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The road to an explosive MAMA party

Posted by radio On April - 24 - 2014 Comments Off on The road to an explosive MAMA party

 

As the countdown begins for the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA), an all-star line-up of Durban’s hottest MAMA nominees and DJs are headlining the first Road To MAMA party in Durban on Wednesday, 30 April. The Pan-African party tour, criss-crossing the continent in the build up to the MAMA awards on 7 June, kicks off in Durban before heading onto Dar es Salaam and Lagos.

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Road To MAMA Durban will take place at the Veritas cocktail bar, lounge and nightclub (formerly Vogue), 672 Umgeni Road, Durban. Doors open at 21:00 CAT. Tickets are available on the door at Veritas, priced at R100.

 

Leading the line-up at the Road To MAMA Durban will be Best Group nominees Big Nuz, while Zakes Bantwini will be showing off the energy that earned him a nomination for Best Live Act. Flying in from Jo’burg to pump up the party vibe will be triple MAMA nominees Mi Casa – who have been nominated for Best Group, Song of the Year and Artist of the Year. Durban pop duoThe Arrows – who are nominated in Song of the Year category for Spin My World Around with DJ Kent, and hip-hop trio Dreamteam, round off the stunning line-up for the gig.

 

Hitting the decks South African Best Female nominee DJ C-ndo will be showing off her turntable skills alongside MTV Base Mixology DJs Tira and Vigilante; and Durban faithfuls DJ Benny Maverick and DJ Feel.

The MTV Africa Music Awards are taking place in South Africa for the first time at the ICC, Durban on7 June 2014. Nominations for the awards were revealed on 16 April in 15 different categories including Best Male, Best Female, Song of the Year and Artist of the Year.

 

Tied for first place in the nominations for the 2014 MAMA are South African artists Mafikizoloand Uhuru, and Nigerian artist Davido, who each scored four nominations while going directly head-to-head for Song of the Year, Artist of the Year and Best Collaboration. Following closely behind with three nominations each were Nigerian artists P-Square (Best Group, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year), South Africa’s Mi Casa (Best Group, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year), and Angolan artist Yuri Da Cunha (Song of the Year, Best Lusophone and Best Collaboration). Hot on their heels with two nods each are Angolan star Anselmo Ralph (Best Male, Best Lusophone), Nigeria’s Wizkid (Best Male, Best Collaboration); Gabonese artist Arielle T (Best Female, Best Francophone) and Diamond from Tanzania (Best Male, Best Collaboration).

 

Broadening the scope of the MAMA awards in 2014, achievement in non-music fields is recognised in three lifestyle categories including Personality of the Year, Transform Today by Absolut, and the MTV Base Leadership Award. The MTV Base Leadership Award is awarded to a young African man or woman under the age of 40 who is inspiring young Africans by their leadership and extraordinary achievement in a prominent field (including but not limited to: the arts, business, politics, science, entrepreneurship and charitable work). Personality of the Year recognises personalities and achievers active outside of the music space who are excelling in their chosen field and who are representing Africa in a positive light, both at home and abroad, in disciplines such as comedy, fashion literature and sport. “Transform Today by Absolut”, which forms part of Absolut’s Transform Today campaign, is aimed at celebrating the power of young individuals who transform the image of Africa through their creativity and vision.

 

The MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal supported by Absolut & The City of Durban will premiere live across the continent at 21:00 CAT on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130), and subsequently broadcast around the world to 500 billion music fans worldwide on MTV and affiliate channels.

Voting for the MTV Africa Music Awards is open at www.mtvbase.com from 16 April 2014 until midnight on 4 June 2014. 

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Bushfire stories at The Barn

Posted by radio On April - 15 - 2014 Comments Off on Bushfire stories at The Barn

 

The Swaziland held festival, MTN Bushfire has conceptualized a space in which a range of artistic expressions will be showcased called The Barn. It emphasises on dialogue, creativity and inspiration.

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Through The Barn, MTN BUSHFIRE hopes to facilitate conversation and encourage participants to be inspired thinkers, doers, artists and visionaries. Previous honoured guests have included actor and director, Richard E. Grant, indigenous knowledge advocate, Joy Ndwandwe, restaurateur and indigenous food enthusiast Dolores Goddefory, humanitarian and explorer Kingsley Holgate, author and anti-apartheid sympathiser Elias Masilela, and specialist in low-cost renewable energy technologies Dr. Sam Duby.

 

As part of The Barn programme for 2014, MTN BUSHFIRE will host a contemporary art exhibition titled ‘Swaziland NOW!’, which will see a group of local and international visual artists bringing their fire and exploring the issues of contemporary Swaziland.

 

Along with the exhibition, there will be a series of musical, dramatic, poetic performances and hosted panel discussions.

 

The Barn Programme includes YEBO Gallery, SWAZILAND NOW! TONIK & FRIENDS, GLOBAL SHAPERS, ZAMBEZI NEWS and GUBA

 

Overview of 2014 Programme

Saturday May 31st

9.00 Breakfast with Tonik

11.00 Exhibition opening (YEBO opening, EU competition prizegiving)

12.00 Global Shapers (panel discussion SWAZILAND NOW)

12.45 Tonik

14:00 GUBA (presentation on permaculture/environmental living)

15:30 Zambezi News

19.45 Tonik & friends (Derek Gripper)

 

Sunday June 1st

9.00 Breakfast with Tonik

11.30 Zambezi News

13.00 Tonik

 

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Joan Armatrading headlines Anthem of Democracy

Posted by radio On April - 15 - 2014 Comments Off on Joan Armatrading headlines Anthem of Democracy

 

POWER 98.7 has partnered with the Joburg Theatre as part of the Anthems of Democracy concert that will be taking place from April 24-28 2014. The Anthems of Democracy concert will feature a line-up of musical icons who fought apartheid with their music and poetry and whose songs during the struggle became anthems for the fight for democracy. The concert will also feature British musician Joan  joan amarArmatrading.

 

POWER 98.7 was not around during those days, but the strength, courage and stubborn perseverance of those who fought for us is something we endeavour to preserve in our daily line-up. By ensuring that everyone who has a voice can be heard, we are honouring those soldiers of freedom. Being part of the Anthems of Democracy initiative gives us a further platform to fulfil that mission,” says POWER 98.7 Managing Director, Dawn Klatzko.

