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Kaya FM 95.9 Home of the Afropolitan is pleased to announce some dynamic changes in its on air content this September with a robust line up of accomplished personalities including; Tebogo “Proverb” Thekiso, Bridget Masinga, Thomas Msengana, and Kojo Baffoe. The changes are part of the station’s continued focus in creating engaging content that appeals to the ever evolving Afropolitan demographic.


On weekends, the “Kaya FM Top 40” which airs every Saturday between 10h00 and 14h00, will be hosted by Proverb who has built his on air profile at Kaya FM with guest appearances across various daytime shows. The show will take a different approach to the traditional countdowns exploring, unearthing and capturing musical narratives influenced by Proverbs experience and insight in music.


On weekdays, the evening 22h00 to midnight slot gets a meticulous makeover with an arts and culture show that showcases the modern creative world. Seasoned presenter Bridget Masinga will be anchor presenter every Monday to Wednesday and as well as Sundays between 22h00 to 24h00. Bridget Masinga has always been one to challenge her own comfort and broaden her horizons. She started her career as a Miss South Africa contestant before moving to television and radio. As part of aligning its focus in classical and contemporary African art and design, the “Karibu” show which similarly aims to reconnect Africans with their history whilst reflecting on successes and challenges hosted by Mike Siluma will move from its Sunday slot 22h00-24h00 to Thursdays between 21h00-23h00 .


The “Epic Rhythm” mix show airing Friday’s 7pm-10pm and Saturday 6pm -10pm.has evolved to a sophisticated musical experience providing unique mix of sounds for the Afropolitan moving into the weekend. Thomas Msengana will host the “Epic Rhythm” show from the 9th of September with content crafted for an audience enjoying their prime. As an accomplished radio host Thomas, established his radio prowess with young Afropolitans with the epic “Harambe” show with Bad Boy T, Lee and Sanza on Y FM.


Thabo “T-Bose” Mokwele the host of Best T in the City will add the new “Touch of Soul” Sunday music show from 14h00 to- 18h00 to his on air portfolio. The show will be a presentation of Soul, Lounge, Gospel classic RnB and contemporary songs from the continent of Africa and the world.


In addition, entrepreneur, writer, facilitator, content architect, former Destiny Man magazine editor and speaker Kojo Baffoe will be hosting a new in depth talk show due to broadcast from October 2016.


Kaya FM celebrates 19 years in broadcasting since its inception on the 1 August 1997. The leading South African radio station has evolved over the years from a mainly jazz station to a multi-platform, multi-content platform that speaks to a distinct Afropolitan audience.


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5FM warms up for Joburg & CT Live Loud

Posted by radio On August - 16 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

The station announced, in June the return of Joburg Live Loud and the addition of Cape Live Loud this September. In the run up to the biggest station events of the year, 5FM will host live events with some of the 5FM DJs and featured acts in Gauteng and Cape Town.

5fmjhbKicking off this weekend, Jimmy Nevis takes over Root 44 Market in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 13 August from 1pm. Jimmy is just one of the performers at Cape Town Live Loud on 24 September at Kenilworth Racecourse.


On Saturday, 20 August rapper Emtee and A Reece head to 1 Fox in Johannesburg followed by The Parlotones at Market @ The Sheds in Pretoria on Saturday, 27 August. And on Saturday, 17 September, Dirty Skirts will perform at V an A Food Market.


For more information on the events and the line-up, visit

Check out our video on YouTube for Joburg and Cape Town Live Loud,


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Corporate Durban filled out the ICC this morning to hear four influential South Africans share their wisdom at the FNB Business Women’s Breakfast in association with East Coast Radio*.  East Coast Breakfast’s Darren Maule hosted hundreds of women from all spheres of business who enjoyed a morning of networking and key strategic insights and learnings at one of the most anticipated events on the KwaZulu-Natal corporate calendar.



East Coast Radio’s General Manager, Boni Mchunu, welcomed the more than 800 guests and introduced the #Wonderwomen theme. “Women’s month is not simply a month to recognise the achievements of individual phenomenal women – it is a time when we in the media hold the mirror up to the everyday women who have been, through circumstances, forced to rise up well beyond capacity.”


IT guru, Stafford Masie kicked off the power presentations, drawing attention to the fact that the notion of driving businesses in a masculine way is a thing of the past and that technology is playing a leading role in driving this. “Women are not equal. Women are better!” The former Google Africa boss and self-confessed serial entrepreneur tapped into his knowledge as a technology futurist to highlight that as much as the world today is about technology, it is about humanity. Masie has been involved in several leading-edge technology start-ups. He has played a significant role in the open software arena and is responsible for global partnerships and corporate tech strategy in Latin America, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Europe.


