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Centred on a ground-breaking partnership between two media companies, Content Connect Africa and JT Comms announce plans to digitally distribute cooking show, Bunnies In The Burbs through Viva Nation, a music and lifestyle video channel that broadcasts throughout the African content.

 

The new season of the cooking show features guests such as the award winning afro-jazz guitarist and producer Kunle Ayo, publisher and storyteller Zanele Ndlovu and leading HIV and gender activist Yvette Raphael. Joining the host, with a delectable mix of recipes from fast and fantastic, through to ideas for effortless entertaining, big deal dishes and everything in-between, there’s something for cooks and homemakers of every skill level. Elevating everyday dining experiences with simple, affordable and homely cooking meals, the show promises to.

 

 

This partnership will allow JT Comms to offer a wide selection of exclusive content to mobile phone network clients, MTN; with the content being integrated to guarantee multi-channel delivery and superior customer experience across Africa.

 

 

Bunnies in the Burbs, a digital cooking show takes the popular format of a cooking show – but is more intimate and inspiring in that, viewers get to witness a young African millennial sharing good food and wisdom with her role models and peers. Also championing a staunch ambition for youth to be entrepreneurial, BIBs highlights through the presenter an eagerness by the youth, to take charge of their lives and careers; by encouraging young people in South Africa and beyond to become active participants in the building of the economy during in a time where the job markets in the continent dry up and the fiscal landscape is changing from industrial to hi-tech.

 

 

The show which debuted yesterday on MTN Shortz will be streamed to on the network across South Africa and Nigeria, with more countries to follow, by Viva Nation TV.

 

 

Described by JT Comms founder Vanessa Perumal as a “game changer”, the new partnership is a positive move towards creating a platform for authentic African content to be shared while disrupting traditional media methods and channels which do not give access and platforms to tell our stories as Africans, while tapping into and harnessing the opportunity multimedia platforms enable in a technology era.  This pioneering collaboration with champions such as Content Connect Africa, who are trailblazers in their field, is encouraging.

 

 

And leveraging on a superfast network, subscribers will be able to experience Viva Nation TV’s premium lifestyle content seamlessly on their mobile devices, taking TV beyond the traditional model to an even wider audience.

 

Commenting on the accord, Content Connect Africa’s Antos Stella says “Content Connect Africa has strived to create revenue opportunities for independent content providers over the past 8 years; mobile television is a natural progression from our music platforms where focus on sustainability has been, and remains our main objective.”

 

 

Viva Nation TV’s offerings are now available to watch through MTN Shortz and will soon be on all digital channels.

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5FM Line-up changes announced

Posted by radio On March - 28 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

5FM has announced that new talent will join the 5FM family in April. The station will be on-boarding on-air presenter Smash Afrika, who will be taking over 5FM Nights from 19:00 – 22:00 Monday – Thursday.

 

Smash, who hails from Bloemfontein and started his career on campus radio, has a youthful energy and is a real livewire who makes radio that’s unapologetically loud, fun and memorable.

“Talk about a dream come true! I have always wanted to work at 5FM and finally it’s happening,” Smash says, “Words can’t begin to describe the emotions, but I will express them on every show once I get started,” he adds.

 

Smash Afrika regards himself as the perfect 5FM fit with his live loud attitude and will be joined by well-known producer, Given Baloyi.  Baloyi says it is Smash’s unique personality and world view that will make the show stand out and grab the attention of 5FM’s community.  “The show will have an eccentric and whimsical feel. We want to create a show where they get to let their guard down and tap into their inner child,” he says.

5FM Station Manager, Justine Cullinan, says this dynamite partnership is undeniably a creative pairing with the perfect fit for brand 5FM.  “5FM has the most diversely represented and dynamic collection of on-air and producer family members,” she says, “With these two new talents we are only taking that positioning further.  We are looking forward to delivering a high intensity weeknight show to the 5FM community.”

 

5FM is equally excited to announce that acclaimed and revered Ultimix resident Ryan the DJ has been offered his own show on the station, taking over the Saturday night 19:00 – 22:00 Weekender5 show from 5FM’s pH who will sadly be leaving the station to focus on his very busy DJ and production work.

Ryan is certainly no stranger to the 5FM community. He was crowned the winner of the 5FM Ultimix DJ competition in 2012 which landed him a regular resident feature on the station as well as on their event line-ups.  Ryan, is one of South Africa’s foremost mix masters and recently represented the country at the Red Bull 3Style World Finals in Poland, where he was placed in the top 6.

 

“I’ve always held the 5FM Saturday night slot in high regard.  I grew up listening to Derek the Bandit and Roger Goode’s Saturday Surgery – they were iconic shows. I would listen to them religiously and so to have the opportunity to host my own show on a Saturday night on 5FM is an absolute honour and dream come true for me,” says Ryan. “I’m really excited for the journey ahead as well as being able to share good music and connect with my fans and listeners across South Africa,” he adds.

 

5FM’s Bosslady, Justine Cullinan, says that Ryan the DJ will deliver the perfect party soundtrack for a Saturday night.  “His skill in music selection is incomparable and I know that his show will be carefully curated with mix music from the best in the world,” she says, “As one of our Weekender5 he will add immense value to 5FM’s specialist music fame and will continue the station’s legacy in delivering to the 5FM community the best mixologists and deck wreckers the country has to offer.”

