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From the beginning of May there will be a new presenter on the Daron Mann Breakfast Show (DMB) on Algoa FM.

AlgoaLee Duru, who started her early radio career in Port Elizabeth as a presenter on Ubuntu Radio Station, and is now a recognised actress, voice over artist and filmmaker, has decided to return to her radio roots in Port Elizabeth as a co-host on Algoa FM’s Daron Mann Breakfast Show.

Duru has a successful background in the South African Film & TV industry, working across numerous broadcast mediums. Best known for her roles in Leon Schuster’s Mama Jack (2005), Home Affairs (2007) and Zambezia (2012), she was also the director of popular SABC 2 Sitcom, Stokvel, and held various behind-the-scenes positions for Penguin Films productions.

She has worked in various corporate roles in communications, marketing and change management at institutions such as Transnet Port Terminals, Transnet SOC Ltd, NMMU Business School and General Motors SA. She is fluent in isiXhosa, English and Afrikaans, and is passionate about the city and province as a whole.

“Bubbly and opinionated coupled with a depth of experience in the media industry and corporate world, makes Lee a good fit for our team and a huge asset to Algoa FM,” says Algoa FM’s operations director, Alfie Jay.

“I am really looking forward to being on-air with Daron and Charlton, two consummate professionals with whom I’ve spent the last month in studio, learning the ropes and getting to know their quirky sense of humour. I’m now eagerly awaiting the opportunity to add my voice to the successful team and connect with the listeners across Algoa Country,” says Duru.

“Lee has fitted in quickly and we are eager to see how the chemistry between the three of us develops once she gets behind the microphone,” says Mann.

“One thing is for sure, the DMB will never be the same again,” he says.



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LotusFM announces line-up tweaks for 2016

Posted by radio On April - 15 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

It’s that time of the year again when LotusFM brings a few changes to the weekday and weekend line-up.  LotusFM will be moving a few things around with regards to presenters and producers. There will also be some creative and innovative programming modifications, to suit our listener’s needs and spice things up.


We are thrilled about the presenters that will be re-joining the LotusFM Family.  Deshen Naidu takes over Night Café, Monday to Thursdays 22h00-01h00 and Midnight Revolution Saturday 00h00-03h00.  The lovely Zakia Ahmed takes over Local Vocal Saturday, 19h00-21h00 and Shooting the Breeze Sunday 10h00 -13h00. Elvis Gangiah takes to the DJ booth on Dance Lab Saturday 21h00-24h00 and In Da Mix Friday 21h00-24h00.



By popular demand Alan Chetty will host the morning inspiration show Rise and Shine weekdays 04h00-06h00. Pauline Sangham will now be presenting the Show Down Saturday mornings between 03h00-07h00.  Saturday’s Weekend lift-off between 07h00 and 10h00 will now be produced by Zaid Bhoola, which we are certain will create a whole new drama with their special guest Aunty Rumba.  The final change to programming will be the Sunday Masala show 07h00-10h00 hosted by O’Neil, and will be joined by Yashika Ramautar who assumes the position as producer.



“We excited about the change in line up, it was a much needed rotation of on-air presenters within the station. I would also like to welcome those who have re-joined the station, I have no doubt that your contribution to the station will be great”, says Station Manager Alvin Pillay.



We encourage listeners to tune in to LotusFM 87.7 -106.8 from the 18th of April 2016 and enjoy the fresh take of a fantastic line-up, who will continue to share the experience.


[Issued by: Lotus FM]

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One of the country’s most respected business leaders, Michael Jordaan is back for another season of Friday Stand-in. He will stand in for Redi Tlhabi this Friday.


While he is known for the role he played in successfully leading one of the country’s biggest and most progressive banks, FNB, he is also the 2013 Sunday Times Business Leader Award winner. In 2014, he was awarded the CNBC / All Africa Business Leader of the Year award.


He now heads up a private investment company, Montegray Capital. In 2014 he co-founded a coding apprenticeship program, ProjectcodeX, to grow highly skilled software developers to fuel the digital economy.


Michael Jordaan is the former CEO of First National Bank. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector and for nearly a decade of that, led FNB to be named the “World’s Most Innovative Bank” in the 2012 Global Banking Innovation Awards, held in Washington DC.

