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LotusFM announces line-up tweaks for 2017

Posted by radio On April - 26 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Joining the Lotus FM team are a few new bees from the 1st of May 2017.

The latest addition to the Lotus FM family is former Miss India South Africa Krsna Priya Dasa, who will be joining Zakia Ahmed as producer on the Life ‘n Style Show, weekdays, from 10:00 to 12:00.  Mishka Gounden will be our new traffic presenter on the Morning Rush Show, weekdays, 07:00 to 10:00.

 

Ryan Naicker will now be the official host of the Morning Rush Show, Shaastra Nagesar the producer, and Althaf Suleman as sport presenter.  Shirdika Pillai will present the Midday Spice Show, with Byron David as producer every weekday, from 12:00 to 15:00. The drive time show has been renamed as the     “Afternoon Takeover”, the show will be presented by Varshan Sookhun with Pravina Maharaj the producer, Feroz Shaik as sport presenter and Sanobar Khan the traffic presenter. Enrico Pillay will now be joining Alan Khan as the producer on Walk the Talk from Monday to Thursday, 19:00 to 20:00. Apart from listening to him on the Jungle Fever, you can also catch Avin Moorley every Friday, from 21:00 to 24:00 on In–Da Mix.

 

“We are excited about the line-up; it was a much needed refreshed rotation of on-air presenters within the station. I would also like to welcome those who have joined the station and I have full confidence in the entire line-up”, says Station Manager Alvin Pillay.

 

We encourage listeners to tune in to LotusFM 87.7 -106.8 from the 1st May 2017, and enjoy the fresh take of a fantastic line-up.  The station will continue to fulfil its public broadcasting mandate, to entertain, inform and educate its listeners.

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BASIC LEAD, the organizers of the DISCOP film and television content markets and coproduction forum today unveiled reinforced efforts to firmly establish the annual DISCOP Johannesburg  as the world’s #1 destination to source, acquire, and coproduce entertainment content “Made in Africa.”

 

Organizers are launching a new initiative to put film and televised content from sub-Saharan Africa front and center during DISCOP Johannesburg 2017, taking place from October 25 – 27 at the Sandton Convention Centre. A variety of campaigns will be deployed in the next six months to reach out to international broadcasters, pay-tv operators, streaming services, theatrical distributors, and sales agents seeking diverse and high-quality content.

 

This initiative underscores what has been a long-running commitment by the organizers to both showcase African homegrown content and develop coproduction opportunities across sub-Saharan Africa. With 267 of the 347 production and distribution houses in attendance last year hailing from 36 African countries, DISCOP Johannesburg is already the largest gathering of African content production and distribution executives under one roof.

 

“We proudly declared after DISCOP Johannesburg 2016 that African content is King,” explains Patrick Zuchowicki, CEO of Basic Lead and founder of the DISCOP markets, ” and while African content has long struggled to reach audiences outside the continent, the presence at last year’s DISCOP Johannesburg of some of the major global streamers – the new kids on the buying block – proved that content “Made in Africa” could be a disruptive force. There is an appetite for new projects with universal appeal and competition increases for fresh talent that can travel across all borders.”

 

As African produced content continues to draw the attention of distributors and content aggregators from around the world, thematic hubs will be set-up to showcase content “Made in Africa”, such as the PAVILION FRANCOPHONE AFRICAIN promoting indepentley produced French-speaking content; the DIGILAB AFRICA unbrella to spotlight innovations in virtual reality and 360-degree storytelling,  and the ANIMATION VILLAGE to welcome Africa’s most creative animators.

 

Indeed, DISCOP Johannesburg 2017 will continue with its strong focus on African animation through its continued partnership with the AFRICAN ANIMATION NETWORK who will be hosting the ANIMATION VILLAGE. Nick Wilson, Project Manager of the African Animation Network, has this to say of the partnership, “The African Animation Network is delighted to continue to build on the animation presence at DISCOP Markets.  African animation creators are invited to compete in our pitching competitions (Annecy – MIFA Pitches Animation du Monde) and skills development programme (Annecy – MIFA Animation du Monde – Skills Programme) which are presented in partnership with Annecy International animated Film Festival.  We’re extremely excited to host delegates from across the continent representing the widest diversity of the African animation industry and in line with the mantra “Made in Africa”.

