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TRUfm launches the 2019 TRUTalent Search

Posted by radio On August - 10 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) radio station, trufm will be embarking on the fourth annual edition of truTalent Search. Listeners between the ages of 15 – 34 are invited to audition in two of the five categories, namely: Music; Radio Presenting; Comedy; DJ’ing and a Listener’s Choice Award for the Best trufm Presenter Category, where listeners vote for their favourite trufm Presenter.

Comedians are requested to email their demo of 5-10 minutes and DJs are also invited to email their 10 – 20 minutes mixes to 2019trutalent@sabc.co.za. The closing date for all digital submissions is Sunday, 22 September 2019.

 

The station will travel to five different towns within the Eastern Cape namely:

 

Mdantsane City Shopping centre – 10 August

Peddie -17 August

Mbizana – 24 August

SABC Bhisho – 31 August

Mthatha – 7 September

 

trufm debuted its first presenter search in 2012 with only one category (Radio Presenting). Taking into consideration the aspirations and needs of its target audience, in 2015, the Station launched the truTalent campaign with various categories. This initiative was aimed at engaging and connecting with the youth of the Eastern Cape by giving them a platform that is conducive for showcasing and nurturing of their talent through workshops. In addition, it also provided employment opportunities for those that were successful in the competition.

 

The top two successful candidates from each category and town will visit the station in Bhisho for workshops on 27 – 29 September 2019. The workshops will be conducted by a mentor for each category where contestants will be taught more about the intricacies of their category to equip them with the knowledge that will enable them to take their talent to the next level.

 

The workshops will be followed by announcement of winners on Monday, 28 October 2019 live on-air.

 

The prizes for each category are as follows:

 

Music – The winner will receive R10 000 in cash and the opportunity to record a single which they can use to promote themselves in the industry.

 

Radio Presenting – The winner will receive R10 000 in cash and will also form part of the trufm line-up on a developmental slot where they will learn, host and be exposed to radio presenting for up to a year.

 

Comedy – The winner will receive R10 000 in cash and an opportunity to be a contributor in one of the station’s primetime shows for a year.

 

Dj’ing – The winner will receive R10 000 in cash and will be given an opportunity to be a resident DJ in one of the station’s lifestyle shows.

 

Listener’s Choice: Best Presenter on trufm award – the winner will be awarded the ‘Listener’s Favourite Presenter’ title for the year on all DJ promos and stings.

 

Mr. Masixole Mdingane, Acting Station Manager stated “this campaign is one of the many ways that trufm uses to empower the youth and to afford them an opportunity to showcase their talent and skills. The Station is committed to playing its part in youth development in the province and in making the dreams of young people come true. This initiative also plays a crucial part in curbing the high unemployment rate.”

 

The 2019 truTalent campaign was officially launched on trufm during Drive326EC (Mon – Fri 15h00 – 18h00) on the 26th July 2019.

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METRO FM will on Monday, 05 August 2019 shake things up a little with Moeti ‘Moflava’ Tsiki taking over the coveted 05:00-09:00 breakfast slot. This exciting new show called ‘Morning Flava’ promises to keep listeners entertained, informed and ready to tackle the day ahead. He moves over with his team Pearl Shongwe on news, Owen Hannie as thesports guru of the show and Moshe Ndike who will join the team every Friday.

Moflava joined the METRO FM family in 2015 to anchor the 08:00 – 10:00 morning slot and recently hosted the highly successful afternoon drive time show #TheDrive from 15:00 – 18:00.

 

The station is also pleased to announce the new afternoon drive show, ‘The Kings Suite’ between

15:00 – 18:00. This new show sees the much anticipated return of the duo, the Kings Of The Weekend (KOTW), Siphesihle ‘Sphectacula’ Ngwenya and Lebogang ‘DJ Naves’ Naves, who make their come back to METRO FM after being away for the past two years.

Their show promises to bring the high paced, interactive and crazy fun to the station’s afternoon audience and Sphectacula and DJ Naves will be joined by Relebogile Mabotja on news and Angie Khumalo on sports duty. These changes will not affect the rest of the day time lineup, which still sees all other shows remain the same.

 

METRO FM Station Manager, Ms. Sibongile Mtyali stated “we are convinced that we’ve found the perfect balance of on-air talent to carry on with the strategy of the station and ensure that we deliver to our commitment, of keeping our listeners informed and entertained, plus servicing the needs of our commercial spenders. Our intention is to carry on delivering top quality content, the coolest way we know how and these newly introduced shows are a part of the station’s strategy to refresh its lineup through repositioning and strengthening its talent pool to ensure it still remains number one in the game”.