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Latest RAMS show an increase in TSL

Posted by radio On April - 5 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS



  • This March 16 RAMS release contains a New Small Urban/Rural sample, covering July-December 15 fieldwork
  • The previous November 15 RAMS release contained a different Small Urban/Rural sample, covering January-June 15 fieldwork





  • The Urban and Rural samples cover the same fieldwork period for this March 2016 Release:

July to December 2015





  • Identical population figures to the November 2015 Release, have been applied to this March 2016 survey






Positions and 7-day incidences are almost identical to the November 15 release:


  1. Ukhozi FM                                                              –    7 532 000
  2. Metro FM                                                               –    6 856 000
  3. Umhlobo Wenene FM                                        –    4 662 000
  4. Lesedi FM                                                               –    4 069 000
  5. Motsweding FM                                                    –    3 137 000
  6. Thobela FM                                                            –    3 001 000
  7. Jacaranda FM                                                        –    2 024 000
  8. Kaya FM                                                                  –    1 832 000
  9. 5FM                                                                          –    1 817 000
  10. RSG                                                                          –    1 792 000
  11. Gagasi FM                                                               –    1 792 000



TIME SPENT LISTENING (TSL) has grown by 4 minutes per day


 Growth is across all communities, both Urban and Rural.


INCIDENCE OF LISTENING has grown significantly across the week, in both Urban and Rural areas.




  TSL TSLChange Number Stations Number Change 7-Day Listening
Gauteng 3h10 +4 min 2.2 + 0.1 Total and Commercial significantly upCommunity stable
Western Cape 3h07 +11 min 1.8 = Total and Commercial significantly upSome growth for Community
KwaZulu-Natal 3h08 -1 min 1.8 = Total and Commercial significantly upCommunity stable
Eastern Cape 3h05 +4 min 1.7 = Total and Commercial stableCommunity significantly up
Mpumalanga 3h21 +16 min 1.9 + 0.1 Stable, for both Commercial + Community
Limpopo 3h34 +17 min 1.7 = Commercial and Community are significantly up
Free State 3h52 -11 min 1.7 = Stable, for both Commercial + Community
North-West 3h12 -17 min 1.8 – 0.1 Stable, for both Commercial + Community
Northern Cape 2h57 -14 min 1.7 = Stable in Total + for CommunityCommercial significantly down




  • Urban and Rural Samples cover the same fieldwork period: Jul-Dec 2015



  • Listening levels are significantly up across the week – movements are two directional, station by station



  • In total, there has been a small increase of 4 minutes per day, compared to the Nov 2015 release
  • Growth is across both Urban and Rural communities



  • Very comparable in total for Mon to Sun audiences, compared to Nov 15 and Year Previous



  • 9 stations, per listener, per week – completely stable
  • Profiles of listeners by gender, age and population remain extremely comparable



  • WCape: Listening has recovered, back up to Sept 15 levels

This supports the research premise that the Nov 15 RAMS lower levels were potentially a combined effect of Seasonality, coupled with an atypically eventful Jan-Jun 15 fieldwork period – fires, floods, bad weather, student protests, new DA leader


  • Limpopo: Listening has recovered, back up to Sept 15 levels

This supports the research premise that the Nov 15 RAMS lower levels were possibly the result of the very eventful Jan-Jun 15 fieldwork period – strike action, municipal action/unrest, lead up to Julius Malema court case, ANC by-elections



  • The March 16 RAMS levels are almost identical to the Nov 15 RAMS levels – both surveys reflecting the Rural Eastern Cape radio audience



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5FM heats up their Weekend Line-Up

Posted by radio On April - 4 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

5FM are shaking up the weekend with a few changes to the line-up. Listeners are in for a treat with weekend shows that promise awesome music offerings. Kicking off this weekend listeners will enjoy the first instalment of DJ Fresh and Euphonik’s combined music show. The new show will be broadcast every Saturday night between 21:00 – 23:00. Both DJs are known for their killer joint sets and we can expect some real magic with them both on air together.

Fresh@5 Traffic reporter Sol Phenduka will be hosting his own music show, Sol on Saturdays (SOS), on Saturday nights, straight after Fresh and Euphonik’s show, 23:00 – 01:00.
DJ Mixi, will continue to host The Weekend Capital on Saturday between 19:00 – 21:00 and take over 5FM’s request show Beats by Demand on Sundays between 10:00 -14:00.
DJ Euphonik’s My House on Sundays will move earlier in the day between 17:00 – 19:00. His show’s previous slot 19:00 – 22:00 will be replaced by an exciting new proposition, to be announced soon.
Weekend breakfast presenter Thomas Msengana has decided to leave 5FM after 6 years. Thomas will bid farewell to the 5FM community tomorrow morning between 7:00 – 10:00. Thomas says, “It’s been absolutely amazing working at 5FM all these years and I have enjoyed growing with the station. I have reached a point in my career where I find myself having to say goodbye to the station and to pursue other endeavours.”


