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Entries Open for 2019 Liberty Radio Awards

Posted by radio On November - 8 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Liberty is pleased to announce that entries for the 2019 Liberty Radio Awards officially open on Monday 5 November 2018 and close on 25 January 2019. The Liberty Radio Awards is well established as an independent and transparent recognition programme that aims to recognise and award excellence in radio.

“By recognising those who create excellent radio content, we provide a measure for radio professionals to be evaluated against their peers,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards. “Through acknowledging excellence, we are securing the long-term sustainability of the industry as a credible source of information. The higher the quality of the content produced, the longer people will retain their relationship with a particular radio station”.

 

“For the 2019 Liberty Radio Awards programme, we are not introducing any new categories, however, following consultation with station management and personnel within the Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) stations, it was decided to separate PBS and commercial radio stations within the various categories. We will thus recognise and acknowledge excellence in the four main broadcast pillars of radio: Campus, Community, Commercial and PBS, as well as some awards for online radio.”

 

Killy Bacela, Divisional Director of Group Brand and Marketing at Liberty says; “The Liberty Radio Awards are in line with our ethos of partnering with our clients at different moments of their lives. Much like how radio uses insights and expertise to engage with listeners, Liberty uses the same to assist customers in achieving financial freedom through their life’s journey. Furthermore, radio has the ability to empower society through the sharing of information and that is why we at Liberty believe that radio will continue to grow and enrich the lives of many South Africans as it has continued to do for many years.”

 

There is no fee for entering the Liberty Radio Awards. All entries must be submitted through the online entry portal which can be accessed through the Liberty Radio Awards website: www.libertyradioawards.co.za.

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POWER 98.7 Chairman Given Mkhari will host prominent South African and international businessman Johann Rupert in an intimate discussion for the 2018 annual Chairman’s Conversation.

Rupert is the founder and Chairman of Richemont, a Swiss-based company which designs, manufactures, distributes and sells luxury goods. Richemont’s brands includes Cartier, Montblanc, Chloe and Dunhill, Panerai, IWC, Van Cleef & Arpels. Richemont is the second largest luxury goods company in the world. In May 2018 Richemont paid about R45 billion to acquire full control of fashion e-commerce giant YNAP. And in October 2018 Richemont announced a joint venture deal with Alibaba targeting the lucrative Chinese market.
In South Africa Rupert is Chairman of Remgro, an investment holding company with over 30 investee companies in private health care, banking, insurance, consumer products, petroleum products, media, sports, and infrastructure, both in the listed and unlisted spaces.
Remgro owns significant stakes in Mediclinic, First Rand, Outsurance, Discovery, Distell, RCL Foods, Total, ETV to mention but a few. Some of the well-known consumer facing brands in Remgro owned companies include Rainbow chicken, Selati sugar, Mageu, Sunbake, Nola Mayonnaise, Rama, Stork, Flora and various alcohol brands.
Mkhari explains why Rupert was a natural choice for this year’s Chairman’s Conversation: “While Rupert is a well-established businessman, he remains an enigma to many South Africans. We know of some his companies and products, but what do we really know about this man? Johann Rupert is in every aspect of SA life. We interface with his products and services on a daily basis, whether you are young or old, poor or rich.”
Mkhari added, “Our economy is as challenged as it is equally contested, we can all benefit from engaging a global business figure like Rupert, who continues to be a very influential player in our economy. His input on the economic transformation and growth question is of critical importance”. In 2017, Mkhari launched The Chairman’s Conversation by hosting President Thabo Mbeki. The Conversation was a pivotal event in the news and political calendar and served as a key reference point for many South Africans for the year to come.
“We started The Chairman’s Conversation because we saw a need to engage with leaders whose decisions have massive societal impact. Often – as with Rupert – society is not aware of the extent of the impact these individuals have in our lives. The Chairman’s Conversation is, without a doubt, shaping into the most important conversation of the year. The beauty of this conversation happening at POWER98.7 is that we are an authentic platform, trusted to approach such conversations openly and constructively.”
The Chairman’s Conversation will be aired live on December 4 on POWER 98.7, Capricorn FM as well as Beat 105.2 in the Free State and ONE EC in the Eastern Cape. The conversation will also be streamed live on all MSG Afrika broadcasting platforms, including www.power987.co.za.
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Anele Mdoda

2 – The number of times she’s been on air at 947 – she was poached by 5FM in 2008, but returned in 2012