 

As a media partner to the Joburg Theatre, POWER 98.7 is also giving its listeners a chance to be part of the celebration through the Anthems of Democracy concert. This coming weekend, there will be a give away of a total of 60 tickets to a few lucky listeners.

 

All listeners have to do is to call in when they hear a song by any of the musicians who are to perform at the Anthems of Democracy concert. Each winner stands to win four tickets to the concert. Listeners must be sure to tune in to the POWER Buro, POWER Experience, POWER Fix and the POWER Express to stand a chance to win

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Awards, questions and pomp

Posted by radio On April - 13 - 2014 Comments Off on Awards, questions and pomp

 

The opening address jubilantly assailed “the MTN Radio Awards have grown in prestige with a total of 17 000 entries”. The night was garnered to be a step up from last year, with 2014’s theme aptly titled ‘Reach’ and piggy backing the celebration of 20 years of democracy. As Kaya FM’s John Perlman put it shortly before the ceremony, “radio has never been healthier,” alluding to its rise in the times of modern technology.

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The hosting team of Alex Jay and Zaba Simbine, painstakingly attempted to make the dynamic of old meets new work, which quickly fizzled out within ten minutes into the awards. The hosts being chained to their respective podiums instead of authentically engaging each other and the audience, did little to create the intended chemistry. What has always been peculiar about the MTN Radio Awards is that winners do not make long a dreary speeches, an unnatural thing to people in radio, but nevertheless a time saving necessity.

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In what was a campaign that Umhlobo Wene dominated in PBS, MIX 93.8 FM in community, MFM in campus and Primedia’s 702 talk radio in commercial; the murmurs could not be helped, with that the questionable winning of best radio documentary by the national broadcaster’s SAFM on a piece based on the late elderly statesman, Nelson Mandela.

 

The celebration of radio excellence is a tricky thing in that, in its most truest sense, it can never be at a ballroom gowned event. It lives through the studio, producer’s compelling content, programmer’s itinerary and stories that emerge. Even more-so, it is an audio alchemy meant to accompany the ordinary man and woman as they get on with the daily humdrum. That is true radio excellence.

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Whilst being served the romp and pomp, other chirps that could be heard did rounds : what of stations in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape? Are these awards truly representative? The scribe’s musing went further than that as he asked himself : what is radio’s role in the prevalent urbanism and how the medium is doing  to create bridges between South Africa and the rest of the continent? Is radio in touch with those that ardently listen to it?

 

With that herewith the night’s winners

AFTERNOON DRIVE PRESENTER (DORITOS)

Campus
TSHWANE FM – Lady Gee – The Offramp
TUKS FM 107.2 – Wayne van Jaarsveld – The Drive Show
TUKS FM 107.2 – Werner Bothma and Cassy Clarke – The Drive Way
UJFM 95.4 – Nickolay (Nick Explicit) Karaush – Explicit Drive
VOW FM (Voice of Wits) – Gamelihle Bovana – The LiftClub

Winner: TUKS FM 107.2 – Werner Bothma and Cassy Clarke – The Drive Way

Community
IMPACT RADIO 103 FM – Thabiso Mdluli – Afternoon Drive
MIX 93.8 FM – Darren Scott – Ballz.co.za on MIX 93.8FM
RADIO ISLAM – Yusuf Moosagie – Your World Today
RADIO KHWEZI – Saziso Dlamini – 90 Minutes Drive
RADIO TYGERBERG – Anton Treurnicht – Vuurvas

Winner: RADIO TYGERBERG – Anton Treurnicht – Vuurvas

PBS
LESEDI FM – Ba2cada Leine -Rea Kubeletsa
LIGWALAGWALA FM – Dumisa Mavuso – Asembe Drive Show
MOTSWEDING FM – Douglas Mosadi – Ke Nako- Fokotsa Gee
PHALAPHALA FM – Jimmy da Scratcher – Dzi a Orowa
THOBELA FM – Skhumbuzo Mbatha – Ntshirogele

Winner: LIGWALAGWALA FM – Dumisa Mavuso – Asembe Drive Show

Commercial
567 CAPETALK – John Maytham – John Maytham Show
5FM – DJ Fresh – The Fresh Drive
94.7 HIGHVELD STEREO – Anele – Afternoon Drive Show
EAST COAST RADIO – Damon Beard – The Drive with Damon
JACARANDA FM 94.2 – Martin Bester – Martin Bester Drive

Winner: 567 CAPETALK – John Maytham – John Maytham Show

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AFTERNOON DRIVE SHOW (GAUTRAIN)

Campus
MFM 92.6 – The Drive
TSHWANE FM – The Offramp
TUKS FM 107.2 – The Drive Show
TUKS FM 107.2 The Drive Way
UJFM 95.4 The Explicit Drive

Winner: TSHWANE FM – The Offramp

Community
MIX 93.8 FM – Ballz.co.za
QWA QWA RADIO – Seotlong
RADIO KHWEZI – 90 Minutes Drive
RADIO KHWEZI – Teen Talk
RADIO PULPIT 657 AM – Spektrum

Winner: MIX 93.8 FM – Ballz.co.za

PBS
LESEDI FM – Rea Kubeletsa
MOTSWEDING FM – KE Nako – Fokotsa Gee
MUNGHANA LONENE FM – Mphensa Mphensa
PHALAPHALA FM – Dzi a Orowa
RADIO 2000 – Drive Time Experience

Winner: RADIO 2000 – Drive Time Experience

Commercial
567 CAPE TALK – John Maytham Show
EAST COAST RADIO – The Drive with Damon
GOOD HOPE FM – Ozone
HEART 104.9 FM – Drive 326 with Suga
JACARANDA FM 94.2 Martin Bester Drive

Winner: GOOD HOPE FM – Ozone

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BREAKFAST SHOW PRESENTER (MCDONALDS)

Campus
PUK FM – WR van der Merwe – Big Bang Breakfast
TUKS FM 107.2 – Nick Cloete – The Wake up
TUKS FM 107.2 – Phindi Mdluli – Bang Bang Breakfast
UJFM – AB Da Costa – The Continental Breakfast

Winner: UJFM – AB Da Costa – The Continental Breakfast

Community
INANDA 88.4FM – Siyabonga Seme – Rise and Rock
RADIO ISLAM – Sulaimaan Ravat – Saabahul Muslim
RADIO KHWEZI – Makhosi Maphumulo – Breakfast Show
RADIO TYGERBERG – Anton Brink – Oggendrooi