Head of FNB Innovations, Yolande Steyn, dished up honesty with a dash of pragmatism, in her account of the challenges, trials and tribulations as a woman in business. The industrial engineer has extensive experience in product development and strategic project management and has played an integral role in consulting, mobile telecommunications, software development, mobile money and innovations. Yolande’s advice to all Wonderwomen of KZN: “We should never underestimate our own resilience and our ability to overcome pretty much anything. Every time you think your problems are bad, just take a look around and you’ll find people who are dealing with much worse.”

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“Wonderwoman exists in each and every one of us!” Ndalo Media CEO and award-winning media personality, Khanyi Dhlomo, packed a powerful punch with her inspiring story of her journey to get in touch with her inner Wonderwoman and shared how she brings these superhero qualities in everything she does. “The challenge is breaking down the boundary between who we are, what we believe and what we do. The work we do needs to be aligned with our purpose. At the end of the day, we are all Wonderwomen!”


Humour, a magnetic personality and strategic food for thought make for a formidable combination and that’s exactly what entrepreneur, Vusi Thembekwyo, delivered when he wrapped up the morning. Using humour and personal anecdotes, he encouraged women to boldly charter new waters. “Men have had it easy for a really long time. Women have far greater odds to go up against when they want to build lives, build businesses, build careers so I stand before you with a sense of humility knowing that I’m speaking to an audience of powerful people who face odd who, I as a man, would never understand.” Vusi highlighted the changes evident in business today, why those changes are happening  and what we need to do, as professionals and business people, to be able to compete in the new world.


The morning wrapped up with invaluable take-home lessons, loads of inspiration and the establishment of new contacts and networks.


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Popular radio personality and social entrepreneur, Clarence Ford is a man of many words that he puts into action. Having begun his radio career 26 years ago in Namibia for that country’s national station, he has since become a much-loved and trusted voice on South African airwaves, first at Highveld between 2001 and 2002, Good Hope FM until 2007 and thereafter P4 Radio which is today HeartFM.


Clarence Ford _LeisureFin founderThrough radio, Clarence came into contact with his other passion – community upliftment – and has since played an integral role in many community interventions such as enabling 15 Paternoster youth the chance to earn certificates from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He has raised over R1 million for deserving schools and charities and has also had the rare opportunity of interviewing a South African icon, Nelson Mandela, three times, as well as broadcasting “live” from Melbourne Australia for the Aids Impact Conference.


While building his radio brand he also simultaneously branched out into business and founded initiatives in the nature, music and travel industries. Among these are the North Sea Jazz Festival – Cape Town, The Love Jazz Cruise, Jazz on the Rocks in Tietie’s Bay, Jazz on the Rocks Plettenberg Bay, The One World – Festival of Healing in the Arboretum in Paarl and a Tri-Nations South East Asia Golf Challenge. This was achieved in partnership with Camissa Solutions, an events, travel and tourism agency. All events in the Camissa stable have profoundly impacted the host communities with youth and the poorest of the poor becoming beneficiaries of the endeavors. Host communities enjoy significant economic impact and skills exchange as a result. Similar initiatives have also been extended to Tietie’s Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Paarl and Clanwilliam with more communities in Ford’s sights for the future.


His latest venture is LeisureFin, an accredited travel financier and booking agent. Through a recent partnership with Nedbank, it offers eligible South Africans access to competitively-priced finance to partially or in full fund travel locally or abroad. Launched in an effort to assist middle-class South Africans discover the world around them, visit family or friends overseas or fulfil their bucket list, it offers clients an end-to-end solution of trusted travel agent and financier in one.


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New community radio station, Sunshine Radio 100.6FM, has hit the airwaves on the West Coast, Swartland and Cape Metropole. Broadcasting from Yzerfontein and Riebeek Kasteel, the station aims to fill a gap in the market for 35+ audiences.


20160722-IMG_6015Says well-known radio personality and one of the founders, Allan Barnard: “The station boasts a selection of well-known presenters with big personalities who have cut their teeth at some of South Africa’s best-loved stations, as well as a few fresh new voices.

We hope to fill the airwaves with the most memorable and entertaining radio, which includes up-to-the-minute news and actuality to complement our music programming.”


Barnard adds that their music mix is based on ‘remember radio’. “It will be a nostalgic blend of light contemporary tunes and retro chic recordings from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Of course we’ll give equal preference to South African and international artists.  Whether it’s a past hit or a potential hit, chances are you’ll hear it on Sunshine Radio 100.6FM.”


Broadcasting in both English and Afrikaans, Barnard continues that they are inspired by countryside living, wide-open spaces and the stories that define the West Coast and Swartland. “We’re privileged to broadcast from this region because we can draw inspiration from the rich tapestry of people, places, tastes and sounds that make up the daily fabric of life out here where the living is still easy.”


