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Taking a non-traditional but effective approach to its advertising and marketing sees SAfm engaging listeners on major highways and arterial routes in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban via Unlimited’s, a highly successful transit media platform, during April and May 2013. selected drivers across the country who are employed full-time and spend most of their working day out of the office and on the roads to become brand ambassadors for SAfm, the only talk radio station currently being promoted by the transit media specialist.


“These drivers commute in and around the catchment areas that potential SAfm listeners spend their time, thus ensuring that SAfm is always top-of-mind whilst they are driving their vehicles or working in the office,” says’s Executive Head of Sales, Jeff Ostrom.


The SAfm advertising creative very cleverly makes use of four different applications, each promoting one of SAfm’s celebrity DJs and the time that each broadcasts their show.

“The campaign therefore not only promotes SAfm, but also generates awareness around its DJs and individual shows. It targets LSM 7 – 10 consumers who enjoy listening to ‘talk radio’ and are aged between 25 and 49,” says Ostrom.


“Cars are the obvious media platform to tie in with SAfm, but the ability to leverage off of our brand ambassadors is very exciting as it enables potential listeners to find out all about SAfm and make it their station of choice, and get first-hand accounts of their listening preferences,” he adds.


[Source: Primedia]

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Following the success of the first Rise & Shine Eco-Friendly Acoustic Music Festival, Rain Productions, Pangolin Productions & MixFM 93.8 in association with Greenpop bring you the next edition on Saturday 8 June 2013.


The festival will provides an opportunity for music-lovers to return to the garden oasis that is Sandton Central Park, while enjoying some of South Africa’s brightest musical talents in their acoustic formats.


The first Rise & Shine raised over 60 trees, ensuring a Green footprint was left behind. Rise & Shine, in association with Greenpop, will once again plant a tree for every 50 people that attend the festival. Collectively, festival-goers will be responsible for the small forest we have already created continuing to grow.


Tickets will be for sale at at R150 per person, with the option of paying an additional R100 for a ‘Green ticket’, whereby Greenpop will plant a tree on your behalf in Zambia in July. A certificate with the co-ordinates of your sponsored tree will be sent to you once its toes are in the soil.


Festival-goers will also be able to volunteer to join Greenpop in planting the trees by visiting


The line-up includes Francois van Coke, Naming James, Laurie Levine, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Black Cat Bones, Lucy Kruger, Them Particles and Earl Grey & Croquet.


In addition to the world-class music on offer, guests are encouraged to arrive at the park as early as 9.00am for a Yoga session included in the ticket price.


With the Gautrain in walking distance from Sandton Central Park, guests from as far afield as Pretoria, Centurion, Midrand, Benoni & Rosebank will be able to join in the festivities. The festival concludes at 6.00pm & the Gautrain runs every 30 minutes until 8.30pm on the day.


Those driving to the event are encouraged to car-pool & park their vehicles within the safe confines of Sandton City from where it is a gentle 500m stroll to the park. Saturday parking is a flat-rate fee of R10 for the day.


This outdoor production aims to showcase – through entertainment, enjoyment & experience – what can be achieved through a collective awareness.

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[Issued by: Dstv Online]


Fally Ipupa (@fallyipupa01) and Professor (@professorkalawa) are the latest stars to sign up for MTV Africa All Stars KwaZulu-Natal with Snoop Lion, the urban music extravaganza staged by MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and KwaZulu-Natal Province in Durban, South Africa.


MTV Africa All Stars KwaZulu-Natal is fast shaping up as the most exciting urban music event of the decade as Fally Ipupa and Professor join previously announced artists Snoop Lion (@SnoopLion), 2Face (@2faceidibia), Flavour (@2niteFlavour) and Zakes Bantwini (@ZakesBantwiniSA) on the bill for the concert. The event is being staged at the Moses Mabhida Stadium (@MMStadium), People’s Park, in Durban on 18 May.