Winner: RADIO ISLAM – Sulaimaan Ravat – Saabahul Muslim

PBS
LIGWALAGWALA FM – DJ Madumane – Breakfast Show
LOTUS FM – Neville Pillay – The Morning Rush
MOTSWEDING FM – Kabelo Molopyane – Ragoga Gee
UMHLOBO WENENE FM – Putco Mafani – BEE Show

Winner: UMHLOBO WENENE FM – Putco Mafani – BEE Show

Commercial
94.5 KFM – Ryan O’Connor – KFM Breakfast
94.7 HIGHVELD STEREO – Darren Simpson – Breakfast Xpress
ALGOA FM – Daron Mann – The DMB
EAST COAST RADIO – Darren Maule – The Breakfast Stack
TALK RADIO 702 – John Robbie – The John Robbie Show

Winner: TALK RADIO 702 – John Robbie – The John Robbie Show


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BREAKFAST SHOW (CITY LODGE HOTELS)

Campus
MFM – The MFM – Breakfast Show
PUK FM -The Big Bang Breakfast
TUKS FM 107.2 – The Wake Up
UJFM – The Continental Breakfast

Winner: TUKS FM 107.2 – The Wake Up

Community
GROOT FM – Die Groot Ontbyt
MIX 93.8 FM – Blewitt For Breakfast
RADIO ISLAM – Sabaahul Muslim
RADIO KHWEZI – Sekusile Okungaliyo Breakfast Show
RADIO TYGERBERG – Oggendrooi

Winner: MIX 93.8 FM – Blewitt for Breakfast

PBS
MOTSWEDING FM – Ragoga Gee
MUNGHANA LONENE FM – PhaPhama
RADIO 2000 – Haaibo
THOBELA FM – Ditlameso
UMHLOBO WENENE FM – BEE Breakfast Eyondlayo Ekuseni

Winner: UMHLOBO WENENE FM – BEE Breakfast Eyondlayo Ekuseni

Commercial
94.5 KFM – KFM Breakfast with Ryan O’Connor
ALGOA FM – The Daron Mann Breakfast
HEART 104.9 FM – Breakfast with Aden Thomas
KAYA FM 95.9 – 180 with Bob
TALK RADIO 702 – The John Robbie Show

Winner: TALK RADIO 702 – The John Robbie Show

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BUSINESS AND FINANCE SHOW (BUSINESS CONNEXION)

KAYA FM 95.9 – KAYA Bizz
MIX 93.8FM – In Conference with Michael
SAFM – Media @SAFM
TALK RADIO 702 and 567 CAPE TALK – The Money Show

Winner: KAYA FM 95.9 – KAYA Bizz

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COMMUNITY PRESENTER (MDDA)

QWA QWA RADIO – Elizabeth Ngati
RADIO ISLAM – Yusuf Moosagie
RADIO TYGERBERG – Benescke Janse van Rensburg

Winner: RADIO TYGERBERG – Benescke Janse van Rensburg

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COMMUNITY PROJECT (UNITED STATIONS)

Campus
MFM 92.6 – 4C Project
MFM 92.6 – Safety Campaign
MFM 92.6 – Mandela Day
TUKS FM 107.2 – Wooly Winter

Winner: MFM 92.6 – Safety Campaign

Community
101.9 CHAI FM – Yad Aharon Radiothon
EMALAHLENI FM – Fighting the Stigma
RADIO TYGERBERG – Madiba Day (Put a Plaster on Poverty)
THE VOICE OF THE CAPE – Morning Xpresso (Pink Hijab Day)

Winner: RADIO TYGERBERG – Madiba Day (Put a Plaster on Poverty)

PBS
LIGWALAGWALA FM – Masakhane
LOTUS FM – Warm Hearts Campaign
UKHOZI FM – Ungqimu Idada noSiyazi Idada
UMHLOBO WENENE FM – Community Project

Winner: LOTUS FM – Warm Hearts Campaign

Commercial
EAST COAST RADIO – Dying with Dignity- the Big Favour
JACARANDA FM 94.2 – Good Morning Angels
JACARANDA FM 94.2 – Ouma Skulpie meets Graeme Smith
PRIMEDIA BROADCASTING – Drug Watch
PRIMEDIA BROADCASTING – Stop Rape

Winner: PRIMEDIA BROADCASTING – Stop Rape


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CONTENT PRODUCER

Campus & Community
101.9 CHAI FM – Cybil Chebedi
MIX FM 93.8 – William Scott
RADIO ISLAM – Yusuf Moosagie
TUKS FM 107.2 – Wayne van Jaarsveld & Quintus Potgieter
TUKS FM 107.2 – Willem van Biljon

Winner: MIX FM 93.8 – William Scott

PBS
CHANNEL AFRICA -Sydney Katunga Phiri
LESEDI FM – Thabang Morobani
MOTSWEDING FM – Mmakobedi Choabi
MUNGHANA LONENE FM – Justice Shipalana

Winner: MUNGHANA LONENE FM – Justice Shipalana

Commercial
94.7 HIGHVELD STEREO – Greg Aldridge
GAGASI FM – Jacinta Ngobese
JACARANDA FM 94.2 – Mike Savage
METRO FM – Beverly Maphangwa
VUMA FM – Kheta Mkhize

Winner: GAGASI FM – Jacinta Ngobese

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DAYTIME SHOW

Campus
MFM 92.6 – AM2PM
PUK FM 93.6 – International Top 40
TUKS FM 107.2 – The Lunch Break
TUKS FM 107.2 – The Platform

Winner: TUKS FM 107.2 – The Lunch Break

Community
101.9 CHAI FM – The Law and You
EAST RAND STEREO 93.9 – Midday Show presented by Francois van Rensburg
IMPACT RADIO 103 FM – The Reboot MIX
MIX 93.8 FM – Lunchtime Live with Saskia V
THE VOICE OF THE CAPE – VOC Drivetime

Winner: 101.9 CHAI FM – The Law and You

PBS
PHALAPHALA FM – Tshiko Mid-day Talk
THOBELA FM – Sedibeng 16 Days
THOBELA FM – Sedibeng Disposable Nappies
THOBELA FM – Sedibeng Feline Herpes
UKHOZI FM – Nethezeka noKhozi

Winner: THOBELA FM – Sedibeng Disposable Nappies

Commercial
GOOD HOPE FM – The Ozone
JACARANDA FM 94.2 – Workzone Part 2 with Barney Simon
KAYA FM 95.9 – Georgie in the Afternoon
POWER FM 98.7 – POWER Lunch
OFM – Slice of Life

Winner: KAYA FM 95.9 – Georgie in the Afternoon

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DRAMA PROGRAMME

Community
101.9 CHAI FM – the Law and You
RADIO KHWEZI – Zifika Zidlule
RADIO TYGERBERG – Drama Season
VOW FM (Voice of Wits) – Law Focus – The Right Stuff, Female Miners

Winner: VOW FM (Voice of Wits) – Law Focus – The Right Stuff, Female Miners

PBS
IKWEKWEZI FM – Osemsamo Limphosa Emnyango
MUNGHANA LONENE FM – Mina hi Mina
RSG – Die Kwilter en die Kelner
SAFM – The Saturday Play – The Passion
UMHLOBO WENENE FM – Ithini Na Lento?