General Manager, Elmarie Mostert, adds that their broadcast reach extends to a combined region of more than 100 000 km² that is home to almost two million unique and diverse listeners. She continues: “From Vredenburg to Langebaan, Blouberg to Malmesbury, Stellenbosch to Wolseley and Somerset West to Cape Town CBD, Sunshine Radio 100.6FM will always be there to keep you company.”


Mostert continues that they hope to build strong relationships with advertisers and sponsors. “We hope to shake up the Western Cape radio landscape, delivering a unique audience to our sponsors and clients via the airwaves and the web on Our advertising rates are affordable and fair, and we have some very exciting launch packages and long-term deals. The first advertisers on board now will get preferential deals in the future.”


Barnard concludes: “We’re confident that we’ve assembled an experienced and formidable team which will be complemented with a group of young, energetic and fresh talent. Our team has the required skills, passion and commitment to ensure the long-term viability and sustainability of the station. And of course more hits, more entertainment, more fun and more sunshine!”



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Making science and maths fun with ECR

Posted by radio On July - 25 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Darren Maule and the entire East Coast Breakfast team broadcasted live from the Sithokozile Secondary School in KwaDukuza last friday, as part of an initiative to make learning science and maths fun.


The early morning chill was forgotten as a buzz of excitement took over. The outside broadcast saw East Coast Breakfast teaming up with the NGO,  Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education (CASME), and MAHLE  (an automotive component manufacturer specialising in air conditioning and engine cooling products)  to encourage more pupils to become engineers by sparking their interest in science and maths.


During the three hour live broadcast, Darren and co-host Keri Miller, were involved in fun,  interactive sessions with the pupils designed at celebrating science and maths. Durban artist, Ewok, entertained the schoolchildren with a special science rap that he made up on the spot.


Matric 12 pupil, Andile Mthembu, got high-fives all around when he got all 10 questions correct in the special science-themed edition of The Grand Challenge. Andile won R2000 for his effort!


In another exercise, groups of pupils were given random materials and had to use their knowledge of science and maths to make a functional radiator and a sky rocket. Needless to say, they triumphed!


“This day has been a great success,” says Sithokozile Secondary School principal, Raphael Mtheku.

“My boys and girls have learnt a great deal. It was heart-warming to see how excited the girls were at tackling the radiator challenge and the boys building a sky rocket! Our school is a physical science, mathematics and a commerce school. These are the streams we encourage children to pursue since there is such a huge shortage of engineers in South Africa. We hold extra classes on Saturdays to help pupils improve their performance in science and maths. This morning’s live broadcast, experiments and fun exercises have definitely excited and enthused our learners so they will work hard in physical science and mathematics.”


Darren, a genuine science boffin, echoed the principal’s words, saying “It’s really so empowering to be here encouraging and moulding the future minds of our country and showing them how cool – and important – science and maths are in our everyday lives. Our future engineers are right here. We just need to keep proving to them that science and maths are fun!”

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East Coast Breakfast hosts, Darren Maule and Sky Tshabalala, had their hands full on monday morning when the station’s weekend presenter, Keri Miller, rocked up to fly the “girl power flag” high.  Keri has decided to take one for the girls and join the team while Natarah “Nats” Nadesan is on “Naternity” leave. Nats and her husband, Kirsh Arumugam, welcomed a beautiful baby girl on 1 July 2016, whom they’ve named Isla.

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“I’m super stoked!” says Keri. “I can’t wait to give Darren and Sky some stick!” As far as scores go though, today saw the boys get ahead as Darren and Sky picked on Keri’s PJ’s throughout the show. “It was either get here on time or get dressed!” explains Keri, who drove to the Umhlanga studios from her home in Morningside. “I promise there’ll be no pyjamas tomorrow.”

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Not only does Keri promise to add more sparkle to the mornings but she’s packing some serious spark too! “I can’t wait to teach Darren some nifty yoga moves and get Sky to eat a full vegan meal,” she says. Good luck Keri!


For now though, Keri and the guys have more pressing matters to settle, such as who’s going to make the coffee!



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Chilli M fired by Ukhozi FM

Posted by radio On July - 8 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Ukhozi FM terminates contract of Mr. Vukani ‘Chilli M’ Masinga


The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has terminated with immediate effect, the contract of Mr Vukani ‘Chilli M’ Masinga’.


Mr Masinga joined Ukhozi FM in 2012 and was co-hosting the station’s weekday midday show, “Nethezeka NoKhozi”. The termination follows an investigation into allegations of payola. Mr Masinga admitted to accepting some form of enticement in exchange for playlisting music of the people who enticed him.