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The Official #BRINGYOURFIRE Guide 2018

Posted by radio On March - 27 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Winner of the African Best Responsible Event Award in 2017, MTN Bushfire has also been hailed in by CNN as one of the “7 African music festivals you really have to see” and listed by BBC as a “Top African Festival.”

 

MTN Bushfire is a uniquely African, and yet globally infused, festival experience that welcomes thousands of people in an atmosphere of tolerance and passionate commitment to music, the arts, and the environment.

 

From May 25th – 27th MTN Bushfire encourages everyone, from guests and artists, to traders and vendors to BRING YOUR FIRE to the beautiful Malkerns valley in Swaziland.

 

Your Fire is your energy, your spirit, your passion, and your drive to make a difference.

 

For those unsure of just how to #BRINGYOURFIRE in 2018, MTN Bushfire is pleased to announce the official Bring Your Fire Zone, an interactive space devoted to specialized activities where all guests can create and share their own #BRINGYOURFIRE experiences.

 

The Bring Your Fire Zone will present tangible opportunities to engage within the key themes for 2018. No less than eight partner organisations will bring the following themes to life at this year’s event:

 

  • Environmental Sustainability

  • STEM Education (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics)

  • Tolerance and Inclusion

  • Sexual and reproductive health

  • Orphans and vulnerable children

  • Rural development

 

Every visitor will have the opportunity to take part in a host of #BRINGYOURFIRE activations that include the following.

 

GREEN YOUR FIRE!

As a green festival, MTN Bushfire continues to aim for a minimal global footprint across its various strands and has renewed its commitment to being an eco-friendly event. Recycling will have an increased focus across the festival, including all trader and market spaces.

 

PLANT A TREE with The Khula Tree Planting Project

In 2018 people will have the opportunity to engage in the protection and promotion of indigenous trees by participating in the 2018 Khula Planting Tree Project.

 

MAKE MUSIC with Conservation Music

Conservation Music is an organisation that uses music to engage communities across southern Africa in environmental projects and awareness. In addition to hosting a studio where guests can add their voices to various tracks, Conservation Music will be offering guests a variety of ways to get involved.

 

RAINBOW FIRE!

 

MTN Bushfire has always celebrated tolerance, diversity and inclusion. In 2018 the focus is on LGBT rights, gender equality and the rights for sexual and reproductive health and freedom. A host of experts and organisations from within the LGBT space will present a space to proudly celebrate inclusion. From poetry slams and discussion at the new venue The Hub, to social and photo booth activations, everyone is invited to take part.

 

Poetry & Performance

MTN Bushfire is also very excited to announce a performance from Staceyann Chin, multiple award winning poet and performer. Winner of the 2013 American Heritage Award from American Immigration Council, and the 2016 Planned Parenthood Excellence in Media award, Chin is also a 2017 LGBTQ Humanist Award recipient. She unapologetically identifies as Caribbean and Black, Asian and lesbian, woman and resident of New York City.

 

A proud Jamaican National, Staceyann’s voice was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, where she spoke candidly about her experiences of growing up on the island and the dire consequences of her coming-out there.

 

Get CONDOMISED!

Condomise will be back at MTN Bushfire in 2018, once again sharing information on sexual and reproductive health.  In addition to information and product distribution, Condomise will offer HIV counselling and related services, and host a number of conversations through educational and entertaining games and activations.

 

MENTOR a Male with Kwakha Indvodza

Kwakha Indvodza is a male mentoring organistion that runs community-led, health and behaviour change interventions interventions with men and boys.  KI will present its materials as well as take part in training over 120 staff. Local guests can also find out more about ways to get involved in mentoring youn men in order to promote gender equliaty and a more just Swazi society.

 

BE A FIRESTARTER!

 

Everyone’s a Hero

Just by purchasing a ticket to MTN Bushfire guests are supporting Young Heroes, as MTN Bushfire sponsor E15 to the organisation from every ticket purchased.  This deep partnership dates back to the very first MTN Bushfire. Since then, the festival and its partners have donated over E/R1.6 million enabling Young Heroes to provide food and clothing to over 1,000 orphans. Activators from Young Heroes will discuss those issues with festival goers and will provide people with knowledge and information on how to support the organisation even further.

 

Wear Your Fire

100% of MTN Bushfire official merchandise proceeds are given to BOMAKE Rural Projects, an NGO that assists nearly 800 rural Swazi women their families and their communities to access basic Health services, basic education, and training in sanitation and hygiene as well as savings and micro-enterprise development.

 

Since 2010, MTN Bushfire Festival of the Arts has donated close to half a million Emalangeni /Rand to this organization. So just by purchasing a t-shirt, cap or other merchandise, guests to the festival are supporting this amazing initiative. In the Bring Your Fire Zone activators will also be present to share about their experience as people who work in the NGO.

 

Code & Create

STEM will introduce festival goers to computational thinking, computer science, and technology who will then be given the chance to use a graphic base programming language, and to produce a digital artwork using or through coding.

