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If you listen to KZN’s No.1 Hit Music Station then you would know that the Secret Sound is one of the station’s most entered competitions.

 

The competition requires listeners to tune in to East Coast Drive and listen out for the mystery sound. Listeners then get the opportunity to call in and guess the sound that could win them R25,000 on the spot.

In case you missed it, listen to the sound below:

The ECR Secret Sound Invasion will see the Bongani Mtolo, Mags and G-Dog turn your office block into their studio where they will broadcast their show live. But it won’t be just any show, the entire three hours will be dedicated to allowing listeners to make their way down to the chosen office block (public area) to make their guess on-air! That’s right, if you make your way down to the outside broadcast, all you must do is stand in line to make your guess and you could be walking away with your share of R100,000.

 

“I’m excited that we will be doing secret sound live and around KZN. I can’t wait to finally put some faces to the voices that call in during the show. Bring your whole family out to help you guess. I often find that kids are the best with guesses. I really want someone to walk away with that money,” said East Coast Drive’s Bongani Mtolo.

 

The Secret Sound will invade one office block/park area once a week for the month of May.

 

If you would like to enter your office park area, then visit the win page to make your submission.

 

East Coast Radio is available on multiple streaming channels such as; The ECR app, ecr.co.za, IONO.FM, iTunes, Alexa, Deezer, TuneIn, Radiosa.org and on DStv channel 836.

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It replaces the previous model HD Decoder 5 currently in stores and has the same features and functionality our customers are used to. The new model hit the markets on 2 May 2019, retailing at R399 as a standalone product, and R599 with installation.

 

The new model has the same user-friendly functionalities as the HD Decoder 5-series. While DStv’s new decoder retained most of the features of its predecessor, there are a few differences.

 

Importantly, the slimmer and more compact model is made up of recyclable components. MultiChoice considers recycling as a pinnacle part of their business operations, and are constantly looking at improving how they make their devices more environmentally friendly.

 

This decoder has a micro-sim and is also XtraView compatible with all DStv Explora models in the market.

 

Through understanding customer preferences and ongoing commitment to innovation and technology advancement, MultiChoice delivers unrivalled access to content across multiple platforms and aims to continuously update its current technology.

 

All MultiChoice decoders are manufactured locally and through high-level manufacturing and assembly chains, we’ve stimulated the decoder manufacturing industry. This also benefits related businesses such as part suppliers, carton printers, distribution and logistics providers.

 

Customers that have an HD Decoder 4 or 5 will not need to replace or upgrade their existing decoder. The DStv HD Decoder 6-series will be available from various retailers, DStv Service Centres and agencies from 2 May 2019.

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The organisers of the MTN Bushfire Festival, taking place from the 24th – 26th of May 2019, would like to caution festival goers in regards to the purchasing of festival tickets from unauthorised 3rd party sellers.

It has been confirmed that a number of fraudulent tickets have been sold by unauthorised 3rd parties and patrons must take note that these tickets will NOT enable access at the festival gate.

 

MTN Bushfire has identified some of these tickets and the sellers and will be taking legal action against those found to be selling fake or fraudulently obtained tickets.

 

Those who suspect they may have purchased fake tickets should check the MTN Bushfire social media platforms for more information. For any queries about the validity of tickets or to report suspicious behaviour please email support@howler.co.za

 

Unfortunately, although MTN Bushfire makes every effort to prevent 3rd parties from selling tickets, and deletes all such offers and posts on our social media platforms, there are still those who make these offers on other digital platforms.

 

Festival goers are therefore urged once again, NOT to purchase tickets or any related MTN Bushfire merchandise from unauthorised third parties as MTN Bushfire cannot assist once such purchases have been made.

 

There are still a few remaining tickets available for this year’s event and can be purchased via the MTN Bushfire website: https://www.bush-fire.com/.

 

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“We’ll rip her out, root and stem,” says Daenerys in this teaser for the fourth episode of Game of Thrones, which will arrive on Showmax at the same time as the M-Net broadcast, at 22:00 on Monday, 6 May.

She’s talking, of course, about Cersei Lannister.

What’s happening in episode 4?

WARNING: Some spoilers ahead!