Winner: UMHLOBO WENENE FM – Ithini Na Lento?

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MULTI-CHANNEL PROMOTION

94.7 HIGHVELD STEREO – Star POWER
101.9 CHAI FM – The 101.9 Chai FM App
EAST COAST RADIO – Ghost at ECR
EAST COAST RADIO – Tragedy on Field’s Hill
EAST COAST RADIO/JACARANDA FM 94.2 – The iTunes No1
JACARANDA FM 94.2 – Foot in the Door
JACARANDA FM 94.2 – Lala Kakuhle Tata

Winner: JACARANDA FM 94.2 – Lala Kakuhle Tata

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MUSIC SHOW

Campus
MFM 92.6 – Worldwide Top 40
PUKFM 93.6 – Gatskop Maandag
TUKS FM 107.2 – Retro Riffs
TUKS FM 107.2 – The 107.2 Countdown
TUKS FM 107.2 – Top 30

Winner: MFM 92.6 – Worldwide Top 40

Community
EAST RAND STEREO 93.9 – Top 40 presented by Pedro Fernando
GROOT FM 90.5 – Mis en mis uit met Hendri Myburgh
GROOT FM 90.5 – Tydmasjien
IMPACT RADIO 103 FM – Fayth Fusion
INANDA 88.4 FM – The Best Urban Charts

Winner: EAST RAND STEREO 93.9 – Top 40 presented by Pedro Fernando

PBS
LESEDI FM – Kgatholoha
LESEDI FM – Local Top 30
LOTUS FM – Local Vocal
THOBELA FM – Thobela FM Top 10 Le Thabo
UMHLOBO WENENE FM – Umculo We Jazz

Winner: THOBELA FM – Thobela FM Top 10 Le Thabo

Commercial
5FM – Ultimix Weekend Edition
ALGOA FM – The Algoa FM Top 30 With Wayne Hart
JACARANDA FM 94.2 – Closet Classics
METRO FM – Metro FM Experience
POWER FM 98.7 – Power Weekends

Winner: METRO FM – Metro FM Experience

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MY STATION

Most Votes
LESEDI FM
LIGWALAGWALA
RSG
THOBELA FM
UMHLOBO WENENE FM

Winner: THOBELA FM

Most Loyal Listeners
CHAI FM
GROOT FM
MFM 92.6
MIX 93.8FM
RADIO PRETORIA

Winner: GROOT FM

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NEWS AND ACTUALITY PRESENTER

Campus and Community
101.9 CHAI FM – Chad Thomas and Glenda Paul
RADIO ISLAM – Sulaimaan Ravat
RADIO KHWEZI – Saziso Dlamini
TUKS FM 107.2 – Terry Adams and Pieter van der Merwe
VOW FM – Alex Kotis

Winner: RADIO ISLAM – Sulaimaan Ravat

PBS
LOTUS FM – Taresh Harreeparshad
RSG – Izak du Plessis
UKHOZI FM – Abasiki Bebunda & Bongani Mavuso
UKHOZI FM – Busisiwe Mkhize

Winner: LOTUS FM – Taresh Harreeparshad

Commercial
94.7 HIGHVELD STEREO – Jacob Moshokoa
KAYA FM 95.9 – John Perlman
POWER FM 98.7 – Eusebius McKaiser
TALK RADIO 702 & 567 CAPE TALK – Redi Thlabi
TALK RADIO 702 & 567 CAPE TALK – Stephen Grootes

Winner: 94.7 HIGHVELD STEREO – Jacob Moshokoa

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NEWS AND ACTUALITY PRODUCER

Campus and Community
101.9 CHAI FM – Chad Thomas and Glenda Paul
101.9 CHAI FM – Garry Hertzberg
VOW FM (Voice of Wits) – Paul McNally

Winner: VOW FM (Voice of Wits) – Paul McNally

PBS
SAFM – Johannah Legodi – Education – Intune
SAFM – Johannah Legodi & Zanele Jambane – Terry Pheto – In the Spotlight
UKHOZI FM – Busisiwe Mkhize – Ezanamuhla
UKHOZI FM – Abasiki Bebunda & Bongani Mavuso – Ezanamuhla
UMHLOBO WENENE FM – Mcebesi Ngqina – Laphum’ikhwezi –

Winner: UKHOZI FM – Busisiwe Mkhize – Ezanamuhla

Commercial
POWER FM 98.7 – Power Life – Bongani Mahlangu
POWER FM 98.7 – Power Talk – Lerato Makate and Ncebakazi Manzi
TALK RADIO 702 – Jonathan Fairbairn – Afternoon Drive Show
TALK RADIO 702 – Nolwazi Tusini – Redi Tlhabi Show
TALK RADIO 702 – Thabisile Mbete – John Robbie Show
TALK RADIO 702 & 567 CAPE TALK – Cecile Basson – The Money Show

Winner: TALK RADIO 702 & 567 CAPE TALK – Cecile Basson – The Money Show

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NEWS AND ACTUALITY SHOW

Campus and Community
101.9 CHAI FM – The Law and You
EAST RAND STEREO 93.9 – Midday Show presented by Francois van Rensburg
PUKFM 93.6 – Studio Spektrum
RADIO ISLAM – Sabahul Muslim
TUKS FM 107.2 – The News Platform
VOW FM (Voice of Wits) – Law Focus – Female Miners

Winner: VOW FM (Voice of Wits) – Law Focus – Female Miners

PBS
LESEDI FM – Makumane/Rasethunya
LOTUS FM – Newsbreak 11 December Maya & Gen
LOTUS FM – Newsbreak 12 December Maya & Gen
SAFM – AM Live
SAFM – Zuma to Eldorado Park