Charismatic Congolese star Fally Ipupa, who first made a musical impact with hits like Eternellement and Ko Ko Ko Ko alongside veteran musician Koffi Olomide, is making a rare trip to South Africa for the All Stars gig. Ipupa made his mark as a solo artist after the 2006 release of his debut album Droit Chemin. His 2009 album Arsenal de Belles Mélodies brought him to global attention; thanks to hits like Chaise Electrique, a bilingual love song featuring former G-Unit vocalist Olivia. Blending a silky smooth voice with a range of music genres from soukous to ndombolo, pop and R’n’B, Ipupa has won legions of fans and music industry accolades. In 2010 he took home two MTV Africa Music Awards, one for Best Video (Sexy Dance featuring Krys) and another for Best Francophone Artist. Ipupa recently announced that he has been signed to Universal Music France for a 3-album deal – a significant endorsement for the DRC-based singer.


Well known for his jaw-dropping beats and catchy lyrics, Durban native and South African kwaito guru Professor hit the headlines with his first solo album University of Kalawa Jazmee, thanks to hypnotic hits such as Jezebel, Lento and Jimaphi which filled club dance-floors and dominated the radio airwaves across South Africa. Recognition of his talents came at the 2011 MTN South African Music Awards, where he won Best Kwaito Album, Best Male & Record of the Year, and Professor has since been making more waves thanks to the success of his second album, Orientation.


For an awesome preview of what to expect at MTV Africa All Stars, check out the highlights of the MTV Africa All Stars, airing on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) from 10 May. Featuring high octane performances from Africa’s biggest live performers, the series takes us on an urban music odyssey from Durban (Friday, 10 May at 16:00 CAT) to Nairobi (Friday, 17 May at 16:00 CAT), before winding tour up in Lagos (Friday, 24 May at 16:00 CAT).


More than 10 000 people are expected to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime concert as Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg, the legendary hip hop icon turned reggae superstar, performs his greatest hits interspersed with his new, Reincarnated reggae-flavoured repertoire.


Doors for MTV Africa All Stars KwaZulu-Natal with Snoop Lion open at 17:00 CAT on Saturday, 18 May and the first performance starts at 18:30 CAT.

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5FM has been nominated for an outstanding five Worldwide Radio Summit Awards. The prestigious awards and summit takes place from the 2nd – 4th of May at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. 


5FM is nominated by readers of the industry leader website, the world’s largest online, news, music and information resource for radio worldwide. Members of the community recognised 5FM as the music and entertainment authority, nominating the station in five categories out of a total of nine categories in the international section. 


Gareth Cliff, nominated for the Best International Radio Personality said “This is awesome for myself and for the station and I am absolutely thrilled. South Africa has the best listeners and they are so diverse and without them tuning in day after day, this nomination would not be possible. For this I thank them”.



5FM’s nominations:

Best International Radio Personality – Gareth Cliff

Best International Online Presence

Most Influential Station

Most Innovative International Radio Station

Best International Programme Director / Controller – Programme manager Tim Zunckel.



5FM’s Programme Manager, Tim Zunckel, speaks on his nomination, “I love radio because of its emotions and the tenacity of this extremely close community. Just being nominated amongst the best in the industry, on a global platform, can only be described as an honour and privilege. I am very grateful “.



Says 5FM’s station manager Aisha Mohamed; “We’re highly honoured to be nominated in the Influential International Radio Station category, especially alongside such globally powerful radio players. It is a huge achievement to have not only the 5FM brand but also Gareth Cliff and Tim Zunckel recognised on a global scale. It is testament to the dedication of an exceptional and talented team and we are very proud to have them part of the 5FM family.


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Ligwalagwala FM celebrates 31yrs in style

Posted by radio On April - 30 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

31 is the number of the year for Ligwalagwala FM. The station celebrates 31 years of prime broadcasting this year in an industry that is increasingly getting competitive. It has become customary for the station to make the loyal listeners part of the celebrations. As such, listeners have been winning R 3 100 every weekday on KusileMzansi with Madumane for a second month running now.