 

 

Now that the Night King and his zombie army have been dispatched with – not without significant and tragic losses on the side of the living – Daenerys, Sansa, Tyrion, Jon, Brienne, the Hound, Jaime, Arya and the rest of our heroes can focus on the fight that matters the most: the battle for the Iron Throne.

 

“We have won the Great War,” says the Mother of Dragons, “Now we will win the Last War.”

We love her confidence, but can’t help but fear for her fate, and the fate of the remainder of the allied forces who are currently stationed at Winterfell. Especially when we go back to the beginning of the teaser and see Cersei’s smug smile as she and Euron Greyjoy watch their troops assembling at King’s Landing.

 

 

With most of the Unsullied, all the Dothraki and pretty much all of Jon’s army felled in The Long Night, how will Daenerys and the North’s forces compare to Cersei’s?

 

 

And will Daenerys’s alliance with Sansa and the North still hold, especially since she and Jon both know that his claim to the Iron Throne is, in theory, more legitimate than hers?

 

 

We can’t wait to get the answers to these questions – but at the same time, after the Battle of Winterfell, we’re glad we’ve got a few days to calm our shattered nerves before episode 4 airs on Monday, 6 May at 22:00 on Showmax.

 

 

If you need a reminder of any of the previous action, catch up on Showmax, where you’ll find all preceding episodes of every season.

 

 

[Source: Showmax.com]

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Gagasi FM refreshes its on-air offerings

Posted by radio On May - 1 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS
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.

The major reshuffling includes the brand new breakfast show that will be hosted by Felix Hlophe with Njabs Zwane as co-host and Khaya Dladla as traffic reporter and contributor. This new show will be called The Uprising and will air between 6am and 9am weekdays.

 

Other brand new shows will be The Mid-Morning Hangout between 09h00 and 12h00 as well as Noma Yini between 12pm and 3pm weekdays. The Mid-Morning Hangout will be hosted by Zisto who will be joined by Khulekani Mbambo as co-host. Noma Yini will be co-hosted by DJ LeSoul and Heazy with Flymotion as contributor, while The Kings Drive returns with Sphectacular and DJ Naves between 3pm and 6pm alongside Nomfundo Clarrisa on traffic, so as Indaba with Alex Mthiyane as well as Extra Time with Simtho Dladla and Mike Makaab returning to their respective slots.

 

Gagasi FM also welcomes the multi-talented Afro Soul artist and producer Mondli Ngcobo to the family. He will be hosting the Gagasi Music Sessions – Afro on Mondays between 8pm and 10pm.

 

Announcing the new line-up on the outgoing breakfast show, I Love Mornings, Gagasi FM Programmes Manager, Mimi Kesaris emphasized the necessity of change within the dynamic radio environment. “We need to ensure that we are constantly adapting for us to remain relevant to the youthful audience that we talk to. Our talent as the faces of the brand, have to resonate with our audience. Over the years we have been consistent in terms of our programming strategy of developing our own talent and growing them to influential personalities within the entertainment space. With these changes, we have brought in fresh home grown talent to prime time and we are confident that listeners would love what they have to offer. They are bringing in a new energy, a new vibe and a different flavour to the shows, We Got Talent,” says Kesaris.

 

The new line-up kicks off on 2 May on-air. Gagasi FM will then embark on the roadshow all over KZN taking the new shows to the listeners. Full details around this will be shared in due course, stay tuned to Gagasi FM and also follow the station on its digital platforms.

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Apple’s top line drops by 5% YoY

Posted by radio On May - 1 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS
Apple yesterday announced financial results for its fiscal 2019 second quarter ended March 30, 2019. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $58 billion, a decline of 5 percent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.46, down 10 percent. International sales accounted for 61 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
“Our March quarter results show the continued strength of our installed base of over 1.4 billion active devices, as we set an all-time record for Services, and the strong momentum of our Wearables, Home and Accessories category, which set a new March quarter record,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We delivered our strongest iPad growth in six years, and we are as excited as ever about our pipeline of innovative hardware, software and services. We’re looking forward to sharing more with developers and customers at Apple’s 30th annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June.”
“We generated operating cash flow of $11.2 billion in the March quarter and continued to make significant investments in all areas of our business,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “We also returned over $27 billion to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends. Given our confidence in Apple’s future and the value we see in our stock, our Board has authorised an additional $75 billion for share repurchases. We are also raising our quarterly dividend for the seventh time in less than seven years.”
Reflecting the approved increase, Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.77 per share of the Company’s common stock, an increase of 5 percent. The dividend is payable on May 16, 2019 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 13, 2019.
The management team and the Board will continue to review each element of the capital return program regularly and plan to provide an update on the program on an annual basis.
Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2019 third quarter:
  • revenue between $52.5 billion and $54.5 billion