 

METRO FM is committed to maintaining its leading position in commercial radio in South Africa and has maintained its coolest station position for the past seven years at the Sunday Times Generation Next Awards.

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The Good Hope FM Breakfast show with Dan Corder will showcase the Top 10 Traffic Treffer Idols at 19h00 on Thursday, 25th July 2019 at the SABC Auditorium.

Traffic Treffer is a daily sensation on the Good Hope FM Breakfast show where Dan Corder conducts the biggest carpool karaoke in the Cape.  Each day, listeners suggest songs to sing with different themes.  The chosen song is played on air and listeners get to send their voice notes to the station’s WhatsApp Line of themselves singing along to the song,.  The variety of voice notes received consisting of the good, the bad and the funniest music delivery are played out on-air over the original song.   As the feature gained traction, the Good Hope FM team also noticed that some of the listeners were very talented and that is how the idea for Traffic Treffer Idols was born.

 

Traffic Treffer Idols is a competition to make Good Hope FM listeners’ wildest music dreams come true.  On the 25th of July, the top 10 will perform live on stage in front of a sold-out audience at the SABC Auditorium, for the ultimate prize.

 

Good Hope FM Station Manager, Brendan Ficks stated “The Station proudly supports local artists and we take pride in unearthing and showcasing new talent. This competition is a testament to how invested we are in finding and promoting new talent”.

 

The winner will record an original song with one of Cape Town’s biggest music stars, Dani Bagel and one of the city’s most successful producers of radio hits, Omar Morto.  Some of the finalists have pursued musical careers, others sing in church, and some have never sung to an audience before.  One of them will walk away with a collaboration that will make them a radio-play listed musical performer courtesy of Traffic Treffer on Good Hope FM Breakfast Show with Dan Corder.

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Phemelo Motene joins SAfm

Posted by radio On July - 7 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

SAfm is pleased to announce that Ms Phemelo Motene will be joining the station from Monday, 08 July 2019.

Ms Motene is a well-known lifestyle presenter in the talk radio space and she will be taking over ‘SAfm Life Happens’ which is broadcast weekdays from 13:00 – 15:00.

 

In welcoming Ms Motene to the station, Acting Station Manager, Mr Siphelele Sixaso stated, “in line with SAfm’s objective of leading the nation’s conversation, it is imperative that we strive to put the best talent on air and we felt that Phemelo is the perfect fit for our brand. She is well versed in the radio talk show space and we strongly believe in her talent.”

 

Ms Motene began her radio career at the then Radio Metro, now METRO FM, in 1999 as a newsreader. Shortly after joining the station, she took over from Romeo Khumalo as the weekend lunchtime host before leaving to a more demanding television job two years later. She then joined Generations where she played the role of Khensani Moroka, a lead role that was dearly loved by audiences until her departure in 2004.

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Kfm 94.5 breaks Western Cape BRC RAMS record

Posted by radio On May - 28 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

Cape Town commercial music radio station, Kfm 94.5, is celebrating a groundbreaking achievement, smashing the record for the highest number of listeners in the Western Cape under BRC RAMS. The station has yielded remarkable results in the May 2019 release.

The latest BRC RAM figures were released earlier today and show that Kfm 94.5 has crossed the milestone of more than 900 000 listeners per week. The survey indicated that the station has 944,000 listeners, up from 869,000 diary-on-diary – an impressive increase in audience that makes Kfm 94.5 the biggest regional station in the Western Cape.

“The station, which underwent significant strategic line-up, music and marketing changes in 2017, has consistently grown year-on-year and holds the undisputed largest share of audience in the Western Cape,” commented Kfm Programme Manager, Stephen Werner.

 

Werner said, “This is the biggest audience number achieved for a Western Cape radio station under the BRC RAMS. We are immensely proud of our team, and how the station has grown over the past year. Our year-on-year figures: 944,000 from 787,000 (20% growth), diary-on-dairy: 944,000 from 869,000 (8.63% growth). We would also like to thank our loyal listeners who continue to make Kfm 94.5 the Cape’s biggest radio station with the most responsive audience.”