 

Thanks to their extensive talent, shooting locations and skills pool as well as generous incentive programmes, South Africa and the City of Johannsburg will play a central role in the organizers’s plans to turn DISCOP Johannesburg into the World’s #1 destination to source, acquire, and coproduce entertainment content “Made in Africa”. Germany will be officially  welcome as DISCOP Johannesburg 2017’s “Guest Country”, and a MASTER CLASS program centered on the benefits of the existing co-production treaties between Germany and South Africa that covers both filmed and televised content.

 

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A number of the South African Broadcasting Corporations (SABC) radio stations along with their presenters and programmes were recognised and awarded across various genres for excellence in local programming, during the Liberty Radio Awards, which were held over the weekend at the Sandton Convention Centre.

 

 

Umhlobo Wenene FM led the SABC stable by collecting six awards including the coveted Station of the Year award for Public Broadcasting Services (PBS). The Station broadcasts in IsiXhosa, 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout all nine Provinces and reaches over 5million listeners every week. Several other SABC Radio Stations took home two awards each, these included:

 

  • Tru FM
  • Thobela FM
  • Ukhozi FM
  • SAfm
  • Radio 2000

Not to be outdone, Lotus FM, Ligwalagwala FM, and 5FM bagged an award each.

Other highlights included a TruFM Bright Star inductee, Lwazi Mpofu. This category recognises the future leaders in the broadcasting industry and the SABC expects great things from Lwazi. In the Best News Reader category, Nomsa Mdhluli was recognised as the best news reader across the radio platform, lending credence to the SABC position as the developer of new talent. In addition to the awards, three of the six people who were inducted to the Hall of Fame included Umhlobo Wenene Rev. Nomathamsanqa Rweqana and two former employees Mr Fakir Hassen and Mr Zola Yeye.

 

SABC’s Head of Radio Marketing, Mr Siphelele Sixaso, was exuberant when he said, “These awards are indicative of the SABC’s dominance in South Africa’s radio landscape. It’s wonderful to have our fellow industry peers and competitors recognise this. This is a tremendous accolade to the hard working SABC radio teams who deliver on our mandate and touch the lives of millions of South Africans from all walks of life, every day. The performance of the SABC Radio brands at the Liberty Radio awards confirms that our brands are here to stay and chart the way forward for radio globally. The Liberty Radio awards also play a huge role in reaffirming to our clients and listeners that SABC is home to the country’s biggest radio brands”.

 

 

The Liberty Radio Awards aim to present a credible, well-judged and transparent programme that promotes and recognises excellence in radio, with the objective of ensuring that radio remains one of South Africa’s leading media choices. The awards are about rewarding those individuals and organisations who combine talent, hard work and skill to ensure that their listeners are compelled and it is important for the SABC to be part of it.

 

SABC WINNERS AT THE LIBERTY RADIO AWARDS AND CATEGORIES INCLUDE:

Weekend Breakfast Show:

Umhlobo Wenene – Ibuzwa Kwabaphambili

Afternoon Drive Show:

TruFM- Tru Afternoon

Breakfast Presenter: PBS

Thobela FM- Nkgadimeng Kekana

Station of the Year PBS:

Umhlobo Wenene

My Station Listeners Choice:

Radio 2000

Station Imaging:

Umhlobo Wenene

Promotions Stunt/ Event: PBS

Ukhozi FM- Vuka Mzansi Breakfast Show

Music Show: PBS

Umhlobo Wenene- Ikwayala Eziphambili

Night-Time Show: PBS

Radio 2000- Talk on 2000

Traffic Presenter: Combined

5FM- Ms Cosmo

News Reader: PBS

SAFM- Nomsa Mdhluli

 

Daytime Show: PBS

Umhlobo Wenene- SJL (Sijik’ Langa)

Community Project: PBS

Thobela FM-Ex-convicts Empowerment

Bright Stars:

TruFM- Lwazi Mpofu

Drama Programme: Combined All

RSG- Bloedlyn

Afternoon Drive Presenter: PBS

Ligwalagwala FM – Dumisa ‘Dj Shabbisto’ Mavuso

News and Actuality Show: PBS

Lotus FM- Walk the Talk with Alan Khan

Sports Show: PBS

SAFM- Disappointment for Blitzboks in Rio

Content Producer: PBS

Umhlobo Wenene- Mpumelelo Mali

Hall of Fame:

Rev Nomathamsanqa Rweqana

Mr Fakir Hassen

Mr Zola Yeye

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POWER 98.7 bags six at the Liberty Radio Awards

Posted by radio On April - 24 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Gauteng’s newest talk radio station, POWER 98.7 dominated the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards by collecting the highest number of awards for any commercial radio station in South Africa. At a classy ceremony in Sandton, the three-year old newcomer was the talk of the night after scooping six awards in key categories, upstaging more established and older competition. POWER Drive, which was previously hosted by Thabiso Tema and produced by Neo Leeuw won Best Afternoon Drive Show, while POWER Talk, hosted by Iman Rappetti and produced by Mava Kuselo won Best Day Time Show.

 

“Thabiso and Neo delivered a brilliant product all through 2016 and this prompted us to move Thabiso to host POWER Breakfast in 2017, a move that has now been vindicated even by those outside of POWER House. Iman is away on a short holiday in the US, after stepping down from here television role and we were on the phone with her as soon as she and Mava were announced. She was very excited to win her first award in radio. She is in love with radio and radio is in love with Iman, so I’m certain there will be many more such awards for her and her partner Mava” says Andile Khumalo, Managing Director of POWER 98.7

 

The popular weekly sports show, POWER Sports Extra, hosted by the SAB Sports Journalist of the Year 2016, Thabiso Mosia and produced by Katlego Modiba won Best Sports Show, against some very tough and established competition.

 

“If you consider that POWER Sports Extra which airs once a week, on a Friday afternoon was in competition with daily shows from some of the biggest commercial radio stations throughout South Africa, you can’t help but be proud of this winning combination of Thabiso and Katlego. Their success bodes well not just for POWER 98.7 but the broader MSG Afrika group, especially with the launch of the two additional stations in the Eastern Cape and Free State – an opportunity I am confident the two of them will grab with both hands” added Khumalo.

Another highlight of the evening was the announcement of POWER 98.7 winning the Best Station Imaging Award, which was duly collected by Head of Production at POWER House, Linda Manganye. The award represents the full on air identity and personality of the radio station. The POWER Update, presented by Jeremy Maggs and produced by Neo Leeuw scooped the Best News and Actuality Show. In addition to the show awards, Neo Leeuw also won the hotly contested Best Content Producer award for POWER Update.

 

“There is not a single person at POWER House who is surprised by young Neo Leeuw’s success at the radio awards this year. Her work ethic is second to none. She is constantly pushing boundaries and wanting only the best of her work going on air. She deserves all these accolades and we are very proud of her” concluded Khumalo.

 

 

The full list of POWER 98.7 winners:

 

Best Commercial Drive Show POWER Drive
Best Commercial Day Show POWER Talk
Best Commercial Sports Show POWER Sport Extra
Best Station Imaging Award POWER 98.7
Best News and Actuality Show POWER Update
Best Content Producer Neo Leeuw

 

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Liberty Radio Awards – and the Winners are…

Posted by radio On April - 23 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The flame of excellence in the radio industry burned especially bright last night at the Sandton Convention Centre when the winners of the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards were announced. The Awards programme celebrates and acknowledges excellence in radio and brings the entire industry together for a night of celebration.

“Radio plays a critical role in the lives of almost 94% of all South Africans – it is their primary source of information and entertainment – sponsoring these awards enables us to contribute towards raising the standard of radio broadcasting, ultimately resulting in stations providing more compelling fare for their listeners,” says Sydney Mbhele, Chief Marketing Officer of Liberty. “This, in turn, leads to better dissemination of valuable knowledge that empowers listeners with vital information; we trust that building on the successes of the radio industry will help us on building on our successes as a society – which is one of Liberty’s core values.”

 

“I was particularly pleased with the number of entries that we received,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards. “Thanks to Liberty’s foresight in sponsoring the awards, radio stations and personalities have a platform to benchmark their performance and to strive to meet higher standards of excellence in their craft. The quality and depth of entries was remarkable and the adjudicators had a difficult time sorting out the best of the best, all of which bodes well for the future of radio.”

