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Udo and Mpho take over Metro FM Sports

Posted by radio On August - 17 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The SABC Sport division recently announced the launch of The Ultimate Sport Show (TUSS) on Metro FM.  The show will be hosted by the two renowned Sport presenters, Mr. Udo Carelse, and Ms Mpho Maboi. The Ultimate Sport Show will start on-air on Monday 21st August 2017 from 18h00-19h30 weekdays on Metro FM.

 

Udo will take our listeners through a wide variety of topics and discussion points, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. On Thursdays, Mpho takes over the reins, as she takes listeners on a journey into the world of women in sport. Mpho will delve into the business and the influence that women have in sport. This dynamic team will bring new ideas and fresh perspective to sporting discussions.

 

 

 

Mr. Udo Carelse, is a seasoned broadcaster who has vast experience in sport journalism which includes amongst others, the 2015 IRB Rugby World Cup, 2016 Rio Olympics and T20 Cricket World Cup, and all major athletics marathons. He was also nominated and a finalist for the 2014 SA Sport Journalist of the Year.

 

 

Ms Mpho Maboi’s career spans over a decade in the entertainment industry. Mpho is currently a studio and touchline sport presenter for SABC Sport.  In April 2015, she joined Metro FM and she is currently part of the South Africa’s biggest breakfast show Fresh Breakfast with DJ Fresh weekdays broadcasting from 05h00-08h00.

 

Ms. Sully Motsweni, Group Executive for SABC Sport stated “The show is aimed at being an aspirational sport show to which our audience’s world revolves around. With interactive discussions, taking an in-depth looks what listeners want to know about sport on and off the field. The Ultimate Sport Show will strengthen the ways in which we serve our diverse listeners”.

 

Ms. Sibongile Mtyali, Station Manager for Metro FM stated “We are excited about the all new and revamped sport offering with Udo Carelse and Mpho Maboi. With The Ultimate Sport Show, the station will take sport content development and delivery to new heights. We are confident that the show will now integrate news genres of sport to the winning formula. Our listeners can look forward to an all-encompassing sport commentary five days a week”.

 

Ms Mtyali further stated “We welcome Udo to the Metro FM family. He brings a wealth of knowledge and skill and can only take the sport show to new levels.  We are also keyed up about Mpho Maboi taking over the Thursday slots on TUSS. We are positive that she will rise to the new challenge. She has proven over time to be a versatile broadcaster, well received and loved by Metro FM listeners”.

 

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RSG celebrates 80 years of Afrikaans radio

Posted by radio On August - 16 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The world looks completely different than in 1937.  Then, communication was limited, and the introduction of radio – in Afrikaans – changed the world.  Now there’s a vast choice of media, but radio is still prevalent to entertain, educate and inform people – across borders and countries.

 

The past 80 years of Afrikaans radio delivered many highlights, and as part of the celebrations of 80 years of Afrikaans radio broadcasting, some jewels from the archives will be broadcasted, with nostalgic moments, where presenters will talk about the old days of radio and celebrating this milestone with a dance!

 

RSG already started the festivities with a rebroadcast of 13 weekly episodes of the Afrikaans James Bond of the 1960’s, called Staal Burger.  This super-secret spy had a way with the ladies, fast cars and putting the bad guys in their place!  Listeners will thoroughly enjoy this series every Thursday evening at 20:30.

 

During September and October, a series of commissioned documentary programs will be broadcasted.  The focus will be on the highlights of sport on Afrikaans radio, the development of drama over the years, as well as literature and music movements the past 80 years.  RSG will also play extracts from a few programs that were popular on Afrikaans radio over the years.

 

The actual 80th birthday will culminate in a special day of broadcasting on 27 October.

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Imbokodo take over Power FM

Posted by radio On August - 6 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

A series of incredible women will take over Power airwaves from 7-9 August.

In celebration of Women’s Month, POWER 98.7 substitutes all male presenters for three days and replaces them with a #987Woman lineup.

 

Last year saw a list of the most influential women in South Africa take the reins, tackling some of the most pressing and delightful issues facing women today.

 

Some of the highlights from previous years of the initiative have seen listeners treated to the insight and thoughts of Thuli Madonsela, Naledi Pandor, Jenny Crwys-Williams, Tumi Morake, Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Lira, Phuti Mahanyele, Letta Mbulu, Karima Brown, Judy Dlamini, Khanyi Dhlomo, Rebecca Malope, Minnie Dlamini and Lindiwe Mazibuko to name a few.