Winner: SAFM – AM Live

Commercial
HEART 104.9 FM – Heart Topic
KAYA FM 95.9 – Today with John Perlman
METRO FM – Talk with Sakina
POWERFM 98.7 – Power Talk
TALK RADIO 702 – Afternoon Drive
TALK RADIO 702 & 567 CAPE TALK – Midday Report

Winner: METRO FM – Talk with Sakina

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NEWS BULLETIN READER

Campus
TUKS FM 107.2 – Nadia Romanos
UJFM 95.4 – Azzizar Mosupi
UJFM 95.4 Thando Dhaza
VOW FM (Voice of Wits) – Mvangeli Nzuza
VOW FM (Voice of Wits) – Lonwabo Miso

Winner: VOW FM (Voice of Wits) – Mvangeli Nzuza

Community
CAPE PULPIT 729 AM – Alida Raubenheimer
INANDA 88.4 FM – Samkelisiwe Radebe
RADIO KHWEZI – Nondumiso Zakwe
RADIO KHWEZI – Thabile Ntuli
VUKANI COMMUNITY RADIO – Khungeka Mji

Winner: VUKANI COMMUNITY RADIO – Khungeka Mji

PBS
RSG – Martelize Brink
SAFM – Anne Moosa
SAFM – Vabakshnee Chetty
TruFM – Ondela Lulamela Mbana
UKHOZI FM – Nokwazi Mbhele
UMHLOBO WENENE FM – Dikeledi Mbanga

Winner: UKHOZI FM – Nokwazi Mbhele

Commercial
94.7 HIGHVELD STEREO – Benita Levin
94.7 HIGHVELD STEREO – Jacob Moshokoa
EAST COAST RADIO – Dineo Mphahlele
TALK RADIO 702 – Lebogang Moeketsi
TALK RADIO 702 – Tara Meaney

Winner: TALK RADIO 702 – Lebogang Moeketsi

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NIGHT-TIME SHOW

Campus
MFM 92.6 The Hitlist
PUK FM 93.6 Gatskop Maandag
TSHWANE FM – The Airforce One Show
TUKS FM 107.2 The Darkside
UJFM 95.4 Student Nights

Winner: TSHWANE FM – The Airforce One Show

Community
EAST WAVE RADIO – Rich and Creamy show
GROOT FM 90.5 – Kitsgras end Sekelbos
GROOT FM 90.5 – Mis en Mis uit met Hendri Myburgh
IMPACT RADIO 103 FM – Overnight’s with Thabiso Mogane
IMPACT RADIO 103 FM – Thursday Thoughts
RADIO PULPIT 657 AM – Intimate Moments

Winner: GROOT FM 90.5 – Mis en Mis Uit met Hendri Myburgh

PBS
LESEDI FM – Mphaholle
MUNGHANA LONENE FM – Afrika Wa Vulavula
MUNGHANA LONENE FM – Minkondzo ya Tingwazi
RSG – Liedjieboer Rumoer
THOBELA FM – Tabakgolo Nelson Mandela Memorial
THOBELA FM – Tabakgolo-Discouraging social network usage whilst driving
THOBELA FM – THOBELA Student Fundraising

Winner: MUNGHANA LONENE FM – Minkondzo ya Tingwazi

Commercial
5FM – The Roger Goode Show
EAST COAST & JACARANDA FM 94.2 – The Anne Hirsch Show
HEART 104.9 FM – In the mix with Diggy Bongz
KAYA FM 95.9 – Home with Mapaseka Mokwele
POWER FM 98.7 – Power Life

Winner: POWER FM 98.7 – Power Life

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ON-AIR PACKAGING (DELTA AIR LINES)

Campus and Community
101.9 CHAI FM
EMALAHLENI FM
GROOT FM 90.5
KNYSNA FM 97.0
RADIO ISLAM
RADIO TYGERBERG
TUKS FM 107.2

Winner: TUKS FM 107.2

PBS
LOTUS FM
RADIO 2000
RSG – Generic
RSG – My Wereld
UKHOZI FM

Winner: RSG My Wereld

Commercial
5FM
94.7 HIGHVELD STEREO
EAST COAST RADIO
JACARANDA FM
METRO FM

Winner: 5FM

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PROGRAMME INNOVATION

5FM – Beats By Demand
5FM – The Mashlab
94.7 HIGHVELD STEREO – Listener Driven Radio
EWN (Primedia) – Derek Alberts’ Clean and Jerk
JACARANDA FM 94.2 – Martin Bester Drive Let’s Give Kili Horns
JACARANDA FM 94.2 – Martin Bester Drive Snow Baby
TALK RADIO 702 – Rivonia Raid

Winner: JACARANDA FM 94.2 – Martin Bester Drive Let’s Give Kili Horns

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PROMOTIONS STUNT / EVENT

Campus
MFM 92.6 – MFM Birthday Week
MFM 92.6 – Trading up AM2PM
TUKS FM 107.2 – 107.2 Countdown
TUKS FM 107.2 – Biggest Fan
TUKS FM 107.2 – World Record Attempt

Winner: TUKS FM 107.2 – World Record Attempt

Community
101.9 CHAIFM – Yad Aharon Radiothon
EAST RAND STEREO 93.9 – Cuppa for CANSA
RADIO ISLAM – Don’t be that Guy
RADIO KHWEZI – Saziso Dlamini
THE VOICE OF THE CAPE – Launch of 91.3FM
Voice of the Cape – Pink Hijab Day

Winner: 101.9 CHAIFM – Yad Aharon Radiothon

PBS
LESEDI FM – Champions League Promo
LESEDI FM – O Tholetseng
MUNGHANA LONENE FM -Xitsonga Music Awards
RSG – Iets vir iets
SAFM – SABC Radio salutes Nelson Mandela

Winner: LESEDI FM – Champions League Promo

Commercial
5FM – Vicky FM
EAST COAST RADIO – Freebie Thursday
EAST COAST RADIO – Where in the World is Damon Going?
KAYAFM95.9 – Relay for Mandela Day
TALK RADIO 702 & 567 CAPE TALK – The Redi Tlhabi Show

Winner: EAST COAST RADIO – Freebie Thursday

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RADIO ADVERTISEMENT OF THE YEAR (RAB)

CAPITEC BANK
CRICKLEY DAIRY
FNB
KFC
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Winner: Crickley Dairy