 

For more information on the 2018 edition of MTN Bushfire visit www.bush-fire.com or https://www.facebook.com/MTNBUSHFIRE

 

 

 

 

 

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Puppet Nation, one of South Africa’s most awarded TV shows, has just won another SEVEN SAFTAS, brining the total over the years to 29. However, the show is now no longer broadcast anywhere in South Africa, meaning that the most respected and loved voices of biting political satire has been silenced. The Puppet Nation team is on the search for a new broadcast home.

 

“Posthumous”Puppet Nation SAFTA Wins “Bittersweet”

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PuppetNation, the show that nobody will put on nationaltelevision, collected 7 SAFTAs at this year’s event, bringing its total overthe years to 29. The awards were for the final season of Puppet Nation which aired on pan-african satellite channel StarSat(StarTimes ch201) in 2017, before they ended their relationship with the showdue to budget cuts. Puppet Nation,which has also earned two International Emmy nominations in recent years, wasnominated for eight awards, winning the trophies for Production Design,Wardrobe, Sound, Cinematography, Scriptwriting, Directing, and Best TV Comedy.

 

 

 

“It’s a show that has been recognisedconsistently since it launched in 2009, both locally and internationally, as astandout comedy show, giving South Africa biting homegrown satire. But sadly,right now, the puppets are in their boxes, and we don’t know when or if they’llbe coming out to play again,” said Executive Producer Thierry Cassuto. Fans ofthe show, like The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutuand trade union leader Zwelinzima Vavi among others, have consistently spokenout for the show and about the importance of satire and critical comedy in ademocracy like ours. But while the programme has a very large social mediafollowing, it cannot financially survive with a purely online existence.

 

 

“We hope that these awards will remindbroadcasters and sponsors that PuppetNation is high quality television, that it makes viewers – young and old-  think and laugh, and that it deservesa TV home,” Cassuto added.

 

 

In addition, Both Worlds, the company behind Puppet Nation, was nominated for Best Gameshow for the second year in a row for Point of Order – another show which is no longer on air. Host Tumi Morake wasalso nominated as best presenter for the last two years. “Point of Order was another casualty when StarSat were no longerable to afford it,” Cassuto says, “and while we’re delighted that its Afrikaans sister show, Parlement Parlement, isdoing well on kykNET, we’re dying to see Season 5 of Point of Order on a new TV channel soon.” In the meantime, fans can stream the first award-winning  season of Point of Order on Showmax.

 

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BASSLINE FEST officially announces two of the headline artists for the weekend of 26th and 27th May will be none other than African greats Salif Keita from Mali, and pop phenomenon Yemi Alade from Nigeria.

 

 

With more artists being announced regularly, the festival’s line up is growing from strength to strength and has now officially announced artists from afield Brazil, France, Japan, Cape Verde, Guinea, Mozambique, Reunion Island, Mali, Nigeria and of course South Africa.

 

The artists are all part of the celebration that unites and pays homage to our continent and in particular this year, to the legacy that is Nelson Mandela.

The two artists that have been selected as ambassadors from Africa to celebrate Madiba’s legacy are Yemi Alade and Salif Keita, who collectively will perform in an exclusively crafted performance to pay tribute through not only their own songs, but also a duet and a further composition entitled “Africa’s Tribute To Mandela”.

 

The BASSLINE FEST will be the only opportunity for one to witness the duet and add even more exclusivity to this already rare world-class line up.

 

Salif Keita is one of the continent’s most beloved Afro-pop artists. Having been ostracised for his albinism as a younger adult, he immersed himself in music before moving to Paris where he has resided since 1984, honing his craft and becoming one of the most prolific stars from Africa. Known as the ‘golden voice’, Salif has released over 20 albums with some of the biggest record labels in the world.  He has toured the globe extensively and known as one of West Africa’s finest composers and singer.  BASSLINE FEST is honoured to be able to add him to the line-up in 2018.

 

Yemi Alade is one of the younger pop stars from Nigeria that is currently making huge waves across not only Africa, but in parts of Europe too.  As a winner of the talent show, Peak Talent in 2009 she subsequently released the smash hit Johnny, which saw her becoming a house-hold name almost instantly.  She has followed it up with similar styles of dance pop combined with her signature humorous lyrics.  Despite her massive stardom, Yemi has released three albums, and has shared stages with acts such as Mary J Blige, Wizkid, M.I., Waje and many others.  We are excited to see her on South African soil.

 

The other confirmed artists for BASSLINE FEST, all previously announced, are as follows:

Dub Inc – France

Flavia Coelho – Brazil

Nakhane – South Africa

Nathalie Natiemba – Reunion Island

Ghorwane – Mozambique

Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabusa – South Africa

Oki Dub Ainu Band – Japan

Sekou Kouyate – Guinea

Azah – South Africa

Elida Almeida – Cape Verde

More artists are being booked for the festival on a regular basis.

 

Now in its 14th year as the only Johannesburg-based Festival that celebrates African unity and diversity, BASSLINE FEST will be held over 2 full days for guests to enjoy music platforms and great food as well as a Nelson Mandela day tour “Footsteps of Mandela”.  Dialogue will also be held to promote social cohesion across the continent.

 

The BASSLINE FEST hashtag, #Bethelegacy is inspired by a partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation as we join the Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations.

Bassline will be working closely with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to promote Madiba’s legacy, through dialogue and Music programming.  BASSLINE FEST is the Foundations official Africa month celebratory event.

