all the cautionary steps to help stop the spread of the virus. Despite our current situation business must still go on and hard work must still be recognised and celebrated. Therefore, the industry's experts have gathered once again to recognise excellence in broadcasting. The 2020 Radio Awards panellists nominated Gagasi FM in an impressive three categories. The awards acknowledge and celebrate the important role of radio as a medium of communication. 27 Mar 2020 Read more

Nomalanga and Warras coming back home
Gagasi FM welcomes two influential KZN personalities back home. Nomalanga Shozi and DJ Warras are the new co-hosts of the brand new afternoon drive show called: That Drive. 30 Sep 2019 Read more

Gagasi FM statement on the on-air protest and the way forward
Gagasi FM management has engaged with Njabs Zwane, Bright Ntuli and Zisto following their on-air protest last week. Under normal circumstances, such actions would have necessitated a direction towards a disciplinary process however having engaged them, and getting to understand the reality of the moment that sparked their reaction, the management has come to realise the depth of the damage that violence against women is causing in society. The message that they were driving was clear; "Imagine a KZN without female voices", hence their walk off from on-air. 9 Sep 2019 Read more

The Loeries - Did we tell better stories?
Now that the proverbial dust has settled on the Loeries Awards, and the self-congratulatory social media posts are gradually dwindling, we are left with the epitaph of, "Did we actually tell better stories?" 5 Sep 2019 Read more

Gagasi FM Shero Awards 2019
The annual Gagasi FM Shero Awards are back, the third edition of the prestigious event taking place on 31 August 2019 at The Square Boutique Hotel. 29 Aug 2019 Read more

Gagasi FM media statement
Gagasi FM confirms receipt of a proposed termination of contract, with the station, from Sphectacula and DJ Naves, with effect from 2 August 2019. The duo, who co-host The Kings Drive between 3-6pm weekdays, joined the station in 2017 on a three-year contract that was going to end in May 2020. 2 Aug 2019 Read more

Gagasi FM refreshes its on-air offerings
The country's biggest regional commercial radio station Gagasi FM has finally announced its on-air line-up for the new season after weeks of speculations in the media. 30 Apr 2019 Read more

Gagasi FM bags 4 nominations for the 2019 Liberty Radio Awards
As the industry's experts gathered to recognise excellence, the 2019 Liberty Radio Awards panellists nominated Gagasi FM in an impressive four categories. The awards acknowledge and celebrate the important role of radio as a medium of communication. 29 Mar 2019 Read more

Gagasi FM 13 on 13
Gagasi FM turned 13 years on the 13th of March. In celebrating the birthday, the daytime shows took listeners down memory lane. One lucky listener walked away with a brand-new car, and ultimately a mother of all parties sealed it all. 15 Mar 2019 Read more

Gagasi FM adopts a school
Gagasi FM's annual Geleza neGagasi campaign is back, and for the first time this year the station has adopted a school as part of the campaign. The "Adopt a School" programme has seen one KZN school receiving assistance that will go towards refurbishment of its learning facilities. 22 Jan 2019 Read more

The Gagasi FM Beach Festival line-up announcement
The Gagasi FM Beach Festival is back with a bang! This year's edition promises to be bigger and better with an artist line-up that features old-school hit-makers battling it out on stage with the current hit-makers in hip-hop, dance and gqom. The 7th Annual Gagasi FM Beach Festival returns to the Bay of Plenty in Durban on Saturday, 1 December. Held on the first weekend of December each year the event kicks off the brand's "Ilangil'Thola Khona" summer campaign. 23 Oct 2018 Read more

New beginnings for Gagasi
Gagasi FM, South Africa's #1 regional commercial radio brand officially announced its new business direction, visual identity, new premises and new website. Cornubia Mall, located near Mt Edgecombe in the North of Durban, is the new home for Gagasi FM. The new state of the art studios and offices were recently launched and the event was attended by key figures in government, business, trade and media spaces. 8 Oct 2018 Read more

Gagasi FM Shero Awards celebrate KZN women
The annual Gagasi FM Shero Awards are back. Every year in August, Gagasi FM celebrates women's month through the Shero campaign. The campaign recognises and honours women who are making a significant difference in their communities. 30 Jul 2018 Read more

Gagasi FM Red Star Experience gets powered by Vodacom
Telecommunications giant Vodacom has become the cellular network partner to the second Annual Gagasi FM Red Star Experience at the Vodacom Durban July. The strategic alignment follows the successful official launch of the Gagasi FM Red Star Experience that was held on 24 May in Durban where top South African artists that will perform at the event and other exciting experiential elements of the events were announced. 22 Jun 2018 Read more

Gagasi FM Red Star Experience and new line-up announcements
Gagasi FM launched the station's 2018 season on Thursday, 24 May, in Durban where two major announcements were made, namely the new on-air line-up and what's in store at the second annual Gagasi FM Red Star Experience at this year's Vodacom Durban July. 29 May 2018 Read more