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RADIO DOCUMENTARY

RSG – ‘n Onderstebo Wereld
SAFM – Nelson Mandela and the Afrikaner
SAFM – Nelson Mandela’s Palette
SAFM – Nelson Mandela’s Soundtrack
SAFM – The Bush Radio Story
UMHLOBO WENENE FM – Long Walk to Freedom
VOW FM (Voice of Wits) – Female Miners

Winner: SAFM – Nelson Mandela’s Soundtrack

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SPORTS COMMENTATOR

LESEDI FM – Thabo Kofa
UMHLOBO WENENE FM – Mthuthuzeli Scott

Winner: LESEDI FM – Thabo Kofa

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SPORTS REPORTER

METRO FM – Robert Marawa
SAFM – Mogamad Allie
PRIMEDIA BROADCASTING – Jean Smyth
PRIMEDIA BROADCASTING – Mark Lewis
UKHOZI FM – Victor Molefe

Winner: Primedia Broadcasting – Mark Lewis

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SPORTS SHOW

Campus
TSHWANE FM: Airforce One: Sports Terminal
TUT FM 96.2 – Monday Night Sports
UJFM 95.4 – The Sports Network
VOWFM (Voice of Wits) – SportsHub
VUTFM – Sports Agenda

Winner: UJFM 95.4 – The Sports Network

Community
HIGHWAY RADIO – Sports with Zinhle
INANDA 88.4 FM – Exclusive Sports Hour
MIX 93.8 FM – Ballz.co.za
RADIO SUNNY SOUTH – Touch-line
RADIO TYGERBERG – Motorsportfokus
RADIO TYGERBERG – Vuurvas Sport

Winner: MIX 93.8 FM – Ballz.co.za

PBS
LESEDI FM – Tsa Dipapadi
LIGWALAGWALA FM – Commentary
MOTSWEDING FM – Mamepe a Metshameko
RADIO 2000 – Game On
UKHOZI FM – Ezemidlalo no Victor

Winner: UKHOZI FM – Ezemidlalo no Victor

Commercial
94.7 HIGHVELD STEREO – Derek Alberts’ Clean and Jerk
HEART 104.9 – On the Couch with Tapfuma Makina
KAYA FM 95.9 – The Home Straight
METRO FM – 083Sports@6 with Marawa
TALK RADIO 702 & 567 CAPE TALK – SportsTalk with Udo Carelse

Winner: METRO FM – 083Sports@6 with Marawa

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TRAFFIC PRESENTER (GAUTRAIN)

5FM – Catherine Grenfell
KAYAFM95.9 – Kgomotso Meso
METRO FM – Rob Byrne
SAFM – Rob Byrne
TALK RADIO 702 – Aki Anastasiou
TALK RADIO 702 – Tsikwe Molobye

Winner: METRO FM – Rob Byrne

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WEEKEND RADIO SHOW (BUILDERS WAREHOUSE)

Campus
MFM 92.6 – Weekend Breakfast
MFM 92.6 – Worldwide Top 40
TSHWANE FM – Supasonic Breakfast Show
TUKS FM 107.2 – Top 30
TUKS FM 107.2 – Weekend Wake Up
UJFM 95.4 – The Expression

Winner: TUKS FM 107.2 – Top 30

Community
ALEX FM 89.1 – The Mixtape Radio show
CAPE PULPIT 729AM – Kaapse Klanke
EAST RAND STEREO 93.9 – Top 40 presented by Pedro Fernando
GROOT FM 90.5 – Hykie Berg Show
IMPACT RADIO 103 FM – Fayth Fusion
IMPACT RADIO 103 FM – Insync

Winner: ALEX FM 89.1 – The Mixtape Radio show

PBS
SAFM – InTune
SAFM – Media@SAFM
UKHOZI FM – Umnyakazo Top 20
UMHLOBO WENENE FM – Ukholo Nengqiqo

Winner: SAFM – Media@SAFM

Commercial
5FM – Weekend Breakfast with Thomas
GOOD HOPE FM – Weekend Breakfast Show
HEART 104.9 FM – Top 30 with Paul Playdon
JACARANDAFM 94.2 – Closet Classics
KAYAFM95.9 – Top 40
METRO FM – The Real Phat Joe

Winner: KAYAFM95.9 – Top 40

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NOMINATION AWARDS

BURSARY WINNER
Anathi Sidali

BRIGHT STARS
Salendran Thulukanam – ECR
Tyson Molemela – O-FM
Karien Basson – RADIO TYGERBERG
Mpho Phalatse – SOSHANGUVE COMMUNITY RADIO
Dewald Noel van Niekerk – TUKS FM 107.2
Terry-Ann Adams – TUKS FM 107.2

HALL OF FAME (NIELSEN MEDIA)
Omar Essack – KAGISO MEDIA
Lumko Mtimde – MEDIA DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSITY AGENCY
Ian Crewe – PRIMEDIA BROADCASTING
Angie Kapelianis – SAFM/SABC RADIO NEWS
Putco Mafani – UMHLOBO WENENE FM
Munadia Karaan – VOICE OF THE CAPE (posthumous award)

LIFETIME ACHIEVER
John Berks


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STATION OF THE YEAR

Campus
MFM 92.6
TSHWANE FM
TUKS FM 107.2
UJFM 95.4
VOW FM

Winner: TUKS FM 107.2

Community
101.9 CHAI FM
EAST RAND STEREO
MIX 93.8 FM
RADIO ISLAM
RADIO TYGERBERG

Winner: RADIO TYGERBERG

PBS
LESEDI FM
LOTUS FM
SAFM
UKHOZI FM
UMHLOBO WENENE FM

Winner: UMHLOBO WENENE FM

Commercial
567 CAPE TALK
JACARANDA FM
KAYA FM 95.9
METRO FM
TALK RADIO 702

Winner: TALK RADIO 702

 

 

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Exclusive with MTN Radio Awards judges

Posted by radio On April - 9 - 2014 Comments Off on Exclusive with MTN Radio Awards judges

 

 

With only a couple of days to spare before the 2014 MTN Radio Awards, Radiobiz put together a virtual roundtable for some of the judges to have their say on the significance of the awards and above all the power of Radio. These are their two cents worth.

KoosRadebe

 

Koos Radebe – MTN Radio Awards Lifetime Achiever 2013

 

Radiobiz : How do you think radio has faired in the 20 years of democracy as a medium that reaches the majority of South Africans ?