 

The music and food festivities kick off on Saturday the 26th May from 3pm to 11pm with two stages, both featuring top tier artists from not only the African continent, but from across the globe.  The Sunday fest times are 12pm to 7pm.

 

SABC2 will broadcast live from the Fest between 8pm and 11pm, reaching a sizeable television audience.

 

Tickets can be booked at www.ticketpros.co.za now for R400 per day.

 

BASSLINE FEST has also put together travel packages for guest coming from afar and a Footsteps of Mandela tour.

 

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Following the announcement of the finalists in the various categories of the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards, the finalists for the coveted Station of the Year title have now been selected and the final adjudication to determine the Station of the Year is now in progress. In addition, the inductees for the Bright Star and Hall of Fame have also been announced.

 

“The announcement of the category finalists has met with a fantastically positive response,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards. “The adjudication panel who select the winning stations of the year are going to have their work cut out for them, particularly considering the overall standard of the entries for this year’s awards. It will be very exciting to see who the panel determines as the station that continues to raise the bar in terms of compelling content quality. After all, the Station of the Year title gives the winning station- and all who work there- bragging rights for the next year.”

 

 

Killy Bacela, Divisional Director of Group Brand & Marketing at Liberty, says: “The Station of the Year is indeed the Grand Prix of the Liberty Radio Awards and we look forward to revealing the winning station and celebrating with the industry on 14 April. Acknowledging excellence and recognising the commitment it takes to not only be the best, but to create a legacy for the future is one of the core values of Liberty. We congratulate the finalists, who can be secure in the knowledge that they are being recognised for their dedication and their passion for storytelling and entertainment.”

 

 

The Station of the Year Finalists are:

 CAMPUS

MFM 92.6

PUKFM 93.6

TUKSFM 107.2

UCT FM

VOWFM

 

 

 

COMMUNITY

ALEX FM

GROOT FM 90.5

HOT 91.9

MIX 93.8FM

RADIO ISLAM

RADIO PULPIT

 

 

 

 

COMMERCIAL

ALGOA FM

EAST COAST RADIO

JACARANDA FM

KAYA FM

METRO FM

OFM

POWER 98.7

 

 

The Bright Star Award goes to candidates 35 years or younger – either on-air, or behind-the-scenes, who is making his/her mark in the industry. The award is aimed at recognising a person who has an intrinsic understanding and love for radio, respects its past and also has great ideas for its future.

 

 

This year, the Liberty  Radio Awards Bright Stars are:

 

 

 

AGANANG FM

 

 

 

 

 

Nthabiseng Motlhodi

ECR Jason Mc Call
ECR Simon Carter
GAGASI FM Langalethu Cele
KFM Carl Wastie
MAGIC 828 AM Byron MacDonald
OFM Lerato Lelia
TRU FM Simamkele Mguga
TUKS FM Quintus Potgieter
TUKS FM Layla Welch
UMHLOBO WENENE FM Zukiswa Mqumbisa

 

 

The Liberty Radio Awards takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday 14th April. More details about the Liberty Radio Awards may be found at www.libertyradioawards.co.za

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Film & Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, is a statutory body mandated to spearhead the equitable growth and development of the SA film and video industry.

The NFVF’s bursary programme is aimed at building capacity by upskilling film and TV professionals for global competitiveness through its support of qualifying applicants for overseas studies which are not offered at South African tertiary institutions. However, Live Performance or Acting programmes are excluded.

This bursary will be awarded for the 2018 academic year with a cap of R250 000 inclusive of tuition and living expenses.

Qualifying Criteria:

The applicant must:

  • Must apply six months before the course commences

  • Be a South African citizen

  • Have a good academic record

  • Demonstrate a need for a financial assistance

  • Be enrolled at an accredited overseas tertiary institution for a full time post graduate film/TV programme (the course must be commencing in September 2018 and not available in South Africa)

Applications must be accompanied by a detailed motivation as to why the applicant must be awarded a bursary together with all the supporting documents as indicated in the online application form.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Failure to provide all requested information will lead to an automatic disqualification of the application
  • No late applications will be considered
  • Should there be a change of contact details the onus is on the applicant to notify NFVF
  • For further information, please consult the NFVF Funding Policy available on a link below:

http://www.nfvf.co.za//home/22/files/Approved%20FUNDING%20POLICY%20APRIL%202016.pdf

 

 

How to apply

Complete an online international bursary application form which is available on the NFVF website: www.nfvf.co.za or https://nfvf.praxisgms.co.za.

 

 

Deadline for applications: 31 March 2018 at 17h00 CAT. 

 

 

Failure to submit all the mandatory requirements will result in an automatic disqualification.

For any queries regarding the application process please email Thandekile Hlatshwayo at Thandekiles@nfvf.co.za and for queries regarding the qualifying criteria, please email Lebohang Khunou at lebohang@nfvf.co.za, 011 483 0880

 

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Oleta Adams to perform live in Sandton

Posted by radio On March - 23 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Oleta Adams, one of soul music’s legendary names, will set the stage alight when she performs at the Sandton Convention Centre (Pavilion) on Friday, April 27, 2018. She will share the musical honours with South Africa’s own Wanda Baloyi. These two diverse performers make a dynamic package and something to which dedicated music followers can look forward.