  • gross margin between 37 percent and 38 percent

  • operating expenses between $8.7 billion and $8.8 billion

  • other income/(expense) of $250 million

  • tax rate of approximately 16.5 percent

Apple periodically provides information for investors on its corporate website, apple.com, and its investors relations website, investor.apple.com. This includes press releases and other information about financial performance, reports filed or furnished with the SEC, information on corporate governance and details related to its annual meeting of shareholders.
[Source: Apple.com]
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Samsung FL!Ps the Office into the Future

Posted by radio On May - 1 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

We live in an age where we can communicate with people across continents in seconds and unlock doors and devices using our eyes, much like the futuristic movies from just a few years ago. However, in many ‘modern ‘offices some presentation equipment has still somehow remained despite the evolution of technology. The traditional flipchart and whiteboards are two of tools that have kept the office firmly in the previous century. Enter the Samsung FL!P. Samsung has done for the flipchart and whiteboard what smartphones did for landlines – retaining the basic function but adding incredible convenience, efficiency and a dazzling array of useful functionality.

The Boardroom 2.0 is Calling

 

While flip charts and whiteboards have always been useful in meetings and brainstorms, they still fall short when it comes to one basic area – taking and sharing notes electronically. Samsung FL!P solves this and adds on a lot more additional uses. While it has the look and feel of a flipchart Samsung FL!P is an innovative digital flipchart that helps create interactive presentations. This means both managers and staff can work smarter, faster and better. It’s an ultra-high definition LCD mobile display – a flipchart on steroids, with a touchscreen that allows you to display work, graphics and AV material, as well as write and save notes. Those with a laptop, tablet or smartphone can mirror their screens to share content. Notes and ideas from a brainstorm can also be recapped and shared instantly, using built-in email, distributed over your network or saved to USB storage. When it’s time to consider moving your meetings into a new era here is a simple comparison of old and new tech.

 

Traditional Versus Pioneering Technology

 

Flipchart / Whiteboard Samsung Flip
Dried up/Missing Pens Quick scroll functionality
Waste of paper Up to 20 pages of writing space
Inconvenience of everyone making notes Save and distribute notes electronically
Flipping back and forth between sheets Simple deletion with a quick swipe
Confusing corrections with crossed out text Notes easily corrected and shared

 

Top 5 reasons for Samsung FL!P

 

• It’s Portable – Similar to a paper flip chart, it has a stand and wheels, so it’s easy to set up in any boardroom, for any meeting.
• It’s intuitive – It has a built-in smart sensor that turns the FL!P on as soon as someone approaches it.
• It’s a team player – Collaborating on projects becomes a cinch with web-connectivity. Laptops, tablets and smartphone screens can be mirrored on to the FL!P.
• It’s versatile – You can walk your team through a presentation in landscape mode, then pivot the FL!P to portrait mode to make notes.
• It’s smart – You can recap previous meetings, share notes and distribute agendas over your network, from USB storage or via the FL!P’s built-in email function

 

Ultimately, the Samsung FL!P brings the office of the past boldly into the future. Now’s the time for productivity, creativity and efficiency, which can be effortlessly achieved by turning what was workable, into what really works.

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Samsung announced that its 2019 QLED TV line-up will offer a brand new Ambient Mode that is designed to display various content including world-renowned works of art, even when the TV screen is turned off. Through the Ambient Mode, a variety of content like daily news headlines, weather updates, photos and music can be accessed from the TV screen. In addition, Samsung collaborated with renowned artists such as Tali Lennox and Scholten & Baijings to display their unique artworks on the QLED TV using the Ambient Mode.