 

John Robbie, who hung up his headphones at 702 after a distinguished career spanning 30 years with the station, was presented with a Lifetime Achiever Award. Robbie’s career and his achievements paved the way for many broadcasters to follow and the Lifetime Achiever Award is a fitting tribute to his outstanding contribution to the radio industry.

Please click here for a list of the respective category finalists and winners: (Winners in bold type).

 

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Fasten your seat belt, check your rear-view mirror, and prepare for a cruise into the heart of Mzansi’s motoring culture. This May, Mzansi Magic wil launch an exciting motoring show, titled Change Down, fuelled by BP, which is revving up to hit the screens every week.

Hosted by comedian Skhumba and Boity Thulo, viewers should gear up for a weekly adventure that will take them across the country, showcasing the flavour of South African motoring, from ekasi to the suburbs, featuring entry level to luxury cars. Renowned South African motoring gurus will also be on-board, to provide expert reviews and insights on the best car for the typical consumer.

 

The show’s also lined up an exciting competition and some great prizes: a pimped up BMW Gusheshe, a brand-new Audi A3, an all-expenses paid holiday, as well as a chance to be on the show and race against your favourite celebrity. Competition details will be available on the BP Southern Africa and the Change Down Facebook pages.

 

The 13-episode motoring lifestyle show will authentically showcase the pros & cons of all types of vehicles, from entry level (starter packs) to luxury cars. The show will feature information segments with useful tips which enable consumers to make informed choices when purchasing a vehicle. Segments featured will include:

 

  • The guru inserts – what to look for when buying a second-hand car/driving in heels;

 

  • The hotness test – which entry level car attracts the most fans;

 

  • Car wash review – a review by the car washers on what cars they love washing the most;

 

  • The celeb lap – various South African celebrities will race against a randomly selected viewer on a race track;

 

  • Fuel that helps you drive longer – tips on using high premium fuel, and understanding on the importance of keeping your engine running at its optimal level.

 

“BP is proud to be a part of such an exciting and fresh take on a car show. South Africans naturally love cars, however they are not always aware of ways they can improve engine performance and fuel efficiency. By the end of the season fans will have learned a great deal about cars, including how to get better fuel economy and performance,” says Tebogo Mekoa, Head of Marketing at BP South Africa.

 

M-Net’s Head of Reality for Local Entertainment Channels, Sphumelele Sibeko added to the sentiment by saying, “One thing we know about our audiences is that they love cars, and all that goes with the lifestyle. The great appeal in Change Down is that it entertains while informing, with a touch of glamour, humour and pace – a great compliment to our entertainment offering, which viewers are sure to tune in for each week.”

 

Catch Change Down from Monday, 1 May at 7PM only on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161).

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African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world, showcasing innovative products and services they have created for their local communities and the global market
Facebook (www.Facebook.com) celebrated the achievements and products of its growing African developer and partner ecosystem at its annual F8 developer conference (www.FBF8.com), held in San Jose, California, on 18 and 19 April. African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world, showcasing innovative products and services they have created for their local communities and the global market.

F8 hosts more than 4000 people in person and hundreds of thousands of people watching via Facebook Live for two days of new products, tools, interactive demos and speakers to help developers build, grow and monetise their apps.

 

This year Facebook brought F8 to developers around the world through F8 Meetups hosted with tech hubs around the world. In Africa, it hosted F8 Meetups in Nairobi, Lagos, and Cape Town, where participants watched live streams of the sessions in San Francisco.

 

“We’re partnering with many African developers to launch products that not only meet the needs of their local markets, but which are also ready for the world stage,” says Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s Head of Platform Partnerships for the Middle East and Africa. “Events like F8 are a perfect opportunity for us to talk about how we will work with partners to do more with our platforms. As importantly, they are a forum for us to get feedback from our ecosystem and to showcase our partners’ work to the world.”