 

Snapshot into Kfm’s BRC RAMS performance:

BRC RAMS PERIOD TOTAL AUDIENCE (CUME)
Oct ‘17 – Mar ‘18 787,000
Jul – Dec ‘18 869,000
Oct ’18 – Mar ‘19 944,000



“We have worked hard to differentiate Kfm in a way that rings true to our audiences. Our most music proposition, heavyweight line-up, strategic events and partnerships, along with our unique approach to marketing have clearly hit the right note,” said Trish Taylor, Primedia Broadcasting Western Cape CEO.

Taylor adds: “The strategy is underpinned by the Primedia Broadcasting focus on innovation led by research and insights.”

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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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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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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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Liberty Radio Awards winners announced

Posted by radio On April - 15 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

The top performers of the South African Radio industry were acknowledged at the Liberty Radio Awards gala banquet in Sandton on saturday evening. The annual awards programme which draws entries from all sectors of the radio industry is regarded as the “Oscars” of South African radio and the stars of the radio industry were out in full force to celebrate.

 

The Liberty Radio Awards is a credible, well-judged programme that promotes excellence in radio with a view to ensuring that radio remains one of the foremost media choices in South Africa.

 

 

“Our aim is to promote excellence in radio,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards. “Excellent performance and content rewards listeners for the time that they spend listening to a station or program and compels them to remain tuned-in for longer. It also reinforces the relationship between a station or program and the listener, which ultimately contributes to the sustainability of radio.”

 

 

“The standard of this year’s entries was exceptionally high and adjudication scoring was incredibly close, but I am confident that the results reflect the best work within the industry.”

 

 

Killy Bacela, Divisional Executive of Group Brand & Marketing at Liberty says: “Liberty applauds all the nominees and winners from this evening’s awards, all of whom have demonstrated consistent excellence and the highest standards in the creation and production of captivating radio programmes. The winners play a part in the enrichment of people’s lives. This is the same purpose we at Liberty strive for, through our continued demonstration of making financial freedom possible.”

 

 

Click here to view the finalists and winners of all the categories

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The power packed line-up saw four of South Africa’s business leaders as keynote speakers who shared their knowledgeable experiences in their respective fields.

Silence resounded the ballroom in anticipation when, world renown business leader, youngest JSE Director and known as the Rockstar of public speaking, Vusi Thembekwayo retreated from his presentation to speak from his heart. He delved into effective steps into finding the sweet spot to a balanced life while ‘Taking Charge’ in both the business environment and your personal life.

 

“If you want to build anything worth building, you’re going to have to embrace the darkness. Embrace being alone. If you’re not comfortable working beyond your hours you’re going to battle trying to build something worth building. If the process was easy, the things we achieve probably won’t be worth celebrating. Remember what’s important to you and don’t forget to have fun,” said Thembekwayo.

 

Thembekwayo concluded by sharing his experience of meeting the late great, Tata Madiba that brought the room to their feet in a standing ovation.

 

Dave Duarte; social media marketer, educator and entrepreneur captivated the audience with his vibrance and practical experiments about the importance of networking and how social media can be your most powerful tool when networking.

 

 

“Opportunities are not found just floating in the clouds, they are found in people. Use your social media to offer something to people. Hang out in the same places of aspirational people this can also mean share the same social media interactions,” said Duarte.

 

Khaya Dlanga enunciated the importance of effective and vigorous marketing and reiterated the significance of moving forward and eliminating a laid-back approach, especially in an industry where time and money waits for no one.

 

 

“To set yourself apart, you have to try the things that scare you. We all have an idea of what the world might be like in the future. If you don’t like it then change it, don’t be afraid to disrupt your business model to change the future,” said Dlanga.

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal were the sponsors for the event where CEO, Neville Matjie expressed his delight to be associated with an event of this calibre.

 

“The organisation is pleased to be a part of the 2019 edition of the East Coast Radio GIBS Business Breakfast. It’s the sixth year that Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal has partnered with East Coast Radio and GIBS on this noteworthy initiative. We trust that the business linkages that were made today will be sustainable and that this forum will be a catalyst for economic prosperity,” said Matjie.

 

East Coast Radio’s General Manager, Boni Mchunu said, “This morning was absolutely insightful. The knowledge that was imparted is immeasurable. What an honour it was to share the morning in the company of great business minds and what a pleasure to learn from them too.”

The ECR GIBS Business Breakfast hashtag and theme for this year #TakeCharge trended at the number 1 spot in Durban.

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