A day in a listener’s history is the name for the competition where listeners sms their most memorable day in their history in one line to win. The biggest winner is yet to come. All ears will be tuned to KusileMzansi on Tuesday 30 April to hear who gets the big prize. One lucky listener will walk away with the prestigious prize of R 31 000 cash. A call was made in March for listeners to write to the station detailing how their station has made a difference in their lives.


Over 800 letters were received and thoroughly scrutinized by a panel of experts who narrowed the entries down to a top 5. A verification process followed shortly thereafter to ensure the authenticity of the stories written by the listeners who entered. Only one out of the 800 odd entries will win the grand prize. 30 April is the D-day.


These on air activations will be accompanied by wide-spread Outside Broadcasts and events that will be taken to the listeners. The Launchpad will take place at Nelcity building rooftop parking lot in Nelspruit on Friday May 03. This is the “Bewukuphi Party?” where we’ll take listeners back in time with artists like Mdu and Mashamplana live on stage. Entrance is set at R 80 and tickets will be sold at the entrance.


“We deem it necessary to celebrate fully with our listeners and ensure that they benefit from the celebration. Not only are we empowering the listeners financially but we are going to ensure that we take the birthday celebration to their area of residence, thus engaging them in their comfort zone and learning more about who they are”, said Ligwalagwala FM Station Manager Rio Mabunda.


The birthday celebration will be going to the listeners in a form of outside broadcasts where listeners will still get to dance with the station in their own backyard. Stay tuned to find out when the station will invade your area.

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Music Is A Great Investment (MIAGI) has committed to send both the MIAGI Youth Orchestra and the MIAGI Jazz Band to Central Europe and Scandinavia in 2014 for a sensational musical tour.


The tour is in celebration of 20 years of South African democracy and the two MIAGI groups will be collaborating at the highest level, performing on prestigious international stages.  MIAGI’s Youth Orchestra and Youth Jazz Band are both made up of the finest young musicians from all social and ethnic backgrounds and have been trained extensively under the mentorship of some of the world’s finest musicians and conductors.


18 top instructors from across the globe will be mentoring the young musicians and assisting in their tour program alongside British conductor Duncan Ward, first assistant to Sir Simon Rattle at the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra as they gather for training at the Heronbridge College in Johannesburg.  There will be an open day for media and sponsors on the 4th May in order for the world to witness what these 110 young musicians are capable of doing.


The program being performed on this tour is radical and challenging for the young musicians: Shostakovich’s Age Of Gold Suite and Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra (Jazz Suite No. 2) and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.  Furthermore MIAGI creates an environment where young South African musicians have an opportunity to test and showcase their skills as improvisers as composers as they rehearse and improvise together, exposed to new musical influences from South Africa and abroad.  At this course, a traditional Xincaynincayi dance group from Limpopo known as The Caravan Dance Group is bringing traditional ethnic dance into the performances.


Special star soloist from abroad is Anders Paulsson from Sweden, widely recognized as one of the world’s leading soprano saxophonist. He will be creating a new work together with the South African young musicians and two Swedish rappers, Rikard De Bruin and Marcus Larsson. Paulsson’s and the two young Swedish Rapper’s presence at the course forms part of the ‘MIAGI and the Swedish Odyssey – with The Times’ project, funded by the Swedish Embassy in Pretoria through Sida.  Within this project MIAGI has the privilege to collaborate with Fryshuset, a unique social and educational institution in Stockholm that supports and educates vulnerable youth by nurturing their passions such as visual arts, art, theatre, music or sport, and  Lilla Akademien, a music academy offering music education at the highest level.


It is an exciting time for these 110 young musicians, stemming from backgrounds ranging from townships to suburbs around the country.  Together they have made remarkable strides in their artistic lives and will continue to be rewarded by MIAGI through opportunity and mentorship.