 

“T Musicman is delighted to bring  back Oleta Adams to our shores to share the stage with  as we celebrate 21 years of the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz and 20 years of a fruitful partnership with Standard Bank. This journey deserves a spectacular celebration”.

 

We are honored with the support we have had from Business, Public institutions and the public in general. Get your ticket and come experience and celebrate with us for one night only. This Road to Standard Bank Joy of Jazz paves a way to the exciting line up announcement scheduled in May.

 

Adams is a unique artist. She has inspired a growing legion of fans in both the U.S. and Europe with journeys of the heart through songs that draw deeply from her roots in gospel, while crossing effortlessly into the realms of soul, R&B, urban, and popular music.

She came to the attention of the music world with the runaway success of her 1990 Platinum debut album, Circle of One. The record spawned the impassioned hit single, Get Here, the Brenda Russell composition that became the unofficial anthem of the 1991 Gulf War.

 

Her success, nurtured by worldwide tours with Tears for Fears, Phil Collins, Michael Bolton, and Luther Vandross, has been solidified by four Grammy nominations and a seemingly bottomless well of creative energy.

 

Oleta will be adding to her musical legacy with the release in April of a new secular album, Let’s Stay Here, which she is producing herself in addition to writing eight of the ten songs on the album. It will be her eighth album.

 

The album is described as “evocative with a soulful jazz influence and songs that project many tantalising thoughts.” It also features Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good”. The concert, presented by Road to Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, falls under the T Music Man banner. This is the organisation behind the annual Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival which it has organised with enormous success for the past 31 years.

 

The concert begins at 20:00, but doors will open at 19:30. Tickets prices are R400 and can be obtained from Computicket.

 

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Primedia Group appoints Omar Essack as new CEO

Posted by radio On March - 23 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Primedia Group, the owner of a broad portfolio of broadcasting, out-of-home and cinema and entertainment assets is pleased to announce the appointment of Omar Essack as its Chief Executive Officer to succeed outgoing CEO Roger Jardine, with effect from 1 April 2018. The appointment follows an extensive search process by the nominations committee, during which external and internal candidates were considered.

Mr. Essack has, to date, served as CEO of Primedia Broadcasting, the largest division within the Primedia Group, since January 2017. Since joining Primedia Broadcasting Mr. Essack has led the re-positioning of the groups’ radio assets with a new programming strategy and a strong focus on sales and creative solutions for clients. Mr Essack will oversee the growth of Primedia’s flagship brands which include radio stations like 702, 947, KFM and Ster Kinekor. Mr Essack joined Primedia Broadcasting from Kagiso Media where he was Deputy CEO and has a total of 28 years of media industry experience. Mr Essack will lead Primedia’s drive to provide world-class content and advertising channels, and continue to expand the business in and outside South Africa.

 

 

 

Phumzile Langeni, Chairman of Primedia Group said: “The Board is delighted that a person of Omar’s experience and calibre has been appointed to the role of CEO. Omar’s proven media expertise and strong management skills across a range of senior executive roles make him an excellent CEO candidate and highly qualified to take the company forward. The Board looks forward to continuing to work with Omar to build on the strong momentum that has been created with Roger Jardine at the helm. We thank Roger for his service to Primedia, and wish him well on his new role as Chairman of the FirstRand Group.”

 

New Primedia CEO Omar Essack said: “Primedia is a great company with exceptional brands, a strong market position and a unique culture. Our exceptional people are well placed to tackle the many opportunities that Africa’s dynamic and fast-growing media markets represent. I am honoured to have been appointed to succeed Roger, who has achieved so much in his time leading the business. Primedia is now well placed to deliver on the next phase of growth, and I look forward to working closely with Phumzile, the Board, my colleagues, our talent and customers to achieve this ”
Primedia is in the process of finalising its leadership plans for Primedia Broadcasting

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Liberty Radio Awards Finalists announced

Posted by radio On March - 20 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

The adjudication process for the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards has been concluded. The adjudication panel has sorted through the entries, allocated scores that have been further verified by Mazars, a Chartered Accounting firm, and the finalists for the various categories have been decided.

“The total audio of the entries, if played continuously, would amount to more than one week of non-stop listening,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards. “We are really grateful to the panel of adjudicators who gave their time and expertise freely towards this process of determining who is making the best radio in South Africa. I am confident that the results emanating from the adjudication process will show that the best of the entries rose to the top in each of the categories. It is my fervent hope that these awards continue to motivate and inspire the radio industry to continue raising the bar, setting ever higher standards that will keep listeners fulfilled through compelling programming. This in turn will secure the future of radio as a vital source of entertainment, education and information for years to come.”

 

 

Amongst the very positive feedback from members of the panel, was the following:

“Thanks for the opportunity. Judging Liberty Radio awards is a great honour, knowing the fact that these awards are well-recognised throughout the country.”

“We wish to congratulate all the category finalists.” says Rothschild. “Achieving finalist status earmarks you amongst the best-of-the-best. We’re grateful to all those who submitted entries into this year’s program and we encourage those who didn’t make it to finalist status to strive to raise the standard of radio to ensure a bright future for the industry.”