The corporation has also taken a decision to institute a criminal case against all parties who were involved.


The SABC would like to remind the public that there is a process at all its 18 radio stations to submit music and would like to encourage members of the public not to engage in payola and should they encounter such challenges to bring it to the attention of the organization.


The organization will continue to have a zero tolerance for fraud and corruption.

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On the 23rd June 2016, Umhlobo Wenene FM paid a tribute to one of its fallen heroes the late Saba Mbixane .This tribute was a way of paying homage to a true son of the soil, to a leader in his community, to an achiever and to an activist of our traditions and customs. The station was inundated with listeners pouring their hearts out with fond memories of their fallen hero.

umhlobo[1]The station has also given its programming a facelift. Mr Phumzile Mnci and his management team have embarked on giving the station programming a well-deserved facelift. In the beginning of the current fiscal the station had a few vacancies due to the leaving of the station on-air personalities who decided to seek other business adventures, thus presenting the station with an opportunity to embark on a facelift exercise and/or a reshuffle among its workforce.




The station’s objective for this current fiscal is to grow its listenership to 5 million, and currently the station has 4, 6 million listeners. The midday show Sij’ikilanga is currently hosted by Amaza Ntshanga, with Nonala Tose being a co-presenter as well as being the producer of the show. Nonala will now bid farewell to Sij’ikilanga and assume a more behind the scenes position where she will produce the station’s mid-morning show called Khanya Gqiyazana.


This show is hosted by the dynamic and versatile Lulu Haarmans who has a wealth of radio experience, having started her broadcast vocation at uBuntu Radio, then moved to Radio Grahamstown and later joined Umhlobo Wenene FM. Nonala Tose is a passionate radio producer and practitioner who holds a degree in psychology and organisational psychology. In 2013 Nonala Tose was awarded the Bright Star Young Achiever Awards at the MTN Radio Awards .She is also the founder of Nonala Tose Productions which focuses on childhood development .This young ambitious lady was born and bred in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape. On Sundays Nonala will now host Umhlobo Wenene FM’s gospel show called Seza Umphefumlo, which is a gospel music driven show. This show currently has over a million listeners.


Sij’ikilanga will now be produced by Reggie Solani. Reggie is a Radio Practitioner, Events MC & Public Speaker with well over 15 years radio experience. He started at Radio Graaff Reinet as a Current Affairs Producer and Presenter. In 2002 while studying at NMMU he joined Bayfm. In 2005 he left Bayfm for Trufm where he spent 10 years of his career doing the Afternoon Drive, Breakfast show and Trufm Top 30.


He has been a Professional Public Speaker for 8 years. Speaks at Business Seminars, Graduations, Schools events, etc. He has a National Diploma in Audio Visual Production from MSC College and an Honours Degree in Public Administration from the University of Fort Hare. He is currently a Master’s Degree student in Development studies at NMMU.


Another change is that Nomonde Vakalisa a co-host of Imvuselelo which is a popular show on Umhlobo Wenene FM will now produce the Thursday midday show hosted by Mama kamaAsie who is a well-known sub-brand of Umhlobo Wenene FM. This is a religious show which enjoys a listenership of 1, 4 million listeners. Nomonde also hosts a religious driven music show every Tuesday night named Iqonga Levangeli. Nomonde is a distinguished and respected preacher. The changes above are effective from the 01st July 2016.


The Station Manager has urged the station’s listeners to continue supporting the station as they have always dedicatedly done so for the past 56 years. By effecting this facelift and reshuffle Umhlobo Wenene FM is re-committing itself to deliver on its mandate which is to educate, inform and entertain.

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Metro FM has won and affirmed its position as the Coolest Radio Station at the Sunday Times Generation next Brand Awards for the 4th Year in a Row. The 11th Generation Next Awards were held at the Sandton Convention centre and attracted marketers and different brands.


METROFMLOGOThe Award was presented by the Sunday Times Generation Next youth awards which gathers the opinions and attitudes of young people between the ages of eight and 22 to determine which brands they think are the coolest. The survey is conducted by HDI Youth Marketeers.


Metro FM Marketing Manager Christina Mazibuko says, “As a station that entertains, educates and informs, we at METRO FM are most delighted to see the impact were are making in the lives of young people.  We are even more delighted that we managed to keep the prize and recognition for the 4th consecutive years!  It is heartwarming and re-assuring to see that the voice of young people is  loud enough to be heard and appreciated, clearly as Metro FM we are in the right track. Metro FM has plans to preserve this position for 2017 and this will become evident through its marketing and programming plans for this current year as METRO FM celebrates 30 years”.


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