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A brief word with John Robbie

Posted by radio On April - 28 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

[By: Kagiso Mnisi]


Every weekday morning on Talk Radio 702, we are sure to hear concerns (middle class at most), on gaping potholes and all the other stuff that keep the 7-8 LSM awake at night. The man who has been the conduit to it all these years is John Robbie. His backstory is uncanningly rooted in the field of play as a Rugby scrum half for heavies such as The British Lions; Robbie subsequently made a leap to sports broadcast and then talk radio in 2003. The seasoned morning jock lets Radiobiz in on his well of thoughts about a range of issues from competition with Power FM, cold Guinness and the Protection of State Information Bill


As a former rugby player, can you still tussle its out in any scrum on any given Sunday?


JR: These days I cannot run for a bus. I still love rugby however and am a Lions supporter to the hilt.


What do you appreciate most about being a morning presenter for a talk station?


JR: I get a chance to talk to a large number of people and hopefully inform and entertain them. In the morning many people are hearing about issues for the first time so in a way you get to set the agenda for the day. A huge responsibility.


How do you keep calm and focused when interviewing hot headed


JR: I am much better than in the early days. I have learned that you don’t have to win or convert or correct a guest. You just put the questions and let the audience make up their own minds.


What counts as must reads at the present moment in your life?


JR: I always read as many papers as I can. The Mail and Guardian each week is a must and also the Saturday Star in which I contribute.


A 100% black owned talk station known as Power FM is soon to launch, what do you think this holds for the lay of radio land?


JR: It is great competition for all of us. The more the merrier. We cannot influence them but will have to be as good as we possibly can be on 702 to thrive.


What is an Irish man to do when made to choose between warm Guinness and Johnny Walker Blue?


JR: I drink cold Guinness whenever I can. Mothers’ milk. I would love to be able to afford JWB but prefer a peaty, smoky single malt like Laphroig.


What are your honest sentiments about the looming Protection of State Information Bill?


JR: I am scared. Surely this government should be looking to share as much information as possible with its people instead of burying it? The way changes have had to be fought for at every stage is particularly concerning.


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MTN SAMA concert to rock PE on Freedom Day

Posted by radio On April - 27 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

The much anticipated MTN South African Music Awards Concert is set to take place in ‘the friendly city’ of Port Elizabeth today Saturday, 27th April 2013 at the Nelson Mandela Bay University Indoor Arena, Missionvale Campus. As a prelude to the MTN SAMA 19 on May 10th and 11th at Sun City, the concert will feature Mzansi’s finest musicians previously nominated in the MTN SAMAs.


The list of performances will showcase a selection of MTN SAMA nominees including … and other artists such as kwaito sensations Character and Big Nuz, hip-hop artist Zakwe, Afro Pop star Kelly Khumalo, Afro Soul singer Zonke and the undisputed king of Downloads, DJ Cleo, who has walked away with 12 MTN SAMA awards to date.


18 lucky winners from the Eastern Cape Province plus five (5) of their friends will be chaperoned on an-all-expenses-paid VIP experience to the concert. This is a first for the awards and MTN is excited to reward music fans for their support and passion for South Africa’s music industry. “As title sponsors of the MTN SAMAs, we are pleased that the concert is finally coming to fruition. Based on the number of votes received for the competition, it is testimony to the fact that the Eastern Cape is passionate about music and fans are eager to see the MTN SAMA winners perform live,” says Ryan Gould GM Brand & Comms at MTN SA. 


Music fans around Nelson Mandela Bay can purchase tickets at Computicket outlets including Shoprite/Checkers including at the venue at R50 seated and R70 standing. Gates open at 14h00 and due to security reasons the following items will be prohibited from the venue drugs, weapons, cooler bags cameras and recording equipment.