 

Killy Bacela, Divisional Director of Group Brand & Marketing at Liberty, says: “We congratulate the finalists and look forward to celebrating those who strive to make compelling radio; those who keep knowledge at close reach and those who continue to elevate the standards on what real, credible news and stories should be. Through our commitment to the Liberty Radio Awards, we hope to meaningfully contribute to the progression of the industry by applauding and rewarding those who continue to raise the bar through storytelling and entertainment.”

Congratulations to all the finalists, the winners will be announced and celebrated at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday 14th April.

Here is a comprehensive list of the finalists in order of category, and sorted in alphabetical order by station name:

Finalists

 

Afternoon Drive Presenter

Afternoon Drive Presenter – Campus

Station Presenter
Puk FM 93.6 Niel Koegelenberg
Tshwane FM Katlego Monama
Tuks FM 107.2 Sila Odhuno
UCT Radio Naushaad Maharaj
Voice of Wits DJ Keyez

Afternoon Drive Presenter – Community

Station Presenter
Hot 91.9 Simon Parkinson
Link FM Gary Gerber
Mkhondo Community Radio Blessing Mhlope
Pretoria FM Sarina Frauenstein
Radio Pulpit Johann Els

Afternoon Drive Presenter – Commercial

Station Presenter
East Coast Radio Bongani Mtolo
Gagasi FM Sphesihle (SPHectacula) Ngwenya
KFM 94.5 Carl Wastie
OFM Darren Scott
Power 98.7 Thabo Mdluli

 

Afternoon Drive Show

Afternoon Drive Show – Campus

Station Title
Puk FM 93.6 PUKFM Drive
Tuks FM 107.2 The Drive Way
UCT Radio The Society
UJFM The UJFM Drive
Voice of Wits The Lift Club

Afternoon Drive Show – Community

Station Title
Hot 91.9 The Big Joburg Drive
Link FM Buffalo Toyota Afternoon Drive
Radio Helderberg 93.6FM The Homerun/Hol Huistoe
Radio Pulpit Spektrum
Radio Pulpit Something Els

Afternoon Drive Show – Commercial

Station Title
Cape Talk Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
East Coast Radio East Coast Drive with Bongani and Mags
Gagasi FM The Kings Drive
Metro FM The Drive
OFM Just Plain Drive with Darren Scott on OFM

 

Breakfast Presenter

Breakfast Presenter – Campus

Station Presenter
Tshwane FM Lerato Maila
Tuks FM 107.2 Nicholas Lawrence
Tuks FM 107.2 Nathi Dlamini
UCT Radio Sole Moerane
UJFM Nick Explicit

Breakfast Presenter – Community

Station Presenter
Hot 91.9 Sasha Martinengo
Mix 93.8 Tony Blewitt
Radio Cape Pulpit Brad Kirsten
Radio Islam Sulaimaan Ravat
Radio Today Tom London

Breakfast Presenter – Commercial

STATION PRESENTER
Algoa FM Daron Mann
Cape Talk Kieno Kammies
East Coast Radio Darren Maule
Jacaranda FM Martin Bester and Tumi Morake
Kaya FM David O’Sullivan
Radio 2000 Just Ice Ramohlola
Thobela FM Sebasa Mogale

 

Breakfast Show

Breakfast Show – Campus

Station Title
Kovsie FM Breakfast Run
Puk FM 93.6 Big Bang Breakfast
Rhodes Music Radio Wake Up Call
Tuks FM 107.2 The Wake-Up
UJFM UJFM Breakfast

Breakfast Show – Community

Station Title
East Rand Stereo 93.9 FM Mars Music Morning Drive
Emalahleni FM The Urban Rush
Hot 91.9 Joburg’s Hottest Breakfast Show
Nqubeko Community Radio Hlalanathi Breakfast Show
Radio Pulpit Daybreak
Radio Today Tom London Breakfast

Breakfast Show – Commercial

Station Title
Algoa FM The Daron Mann Breakfast
Jacaranda FM Breakfast with Martin Bester and Tumi Morake
Kaya FM Breakfast with David
KFM 94.5 KFM Mornings with Darren, Sherlin and Sibs
Magic 828 AM Magic Breakfast
Vuma FM Good to Go Morning Drive

 

Business and Finance Show

Business and Finance Show

Station Presenter Title
702 and Cape Talk Bruce Whitfield The Money Show
Kaya FM Gugulethu Cele Kaya Bizz
Kaya FM Thuli Magubane My Money and Me with Thuli Magubane
Mix 93.8 FM Tumisang Ndlovu Money Talk with Tumisang Ndlovu
Power 98.7 Ayabanga Cawe Power Hour
Voice of Wits Mudiwa Gavaza and Onke Seremo The Business Buzz

 

Community Project

Community Project – Campus, Community Combined

Station Title
Hot 91.9 Hot Cares
Impact Radio 103 FM My World Needs You
Mix 93.8 FM One Wingz of Change
Pretoria FM Oggendkuier
Pulpit Media Group Bags of Hope

Community Project – Commercial

Station Title
947 Lydia’s Matric Dance
Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer
Algoa FM Youth Run the Station
East Coast Radio East Coast Breakfast
Jacaranda FM Good Morning Angels

 