9 – The number of rounds she lasted on Strictly Come Dancing

3 – The number of seasons she was a judge on Clash of the Choirs

1 – The number of talk shows she’s hosted – on Real Talk with Anele, she interviewed an array of Mzansi icons

 

DJ Fresh

32 – The number of mix-CDs bearing his name

4 – The number of seasons of SA’s Got Talent that Fresh has been a judge on

3 – The number of Mzansi radio stations he’s worked at (since relocating from Botswana, he worked at YFM, 5FM, and Metro FM)

1 – The number of times he’s been on a Roast dais – he was on the panel for The Roast of Somizi this year

 

 

Dudu ‘Lady D’ Khoza

120 – The number of orphaned kids from Kwa-Mashu she entertained at her Lady D Birthday Drive earlier this year

25 – The number of years she’s been on radio

15 – The number of years (minimum) she’s been on Ukhozi FM

1 – The number of trusts she’s involved with – she’s a trustee of The Lucky Dube Trust

1 – Lifetime Achievement Award at the Liberty Radio Awards

 

 

Ntate Thuso Motaung

36 – The number of years he’s been on radio

6 – The number of awards (minimum) he’s received for his work

1 – The number of songs dedicated to him: Afro-pop artist Alex Nguta penned “A Letter 2 Thuso Motaung” in 2006

 

 

Selby ‘Selbeyonce’ Mkhize

1120 – A key number in the just launched KFC campaign he’s part of, #1120under5, aimed at combatting malnutrition

3 – The number of hours he’s on air daily with his ‘Woza Nabangani Bakho’ show

18 – The age he was when he moved to Johannesburg to pursue an acting career (he had a cameo on Generations: The Legacy)

1 – The number of times he cameoed on Uzalo

Vote here!

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IRF Malta Days: 29 October – 30 October

 

IRF International Days: 31 October – 4 November

 

IRF Audio Conference: 1st November

 

The International Radio Festival (IRF) is pleased to announce the final line up of international radio stations broadcasting their programmes live-on-air to their peers and home audiences, from the Piazza D’Armi in Valletta, reaching over 100 million listeners around the globe.

 

Now in its 9th year, this international broadcasting event represents the first and only global conference to debate and showcase the business, production and curation of the world’s most consumed medium – audio/radio content.

 

 

The IRF’s unique conference format presents industry leaders from the world of broadcasting and audio production and features more than 30 international radio stations broadcasting their programmes live-on-air across Malta and the International Radio Festival DAB+ channel and also to their peers and home audiences, reaching over 100 million listeners around the globe.

 

IRF Festival Director Darryl von Däniken says:

 

“We are delighted to be heading towards music-island Malta, producing the 9th edition of the IRF midst the historic Piazza D’Armi in Valletta, this year’s EU Capital City of Culture, which is more than apt as the IRF represents the world’s leading broadcasting cultural exchange showcasing ’radio’ nationalities such as India, UK, France, Russia, Turkey, USA and China.”

 

Find out more about all the radio stations and shows here:

 

https://www.internationalradiofestival.com/

 

 

Watch the video recap of edition in Milan here:

 

 

As well as the live radio broadcasts The Malta edition of the International Radio Festival’s B2B Forum takes place at the historic Mediterranean Conference Centre on 1st November, covering the hottest topics in the global audio and music industries.

 

BBC R&D’s Executive Producer Nicky Birch will cover exciting developments in voice-first audio formats, while international radio consultant John Simons will lead a panel on the rise of niche radio services from rock to jazz.

 

James Keen, the newly-appointed Station Director for Channel 103 and Island FM in the Channel Islands, will talk with Andrew Zammit from Malta’s ‘number one hit music station’ 89.7 Bay, about the benefits and challenges of targeting a small island-based audience.

 

The Conference will also include a celebration of ten years of the UK’s Absolute Radio, with its Content Director, Paul Sylvester; and a look at how audio services are re-inventing radio from Xanthe Fuller, Head of Community at Mixcloud.

 

Martyn Ware – founder of The Human League and Heaven 17, with a 40-year career as a leading record producer – will be talking about his work past and present, including designing and composing ground-breaking 3D-soundscapes.

 

The use of Blockchain technology in the audio world will be explored at the International Radio Festival’s Audio Conference in Malta. Led by Cliff Fluet, a digital lawyer from London-based law firm Lewis Silkin, the session will lead the way in the exploring how blockchain can benefit the radio industry.

 

Register here for the IRF Audio Conference 2018

 

 

https://www.internationalradiofestival.com/conference-malta18/

 

The Malta edition of the International Radio Festival’s B2B Forum takes place at the historic Mediterranean Conference Centre on 1st November, covering the hottest topics in the global audio and music industries.