Gagasi FM reaffirms the number one spot
KwaZulu-Natal-based commercial radio station Gagasi FM keeps on getting stronger! According to the latest BRC RAM figures, the station's listenership has grown by more than 10% diary-on-diary to 1.680 million listeners (Source: BRC RAM Jul 17 - Dec 17), maintaining its position as the biggest regional radio station in the country. 7 Mar 2018 Read more

Gagasi FM joins the Sharks family
The Sharks are happy to announce that Gagasi FM has joined the family as the official radio partner. The announcement was made at the official launch for the partnership which was held at King's Park Stadium in Durban on 2 March. 6 Mar 2018 Read more

Management changes at Gagasi FM
Gagasi FM has made a few changes to the management team following the resignation of Minenhle Nxumalo who was heading up the Creative and On-air Promotions Department. 5 Aug 2015 Read more

Gagasi FM Nightlife Sessions get Savanna Dark edge
Savanna Dark Premium Cider has become the official sponsor of the Gagasi FM Nightlife Sessions, the station's flagship club culture event that takes place on the last weekend of every month. 3 Jul 2015 Read more

Gagasi FM strengthens its line-up
Gagasi FM has announced its revamped on-air structure that includes additions to the station's on-air talent pool as well as new team members on the prime-time shows. 6 May 2015 Read more

Gagasi FM becomes the proud partner of the Durban Chamber's annual gala dinner
Gagasi FM has become the official radio partner for the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry's 159th annual gala dinner. 14 Apr 2015 Read more

Gagasi FM has partnered with the South African Film and Television Awards
KZN's leading commercial radio station, Gagasi FM, has for the first time partnered with the 9th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) as the official radio partner. The awards are scheduled to take place this coming Sunday, 22 March 2015, at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. 20 Mar 2015 Read more

It's back-to-school time with Gagasi FM
Gagasi FM's annual back-to-school CSI campaign, Geleza neGagasi, is back. Each year the station sets aside R120,000 to assist deserving learners and students, particularly those that come from disadvantaged communities. At the beginning of the year Gagasi FM called on learners who require assistance with paying for their school fees, uniforms and stationery as well as tertiary students who require assistance with money for this year's registration, to submit their applications to the station. Applications can still be sent until Friday, 16 January 2014, submission details are available on the Gagasi FM website, 14 Jan 2015 Read more

Gagasi FM's Ila Ngil' Thola Khona kicks off with a beach festival
Gagasi FM will kick off its annual "Ila Ngil' Thola Khona" summer campaign with the Durban Beach Festival this coming Sunday, 30 November 2014, at SunKist Beach Lawns in Durban. Every year in December Gagasi FM tours different places across KwaZulu-Natal hosting a variety of lifestyle and entertainment events as well as CSI activations. 28 Nov 2014 Read more

Gagasi FM announces the programmes manager
Mimi Kesaris has been formally appointed as the Programmes Manager for Gagasi FM. He has been acting on the position since March this year. The programmes manager position became vacant after Vukile Zondi who held the position, was appointed as the MD of the station early this year. 26 Sep 2014 Read more

Celebrating the Vodacom Durban July weekend with the #GNation
Gagasi FM has partnered with Airey Scott to bring you the Jack Daniel's Boomtown for this year's Vodacom Durban July taking place on Saturday 05 July 2014 at Greyville Racecourse in Durban. As the official radio partner, KwaZulu-Natal's urban radio station is set to add the #GNation flavour through the Gagasi FM marquee that will be located within the Boomtown village. 3 Jul 2014 Read more

Gagasi FM to rock the MAMAs
Gagasi FM is the official radio partner of the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) that are taking place this coming Saturday, 7 June, at the Durban International Convention Centre. 6 Jun 2014 Read more

Gagasi FM announces the new line-up
KwaZulu-Natal's urban youth radio station Gagasi FM has officially released the line-up for the station's new shows that will go live from 2 June 2014. The station has been running the "Gagasi FM 2014 Cabinet" campaign on air in the build-up to the line-up launch. The campaign, which coincided with the build-up to the announcement of the new cabinet by President Jacob Zuma, had on-air teasers that featured voices impersonating Zuma supposedly deliberating on the cabinet changes and media speculations on the changes. Other teasers featured voices impersonating some of the popular radio personalities supposedly pleading with the President to be appointed to the new Gagasi FM cabinet. 30 May 2014 Read more

The Gagasi FM touch at The FNB Whiskey Live Showroom
KwaZulu-Natal's top urban radio station, Gagasi FM, is the official radio partner of The FNB Whiskey Live Showroom taking place on 25 and 26 April 2014 at Tsogo Sun's Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment in Durban. 24 Apr 2014 Read more

Changing of the guard at Gagasi FM
Gagasi FM wishes to announce that its MD Chris Meyiwa has decided to step down, and that Vukile Zondi, currently programming manager, will be appointed as his successor. 20 Mar 2014 Read more

Media agencies, make sure you get your Gagasi FM puzzles
Gagasi FM, KwaZulu-Natal's largest black youth radio station, has embarked on a unique trade initiative that will not just raise awareness of its rapidly growing listenership but also help provide much needed educational toys to pre-schools serving disadvantaged children in KwaZulu-Natal. 7 Jan 2014 Read more