Content Producer

Content Producer – Campus Community Combined

Station Producer Show Title
Alex FM Juju Senyatsi The Real Deal
Alex FM Moribego Madubanya The Kingsway
Hot 91.9 William Scott Joburgs Hottest Breakfast
Hot 91.9 John Walland Hot Sport
Radio Pulpit Steven Botes Something Els
Voice of Wits DJ Keyez The Lift Club

Content Producer – Commercial

Station Producer Show Title
Cape Talk Elliott Sylvester Weekend Breakfast with Africa Melane
Gagasi FM Mfundo Mabaso Indaba
Gagasi FM Sbongiseni “Keys” Mkhize The Kings Drive
Power 98.7 Bongekile Skosana Power Perspective
Umhlobo Wenene FM Nomond Vakalisa Lelika Yehova Ihlbathi
Umhlobo Wenene FM Elvis Mali Usagoduka Na?

 

Daytime Show

Daytime Show – Campus

Station Title
MFM 92.6 Lunch on MFM
MFM 92.6 AM2PM
Puk FM 93.6 PukFM Lunch
Puk FM 93.6 International Top 40
UJFM Ego Trip

Daytime Show – Community

Station Title
Aganang FM Itsoseng
Alex FM The Real Deal
Alex FM Midday Cruise
Groot FM 90.5 #SuanEnSoAan
Groot FM 90.5 Kom ons praat daaroor
Hot 91.9 Mark Pilgrim Show
Radio Cape Pulpit Leefstyl

Daytime Show – Commercial

Station Title
Algoa FM The Algoa FM Top 30
Cape Talk The Pippa Hudson Show
SAFM Intune
SAFM SAFM Overnight
Vuma 103 FM Till Noon

 

Documentary

Documentary

Station Title
East Coast Radio #Get Real – With Vanessa Goosen
Kaya FM Marikana – 5 Years on
Power 98.7 A Different Country
RSG Monitor – Vroue Tronk
TruFM Music in the time of struggle

 

Drama Programme

Drama Programme

Station Title
Motsweding FM (Creatrix) Bua Le Mmino – Makarapa City
Munghana Lonene FM Mina hi Mina
Radio Islam Heartbreak
TruFM Uhambo Lwethu
Ukhozi FM (Creatrix) Ndiza Nathi – Absaville
Umhlobo Wenene FM Ithini Na Lento?

 

Field News Reporter

Field News Reporter

 

Station Reporter
702 and 947 Mia Lindeque
Kaya FM Tunicia Phillips
Kaya FM Nompumelelo Ngubeni
Power 98.7 Tshegohaco Moagi
Rise FM Zandile Ngubeni
Voice of Wits Amogelang Maledu

 

Internet/Online Radio Show


Internet/Online Radio Show

 

Station Presenter Show Title
Gay SA Radio Marinette Coertzen Rainbow Talk
Pulpit Media Group Vicus Kruger, Marius de Randt and Ryno Turketti I AM YOUTH
The Eye John Savage and Catherine Greffell The Eye Presents …
TransAfricaRadio.Net Shaun Lukhele Kizosada
TransAfricaRadio.Net Keabetswe Ncube Utopia

 

Multi-Channel Promotion


Multi-Channel Promotion

 

Station Title
Algoa FM Youth Day
Algoa FM Finders Keepers
Jacaranda FM Singing Billboard
Kaya FM The Jazzuary Masterclass
OFM Kom Ons Fees
Pulpit Media Group Bags of Hope

 

Music Show


Music Show – Campus

Station Title
MFM 92.6 World Wide Top 40
MFM 92.6 MFM Top 40
Puk FM RooiwynSondag
Tshwane FM The Night Pulse
Tuks FM 107.2 The SA Music Show
UCT Radio Top 30 Hitlist

Music Show – Community

Station Title
Groot FM 90.5 Gister se Grotes
Hot 91.9 Club Classics with Lloyd
Hot 91.9 The Sound of SA
Hot 91.9 The Classic Countdown
Khwezi FM Classic Music
Radio Khwezi Night Time Crew
Zibonele FM Uhadi Lwakho

Music Show – Commercial

 

Station Title
Heart FM HEART Top 40
Jacaranda FM The Chamberlains Top 20
Kaya FM The World Show
Metro FM Absolute Hip Hop
Vuma 103 FM Sunday Gospel Show
YFM #ThePlayersClub

 

News and Actuality Show


News and Actuality Show – Campus, Community Combined

Station Title
Groot FM 90.5 Kom ons praat daaroor
Kangala Community Radio 13h00 – 14h00
Radio Islam Sabahuul Muslim
Radio Islam The Daily Round Up
Radio Today Tom London Breakfast

News and Actuality Show – Commercial

Station Title
Kaya FM The Law Report
Kaya FM Today with John Perlman
Power 98.7 Power Update
Rise FM #RiseFMIn60Minutes
SAFM Media@SAfm
Smile 90.4 FM The Honest Truth on Smile 90.4 FM
TruFM Incoko

 

News Bulletin Reader


News Bulletin Reader – Campus

Station News Reader
Cut FM Elizabeth Moleboheng
MFM 92.6 Monique de Villiers
Tshwane FM Lerato Maile
Tuks FM 107.2 Marelize Wolmarans
Tuks FM 107.2 Dimpho Lekgeu
UCT Radio Naushaad Maharaj
UJFM Bolele Polisa