[Issued by:5FM]

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More music and fun at OFM

Posted by radio On April - 3 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS


There are new and exciting radio shows coming to Central South Africa’s number one commercial radio station in April. Some of the new radio shows on offer are: ‘The Big Breakfast’ with Martin van der Merwe, Duncan Bayne and Success Lekabe, ‘Afternoon Delight’ presented by Andre Kunz, ‘Weekend Breakfast’ with Johan Erasmus, and ‘Saturday Sport’ with WR van der Merwe.



The Big Breakfast with Martin van der Merwe will go to air from 6am on Monday, 4 April 2016. Van der Merwe has been the OFM afternoon drive show host for the past three years. He and his team, Duncan Bayne and Success Lekabe, have managed to creep deep into the hearts and minds of South Africa’s most loyal radio listeners with their engaging, entertaining and sometimes “silly” radio show.



Says Van der Merwe: “I am lucky enough to be part of a team of young, ambitious, energetic people who love what they do and this positive energy will translate into a great content offering.”



Afternoon Delight with Andre Kunz goes to air on the same Monday, from 4pm. His years of experience and energetic content creation adds value to the already impressive content on the radio station. He will be joined by Adrian Botha and Zelda Goetz. Adrian, a former television news presenter, joins the team from Cape Town.





Listeners will wake up to a new voice on weekends. Johan Erasmus joins the team with a dynamic and free-thinking radio style. He will present the show from OFM’s satellite studios in Klerksdorp. Additionally, local talent WR van der Merwe joins the team from Potchefstroom as producer of Afternoon Delight and host of Saturday Sport from 4pm.



The sound of your life will add an additional ‘At Work Network’ – from two offerings to three, Mondays to Fridays. This popular music feature encourages listeners to request their favourite songs for a non-stop 30 minute playout on the station.

Weekends offer “your favourite songs to dance to”. ‘The SuperMix’ at 7pm on Saturdays features the remixed versions of hits by Taylor Swift, Pitbull, Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake and Jess Glynne to name a few. The show is a three-hour non-stop mix of the world’s most popular songs integrated with social media interaction.



Later the month OFM listeners will be able to enjoy the sound of your life on their made-for-listening OFM app. The app is currently available on the Google Play store.

2016 is the year for new exciting events in Central South Africa with OFM at the centre of it all. These include OFM partnering to present the first annual Free State OR Tambo Marathon. First to cross the finish line of the race will receive R 350 000 in prize money.

In partnership with the Free State Arts Festival, OFM will present the first Sound of Your Life IN Concert. An all-day music experience featuring Blackbyrd, Bobby van Jaarsveld, Majozi and Karen Zoid, amongst others.

Says Nick Efstathiou, OFM’s General Manager: “On a daily basis we create a viable platform for clients to use as an advertising medium that is both engaging and entertaining for our listeners to consume. We do this with familiar hit music, compelling imaging, a passionate Breakfast Show with an on-air team that is passionate for every Central South African to connect with. We are a marketing partner and have the ability to action our listeners to buy and engage with brands. Changes to the lineup and the new event offerings are exciting and leads our objective of innovative offerings.”



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Radio 2000 makes line-up changes

Posted by radio On April - 1 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Radio 2000 has made a strategic business decision to rotate certain on air talent. From today, the changes are as follows:


• Sport Bulletin presenter Lelo Mzaca has joined the breakfast team anchored by Just Ice Ramohlola and Kia Johnson who is doing traffic on Monday to Friday from
06:00 – 09:00am.
• KG Moeketsi has taken over 09:00 – 12:00 Monday to Friday. This approach is informed by lifestyle demands of our listeners and we believe this show will cater for all their lifestyle needs. The show promises to be entertaining, informative and will ease our audiences into the day ahead. Angela Ludek and Tseko Mosito can now be heard on weekends.
• Bertha Charuma remains in the 12:00 – 15:00 slot Monday to Friday, and will be flying solo. Alain Tardin has been moved to weekend breakfast sport on Saturday and Sunday, while Gavin Koppel takes you back down memory lane on Friday (19:00 – 21:00) and Saturday (18:00 – 21:00).
• Your Sundays will never be the same with the return of Ernest “Smoke” Pillay between 12:00 – 15:00, bringing you only the best in music and lifestyle. We wrap up your Sunday with David Mashabela from 18:00 – 21:00 and Tsheko Mosito from 21:00 – 00:00.
Radio 2000 remains a leading facility radio station through innovative programming, quality music and live broadcast of all different sporting codes. Our primary aim is to remain relevant and deliver more on our mandate of entertaining educating and informing.
[Issued by: Radio 2000]

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Pearl Thusi reinstated at SABC

Posted by radio On March - 24 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) operates in a highly competitive media environment and the consistency in management and retention of its On-Air talent is a key imperative to its business.