 

KR : I do not have any doubt in my mind that Radio has played an incredible role awakening our societies over the past 20 years of our democracy. Even before 1994, it was radio that ran a campaign to educate the masses on the concept of democracy, human rights, constitutional rights, freedom of speech and association etc. This also include the importance of voting and elections in general. The long queues witnessed in the first elections of 1994 and subsequent elections and the birth of new parties since then, bear testimony to the power of role and the integral role it played since then.

 

Furthermore, it has to be remembered that pre 1994, there was very little to no live debates allowed by the previous repressive regime on SABC stations, which were then the monopoly in reaching out to the critical mass. In 1994, the tide turned for the better and the wiser, as more and more air waves opened up and broadcasting was regulated by the IBA (Independent Broadcasting Association). During this period, the SABC also felt challenged and would not be left behind when the train was fast moving into the new era of democracy.

 

The fact that listeners of radio and television stations could be invited to air their views live on radio, brought about a new dawn, where for once they were going to shape their own democracy to be what it is today. The beauty about all of this is that radio was received even in the far flung areas of our country without exception. With this also came about the unbanning of political leaders from live participation on radio talk shows, and brought about huge diversity of views on our airwaves.

 

In conclusion, it is my strong belief that radio has fared very well in building this proud democracy that we enjoy and celebrate in our life time.

 

 

Lance Roth

Lance Rothschild – CEO of MTN Radio Awards

 

Radiobiz : Will there be a time whereby online radio stations are considered for nomination? If Yes/No, why?

 

LR : This is not a question to which one can give a simple yes/no answer. A few years back, we considered including online stations in a section of their own, however on further examining this option, we felt that there were many issues surrounding these stations and that they didn’t merit inclusion at the time. Online radio is un-regulated and anything goes. In addition, the “online-only” stations have very small and somewhat niche audiences, which separates these stations from “mainstream” radio. We will constantly evaluate developments within the marketplace and should the time come when we feel that online radio has entered the mainstream, that their programming justifies inclusion in the MTN Radio Awards and that they have sufficient numbers of listeners, we may include these stations in the awards programme.

 

Radiobiz : What methodology is used to asses nominees?

 

LR : Stations and individuals submit entries in the various categories. The criteria for each category is listed on the MTN Radio Awards website and the entrants are encouraged to meet these criteria. Subsequent to the closing date, the categories are assigned to various members of the adjudication panel, and these adjudicators assess the entries with particular emphasis on: Creativity; Presentation; Value (to the listener) and Production. The adjudicator enters the score for each entry in an online adjudication portal and then the scores from this process determine who the finalists and the winner will be.

 

Radiobiz : Are there any CSI initiatives linked with the MTN Radio Awards?

 

LR : We have a bursary award where we provide a bursary to a student to attend the Wits Radio Academy.

 

Rich+Mkhondo

 

Rich Mkhondo – Chairman of MTN Radio Awards

 

Radiobiz : What structures are in place to ensure continuing quality control for the awards?

 

RM : Quality control is central to the MTN Radio Awards as we want to uphold a standard of credibility and integrity that entrenches these awards and maintains their value within the industry. We set very high standards for every aspect of the Awards from the adjudication panel, to the overall operation and management of the awards. In addition, this year we have brought in an external audit firm to evaluate the results and to guide us on improving and streamlining processes.

 

 

 

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PACOFS first ever indaba

Posted by radio On April - 7 - 2014 Comments Off on PACOFS first ever indaba

 

The Performing Arts Centre of the Free State (PACOFS) is stepping into the future with it’s first-ever Artists Indaba. Taking place at the Sand du Plessis Theatre at PACOFS’ Bloemfontein complex on April 12th, the milestone event presents a unique opportunity for performing arts stakeholders in the province to become part of the new era of PACOFS. pacofs

 

The latter began with the confirmation of Teboho Macholo as CEO and the appointment of veteran actor, Jerry Mofokeng as Artistic Director earlier this year. Its aim is the development and production of performing arts in a way that serves Free State audiences and beyond. The new era of PACOFS is also set to play an increasingly important part of the Department of Arts and Culture’s primary objective of laying the foundation of greatness.

 

This Indaba is a platform for us to articulate our plans and for our stakeholders to express their wishes and aspirations and we are encouraging as wide a participation as possible,” says Macholo. Among the plans to be presented by PACOFS on April 12th will be the year’s programme and the many partnerships that have already been brokered by Macholo and his team with the likes of the Central University of Technology CUTS) and the SABC.

 

The Artists Indaba is also the first time that the artistic community of the Free State will be able to engage with Mofokeng.   “I’m very excited about the chance to meet as many players and stakeholders as possible,” says the veteran actor of the upcoming Indaba.

 

Of course, I am excited to bring my skills and expertise to PACOFS and share my vision for the coming years. But, equally, it’s important that I get to know the people and organizations that drive the arts in this province. Only when we have a shared vision will we be able to take PACOFS into the future and make our mark as a performing arts establishment to be reckoned with, nationally and even internationally.”   The PACOFS Artists Indaba is a significant event on the national performing arts stage and is set to mark the start of the Free State becoming a significant national player.

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MTN Bushfire 2014 – May 30th – June 1st

Posted by radio On December - 17 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

bushfireSwaziland’s highly acclaimed three-day music and arts festival returns for another year of true ‘art with heart’ celebrations. By promoting creative expression and social responsibility, MTN BUSHFIRE is the only festival that donates 100% of its profits to charity.

 

In 2013 over 30,000 people enjoyed three days of music, activism and cultural expression amidst the beauty of Swaziland. Day passes for the festival sold out leaving hundreds of disappointed fans – make sure you don’t miss out – as the 2014 edition promises even more diverse acts from around the world as well as a range of opportunities for YOU to make a difference and #BRING YOUR FIRE.

 

MTN Bushfire 2014 will continue with the international flavour of MTN Bushfire that has seen acts such as Bomba Estereo (Colombia), Stewart Sukuma (Mozambique), Joy Frempong – Oy (Ghana / Switzerland), Alhousseini Mohamed Anivolla (Niger), The Soil (South Africa), Nathalie Natiembé (Reunion Islands) amongst many others.

 

Some initial acts have already been confirmed and will be joined by dozens of other acts from South Africa, Swaziland the rest of the continent and further afield.