News Bulletin Reader – Community

Station Presenter
Hot 91.9 Kwanele Kunene
Hot 91.9 Gladys Sithole
Kumkani FM Lihle Dlova
Kumkani FM Vuyolwethu Ngcofe
Mix 93.8 FM Helen Desbois
Pretoria FM Pienaar Lochner
Radio Islam Mohammed Ameen Dabhella

News Bulletin Reader – Commercial

 

Station Presenter
702 Tara Penny
702 Aurelie Kalenga
Kaya FM Nompumelelo Ngubeni
Power 98.7 Mpho Sithole
Rise FM Zingisa Chirwa

 

Night Time Show


Night Time Show – Campus

Station Title
MFM 92.6 The Hitlist
Puk FM 93.6 RooiwynSondag
Tuks FM 107.2 The News Platform
UCT Radio Reserve Sound
Voice of Wits Love Shack
Voice of Wits Breaking Ground

Night time show – Community

Station Title
Hot 91.9 FM Late Night with Treasure
Kingfisher FM Masabelane with Tasco
Radio Alansaar Medical Files
Radio Khwezi Sakha Isizwe
Radio Pulpit Intimate Moment
ZIibonele FM Ingcambu Zevangeli

Night Time Show – Commercial

Station Title
Jacaranda FM The House Party with DJ Jazzy D
Kaya FM The Law Report
Loyus FM The Night Café Radio Show
OFM A Touch of Thabang
Power 98.7 Power Perspective

 

Podcast


Podcast

 

East Coast Radio #GetReal – With Vanessa Goosen
Gagasi FM The Kings Drive – Proposal
Power 98.7 Ahmed Kathrada
Quintessential SA Quintessential Engineering
Wits Journalism/SAFM Alibi

 

Promotions Stunt/Event


Promotions Stunt/Event – Campus, Community Combined

Station Title
Groot FM 90.5 #JouMenseMyMense
Inanda FM Inanda FM
Puk FM 93.6 Can you Woman?
Pulpit Media Group Bags of Hope
Tygerberg 104 FM #Vreesloos2017

Promotions Stunt/Event – Commercial

 

Station Title
Algoa FM Algoa FM BIig Walk For Cancer
Algoa FM Finders Keepers
East Coast Radio East Coast Breakfast Water Well
Jacaranda FM Jacaranda Bilboard
OFM The Big Breakfast with Martin van der Merwe

 

Radio Innovation


Radio Innovation

 

Algoa FM Finders Keepers
Jacaranda FM Billboard
Power 98.7 Power 98.7 #POWERWoman
Smile 90.4 FM Amplifying the Good News in the Mother City
The Eye The World’s First Portable Radio Station in a Case
Tuks FM 107.2 1072 Countdown

 

Sports Presenter


Sports Presenter

 

Ligwalagwala FM Senzo’S
OFM Darren Scott
Phalaphala FM Thina “Chittagong” Ramantswana
Power 98.7 Thabiso Mosia
Umhlobo Wenene FM Sthembiso Stherra Ngqezana

 

Sports Show


Sports Show – Campus, Community Combined

Station Title
Groot FM 90.5 #SlatDieSport
Hot 91.9 Hot Sport with John Walland
MFM 92.6 Half Time
MFM 92.6 Halftime
Puk FM 93.6 Pukfm Sport

Sports Show – Commercial

 

Station Title
Heart FM Feinberg on Football
Ligwalagwala FM Inkundzi Tsematfolweni and Lasuka Lahala
Metro FM The Ultimate Sports Show
OFM Extra Time with Darren Scott
Power 98.7 Power Sports Extra

 

Station Imaging


Station Imaging – Campus, Community Combined

Station
Groot FM 90.5
Hot 91.9
Puk FM 93.6
Radio Islam
Tuks FM 107.2

Station Imaging – Commercial

 

Station
Jacaranda FM
East Coast Radio
Capricorn FM
OFM
KFM 94.5
Power 98.7
947

 

Traffic Presenter


Traffic Presenter

 

Station Presenter
702 Aki Anastassiou
Kaya FM Mvangeli Nzuza
KFM 95.4 Zoe Brown
Metro FM Rob Byrne
Phalaphala FM Rendy S
Power 98.7 Lebohang Phokela
Power 98.7 Jadene Tager

 

Weekend Radio Show


Weekend Radio Show – Campus

Station Title
Puk FM 93.6 International Top 40
Puk FM 93.6 Rooiwyn Sondag
Puk FM 93.6 The Ultimate Turnup
Tuks FM 107.2 Retro Riffs
UCT Radio Top30 Hitlist
Voice of Wits Kwaitokooler box

Weekend Radio Show – Community

Station Title
Hot 91.9 The Tony Murrell Show
Hot 91.9 The Mark Pilgrim Show
Hot 91.9 Classic Countdown
PE FM 87.6 The Breakfast Hub
Radio Helderberg Laid Back Sunday

Weekend Radio Show – Commercial

Station Title
Metro FM Sunday Soul Therapy
Munghana Lonene Switshongo – Top 30
OFM Saturday Express with WR van der Merwe
OFM The Absolute 80’s Radio Show
OFM The Saturday Sport Show

 

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