“In order for us to compete effectively, I have instructed management to ensure consistent application of the SABC’s directive regarding On-Air talent working for direct competitors.” said Mr. Hlaudi Motsoeneng, SABC Chief Operations Officer (COO).

To this end and with due regard to the circumstances relating to the termination of Ms. Pearl Thusi’s contract with the SABC, the Corporation resolved to reinstate Ms. Thusi’s services as an On-Air Personality. In this particular instance the directive was not applied consistently and appropriate action will be considered.

Ms. Pearl Thusi indicated that she is delighted to be back at the SABC and stated “I am happy to be back at the SABC, an organization that has provided me with a great foundation to allow me to progress within the industry”.

The SABC’s COO, Mr. Hlaudi Motsoeneng concluded that “As a public service broadcaster, the SABC remains committed to the fair treatment of all its On-Air talent”.

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One part dynamo, one part daredevil and two parts proudly KZN. That pretty much sums up East Coast Radio’s newest recruit, Keri Miller. The 33-year old, who works her magic on-air on weekend afternoons, is super-amped at coming back home to KwaZulu-Natal.  “I’m a young-at-heart, barefoot kinda girl who loves being in the sea, on a yoga mat and on-air.”

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Born in Durban, Keri brings a delightful combo of wit, honesty and girl-next-door charm to her show. She attended Durban Girls High School before heading to varsity to bag her Honours in isiZulu. She loved the language so much, she went on to teach it. “Angikwazi ukukhuluma kahle kahle kodwa ngizama kanzima. Asiluli. Ngafunda eThusini. Ngaqala ngo19 ukusifunda.” (“I can’t speak very well but I try hard, it isn’t easy. I studied at UKZN. I started to learn Zulu at 19.”)

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Asked about how she feels about joining the East Coast Radio family, Keri replies with a trademark grin, “I feel fan-freaking-tastic! It’s a childhood dream come true!”


Keri, who’s set up home in Morningside, Durban, credits her parents for moulding her into the person she is today. “My mom is a principal of a school and taught me to be fair, honest and treat everyone equally. My dad is an entrepreneur. I saw him build himself up from nothing. He taught me the value of money but also that money isn’t everything. Thanks ballies. I love you.”


Keri hopes to use her show every weekend, which she hopes to use as a catalyst for positive change. “I really hope that through both radio and yoga, I can use my voice to encourage people to change their lives for the better.”

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If the life of the party had a name, it would be Keri Miller. “I pretend I’m in music videos at home. I dance and sing in front of the mirror with the fan on, “says the presenter who wears “carefree” like a designer label. While soaking up the KZN beach vibe is top of her to-do list, matters of the heart are not too far behind. “I would give my left arm to date East Coast Breakfast host, Darren Maule.  I recently saw him try to do a push up and it was embarrassing. I would like to donate my left arm to him so he has at least one strong limb.”


Catch Keri Miller on East Coast Radio every Saturday and Sunday, 2pm to 6pm.


Images: Abhi Indrarajan

Caption: Living life to the fullest! Fun-loving Keri Miller presents the 2pm to 6pm show on weekends on East Coast Radio.


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Watching paint dry has never been so exhilarating! Six of KwaZulu-Natal’s talented urban artists showcased their craft during an unforgettable afternoon at Durban’s iconic BAT Centre today.


“Proudly KZN” was the theme of the day and who better to illustrate this than artists who flag the provincial flag high in terms of talent and creativity.


East Coast Radio created industry hype around local art when it featured a selection of urban artwork in its 2016 calendar that was distributed to the station’s key clients and stakeholders.  Today’s event provided a further platform to create awareness about the art form and the stories behind some of the province’s talented artists.


“East Coast Radio is a proudly KZN brand, and we see ourselves as being a catalyst in acknowledging some of our city’s unsung heroes,” says East Coast Radio’s Marketing Manager, Renée Burton. “The collective of artists that showcased their skills at the BAT centre today did just that. The role that the arts play in shaping both the city and the province at large, is often overlooked. We want to change that, starting today!”


Burton went on to say, “The emergence of street artists such Banksy has elevated street art on the international stage, shattering the pre-conceived view that equates graffiti to vandalism. This is not

just art – but a form of social expression that influences the narrative of popular culture. Street artists also draw attention to issues that need resolve on a larger socio economic scale.”


Cheered on by supporters and the curious, the artists – CJ, Sakhile Mhlongo, Robyn Perros, Silindokuhle Makhubo and Mook Lion – got to work, each serving up a unique visual feast, reflective of their individual personalities and techniques.


East Coast Radio’s Bongani Mtolo, who broadcast live from the BAT Centre between 2pm and 6pm, interviewed some of the urban artists on-air to draw attention to this vibrant slice of KZN’s sub-culture.

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