Available now, a new Ambient Mode is designed to enhance consumers’ daily lives and provide them with unique experiences in viewing content beyond what the TV screen shows when turned on.

 

“We are proud to offer the Ambient Mode, which not only adds new value to the TV screen when it is turned off, but also brings new lifestyle benefits to our customers, moving beyond conventional TVs,” said Reginald Nxumalo, Director of Consumer Electronics at Samsung South Africa. “We plan to expand content for Ambient Mode by collaborating with young, talented artists over the next several years to give our customers more meaningful ways to enjoy their QLED TVs.”

 

As part of the initial rollout of a new Ambient Mode, Samsung has collaborated with talented artists to help consumers make their homes a warmer and a more comfortable environment. Recognised for her abstract oil paintings, Tali Lennox, a model and artist who is influential in the fashion industry, joined forces with Samsung for Ambient Mode. Netherlands-based Scholten & Baijings also created a collection of various home artworks that feature porcelain and fabric products in elegant colours and patterns.

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The Mseleku family changed the way some South Africans view polygamy. When the family, based in KwaZulu-Natal, made their debut on the Mzansi Magic reality show Uthando Nes’thembu, some people quickly shared that they wouldn’t mind being in a polygamous marriage after seeing how well the husband, Musa, treats his four wives. They all have houses and cars, and all their financial needs are met. The family also often goes on vacations together and they celebrate each other’s milestones.

While it might seem like it’s easy, Thobile, affectionately known as MaKhumalo, has revealed that this was never part of her plan. Speaking to BBC Africa, the third wife explained that she didn’t choose polygamy. “Polygamy chose me. I did not choose to be with my husband, but my husband came to me.”

 

 

MaKhumalo, who is very popular on social media, added: “I never thought of it. I would never wish for it. But it happened that the man I fell in love with was a polygamous man. I fell in love with his character, I fell in love with the way he does things, I fell in love with the way he loves his wives, I fell in love with his honesty,” she shared.

Although she’s sharing her husband with three other women, she made it clear that the wives have a good relationship. “We have developed a system that is working for us.”

 

While the marriage is working for MaKhumalo, she revealed that she wouldn’t encourage anyone who’s not yet married to marry into polygamy. “I’m not about that. I understand very well that marriage is a choice, so I chose to be in it,” she told BBC Africa.

 

 

It’s so refreshing to see how honest and open MaKhumalo is about her journey – the good and the bad. Remember when she brought viewers to tears after revealing that she is unable have children? It was also heartwarming to see how her husband stood up for her after the news came out.

In an interview with TshisaLive, Musa said: “I love MaKhumalo and she is a great mother to all my children, even though she did not give birth to any of them. She is strong and a strong believer in God as well, and we know her story touched many.”

 

 

If you’re curious about how the Mselekus make this marriage work, then you have to watch the first and second season of Uthando Nes’thembu on Showmax. Who knows – the show might just change your views on polygamy.

 

[Source: Showmax.com]

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Taking over from Mapaseka Mokwele, Dr. Sindisiwe van Zyl will host the new 7-8pm night-time talk show: Sidebar with Sindi. While Dr. Sindi is known for her work as a medical doctor, this show will explore multiple facets of her vibrant personality with the overarching theme of family.

As a seasoned medical practitioner, Dr. Sindi van Zyl has amassed a huge following both on and offline, opening up her social media platform as a space for her followers to engage with her on a range of medical and social topics. Dr. Sindi, as she is affectionately known, has passionately shared her thoughts on important issues including; HIV – especially the Prevention-of-Mother-To-Child-Transmission, mental health, as well as constantly busting medical myths. Dr. Sindi has also picked up a number of accolades including the highly- coveted Glamour Magazine Women of the Year Award in the health category (2018).

 

“I am very excited to be joining the Kaya family. I have always been an Afropolitan and this is a dream come true for me. I am also looking forward to winning over new people from different backgrounds with the show,” said Dr. Sindi.

 

Speaking on the new show, Chief Content Officer, Neil Johnson expressed, “It is a great privilege to have Dr. Sindi joining the team. Her background in medicine will bring much needed insights and traction from a new audience, which will help us understand how best to service that market.”

 

Her first show will broadcast on Monday, 29 April 2019.

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