Gagasi FM's Zookey Zarling to "Triumph" with lingerie show and breakfast run to aid Cancer.vive
Gagasi FM's Teatime to Lunchtime host - Zookey Zarling has been selected by Cancer.vive to represent her community by participating in the annual cancer awareness motorcycle ride which is to be in September this year, where she will be riding a beautiful "Triumph" motorbike sponsored by East Coast Motorcycles. 13 Aug 2013 Read more

Gagasi FM reaches out for Mandela Day
Gagasi FM together with Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom and Love to do Good charity organisation recently took up the challenge to honour former president Nelson Mandela by doing their bit for the 67 minutes Mandela Day campaign by joining forces in the refurbishment of all the grade 8 classrooms at the Sithabile Secondary School in Inanda. 1 Aug 2013 Read more

Laughs galore with Gagasi FM DJ's
Are you in the mood for uncontrollable laughter? Then head on down to the Umfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Resort in Empangeni on Thursday, March 28 at 7pm for the hilarious Umhlathuze Comedy Show hosted Eyona Entertainment in associate with Gagasi FM. 26 Mar 2013 Read more

Catch Gagasi's Zookey as she hits the R40 million Lotto button
Zookey Vutela - the unique Durban diva who commands the airwaves at Gagasi FM from Teatime to Lunchtime (between 9am and 12 noon) - will be pressing the red button for the R40 million Lotto draw on national television on Saturday March 30. 26 Mar 2013 Read more

Gagasi FM are head over high heels for the 10 000 Men's March
Taken from the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" annual event, Youth of Choice Organization in partnership with Msunduzi Municipality, are hosting a Men's March on Thursday, March 21st from the Pietermaritzburg City Hall to the Harry Gwala Stadium at 9am until 12 noon and all the participating men will have to wear high heels during the march which is aimed at raising awareness for women and child abuse. 20 Mar 2013 Read more

Gagasi FM DJ participates in the energy saving solution
The 49M initiative aims to inspire and rally all South Africans behind a common goal - save electricity and create a better economic, social and environmental future for all and to drive this, they have been hosting energy saving campaigns around the country. 22 Feb 2013 Read more

Vuyokazi Mhlophe is the new Brand Activation and Marketing Manager at Gagasi FM
28 year old Vuyokazi Mhlophe has just been appointed as Brand Activation and Marketing Manager for Gagasi Fm. 22 Feb 2013 Read more

Gagasi FM Back to School CSI campaign
On Monday the 6th of February 2012, the Gagasi FM Back to School campaign in association with Oval Institution provided a great way to create awareness for school kids in and around Durban. Last week the station conducted on-air hand-overs to candidates who won cash fees worth R10 000, including stationery and school vouchers and tertiary bursaries from the Oval Institution. 8 Feb 2012 Read more

Gagasi 99.5 is searching for fresh talent to present the station's current affairs show, Viewpoint, following the recent departure of Bukiwe Cimela who was hosting the show. Viewpoint is one of the biggest shows of the station and Gagasi 99.5 management has decided to offer the opportunity to present the show to aspiring presenters out there. 15 Sep 2011 Read more

Gagasi 99.5FM appoints a new programmes manager and extends its audience reach
Gagasi 99.5FM has appointed Vukile Zondi as its new Programmes Manager with effect from 01 September 2011. The station has also announced that it is getting an additional transmitter that will cover areas like Ladysmith, Greytown, Mooi River and other surrounding towns. It's going to be the first time that Gagasi 99.5FM will be able to broadcast in these areas. 11 Aug 2011 Read more

Gagasi 99.5FM appoints a new marketing manager
Gagasi 99.5FM has appointed Zama Nobandla as the station's new marketing manager as of 01 July 2011. Nobandla worked at uShaka Marine World as a brand manager during the park's inception years, and has previously held the position of marketing manager at eThekwini Municipality. 7 Jul 2011 Read more

Gagasi 99.5FM and MTV Base take over the Durban July
Music Channel MTV Base has partnered with KZN's leading music radio station Gagasi 99.5FM, DStv Compact and Velti Events & Hospitality in hosting an event at the Vodacom Durban July for the first time this year. 30 Jun 2011 Read more

Young aspiring DJ's get their big break
Twenty-four year old Pinetown resident Sanele Hlongwane and twenty-five year old Mduduzi Mtshali from Queensburgh have been given a once in a lifetime opportunity to live their dream. These two up and coming DJs recently won the Cash Crusaders So you think you can mix? competition in partnership with Gagasi 99.5FM and walked away with a new set of DJ gear and a break that could change their lives. 10 Jun 2011 Read more

So you think you can mix?
The hunt is on for Durban's next up and coming DJ 16 May 2011 Read more

Two Gagasi 99.5 personalities shine at the MTN Radio Awards
Gagasi 99.5 won two awards in this year's MTN Radio awards held at Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday night. Dr. Eve's feature on Vusi Letsoalo's show won the Best Night Time Show while Content Producer Sma Mbatha won the Young Achiever Award. 19 Apr 2011 Read more