 

 

What the industry says:

 

 

 

“A gathering of an amazingly diverse and fascinating group of people with one thing in common: a love of radio. The most diverse radio gathering I’ve ever been to!”

 

 

Rusty Hodge, SOMA FM, San Francisco, USA www.somafm.com

 

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The use of Blockchain technology in the audio world will be explored at the International Radio Festival’s Audio Conference in Malta. The ground-breaking session will lead the way in the exploring how blockchain can benefit the radio industry.

 

Led by Cliff Fluet, a digital lawyer from London-based law firm Lewis Silkin, who advises clients on music-based content, branded entertainment and rights issues, who will explain what Blockchain is, and what it might mean for audio and other creative businesses.

He says the potential impact of Blockchain is “staking a claim as being the most talked-about disruptor.”

Fluet will look at how it can directly facilitate consumer sales and peer-to-peer transmission; allow a producer or musician to be able to track, tokenise and monetise their works including recordings, artwork, publishing and merchandise; and help ensure the protection of intellectual property.

 

The Audio Conference on 1st November is just one part of the ninth edition of the International Radio Festival, taking place in Valletta, Malta – the European Capital of Culture 2018 – from 29th October to 4th November.

Other speakers at the Audio Conference include composer and producer David Lowe discussing his work on branding and idents around the world, including the BBC News theme. How the radio and audio sector is reinventing itself will be explored with Xanthe Fuller, Mixcloud’s Head of Community, Nicky Birch from BBC Research & Development, and Scott Cohen, the co-founder of digital distribution pioneer The Orchard. The Orchard is the world’s leading distributor of music, film and video with operations is 30 global territories.

 

 

The day will close with legendary record producer and artist Martyn Ware in conversation with presenter and DJ, Carly Wilford. He’ll talk about his career, from founding the Human League in 1978, to his current work with unique 3DAudioScape immersive sound technology – including a demonstration in the setting of Malta’s historic Mediterranean Conference Centre.

 

The Malta edition of the International Radio Festival’s B2B Forum takes place at the historic Mediterranean Conference Centre on 1st November, covering the hottest topics in the global audio and music industries.

 

What the industry says:
“A gathering of an amazingly diverse and fascinating group of people with one thing in common: a love of radio. The most diverse radio gathering I’ve ever been to!”
Rusty Hodge, SOMA FM, San Francisco, USA www.somafm.com

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Former Talk Radio 702 host Redi Thlabi is set to host a new Current Affairs show named Unfiltered, launching on Sunday, 07 October 2018 at 20:30, on the SABC News Channel and SABC 3. This is part of SABC’s efforts to attract top talent to enhance and strengthen audience experience, in line with its turnaround plan.

Tlhabi, who is no stranger to the SABC, brings immense experience and knowledge in the television news domain, including working with international broadcasting platforms such as Aljazeera and BBC World News. She is a distinguished broadcast journalist, columnist and author.

The new weekly show, Unfiltered, will boldly tackle the broad spectrum of issues affecting South Africans, including crime, corruption, education, politics as well as community and social issues.

 

In making the announcement, Phathiswa Magopeni, Group Executive for News and Current Affairs division says, “SABC News is taking an unrestrained, courageous and forthright approach to discussing tough issues facing South African citizens daily. Redi is a dynamic and versatile journalist who fits the profile of the show and our editorial character very well. We are happy to welcome her back as part of the SABC News team”.

 

Talking about her move, Thlabi says, “I have always responded positively to conversations that help us confront the ills of our society and affirm our quest for justice, democracy and accountability. It is with that vision that I begin this new chapter with the SABC”. Thlabi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, an Honours degree in English Literature and is currently reading for a Master’s degree in gender and politics.

 

The new current affairs show seeks to communicate and strengthen the Independence and Impartiality of SABC News, and ensure that the public news service delivers on its mandate.

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Nicole Jansen Van Vuuren, Toys R Us and Babies R Us South Africa, Marketing Manager says the campaign is completely in line with what they stand for, “There is no better fit than South Africa’s favourite toy and baby store partnering with the biggest toy collection drive over the festive season. The ECR team have done an incredible job of making Toy Story a much anticipated and well known campaign for the year! The main aim of the campaign is to pull our community together to give back and to ensure we add joy to the lives of those in need! In our dealings with local organisations, we have seen first-hand that a toy is not just an object, but is a symbol of excitement, joy and a bit of hope, which every child deserves to feel.”