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Changes on the DStv Audio bouquet

Posted by radio On April - 27 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

[Issued by: Dstv Online]


MultiChoice will be making some adjustments to its DStv audio bouquet on 7 May 2013. DMX Channel 112 which is currently called Subterranean will be replaced by House Party on the same channel.


The following DMX channels will be removed from DStv Compact and DStv Family: Classic Rock (DMX channel 119) and Contemporary Instrumentals (DMX channel 135). These will be replaced by House Party (DMX channel 112) and Urban Adult Contemporary (DMX channel 123).


Three of the radio stations on the audio bouquet will be renamed. Channel 150 will now be named BBC World Service English, Channel 151 will become BBC Afrique and Français and Channel 152 will become BBC African language.


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2000FM unveils its new programme line-up

Posted by radio On April - 27 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s public broadcasting service radio station, 2000FM, is pleased to announce that Thami Ngubeni, Lupi Ngcayisa, Kia Johnson, Bongani  Nxumalo, Kitty Phetla, Lindo Zici and Kass Naidoo are the new voices that will be joining the station onWednesday 01 May 2013.

Thami Ngubeni





The revamped line-up will also feature Gavin Koppel, the father of singer/songwriter Danny K, who will be a contributor on the weekend show driving issues of Social Cohesion. Gavin Koppel is currently a breakfast host at Chai FM – a Jewish community based radio station in Johannesburg.



The new line-up will continue to entertain, inspire and engage with the listeners of 2000FM.  

2000FM Station Manager Carlito Sheik said “2000FM is proud of its current presenter line-up and modest achievements thus far.The station is stable with more than 100 000 new listeners listening to the station this year as opposed to last year.

Kia Johnson



The station will continue to increase its brand awareness & relevancy through continuous improvement and innovation when it comes to covering all the action as it happens for its listeners and advertisers. The station’s new rejuvenated sound will appeal more to 35+ adult female mature audiences across all races that are not being catered for on the national and regional radio competitive landscape”.


He further added that “The station is also positioning itself to become more appealing to national advertisers who find the content on 2000FM real, relevant cutting edge and extremely authentic.  


The station has shuffled certain shows, introduced new content and voices to the 2013/2014 presenter line up due for launch on May 1st 2013. Some of these new voices are popular household names and come to us from across the country.


Kass Naidoo

 We are confident that this year will be the best year 2000FM has seen thus far, from an audience and revenue point of view”.


“An exponential return on investment (ROI) to the most valued stakeholder, our listeners countrywide as well as internationally, digitally, is almost guaranteed.


To the Trade/Advertising Industry, to mention but a few other important stakeholders we service as 2000FM, the station in now positioned to deliver successfully on fully integrated campaigns, to an economically viable market going forward…” states Desiree Oliphant, Marketing Manager: 2000FM


Keep it locked to 2000 FM 97.2 -100fm nationwide to listen to the fastest growing national radio station which has proved itself again and created a SABC first –a SABC radio innovation which will change the radio industry.  


The new lineup is as follows:


Time Channel    Presenter/ Teams:

6am – 9am –      Justice, Zai Khan, Kia Johnson

9am – 12pm      Angela Ludek&Matsheko Mosito,

12pm – 3pm      Bertha Charuma, Lupi Ngcayisa & Lebo Mabena

3pm – 4pm        Victor K, Kass Naidoo

4pm – 7pm        Ernest Pillay , Lizette Khan

7pm – 9pm        Thami Ngubeni

9pm – 12pm      David Mashabela

12pm – 3am      NtombiPhiri  

3am – 6am        Bambo Johnson


Time Channel    Presenter/ Teams:

6am – 9am –      Kenny Nkwashu

9am – 12pm       KG Moeketsi

12pm – 3pm       Shawnie B  

3pm – 6pm         Victor K

6pm – 9pm        Bongani Nxumalo

9pm – 12am       Kitty Phetla

12am – 3am       Buyile Mdladla

3am – 6am         Lindo Zici


[Issued by: 2000FM]

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