 

#987Woman is an on-air platform accompanied by a live 360-degree stream for the duration of the feature.

 

POWER 987 Chairman Given Mkhari set Twitter ablaze when he announced a sneak peek of the guests set to make an appearance in the 2017 edition of #987Woman.

 

Some of these names include:

 

Hulisani Ravele: Presenter on CapricornFM

Dr. Makhosi Busisiwe Khoza: Member of Parliament serving as Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration

Amanda Black: Singer-songwriter

Busisiwe Mkhwebane: Public Protector

Terry Volkwyn: Chief Executive Officer at Primedia Broadcasting

Ayanda Dlodlo: Minister of Communications of the Republic of South Africa since 30 March 2017

Funeka Montjane: Chief Executive, Personal and Business Banking, South Africa at Standard Bank Group

Lindiwe Sisulu: Minister of Human Settlements

Wendy Appelbaum: Owner and Chair of De Morgenzon Wine Estate in Stellenbosch

Wendy Luhabe: South African Entrepreneur

Wendy Lucas-Bull: Independent Director and Chairman of Barclays Africa Group

 

“We have an incredible lineup already and more exciting news to follow. As always we’re excited to have some of the most influential women on the most award winning radio station,” stated Mkhari during the on-air announcement.

 

More names and features will be announced as we build up to the highly anticipated event, but we’re sure to be in for another amazing year of #987Woman.

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Jeremy Harris joins Heart FM

Posted by radio On July - 31 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

On Monday the 7th of August 2017, #Drive326 will welcome a new member to the popular afternoon drive show – well-known sport anchor Jeremy Harris. Jeremy is no stranger to the airwaves, he is one of the most experienced sports anchors in the country, who most recently completed an eight year stint with competitor radio station KFM.

Jeremy’s career spans more than two decades having worked at all three major Cape Town radio stations, as well as a short stand in stint at Johannesburg based radio station 94.7. He has a vast sporting knowledge having covered sporting events both locally and internationally. These include two Olympic Games, the SA 2003 Cricket World Cup, three Rugby World Cups, the SA 2010 Soccer World Cup, The Open Championship, The Austrian F1 Grand Prix, five SA World Rugby Sevens tournaments to name a few.

 

Jeremy also adds MC, guest speaker, television and commercial voice artist and brand ambassador for several blue-chip brands like adidas, Taylormade, Speedo, Arabella, Biogen, Westin Cape Town to his impressive CV.  He does not only present sport, he lives it. In his spare time he is a keen golfer, and has completed several long distance open water swims and Xterra off-road triathlons.

 

 

Denver Apollus Head of Programming says he is excited to be working with Jeremy.  “I’m really chuffed to have Jeremy on board, he will inject some sport energy into the space and will be a great team player with Suga and Jo-Dee.”

 

Managing Director at Heart FM Renee Redelinghuys shares Apollus’ sentiments. “We look forward to Jeremy joining the Heart FM family.  We believe that Jeremy is a perfect fit for the drive team and look forward to the new ideas and insights he brings.”

 

Tune in to #Drive326 every weekday between 15:00 and 18:00.

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For a number of years, South Africa’s internet radio offering has varied in quality and perhaps more significantly, has struggled to confirm the veracity of its reach. Early game-changers struggled to get the real numbers (and to be able to verify them), and more recently, just about every former commercial radio DJ seems to be launching their own internet radio platform. However, most of these new “radio stations” are just that – attempts to duplicate the commercial radio model on the internet – and, big surprise, it doesn’t work.

 

Commercial radio’s model works for radio,  but it does not work within the saturated and highly creative digital space. To truly resonate and to stake a place within markets that are tired of, and are tuning out of, commercial radio, internet driven “radio” must be more than simply big name presenters playing big name hits – a pale replica of its commercial radio roots.

 

The internet radio model that works is one that is authentic, highly creative, innovative and driven by truly unique and personality driven content. The Eye, the internet radio station founded by digital innovator and “maker of things” Jon Savage, is proving to be the first internet radio station in the country with significant and verifiable traction.  The station is powered by real innovation combined with a content model that truly connects with people. Broadcasting from various locations with a rotating array of guests, musical genres, themes, and hosts, The Eye is etching out a strong niche presence in this highly competitive space.

 

The current “flagship” show on The Eye is billed as “the funnest dance show on the planet,” Fuggitdrukanommmer, and streams live on Fridays from 12-1pm. On average the show is securing 15 000 live organic  streaming views(not paid boosts here) on Facebook, with 4,000 listening via the audio feed, and another 10 000 on demand viewers watching via the website over the weekend that follows.