 

East Coast Radio’s Boni Mchunu says the station is delighted to have Toys R Us/Babies R Us on board, “East Coast Radio’s Toy Story reminds us that we all have an important duty to play in ensuring the well-being of disadvantaged children in our country. We are honoured to facilitate giving on such a massive scale and are so grateful to our sponsors for all their efforts in making this possible.”

Other key sponsors that have come on board this year include; Durban Deliveries, who will facilitate the collection of toys from stores, schools and businesses; Gift of the Givers Foundation who assist with storing and then packing toys for distribution; Hirt and Carter, who manufacture the Toy Story boxes; Verigreen who manufacture bags for the campaign and Red Cross Air Mercy Services, who assist with the distribution of toys to rural areas.

 

 

 

When the campaign officially rolls out from 22 October, KwaZulu-Natalians will be able to donate a toy at any Toys R Us & Babies R Us store across the province. Last year, KZN listeners, schools and businesses donated 20,000 new toys and more than R750,000 towards East Coast Radio’s Toy Story campaign.

 

 

 

[Issued by:ECR]

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The International Radio Festival (IRF) is pleased to confirm that the 9th edition will take place in Valetta, Malta – the European City of Culture 2018 – from 29th October to 4th November.

IRF Malta Days: 29 October – 30 October

IRF International Days: 31 October – 4 November

 

Now in its 9th year, the Zurich-born and Swiss-managed international broadcasting event represents the first and only conference to debate and showcase the business, production and curation of the world’s most consumed medium – audio/radio content.

 

The IRF’s unique conference format presents industry leaders from the world of broadcasting and audio production, and features more than 25 international radio stations broadcasting their programmes live-on-air to their peers and home audiences, reaching over 100 million listeners around the globe.

IRF Festival Director Darryl von Däniken says:

“We are delighted to be heading towards music-island Malta, producing the 9th edition of the IRF in Valletta, this year’s EU Capital City of Culture, which is more than apt as the IRF represents the world’s leading broadcasting cultural exchange showcasing ’radio’ nationalities such as India, UK, Austria, Russia, Turkey, Tunisia and China.”

“The IRF is an incredible meeting of minds, where industry leaders including Paul Smith from BBC, Absolute Radios Paul Sylvester, Xanthe Fuller from MIxcloud and Scott Cohen from The Orchard come together for knowledge sharing, networking, and forming both analogue and digital audio strategies for the future.”

 

Broadcasting their programmes live on air during the event will be Bay Radio, Vibe FM, XFM and Magic FM from the host country Malta and international radio shows from; BBC Radio 1 (UK) Jazz FM (UK), MiSoul UK), Fun Kids Radio (UK), United DJ’s with Tony Prince (UK) , Hits Radio (UK), Hoxton FM (UK), Flex FM (UK), M20 (IT), Teenage Radio Immaginari (IT), 102FM (IL), Kasheme – Lounge (CH), LikeFM (RU), Radyo 2 -TRT FM (TU), Sonica (ES), Kronenhit Radio (AT) IFM (TU), The Big Time (USA), Sound of India Radio Contest (IN), Kiss FM (AU), Love Radio (CN) plus Mixcloud ‘Best Online Radio Station’ award winner Dublin Digital Radio (IE).

 

Find out more about all the radio stations and shows here: https://www.internationalradiofestival.com/

Get ready to listen to how the world sounds.

Watch the video recap of edition in Milan here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zpJfpmj_Rs&feature=youtu.be

 

The International Radio Festival
The International Radio Festival (IRF) is all about Music Radio Content. The IRF was founded in 2010 to specifically celebrate radio’s on-air influencers and their production teams who command the trust and loyal “ear” of billions of listeners around the globe, and is unique in that the conference format offers invited radio stations the opportunity to showcase their chosen programme formats to attendees whilst simultaneously broadcasting said programmes live-on-air from the conference back to their home audiences, thus reaching millions of global listeners and making the IRF the largest media event of its kind.
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Thobela FM new line-up announced

Posted by radio On August - 8 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

A new season, new week, new day. Monday 13th August 2018, Thobela FM listeners will wake-up to new programme voices. The new season brings a new line- up at Thobela FM with seasoned and awards pair SebasaMogale and Mankoko Baby moving to host Thobela FM Morning drive show ”Ditla le meso” currently hosted by Kgopotso Mashego & Mathumo Manaka.