 

African developers who featured in F8 sessions include the following:

  • Asoriba (http://Asoriba.com): A Ghanaian start-up that has built software that enables churches to better manage member engagement, donations, and attendance. The company was featured in the Keynote for its work using Facebook Analytics.
  • Rancard (www.Rancard.com), a mobile solutions company based in Ghana. Its Rendezvous (http://APO.af/J4GoJg), social recommendation system was featured in two sessions at F8.
  • Pass.NG (http://Pass.ng) is an education start-up from Nigeria that helps students practice for their university entrance exams.
  • Truppr (http://Truppr.com) is a social fitness start-up from Nigeria.
  • Afrinolly (http://Afrinolly.com) is an app that allows users to catch up with Nollywood content on their mobile phones. It is one of the first Nigerian companies to build the Facebook Surround 360 camera.
  • Quiz.ng (http://Quiz.ng), an online quiz platform based out of Nigeria.
  • Kudi.ai (https://Kudi.ai): Messenger Bot to send money for free to any bank, buy airtime and pay bills; first African bot to be featured on Messenger Blog http://APO.af/C3GyWz.
  • Kangpe (http://Kangpe.com): A health service from Nigeria that lets users ask real doctors their health questions.
  • Eneza Education: An educational app from Kenya.
  • Refunite (https://Refunite.org): A service from Kenya that helps refugees to reunite with their families and loved ones.

 

African students and developers showcase their talent 

In attendance were two representatives each from the winners of Internet.org’s (http://APO.af/9rOHBY) Innovation Challenge in Africa awards. These awards from Facebook’s Internet[dot]org recognised leading examples of ideas, apps, websites and/or online services that provide real value in the categories of education and economic empowerment.

 

  • Economic Empowerment Innovation Challenge Award Winner: Ghana’s Esoko (www.Esoko.com) makes it easier for businesses, governments, NGOs and others to connect with farmers through its web and mobile apps.
  • Economic Empowerment Impact Award Winner: mPedigree Goldkeys (http://mPedigree.net) from Ghana is an anti-counterfeiting, tracking and tracing solution that uses consumers’ mobile phones as a verification tool.
  • Economic Empowerment Impact Award Winner: Nigeria’s SaferMom (https://SaferMom.com) provides pregnant and new mothers with simple tools to help make informed health decisions via sms, voice services and its mobile app.
  • Education Innovation Challenge Award Winner: Founded in South Africa, Hyperion Development (https://HyperionDev.com) is a social enterprise that has built the first online course platform for computer science education.
  • Education Impact Award Winner: Launched in Ghana, Mutti by mPharma (www.mPharma.com) is a drug affordability service that enables patients to access high quality medicine at lower prices with flexible payment terms through micro-payments.
  • Education Impact Award Winner: Nigeria’s Tuteria (www.Tuteria.com) connects people seeking to learn with people around them who can teach.

 

 

Facebook also invited four graduate students from Carnegie Melon University Africa in Rwanda to attend after they won the CMU-Africa Messenger Bot Hackathon.

 

 

The university’s Aimable Rwema and Lenah Chacha developed BiasharaBot, which provides an innovative platform for merchants and buyers to connect. “The Hackathon showed me the importance of building a business or idea on a social media platform. Facebook is used by over a billion people worldwide, offering developers a huge market,” says Rwema.

 

 

Their fellow students, Joshua Ocero and Davy Uwizera created a farmbot that connects farmers (or cooperatives) with produce buyers. “Attending F8 is a great opportunity to mingle with Facebook developers from around the world. It is an opportunity to visit Silicon Valley, where people’s dreams become reality,” says Ocero.

 

 

Launch of Developer Circles 

At F8, Facebook also announced a new program for developers all over the world to connect, learn, and collaborate with other local developers. Developer Circles is a community-driven program that’s free to join and open to any developer.

 

Each Developer Circle is led by members of the local community who act as leads for the circle, organising events offline and managing a local online Facebook community. Developer Circles are forums to share knowledge, collaborate, build new ideas and learn about the latest technologies from Facebook and other industry leaders. Lagos, Nigeria was the first place that Facebook piloted this global program and Innocent Amadi, one of the community leads for the Lagos Circle was featured at the Keynote.

 

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METRO FM: So, Masechaba, let’s just assume that I know nothing about you, okay? I’d like to go from the top. I mean, I know that you’re here. you obviously have a big personality and a big fan following, etc. I mean, where did you start? Where did it all kick-off?