 

The latest episode of the show reached its largest market to date with 23,500  Facebook viewers plus 4,200 listeners, creating a verifiable audience of 27,500 without any additional marketing or promotions.

 

The show is hosted by the hilarious DJ Travisto, who is not only a great bedroom DJ, but a hilarious host too – talking back live on every incoming comment that comes in on social media with quips and catch phrases. It’s entertainment gone right, live during the Friday lunch break.

 

For more information on The Eye: www.theeye.tv https://www.facebook.com/WeAreTheEye/

 

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South African Radio icon Bob Mabena once famously argued that radio is far more challenging to do than Television. For one thing: on radio, your authentic personality must carry the show.

 

 

It’s the sound and tone of your voice, the smoothness of your humour and wit, as well as your spontaneous take on things that attracts and sustains the listeners’ interest. It makes sense – TV comes with various visual tools to enhance your viewing experience, and accentuate the overall appeal of a show. But on radio,  listeners will easily tell a Radio Presenter who’s taking chances and playing games.

 

 

As such, the outstanding voices that animate your days through the airwaves have mastered a craft that requires a blend of many natural talents, a refined skill to keep you entertained and engaged, as well mastery in keeping your imagination sparked despite the dominance of social media as preferred platforms for communication these days.

 

 

Anele Mdoda, Ba2cada, Dj Sgqemeza, Tbo Touch and T Bose are all inimitable forces on South African Radio, and each of them needs your vote to walk away with the much coveted DStv Mzansi Magic Viewers’ Choice Award for Best Radio Personality! Do a solid, and get voting NOW!

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Get excited! The long awaited announcement of the new Drive team is finally here!

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In an exciting turn of events, Jacaranda FM is thrilled to announce the return of award winning presenter Rian Van Heerden to the station as host of the brand-new Afternoon Drive Show, every weekday between 16:00 – 19:00, starting 31 July 2017.

 

Station GM Kevin Fine says “it’s wonderful to welcome Rian back. Having the two award-winning drive-time hosts on the book ends of our  day-time line-up with hours of music in between makes a great proposition for listeners and advertisers.”

 

Acclaimed winner of the South African Liberty Radio award this year, Rian says, “I am so happy to be back on – air with Jacaranda FM, Rian endearingly said “Radio is in my blood and I discovered that I love the Jacaranda listeners way too much to just walk away. I tried, but I can’t leave radio because it is my home!”

 

Program Manager Gavin Meiring says, “July has been an exciting month for  Jacaranda FM, with two of the biggest award winning radio personalities Martin Bester and Rian Van Heerden hosting two new shows, Breakfast with Tumi Morake and Martin Bester and The Drive with Rian Van Heerden.”

 

Meiring further expressed that the Afternoon Drive Show will be delivering more music you love as well as outspoken views, news and Rian’s unmissable and much loved humour.

 

Listeners can expect a full serving of music and comedy on the station while navigating through traffic, starting with Breakfast with Martin Bester and Tumi Morake ending with Rian taking you home on The Drive Show.  “This combination on Jacaranda FM is guaranteed to make drive-time in Gauteng entertaining,” says Meiring.

 

Don’t miss The Drive with Rian Van Heerden, the show is guaranteed to ease you into the evening, help you forget the stresses of the day and shorten your time in traffic.

 

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East Coast Radio unveils new drive show

Posted by radio On July - 24 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

East Coast Radio is excited to announce that East Coast Drive with Bongani and Mags will take over the airwaves every afternoon between 3pm and 6pm, from Monday 31 July. 

Bongani Mtolo, the current host of East Coast Urban, will co-host the drive show together with Mags.

 

Approachable and cheeky, Bongani joined the station in 2015 and has proven popular with listeners during this time. He’s also been working closely with the station’s Talent Development Manager, Tumelo Diaho-Monaheng.

 

East Coast Radio’s Programming Manager Zane Derbyshire says he is thrilled to have Bongani as part of the Drive team, “Having seen him grow and develop as a presenter on the station, now ready to take over one of our flagship shows is testament to the work we put into developing our talent. Bongani is a born entertainer and having him on the drive home with Mags by his side, with G-Dawg and Rory completing the line-up, we are sure that very soon this will be KZN’s favourite way to get home.”

 

Bongani, a family man and father of two, is ready to tackle the new challenge, “Our show is going to be light-hearted and fun but we’ll keep things exciting and always involve our listeners.”