Thobela FM listeners will now wake up to enjoy Kgopotso and Mathumo on Naledi Ya Meso [03:00-06:00]. The move will have “SetswatswasaKgasho” with Nkgadimeng Kekana moving to co-host the Afternoon Drive show” Ntshirogele” with the legendary radio presenter Thabo Mohlatlole known as Thabo Wa Mo Africa. This award winning dynamite Nkgadi as affectionately called is not new in the Drive – Show programmes. She previously co-hosted the Breakfast Show with the “Super Dupa” Sebasa Mogale and the team walked away with the Best Community Project Award at the Liberty radio Awards in 2017.

 

Vibrant Nkgadimeng punched harder and walked away with the Best Public Broadcasting Service {PBS) Breakfast presenter awards. Mosh Matsena, station manager says “The move to change the line -up is part of the station’s summer imaging plan. Like all other stations Thobela FM continues to review its business and line up to ensure it delivers on its mandate and remain
relevant.”

 

Thobela FM remains the top Radio station in Limpopo and number 5 in South Africa.

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 As part of its Woman’s Month programme to celebrate and elevate South Africa’s multi-talented women, POWER 98.7 is once again giving phenomenal women the opportunity to take control of its airwaves for three days.
For the fourth time this year, the station will from 8 – 10 August, be replacing all male presenters with an exciting #987Woman line-up which is expected to provoke, inspire, inform and entertain – all at once.
This year’s #987Woman line-up, like in the previous years, will not disappoint as it includes women from various walks of life ranging from the arts, political and academic fraternity. The line-up includes mayors, ministers, poets, musicians, actors and professors; and many other women who will share their views and opinions on a myriad of topics affecting their lives and society as large.
The 2018 edition have big shoes to fill, as the slots they will occupy have previously been filled by some of the other influential women in South Africa such as Professor Thuli Madonsela, Jenny Crwys-Williams, Tumi Morake, Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Lira, Phuti Mahanyele, Letta Mbulu, Judy Dlamini, Khanyi Dhlomo, Minnie Dlamini and Lindiwe Mazibuko.
“We are absolutely convinced that this year’s line-up will live up to expectations and add value to discussions happening in the country and beyond. These are knowledgeable and powerful women and therefore there is no doubt they will satisfy POWER 98.7’s listeners’ hunger for quality discussions – led by quality presenters,” POWER 98.7’s Station Manager, Bob Mabena said.
This campaign wishes to honour the women of POWER for inspiring us and to recognize their resilience in spite of the challenging environments that they exist and operate in” said Mabena.

The line-up for the 2018 edition of #987Woman is as follows:

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

TIME SHOW PRESENTER
06:00 – 09:00 POWER BREAKFAST Patricia De Lille
09:00 – 12:00 POWER TALK Makoti Khawula
12:00 – 13:00 POWER UPDATE Khensani Nobanda
13:00 – 15:00 POWER LUNCH Boity and Modiehi Thulo
15:00 – 18:00 POWER DRIVE Susan Shabangu
18:00 – 20:00 POWER BUSINESS Ramasela Ganda
20:00 – 00:00 POWER PERSPECTIVE Natasha Mazzone
00:00 – 03:00 POWER ZONE Tshegohaco Moagi
03:00 – 06:00 POWER UP Nolwazi Tusini

 

Thursday, 09 August 2018

TIME SHOW PRESENTER
06:00 – 09:00 POWER BREAKFAST Nomvula Mokonyane
09:00 – 12:00 POWER TALK Prof. Mamokgethi Phakeng
12:00 – 13:00 POWER UPDATE Melanie Bala
13:00 – 15:00 POWER LUNCH Moshidi Motshegwa
15:00 – 18:00 POWER DRIVE Yvonne Chaka Chaka
18:00 – 20:00 POWER BUSINESS Basani Maluleke
20:00 – 00:00 POWER PERSPECTIVE Mandisa Mashego
00:00 – 03:00 POWER ZONE Tshegohaco Moagi
03:00 – 06:00 POWER UP Nolwazi Tusini

 

Friday, 10 August 2018

TIME SHOW PRESENTER
06:00 – 09:00 POWER BREAKFAST Naledi and Aisha Pandor
09:00 – 12:00 POWER TALK Rebecca Malope
12:00 – 13:00 POWER UPDATE Mahlatse Mahlase
13:00 – 15:00 POWER LUNCH PJ Powers and Rami Chuene
15:00 – 18:00 POWER DRIVE Thandi Modise
18:00 – 20:00 POWER BUSINESS Special Edition Nokukhanya Jele and Emma Saidler
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