Masechaba: Well my radio career began about four years ago and prior to that I basically came from television where I’ve basically been building my brand, basically ten years before and I was completely new to radio. I had never done radio before, but in my first year on radio my show won “Best Night Time Radio Show” at the MTN Awards. And that’s in the country. We, at my former station, we weren’t even national, but we beat a lot of national platforms. I mention names. I won’t name and shame, but yeah, that was pretty awesome.

METRO FM: Was that in the first year?

Masechaba: Yeah, that was all in the first year and to this day it’s still the only award winning show at that station. Yeah, I had to throw that in there. Combination of hard work, of passion, of authenticity and really, that show was my brain child. That show was my baby.

 

METRO FM: Wow, proper passion project. And how long did that run for, you say?

Masechaba: Almost about four years. We are in our third and a half year now.

 

METRO FM: So, how was it like leaving that?

Masechaba: Leaving was tough. Leaving was necessary – for my growth – and also for the next phase of my journey because I’ve always believed that the type of substance that we were bringing to the radio deserves a national platform. You know, I don’t believe that you save the meaningful stuff for the little corners. I personally believe that there’s room, especially in the South African media landscape, for a show that is just as fun as it is enlightening.

 

METRO FM: Got you.  That’s pretty cool. What is the main difference of environment of radio and sort of the TV environment, apart from the obvious – that the one is visual, the one is audio?

Masechaba: [Laughs] I wasn’t gonna do that to you. Like duh!

 

METRO FM: Yeah, but I mean in terms, of sort, of production and impact with fans. I mean, does one require more work than the other? I mean, the entire production process, its far more intricate I’d imagine on TV?

Masechaba: To be honest, I think the more brutal way to put it, actually it’s the first time I’ve thought of this analogy, is television is like you being dressed and radio leaves you naked.

METRO FM: Okay. So, more spontaneous radio, right?

Masechaba: More spontaneous. There’s more of a connection purely because, not that its less structured, but there’s less room to present. There’s is no room to present actually. It leaves you to speak to people from at a human level. And that’s why some of my favourite radio hosts are people who speak the way they do in real life on radio. I’m not gonna make an example of the ones I don’t like because I might just get into trouble [laughs]

 

METRO FM: Got you, alright. Well then just to get into current then… how does it feel to be at Metro? The new show – how do you feel it started? Do you feel there’s still more spit-and-shine to go? Like more optimization, etc.?

Masechaba: Well, Metro FM is literally a dream come true. It’s the only station really, outside all the other stations that really speaks to me as an urban black woman who is constantly striving to better myself, to make progress, to move on to the next thing. Because, hey now, what’s next is all that matters. But, on the real though, the reason why I’m enjoying myself here is because I’m the type of person that thrives on challenges and this is a completely different environment. It’s a different format altogether and I’m back to being a student. Which keeps me awake. It keeps my mind alive but, also because I need to figure out how the hell I’m to squeeze in as much substance as possible on a fast-paced platform like The Drive, right, and still keep people entertained and laughing and upbeat and uplifted. I definitely feel that there’s a lot more to be done and in partnership with MoFlava I believe we can do really amazing things.

 

METRO FM: Well, I was gonna ask what’s in store for the fans there, but I think you’ve kind of answered it.

Masechaba: Yeah, I’m hoping to squeeze more human interest into the show. I’m hoping to talk a lot more to entrepreneurs. I’m hoping to bring in more inspirational content. Really just to talk to young people who are moving and shaking in business, in whatever sector. Even in their own little corners in their communities, you know? Those are the type of stories that build and inspire others to continue building cause the more light we shine on the positive, the more light we bread.

 

METRO FM: That is an epic response. Thank you very much Masechaba.

 

 

 

[Source: Metrofmblog]

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David O’Sullivan takes over Kaya FM breakfast

Posted by radio On April - 13 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Kaya FM is proud to welcome  new Monday to Thursday Line up;

The renowned award winning journalist, David O’Sullivan takes over the Breakfast Show officially from 2 May 2017. David O’Sullivan is a seasoned journalist, author and sports fanatic among many other things. His broadcasting career started at Capital Radio, and took him overseas to the USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand before he joined 702 in 1995.