 

La33 (Colombia): Courtesy of the Colombian Embassy

Caribbean and salsa sounds fuse with street rhythms to create something truly unique. Inspired by the “calle 33,” a meeting place where young artists are experimenting, exchange ideas, find new ways to dress and where musicians come to play all common – the group is a true expression of this ethos.

 

Kadebostany (Switzerland): Courtesy of Pro-Helvetia

A striking visual identity and their infamously powerful live performances backed by an exclusive visual show perfect the experience. Bearing both a solid artistic credibility and an evident potential for broad appeal, Kadebostany are set to stand as undisputed heralds of a renewal in the pop music world.

 

Mokoomba (Zimbabwe): Courtesy of Pamberi trust/African Synergy

Exuberant youthful energy bursting with natural talent and contagious rhythm, the six young men of Mokoomba are Zimbabwe’s next generation of hope. Musically distinct, Mokoomba combines traditional and modern instruments with a rich blend of rhythms, creating a vibrant sound consisting of not only traditional Tonga music but embracing the diverse cultures of southern Africa

 

Qibho and Sands (Swaziland)

To a person who has never met them, the band Qibho & Sands sounds like a duet yet this is magical fusion of poetry, vocals and guitars is made up of three guys; Qibho, Sands and Bandile. Their music is not only deep, soulful and mesmerising; it also has a groovy vibe to it that can make any person sing and dance along.

 

Tickets can be bought online at http://www.bush-fire.com (from mid-December 2013). For more artist info, travel packages and the latest news:

 

 

[Issued by: Redflag]

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6th SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards on SABC2

Posted by radio On November - 7 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

The long awaited  annual SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards, are finally around the corner. Yet again the impressive ICC Arena in Durban will be brought down by the majestic backdrop and heavenly voices on the 17th Nov 2011.  SABC has been for years proudly associated with the Crown Gospel Music Awards and this year the Public Service Broadcaster is again a media partner for this auspicious Gospel Awards Ceremony which will not only include local Gospel artist but also artist from beyond our borders.

Kaizer Kganyago, SABC Spokesperson says, “We are highly encouraged by the continued growth of the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards . Gospel music represents one of the most popular genres across the SABC platforms both Radio and television especially on SABC1and SABC 2’s audience and therefore the channel’s association with the Crown Gospel Music Awards reflects this natural attraction”, he concluded.

SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards, are a platform to salute and award excellence in the Gospel Music Industry under various categories. To date the Awards boasts more than 30 categories. The winners are awarded a Crown, for their sterling contribution in the gospel music industry.

The SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards will be broadcast live on SABC 2 on Sunday 17th November 2013 at 20:00.

SABC will also be supporting Crown Gospel Awards through its other various platforms including Radio and other TV programmes.

[Issued by: SABC]

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SABC a media partner for the annual SATMA Awards

Posted by radio On September - 26 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

 

The SABC  has re-affirmed its media partnership with The South African Traditional Music Achievement (SATMA) Awards due to take place at the Buffalo Cricket Stadium in East London, Eastern Cape on Friday 04 and Saturday 05 October 2013 at 18h00.

 

This year for the first time the SATMA’s have been split into two days on Friday the event will host a 99% Indigenous Comedy Show and the main music awards ceremony on Saturday evening.

 

SABC’s spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago says,” As the country’s only public service broadcaster, the SABC continuously strives to empower the local music industry through its 18 Radio Stations and 3 TV channels. Music be it traditional, Jazz, Gospel, Choral Music or any genre plays a crucial role in the promotion of the culture of South Africa’s people.  The SATMA Awards offers an opportunity to the SABC to continue showcasing the countries   music cultural diversity.  Music occupies a central place in the SABC’s programming”.

 

The SATMA AWARDS were launched in 2005 to promote, preserve, uplift, develop, honour and award traditional musicians across racial and ethnic background. From the inaugural SATMA Awards 2006 to the 6th anniversary SATMA Awards 2011 hosted in Kwa-Zulu Natal (Durban ICC), the SATMA Awards have made a tremendous contribution in the cultural landscape of South Africa through nation building, social cohesion and implementing the above mentioned objectives.

 

The 8th Annual SATMA Awards 2012 which will be hosted in the Eastern Cape Province (East London), will continue to showcase, honour and award traditional musicians in partnership with the Eastern Cape Provincial Government, SABC, National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC), Daily Dispatch, Drum Magazine, G4 Brothers Brands and DANCO.

 

South Africa’s top artist and song writer Ntando Bangani is still The SATMA Awards Ambassador for 2013.

 

SABC’s involvement at the SATMA Award’s this year entails the following:



Umhlobo Wenene FM
and Tru FM – will do Live Broadcasts and Live Crossings from the venue, East London 04 and 05 October 2013.


• Live Crossings by all SABC Radio Stations to Umhlobo Wenene FM & Tru FM for an update on the day of the SATMA AWARDS event.
• Interviewing SATMA Awards Winners during and post Award Ceremony by SABC Radio Stations relevant to the Winners, e.g. Best Ndebele Album Winner to be interviewed by
Ikwekwezi FM.



SABC 1
– Selimathunzi will film on 04th and on 05th October will do the red carpet and Roots will do the insert which will be broadcast later.
SABC 1 will broadcast the SATMA Awards on Saturday 19 October 2013 at 8pm.

 

[Issued by: SABC]

 

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CATCH BENITO ON THE GREEN IN SUPPORT OF THE SUNFLOWER FUND ON 27 SEPTEMBER 2013

 

Smile 90.4fm’s anchor Benito Vergotine will show off his sportsmanship on the golf course, alongside other celebrities in the first Pearl Valley Celebrity Golf Day on 27 September 2013, at Pearl Valley Golf Estate in Paarl.

 

Vergotine was approached to participate in this inaugural event as he was the ambassador for the Sunflower Fund last year and is still one of their biggest supporters. “I’ll be playing with someone, but I’m not sure who is included in our four ball yet. My goal is to enjoy the day and meet some of the other celebrities in attendance.”

 

Playing with a handicap of 14, Vergotine admits that he has not had the time to work on his skills, as he has not played since the Sanlam South African Women’s Match Play Championship in July, with co-presenter Brandon Baatjies.

 

“It’s a wonderful gesture on Sunflower Fund’s part. Everyone involved who I’ve spoken to is looking forward to the event,” Vergotine adds.

 

Tune into Benito Vergotine on Smile90.4fm on weekdays from 09h00 to 12h00 and Sundays from 10h00 to 14h00.

 

[Issued By: Smile FM]

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