 

East Coast Drive with Bongani and Mags will include G-Dawg, as sports presenter and Rory Petzer as producer. Bongani’s warm, yet outspoken co-host Mags is looking forward to working with him, “Such diverse characters are each going to bring a unique outlook on the world of radio and I feel honored to be a part of this team.”

 

Don’t miss East Coast Drive with Bongani and Mags – an exhilarating ride from Mondays to Fridays between 15h00 – 18h00.

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Former President Thabo Mbeki will, in a rare occasion, talk about his life and his work as part of a double celebration of his birthday and that of POWER 98.7, Gauteng based commercial talk radio station.Power 98.7 will host the first ever Chairman’s Conversation in celebration of the stations four year’s birthday. This will be an annual event hosted by the Station Chairman, Given Mkhari on the occasion of Power’s birthday hosting different thought leaders.

 

On Thursday, 13 July, the 19:30 slot will be converted intoChairman’s Conversation, which will be broadcasted on Power 98.7, Capricorn FM and eNCA. Thestation’s founder and Chairman, Mkhari says Power 98.7 is granting South Africans anopportunity to “hear about the life and times of one of South Africa’s greatest statesman of our time who has just celebrated his 75th birthday.

 

The conversation hopes to afford the nation an opportunity to reflect on President Mbeki’s life story, his impact on South African’s history as well as the challenges and opportunities that lies ahead.It will further also critic the former statesman’s work of mobilising Africa’s progressive forces, support platforms for dialogue and reflection that seek to promote efforts for Africa’s political, social, economic and cultural aspiration.

 

“We invite South Africans to tune in on Thursday for this joint birthday celebration of President Mbeki and Power 98.7. These celebrations will also showcasing Power 98.7 capacity’s to unleash the power of listeners. “The past four years, Power 98.7 has earned the status of being recognized as South Africa’s leading platform for authentic conversations about pertinent Society. We invite all power people to honor this rememberable and historic occasion “said Mkhari.

 

The inaugural Chairman Conversationwill be live on Power 98.7 (889 DSTV Audio Bouquet), Capricorn FM (884 DSTV Audio Bouquet) and eNCA, channel 403 from 19:30

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Radio 2000 will commemorate Mandela Day by devoting 67 minutes of community service to the homeless in Johannesburg CBD. Returning to Joubert Park for the fifth year on Tuesday, 18 July 2017, the station is planning to feed 500 homeless people as well as donate blankets to keep them warm during the winter months. On the day of the event, Radio 2000 will be broadcasting live from the park between 9am – midday; Emlanjeni with KG Moeketsi (9am – midday).

 

As part of the programme at Joubert Park the homeless will commit 67 minutes of community service to clean the Park so that public spaces can be enjoyed by communities in the surrounding areas. To end off the day’s activities and celebrate Mandela’s ideals and honour his legacy the station has arranged music performances in the park.

 

The Mandela Day event is well supported by various sponsors and the event would not be as successful without their continued support. The key sponsors include:

 

 

  • Aranda Blankets provide blankets for the homeless,
  • Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa sponsor the stage, fencing, beanies, water and beverages
  • EMS Joburg donates medical services and manpower on the day,
  • Gift of the Givers donate lunches, non-perishable food and blankets,
  • Iskcon Lenasia donate vegetarian meals,
  • Joburg City Parks donates the venue, mobile toilets, refuse bags and refuse trucks,
  • Old Mutual sponsors blankets, bags and beanies for the homeless and
  • Sidas Security arranges 50 security personnel for the event.

 

“The Mandela Day event is Radio 2000’s flagship event on the marketing calendar and the station is fully committed to keeping Mandela’s legacy alive for the month of July by encouraging our listeners to be active in their communities and to give back to those less fortunate. The station also has great sponsors on board that sincerely want to make a difference in their communities and through this great event our partners can be part of keeping Tate Madiba’s legacy alive.” says Puleng Thulo, Station Manager for Radio 2000.

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Udo and Mpho take over Metro FM Sports

The SABC Sport division recently announced the launch of The Ultimate Sport Show (TUSS) on Metro FM.  The show will […]

RSG celebrates 80 years of Afrikaans radio

The world looks completely different than in 1937.  Then, communication was limited, and the introduction of radio – in Afrikaans […]

Imbokodo take over Power FM

A series of incredible women will take over Power airwaves from 7-9 August. In celebration of Women’s Month, POWER 98.7 […]

Jeremy Harris joins Heart FM

On Monday the 7th of August 2017, #Drive326 will welcome a new member to the popular afternoon drive show – […]


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