 

From July 2017, taking over the mid-morning show is our ever bubbly Bridget Masinga, who has been hosting Late Nights with Bridget since September 2016. She will bring her flavor of the arts into Kaya’s daytime.

 

The Afternoon Drive is made up of Kgomotso Matsunyane co-founder of T.O.M. Pictures, former editor of Oprah magazine, writer, television and radio talk show host as well as a media activist. Her co-host Ndumiso Ngcobo is an author, blogger, former TV host, high school maths and science teacher and best known for his book “Some of My Best Friends are White”. We welcome the duo back to the family.

 

Leading into our award winning show Kaya Bizz with Gugulethu Cele.

This exciting line-up will revolutionise Friday for all Afropolitans: The breakfast show will be co-hosted by our resident comedian Skhumba and Ndumiso. The Friday Mid-Morning show will be hosted by a celebrity. At Midday, Proverb will host weekly Live and Unplugged shows.

 

Saturday mornings will never be the same as we introduce radio stalwart host, Jenny Crwys-Williams. The show will focus on books reviews, podcasts on wine, arts, conservation, history & so much more.

Commencing 1 May from 14:00 to 18:00, Kaya FM launches an authentic Saturday mix show called Sound Supreme, made up of the Muzik, Kenzhero, Just Themba and TRS.

 

“The changing landscape of the Afropolitan in the South African context is going to be challenging in many ways and will require deep meaningful conversations which Kaya aims to deliver with the announcement of the new line up“, says Kaya FM Managing Director Greg Maloka.

 

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Bob Mabena joins MSG Afrika Broadcasting

Posted by radio On April - 13 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Black owned and operated media company MSG Afrika Group, has announced the appointment of renowned radio practitioner Bob Mabena as their Group Head of Programming of their subsidiary MSG Broadcasting effective 01 May 2017.

 

In his new role at MSG Broadcasting, Mabena will oversee talent and content output in the four group stations namely; Limpopo’s Hottest Frequency; Capricorn FM, Gauteng based talk radio station, POWER 98.7 and soon to be launched Rhythm FM and Beat FM in the and Eastern Cape and Free State, respectively. Mabena will also support individual station managers in deriving commercial value for their clients.

 

His impressive radio management journey started in 1996 as a Programmes Manager at PRIMEDIA owned Highveld Stereo (94.7). In 1999, he joined Kaya FM as breakfast show host and Programmes Manager and later Station Manager. Mabena returned to the PRIMEDIA Group as Group Business Development Manager for two and half years. He later moved on to the SABC as Executive Manager: Commercial Radio responsible for METRO FM, 5FM and Good Hope FM.

 

On his appointment at MSG Broadcasting, Mabena said “I am looking forward to working with entrepreneurs who are committed to the radio medium and who understand its power in shaping the social and business landscape of our country. I have lived radio throughout my career and believe my new role will allow me to apply my extensive broadcast experience in the boardroom”.

 

According to MSG Group Chairman, Mr Given Mkhari, the appointment of Mabena will further deepen the group’s creative and operational capacity. He said “A fast growing company like ours requires credible and knowledgeable professionals like Bob who can guide our talent across the markets that we operate in. I cannot think of a better person who has inspired so many practitioners and who holds such a wealth of industry experience. We are happy that Bob is now an MSG man”.

 

Bob Mabena started his radio career in 1989 at Radio Bop. After spending three years at Radio Bop, he was recruited by the founding Station Manager of Radio Metro Mr Koos Radebe. Mabena’s stay at Radio Metro brought with it more national exposure in the form of a variety of TV shows, including “Pick a Tune” and “Studio Mix”, to mention but a few. While at Radio Metro, Mabena raced professionally in the Group N series for Nissan South Africa. Mabena continues to present his breakfast show, 180 with Bob on Kaya FM until end of April 2017.

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POWER 98.7 bags six at the Liberty Radio Awards

Gauteng’s newest talk radio station, POWER 98.7 dominated the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards by collecting the highest number of awards […]

Liberty Radio Awards – and the Winners are…

The flame of excellence in the radio industry burned especially bright last night at the Sandton Convention Centre when the […]


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